NASCAR » Daytona to repave after Montoya crash

The track at Daytona International Speedway is going to need repaving in turn 3, the area that suffered an intense fire after Juan Montoya hit the back of a jet dryer.

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March 16, 2012 6:27 PM

A NASCAR Sprint car weighs 3400lbs and put out 800+hp. It's going to be a little rougher on the the track than a 350lb motorcycle with 200hp. Remember, they finished the Daytona 500 without issues after a temporary repair so I don't think the bikes have anything to worry about.

I agree with your insight but to be fair I have raced at Daytona, I live down the street from there and I am there now. The riders are not happy at the moment, especially the riders in the 200. The banked turns are not intended for sportbikes and they chew the tire up nasty, not something Dunlop is prepared for as it is not common to race on oval tracks. Thats also why they do 600 instead of 1000 now, just chews the tires up. And yet they race on, and with no protection of being inside a car.

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