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Daytona to be resurfaced

Updated: February 11, 2009, 5:12 PM ET
By David Newton | ESPN.com

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- International Speedway Corporation plans to resurface Daytona International Speedway in three years, the first time that has occurred since 1978.

And the decision was in place long before Dale Earnhardt Jr. said on Wednesday that the 2.5-mile track was becoming too bumpy and long overdue for a new surface.

"It has nothing to do with money, although it will be a $20 million project," DIS president Robin Braig said. "It has nothing to do with technology. ...

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