When race fans and NASCAR drivers return to Kentucky Speedway in July, they’ll be greeted by a brand new racing surface.
Removing the old racing surface and building up the banking in all four turns (from 14 degrees to 17 degrees) has been underway since late February.
Right now, the place looks like a dirt track. But come mid-April, weather permitting, the asphalt surface will begin to be laid down in preparation for NASCAR race weekend July 7-9, when it hosts all three major series.
Mark Simendinger, general manager of Kentucky Speedway, has been keeping fans updated on the progress of the project.
Here’s a quick social media rundown of those changes, starting from taking out the old surface to where the project is today: