Daytona begins repairs on Turn 2 of Speedway

BY foxsports • February 18, 2010

Daytona International Speedway has started repairs on the damaged portion of Turn 2 that forced the Daytona 500 to be delayed more than two hours.

Track president Robin Braig made the announcement Thursday, saying that reinforced concrete is being installed following a review of the area by engineers and asphalt specialists.

Tests are also being conducted on the entire track.

The damaged area of the track is along the 31-degrees of banking in Turn 2. The repairs will take about two days. The engineering teams says the cause of the pothole was a combination of unusually cold and wet weather exacerbated by race cars bottoming out in that section of the track.

Jamie McMurray won Sunday's Daytona 500.


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