First laps on new asphalt at TMS

Texas Motor Speedway officially introduced its new asphalt today.
Take a ride around Texas Motor Speedway’s repaved and reconfigured track. A GoPro camera was mounted to the top of one of the track’s new pace cars. Video shot March 13, 2017, in Fort Worth and provided by TMS Media Relations.
Turns 1 and 2 have been reduced from 24 degrees of banking to 20 degrees, and the racing surface in those turns has been widened from 60 feet to 80.

It’s Carl again

Carl Edwards won the first race I covered for the DRC, in the fall of 2008, and he won again tonight. He advances to the final four of the Chase for the Sprint Cup and will race for the championship at Homestead in two weeks.

The cars of Edwards (first place), Joey Logano (second) and Kasey Kahne (random) will be taken to NASCAR’s research center for full inspection.