Daytona using reinforced concrete to repair damaged portion of racetrack

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - 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 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.

Organizations: Turn 2

Geographic location: DAYTONA BEACH

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