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|Another Track Repair at Daytona
|DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- Daytona International Speedway has repaired another portion of the famed track, this one coming nearly five months after a pothole nearly shut down the Daytona 500.
Engineers examined the superspeedway following Thursday's practice sessions and found a 1-foot-by-4-foot area in turn two that needed repair as a "precautionary measure."
Track officials say they will continue to inspect the track and make repairs as necessary this weekend.
The season-opening race in February was delayed twice because of a pothole between turns one and two. It took track workers more than two hours to repair the surface well enough to complete the race.
The area was repaired on a more permanent basis following the race, and Daytona is getting a new surface beginning next week.
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