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Repave at Texas Motor Speedway is complete

Duck Commander 500

FORT WORTH, TX - APRIL 11: Kurt Busch, driver of the #41 Haas Automation Chevrolet, and Kevin Harvick, driver of the #4 Budweiser/Jimmy John’s Chevrolet, lead the field to the green flag for the running of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Duck Commander 500 at Texas Motor Speedway on April 11, 2015 in Fort Worth, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images for Texas Motor Speedway)

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On Wednesday, Texas Motor Speedway officially waved the checkered flag on the repave of its 1.5-mile track surface.

The track announced the project’s completion on social media.

The repave, the first at TMS since 2001, was announced in January as a way to prevent the lengthy rain delays that plagued the track last year for its NASCAR and Verizon IndyCar Series events.

As part of the repave, the banking in Turns 1 and 2 was reduced from 24 to 20 degrees. The racing surface width was expanded from 60 to 80 feet in those turns. Turns 3 and 4 were unchanged and simply repaved.

NASCAR returns to the track April 7-9 with the NASCAR Cup and Xfinity Series.

Goodyear has already announced it will not be able to conduct a tire test before the race weekend.

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