Speedway paving, grinding timeline

June 17, 2009
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I was asked yesterday about the paving timeline at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Speedway officials have graciously provided me with the correct timeline. And since the track’s condition is an important part of the Goodyear tire story at last year and this year’s Brickyard 400, I wanted to pass it along ASAP.

According to Paul Kelly, IMS communications manager, the track was diamond ground for the first time in 2002. The track was completely re-paved in 2004. The track got another diamond grinding in 2005. The outside pit lane and warm-up lanes were diamond-ground again in 2006.

For more on yesterday’s tire testing, stay tuned. I have another post coming to consume with your lunch.
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  • That can't be right, Mindyman told us the track hadn't been ground for several years,
  • It has been years. NASCAR ran on it in '05 (assuming it was ground over the summer), '06 and '07 without issues. Unless you think the diamond grinding of the warm up lanes and outside put lanes caused last years problems. It was the COT and lack of testing on Goodyears part. Plain and simple. I know, that is hard for you TG/IRL haters to accept. Not everything bad in this world is TG's fault.

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