"You've got to go with the hand that you're dealt," Sperber said. "There was just no other alternative because of the time it takes to do it because there's no way it could have been done during the offseason. Which is the lesser of the two of evils: you have a wild card race or you have it break apart during the race. Those were my options, so it was kind of an easy decision."
"It just got to the point where we were just patching patches," PIR president Bryan Sperber said. "The last weekend we had in February, we had the track break apart in four or five different places and had to go in at night to fix it. To have a track come apart on a race weekend, that's the last thing you need."