The Lane Construction Corporation has been contracted to repave Daytona International Speedway, track officials announced on April 24, 2010.
“Lane is thrilled to bring its wealth of construction and paving experience to NASCAR’s most prestigious race track,” announced Robert E. Alger, Lane president and CEO. “We’re ready to get to work to create a new smooth racing surface at Daytona.”
During the press conference at Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway announcing the repaving of the Florida race track, track President Robin Braig said Daytona’s France family only “hire the best of the best.”
Lane will begin repaving Daytona on July 4, 2010, with a target completion date of Jan. 1, 2011.
Since 2003, Lane has paved several NASCAR tracks including Talladega Superspeedway, Homestead-Miami Speedway, Richmond International Raceway, Darlington Raceway, Charlotte Motor Speedway, Atlanta Motor Speedway and Texas Motor Speedway. It has created complex turns and slopes, some up to 33 degrees.
Lane, which employs 550 men and women in Florida, will have a crew of 50 workers repaving the 2.5 mi. (4 km) tri-oval track, skid pads, apron and pit road. Lane’s specialty race track crew also will remove all of the existing asphalt, down to the 52-year-old lime rock base.
Lane constructs highways, bridges, locks and dams, and mass transit and airport systems for public and private customers. Lane, which operates in 20 states and employs 3,750 men and women, has been ranked by Engineering News Record as the second largest highway contractor, seventh largest transportation contractor, and the 14th largest airport contractor in the United States.
Approximately 40 mi. south of Daytona, in Titusville, Fla. (near Kennedy Space Center), Lane currently is replacing the A. Max Brewer Bridge for FDOT.
For more information, visit www.LaneConstruct.com.