NASCAR Track Replacement Progresses Fast and Furious

In this article, the author describes the swift construction of the National Association for Stock Car Automobile Racing (NASCAR) Bristol Motor Speedway in Tennessee. The project is a .53 mile long and 40 feet wide continuously reinforced concrete track. The $8 million construction was on a tight schedule, as races have been scheduled that will require its completion. The track was previously comprised of four jointed segments that, when expanding under extreme temperatures, would break apart at the joints. The subsurface is being precision graded with a GPS guide. $5 million of the contract went to paving, which found complications in the steep slopes that NASCAR requires. Concrete and steel rebar-reinforced concrete was used. A custom rig was designed for saw-cutting.

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: p 15
  • Serial:
    • ENR
    • Volume: 259
    • Issue Number: 1
    • Publisher: McGraw-Hill, Incorporated
    • ISSN: 0891-9526

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01054465
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: UC Berkeley Transportation Library
  • Files: BTRIS, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 13 2007 1:52PM