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Bristol Faces ‘Paramount Challenge’ Preparing for NASCAR on Dirt

“Unlike 20 years ago when Bristol Motor Speedway’s concrete surface was first covered with clay, there are all sorts of simulation programs designed to make ambitious projects like this one all the more tenable.

It will need to be, because this time it’s more than just the World of Outlaws at Thunder Valley, with this iteration of the Bristol Dirt Track needing to consider the requirements of a 250-lap NASCAR Cup Series race.

Tall task.

For the next two months, the iconic Tennessee half-mile will host numerous marquee events following its transformation into a temporary clay dirt course with 19-degree banking. The conversion began in January and required over 23,000 yards of dirt from three different sites within a 30-mile radius of the speedway.” For the full story, check out this article from Road & Track.

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