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Texas improvements near completion

Jasen Vinlove/USA TODAY Sports

The biggest question facing Texas Motor Speedway president Eddie Gossage these days is where to paint lines on his track's new racing surface.

He had a 30-minute conversation with Jeff Gordon about it and didn't come to a conclusion. He got more opinions this week at Daytona International Speedway.

TMS reduced its banking from 24 to 20 degrees in Turns 1 and 2 and expanded the racing surface from 60 to 80 feet. So should the lines be painted on the seam where the banking meets the flat surface, or below the seam on the flat surface?

Gossage still has a few weeks to ponder that, but he couldn't be more pleased with how the track's capital project of repaving and re-profiling the track has gone.

The project, which came with about a $5 million price tag, began last month and should be completed by the end of next week. It became a necessary evil given that long rain delays wrecked every race weekend a year ago.

(Ft. Worth Star-Telegram)