Week 7 Daytona Repave Update: Paving On Skid Pad Extension Begins
The asphalt on pit road during the Daytona Repave.
The crew from Lane Construction continues to grade and compact the daunting 31-degree high banks in Turns 3 and 4. Paving could possibly begin in that area late next week.
Other notes from the seventh week of the 2010 Daytona Repave include:
• Grading, compacting and the placing of asphalt primer on the 500-foot skid pad extension along the Superstretch is complete.
• Paving on the skid pad extension began Thursday.
• The excavation of the pit stalls along the 1,900-foot pit road is complete and the pouring of concrete has begun.
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 can 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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