Daytona Holes to be Repaired

After having caused two stops in the season opener race last weekend for a total of more than two hours, the hole in the Turn 2 at the Daytona track is now being properly repaired. During the race, the problem was temporarily fixed using a Bondo body filler, but late enough to make the race end under the lights.

Currently, according to Robin Braig, the track's president, the hole is being repaired by using reinforced concrete, a solution chosen on several tracks across the US.

"This is the correct course of action to repair the track," Braig said according to Autosport. "Our team of engineers and asphalt specialists with North American Testing Corporation has previous experience with concrete being used on an asphalt track and it is a proven solution."

The hole was caused apparently by a combination of cold and wet weather, backed by cars bottoming at the respective spot. Although nothing official about repaving the entire track was announced yet, the prospect of seeing new tarmac at Daytona made some Sprint drivers express their disapproval.

"I would hate to see them repave this track right now and make it like Talladega because right now, the drivers are actually a huge part of the equation," Sprint Cup champion Tony Stewart told the source.

"Knowing what to do when you get to those bumps and knowing what your car is going to do and how it is going to react, that is making us have to use the whole race track. It is making us have to really work on the handling of our cars.'
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