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NASCAR Tracks

Campbell & Paris has worked on Nascar Tracks at both the Dover International Speedway in Dover, Delaware and the Nashville Superspeedway in Nashville, Tennessee. 

 

In Nashville Campbell & Paris was contracted to do design review and construction management. Some of our responsibilieties included:

  • Design Review
  • On-site Inspection
  • Supervision of the pavement construction for the mile and 1/3  racetrack. 

The Nashville Superspeedway is the only the second oval track constructed of Portland Cement Concrete using the “slip form” method of paving. Built in 2000, it is one of only three concrete tracks on the NASCAR circuit. The pavement, consisting of 7,500 cubic yards of concrete, was placed full-width for the entire length of the track by a concrete paving machine that was specially constructed for this project.Campbell & Paris Engineers also designed and managed the construction of the first such track at the Dover Downs facility, Dover Delaware in 1994. A Guntert-Zimmerman slip form canal-paving machine was specifically modified to accommodate the slope of the track as well as the varying widths of the track through the turns.  This paving machine was able to pave the track in one lane, full width, continuous, while widening and narrowing through the turns in order to construct the geometry of the design. Though there are other new tracks nearing completion in the country, this is the premier facility in the U.S. due to its innovative use of materials and methods as well as offering other attractions such as a 5000’ drag strip, dirt track, short track and circuit course racing. Features of the track include:

  • Embankments in turn -15%
  • Track width - 51’-65’
  • Track length - 1.33 mile tri-oval
  • Pavement thickness  - 6” of Portland Cement Concrete Pavement
  • Designed to hold a seating capacity of 200,000 people
  • Designed to accommodate Open Wheel and NASCAR Racing