HAMPTON, Ga. (AP) — Atlanta Motor Speedway's 24-year-old track surface is finally due to be repaved. Sunday's NASCAR race will be the final event on the old, battered surface.
A resurfacing project will begin immediately and will be complete in time for the facility's 2022 spring race on the NASCAR Cup circuit.
The makeover will include a reprofile, with 28-degree banking on the turns replacing the 24-degree banking.
The decision comes in the year the facility is hosting two NASCAR events for the first time since 2010. The move reflects a commitment to again have two events in 2022. Officials did not seek input from NASCAR drivers.