Homestead Motorsports Complex - Homestead, Fla.
The Homestead Motorsports Complex consists of a 1.5-mile quad oval track, 2.2-mile infield road course track and five infield building structures. The $31 million project was built on a 350-acre site and was completed in time for the inaugural NASCAR race in November 1995.
Excavation work began in May 1994. With a water table between 1.0 to 2.5 feet from existing grade, and double the monthly average rainfall for August, engineers had to devise creative methods for moving 600,000 cubic yards of unsuitable marl and replacing it with more than 2.5 million cubic yards of limerock fill.
The pavement design parameters factored in the extremely high lateral stresses imposed on the track during race events. The asphalt surface was held to one millimeter of vertical surface deviation per linear meter – twice the standard for airport runways and federal highways.