A full-scale repaving project is in the works to correct numerous problems with the aging track surface. A portable asphalt plant will be moved on-site this month. Test strips will be laid by February and full-scale work will begin after late April’s race. It’s hoped that the new surface will make racing even more competitive at the 2.66-mile tri-oval.
The project is projected to cost several million dollars, or approximately the amount of pocket change that NASCAR’s France family has lost in their couch over the years.