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Gas 'n' Go: NASCAR steps up to address tire problem
What's next at Lowe's?Bill from Townsend, Mass.: Will Lowe's Motor Speedway resurface the track, and what kind of race do you think we will see next year? Jeff Hammond: Next May should be fine. Lowe's Motor Speedway president Humpy Wheeler and his team will get with NASCAR and come up with a plan for the asphalt that they plan to use to repave the track. People need to understand that there are some differences in asphalt from place to place. They can make it more or less abrasive. After what happened during the two point races at Lowe's this year, it's important that the same thing doesn't happen again next May. Folks, don't just zero in on Lowe's. Darlington, Richmond, Bristol, Dover and even Texas once weren't where they needed to be. They either put a sealer on it that wasn't user friendly, and we wrecked a lot of cars that way. Or they have ground Dover, and we've had issues there. When they ground Bristol, we had issues there. Although those problems were never to the magnitude of what happened at Lowe's on Saturday night, we have run into this situation before. It challenges the competitors and the NASCAR officials, but we were able to weather these storms. Hopefully we'll learn from this problem, and move forward.
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