Week 5 Update: In with the new asphalt and out with the old
Workers tear down asphalt in Turn 4.
Here are the highlights from the fifth week of work on repaving Daytona International Speedway:
• The first two layers of asphalt have been paved on both the Frontstretch and Superstretch
• The grading of Turn 3 is now complete
• The asphalt in Turn 4 has now been removed and is currently being graded
• Asphalt primer has been placed in Turn 3
• The concrete patch in Turn 2 was removed
The special Daytona 500 ticket offer, which began on Monday, Aug. 2, will continue through Sunday, Aug. 8 at midnight. The “World Center of Racing” is offering race fans the opportunity to purchase a ticket to the 2011 Daytona 500 as well as attain a piece of asphalt.
Race fans that have renewed their 2011 DAYTONA 500 tickets or purchased between June 18 and Aug. 1 will also receive this offer, which is limited to one piece of asphalt per account holder.
Race fans can take advantage of this special offer by calling 1-800-PITSHOP or visiting www.daytona500.com
About the Daytona Repave: Lane Construction, which repaved other ISC race tracks including Talladega Superspeedway, Homestead-Miami Speedway, Richmond International Raceway and Darlington Raceway, will use an estimated 50,000 tons of asphalt to repave more than 1.4 million square feet of Daytona International Speedway and has a target completion date of Jan. 1, 2011.
Speedweeks 2011 will kick off with the 49th annual Rolex 24 At Daytona GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series race on Jan. 29-30 and conclude with the 53rd annual Daytona 500 on Sunday, Feb. 20, the prestigious season-opening event to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series.
Race fans will be able to view the progression of the historic repaving project from a section of the Oldfield Grandstands, which will open free to the public. Track tours will also be available through attraction admission to Daytona 500 Experience.
Daytona International Speedway also is posting updates on the project at www.daytonainternationalspeedway.com/repave and on its social sites on Twitter (www.twitter.com/DISUpdates) and Facebook (www.facebook.com/daytonainternationalspeedway) For fans interested in purchasing pieces of asphalt, they can visit www.jostens.com/Daytona
For tickets and more information on Daytona International Speedway events, visit www.daytonainternationalspeedway.com or call 1-800-PITSHOP.
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