Speedway paving, grinding timeline

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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