MARTINSVILLE’S ‘GREEN’ TRACK SURFACE

Sunday’s postponement of the Martinsville Cup race brought about a "green" track for teams to contend with. This term is coined from the condition of rain washing away tire rubber buildup from a speedway’s surface.Any paved racetrack is susceptible to the same conditions that affect highways and streets we drive our personal vehicles on. That includes the weather. And this year’s Daytona 500 pothole was a perfect example of that.At Martinsville, or any track that has ...

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GREAT MOMENTS IN RAIN-DELAY HISTORY

The Coca-Cola 600 was marred by several rain delays, including one that caused the race to be moved from Sunday to Monday and another that prematurely ended the race. The action at the track, and the television coverage, was CNN-Jack-Cafferty-level boring. But as a wet Ashley Judd and countless sports fans and athletes have taught us in the past, rain can enhance - instead of eliminate - the joy of sports. Elvis has entered the baseball fieldElvis at Wrigley Rain Delay - Watch more Funny Vide ...

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