Is it Time to Re-pave Daytona?
The last time Daytona International Speedway was re-paved Jimmy Carter was President, and the No. 1 song was Night Fever by the Bee Gees. That was 1978.
Time and weather finally took a toll on the racing surface in Sundayâ€™s Daytona 500 when a hole in the track caused the race to be red flagged twice for over 2 hours.
There are at least 2 good reasons why Daytona has not been re-paved since:
One â€“ The rough and bumpy surface brings both handling and speed into play as the keys to winning, and makes for some great racing.
Two â€“ It would cost $20 million to re-pave the historic 2.5 mile speedway.
Do you think the track should be re-paved?
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