Repave at Texas Motor Speedway is complete

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On Wednesday, Texas Motor Speedway officially waved the checkered flag on the repave of its 1.5-mile track surface.

The track announced the project’s completion on social media.

The repave, the first at TMS since 2001, was announced in January as a way to prevent the lengthy rain delays that plagued the track last year for its NASCAR and Verizon IndyCar Series events.

As part of the repave, the banking in Turns 1 and 2 was reduced from 24 to 20 degrees. The racing surface width was expanded from 60 to 80 feet in those turns. Turns 3 and 4 were unchanged and simply repaved.

NASCAR returns to the track April 7-9 with the NASCAR Cup and Xfinity Series.

Goodyear has already announced it will not be able to conduct a tire test before the race weekend.

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