Road course paving finished at Texas

FORT WORTH-DALLAS (August 14, 2000) - Paving of the new infield road course at Texas Motor Speedway has been completed right on schedule. Crews wrapped up the final touches on the asphalt on Friday afternoon, Aug. 11 as planned. They will begin...

FORT WORTH-DALLAS (August 14, 2000) - Paving of the new infield road course at Texas Motor Speedway has been completed right on schedule. Crews wrapped up the final touches on the asphalt on Friday afternoon, Aug. 11 as planned. They will begin tomorrow to install the appropriate fencing, guardrails and curbing.

"We're getting the finishing touches in place," said speedway general manager Eddie Gossage. "We're less than three weeks away from the Grand Prix of Texas and are looking forward to hosting some first-class road racing. Fans who are familiar with road racing know how great this is going to be, but we encourage anyone who enjoys good racing to come out. They won't be disappointed."

The Sept. 1-3 Grand Prix of Texas will feature the American Le Mans Series. The Labor Day weekend event also includes the BFGoodrich Trans-Am, Women's Global GT, and Star Mazda series as well as the Speedvision World Challenge.

Crews are scheduled to wrap up all construction on Friday, Aug. 25, one week prior to the Grand Prix of Texas weekend. The new course can be used in four possible configurations, utilizing the entire 1.36-mile infield road course, or divided into two smaller ovals, measuring .51 and .45 miles. The fourth option, measuring approximately 2.83 miles, incorporates the infield oval and all but 60 yards of the 1.5-mile superspeedway, entering and exiting the new infield course on the backstretch of the superspeedway.

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