Newspaper article The Tuscaloosa News

Kentucky Speedway to Renovate Track

Newspaper article The Tuscaloosa News

Kentucky Speedway to Renovate Track

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Kentucky Speedway announced it is undertaking a comprehensive renovation of its racing surface which is highlighted by increased banking in Turns 1 and 2 and further includes drainage improvements, additional SAFER barrier, and repaving of the entire 1.5-mile tri- oval. Work has begun and will be completed in time for this year's NASCAR tripleheader weekend in July.

"Modifying Turns 1 and 2 will present an exciting challenge to the drivers while addressing issues of the track surface, SAFER barrier and drainage will improve safety, which is always our paramount concern," said General Manager of Kentucky Speedway, Mark Simendinger.

The project will be coordinated by Vice President of Operations and Development for Speedway Motorsports Inc., Steve Swift.

"We have assembled an excellent team, all of whom are familiar with the demands of speedway construction. …

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