NASCAR drivers OK with Daytona pothole patch

Kevin Harvick believes the concrete patch to fix the pothole at Daytona International Speedway is the right thing to do.

Harvick said Friday that the patch is OK because the track has so much character and that repaving the entire 2 1/2-mile superspeedway should be only an "absolute last resort."

The damaged portion of the asphalt surface in Turn 2 that forced two delays totaling more than two hours during Sunday’s Daytona 500 are being repaired with a concrete patch that will be about 6 feet wide and 18 feet long.

Jeff Burton says the track is rough, but he is "really mixed" about paving the entire track, which was last paved in 1978.

Greg Biffle says the concrete will be "a good fix" that drivers will know won’t break apart. He says the track is in good shape other than that.

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