TMS to repave too.

Discussion in 'NASCAR chat' started by Charlie Spencer, Jan 6, 2017.

  1. Charlie Spencer

    Charlie Spencer Short tracks and road courses rule.

    "The renovation will add a new layer of asphalt over the existing pavement, an expansive French drainage system on the frontstretch and backstretch, and reduce the banking in Turns 1 and 2 by four degrees."

    Sounds like they did learn something at KY about banking in the turns.

    However, I thought the weeper / drainage problems were in the turns, not on the straightaways. Since there not taking the old asphalt up, it doesn't look like they're going to address those problems.

    http://www.texasmotorspeedway.com/n...epave-re-profiling-of-current-1.5-mile-layout
     
  2. DanicaFreak

    DanicaFreak Green monster

    doing this for the fans?
     
  3. FLRacingFan

    FLRacingFan Team Owner

    Pasting from the AMS thread:

     
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  4. FLRacingFan

    FLRacingFan Team Owner

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  5. aunty dive

    aunty dive Team Owner

    This makes no sense.

    Changing the banking angle requires a regrade of the substructure ... the asphalt has to be removed to do that.
     
  6. LouieLouie

    LouieLouie Team Owner

    "For years, I've heard the absurd comments about 1.5-mile tracks being tagged as 'cookie-cutter' tracks," Gossage said. "While nothing could be further from the truth - all 1.5-mile tracks are different - this assures once and for all that Texas Motor Speedway is unique, unlike any other track in the sport. That's the way we like it here in No Limits, Texas."

    No disrespect, but a 4 degree decrease in banking does not elminate you from 'cookie cutter' status nor make you all that unique.
     
  7. Charlie Spencer

    Charlie Spencer Short tracks and road courses rule.

    It's still a 1.5 mile oval with a front-stretch dogleg accommodating the Legends oval. I understand they're quite different from inside the cockpit, but from grandstands the only diff is whether there's one dogleg or two. There's nothing that can be done with a repave alone that will separate it from its brethren.
     
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  8. Charlie Spencer

    Charlie Spencer Short tracks and road courses rule.

    Maybe they're gonna dig out from ground level beneath the banking? :blink:
     
  9. Greg

    Greg 2014 RF YAHOO CHAMP Your leader

    TMS is definitely unique and distinctive from the other cookie cutters.
    1.They have the Boss Hog TV experience, the biggest baddest screen in the world.
    2. The Fort Worth skyline.
    3. The winners get to shoot the prestigious cap guns in victory lane.
     
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  10. Charlie Spencer

    Charlie Spencer Short tracks and road courses rule.

    I thought Boss Hogg -IS- the Ft. Worth skyline. :D
     
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  11. Acs

    Acs Team Owner

    I think you mean Dallas. Fort Worth is in New Mexico or somewhere.
     
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  12. Charlie Spencer

    Charlie Spencer Short tracks and road courses rule.

    Racing Forums Top Running Jokes of 2016

    1) _____ will drive the #5.
    2) Paul Menard's 'Don't give a hoot' photo
    3) TMS is in Dallas.

    Thank you! You've been beautiful! I'm here through the weekend!
     
  13. ToyYoda

    ToyYoda Team Owner

    Paul Menard will drive the 5 car at the April Dallas race, but he really doesn't care.
     
  14. hidesert cowboy

    hidesert cowboy Team Owner

    I am not sure what they are doing with the banking. what I took is they said 4 degrees less banking in turn 1 and 2 leaving in place the original banking in 3 and 4. so that would mean banking would increase as the corner exits. is there any other tracks that have done that?
     
  15. Acs

    Acs Team Owner

    It should be said now that TMS is getting re-configured that there are now no longer two cup tracks which are identical. In terms of banking, length, and configuration TMS and Charlotte were the last two which were truly "cookie cutters" of each other.
     
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  16. aunty dive

    aunty dive Team Owner

    One entire end of the track, including transitions, is scheduled to have its banking decreased by 4 degrees.
     
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  17. AndyMarquisLive

    AndyMarquisLive Short Track Fanatic

    Texas Motor Speedway needs to be reconfigured into a half mile oval. :)
     
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  18. AuzGrams

    AuzGrams Team Owner

    That's a little bit better news.

    I feel like Texas Spring, Charlotte Fall, Kansas Spring should lose races to Gateway, Iowa, Road America. Lengthen this race to 550 miles.
     
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  19. 29-4

    29-4 Team Owner

    Thanks to that extra .04 miles at Atlanta! Kidding aside, this is a great thing and the kind of change those of us on this forum considered to be traditionalists will probably support (at least I do).
     
  20. The Nature Boy

    The Nature Boy Stylin and Profilin

    I remember playing NASCAR Thunder 2005 about a decade ago. In my game, Terry Labonte retired from the #5 and was replaced by Paul Menard.

    (I have nothing about Dallas here)
     
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  21. Acs

    Acs Team Owner

    It never ceases to amaze me how every time someone on here proposes dropping races from the "cookie cutters" in favor of their favorite short track or whatever they always pick some of the best attended events on the entire schedule. Look at the stands, they don't lie. Both Kansas and texas races were darn-near full despite fall TX's rain. Charlotte fall likely would have been too had it not been for rain. Can't say the same for spring Bristol, Martinsville, or Atlanta.
     
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  22. Charlie Spencer

    Charlie Spencer Short tracks and road courses rule.

    Kansas and Texas have the advantage over Bristol and M'ville of being located in major metropolitan areas. It's much easier to sell out when there's more local population to draw from. Don't take selling out as a measure of overall popularity or of the relative quality of the racing.

    Atlanta's problem is they'/re stuck with the same cold wet spring weather that was a factor in killing Rockingham.
     
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  23. AuzGrams

    AuzGrams Team Owner

    Kansas absolutely wasn't close to full in the fall. I was there.

    Texas was a rain delayed race but I thought the crowd wasn't great for the night.
     
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  24. Skoalbandit33

    Skoalbandit33 Team Owner

    I have always been partial to French draining systems over Belgian or Swiss. I think the French Broad River drains into Tennessee or maybe the other way around into North Carolina. Either way it works.
     
  25. Charlie Spencer

    Charlie Spencer Short tracks and road courses rule.

    Uh, ...



    Nah, I got nothin'.
     
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  26. Greg

    Greg 2014 RF YAHOO CHAMP Your leader

    I think Texas will have a Mexican drain system. Thats a lot closer and cheaper piping than draining to France, Swiss, or Belgium.
     
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  27. Kiante

    Kiante Team Owner

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  28. Greg

    Greg 2014 RF YAHOO CHAMP Your leader

    My all time favoite one was : "Does JE(censored)..DON even care anymore".

    It was just to good and the illuminati wasnt going to let the thread keep going. The latest cables also indicate that Putin wasn't happy about the threads ability to get the driver remotivated.
    So it went bye, bye.
     
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  29. darlingtonfan

    darlingtonfan Team Owner

    Why not just remove the pavement and leave it dirt.It would definitely be one of a kind race track.
     
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  30. Charlie Spencer

    Charlie Spencer Short tracks and road courses rule.

    Looks like 'French Drain' is off to a good start for 2017.
     
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  31. Mispeedway15

    Mispeedway15 Team Owner

    Charlotte lose a race? Haha ok bud
     
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  32. cheesepuffs

    cheesepuffs Smokes, let's go

    Add some jumps, it's the friggin' Monster Cup.
     
  33. AuzGrams

    AuzGrams Team Owner

    There was articles about Bruton Smith wanting to take the Charlotte fall race or a NHMS race for a 2nd Vegas race. Whether Vegas is getting a 2nd date by 2020, 2021 when the contracts are up, no idea.
     
  34. dpkimmel2001

    dpkimmel2001 Team Owner

    They are going to repave this track, altering the banking and the like and have it done in time for the next Cup race there. Heard it said this morning on SiriusXM NASCAR Radio that Goodyear will not have time to test and develop a tire in time for that race. Rather, they are going to have to go off of estimated tire wear. This could be real interesting or real problematic.
     
  35. Charlie Spencer

    Charlie Spencer Short tracks and road courses rule.

    I recall reading on Jayski that Goodyear will extrapolate from the similar changes made at Kentucky.

    I don't see how that can possibly help, since "Texas Motor Speedway is unique, unlike any other track in the sport." :rolleyes:
     
  36. PeopleAreStrange

    PeopleAreStrange 2016 Yahoo Fantasy R-F Champion

    Nooooo! Repaving TMS is a necessary evil, I suppose.

    Did anyone else notice that TMS will reduce the banking in turns 1 & 2 by widening the race track 20 feet? Turns 1 & 2 will go from 60 to 80 feet wide. Seems silly if you ask me, as most of the race track is 60 feet wide.
     
  37. AdoubleU24

    AdoubleU24 Team Owner

  38. dpkimmel2001

    dpkimmel2001 Team Owner

    They are gonna need a bigger shovel if they plan on getting that done by this spring. I'm just sayin. :D
     
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  39. dpkimmel2001

    dpkimmel2001 Team Owner

    I'd think something like this would be more Bruton's style for digging up one of his tracks.....

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