Continuous Improvements Keep Historic Virginia Track A Leader
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — One of the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series’ most historic tracks is undergoing an ambitious renovation.
Langley Speedway, a .396-mile paved oval in Hampton, Va., is undergoing a complete repaving this offseason. The worn surface and nuanced configuration have long made the speedway an equalizer among drivers. The surface will be new in 2013, but the track’s configuration will remain the same.
The old surface – only about 15 years old – had more issues than just routine wear and tear. Cracks developed that allowed water under the surface into the base in the turns and as the base deteriorated the asphalt surface cracked into chunks.