One year after elevating turns 3 and 4 with a 9-degrees (16%) banking that mirrors the Indianapolis track, Tours Speedway is ready to hit another milestone. The ambitious project started in 2011 by Team FJ and Tours Evénements – to build a NASCAR oval track in the Parc des Expositions, located in downtown Tours – is seeing its full completion thanks to the addition of two more 10.5-degrees (18.5%) banked corners – turn 1 and 2 – and a length extension.
The new section of the sole NASCAR oval track outside of North America was once again designed and developed in cooperation by Team FJ, Tours, NASCAR, and French Federation (FFSA) experts and construction was completed last week, bringing the length of the Speedway to nearly ½ mile (650 meters). Tours Speedway becomes now a true NASCAR short-track, with fast sweeping turns and different racing lines granting a superb show for the fans and a real challenge for drivers and teams.
This year the four nail-biting 75-laps races will take place on July 5-6, in the contest of one of the biggest american-themed festivals of the old continent: the American Tours Festival. Fans will enjoy concerts, cars and custom bikes exhibitions, rodeos, line dance shows alongside the unique atmosphere of the NASCAR Whelen Euro Series Paddock.