IRL: Texas Motor Speedway maintenance

Texas Motor Speedway Track Maintenance Hits Midway Point FORT WORTH-DALLAS (July 11, 2001) - Maintenance on Texas Motor Speedway's racing surface is at the midway point with work progressing right on schedule, according to speedway ...

Texas Motor Speedway Track Maintenance Hits Midway Point

FORT WORTH-DALLAS (July 11, 2001) - Maintenance on Texas Motor Speedway's racing surface is at the midway point with work progressing right on schedule, according to speedway officials.

The 1.5-mile speedway surface is being re-paved with a granite-based asphalt compound that will dry much faster than the current limestone-based compound. Crews are working on a concrete base over the tunnel areas which extends into turns one and two and turns three and four. Milling is also progressing on the front and back straightaways. Once that is completed and the concrete has cured, crews will begin preparations to lay down the asphalt which is scheduled for early August.

"We are right on schedule with the project," said Jim Stufflebeam, the speedway's director of development. "Work is underway on the concrete slabs in the turns. The concrete base should stabilize the ground under the surface."

RPM Week - Texas events that will compete on the new racing surface are the Chevy 500 for the Indy Racing Northern Light Series on Sunday, Sept. 16 and the Silverado 350 for the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series on Saturday, Sept. 15. RPM Week - Texas races at the Texas Motor Speedway Dirt Track include the O'Reilly Texas Showdown for the Pennzoil World of Outlaws sprint cars Friday and Saturday nights, Sept. 14-15 and the Wolf Brand Chili Challenge for the UDTRA Pro DirtCar Series Thursday night, Sept. 13.

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Series IndyCar , NASCAR Cup , NASCAR Truck , Stock car , World of Outlaws