DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Crews at the Daytona International Speedway spent the day getting the track ready for Saturday's motorcycle race, the Daytona 200.
Officials are planning to repave that entire turn after Saturday's race.
Extreme heat and jet fuel damaged the track, and speedway officials didn't have enough time to repave it before this Saturday's Daytona 200 sport bike race.
"We actually washed the track
On Friday, drivers were ripping across the track at speeds north of 200 miles per hour, and so far so good.
"Whenever you go over it, you feel a little bump, but it's not anything that's a big problem," Team Yamaha's Josh Herrin said.
After the race, track officials will remove and repave a 10-foot strip of the track.
It's a complicated process. The track is 7 inches of different types of asphalt layered on top of each other.
Speedway officials said they don't know how much the latest