Watch NASCAR Officials Use Power Tools To Extract Water Trapped Under Kansas Speedway

Screenshot: NASCAR (YouTube)

Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Kansas developed a large bump hours before the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race scheduled for this evening. So officials simply drilled and sawed into the bump, only to find a bunch of water underneath.

It’s a big weekend at the Kansas Speedway, with some truck racing going on tonight and the KC Masterpiece 400 NASCAR race coming up tomorrow. Before that all happens, there’s a bit of work left to do to the track:

“That spot they’re going to right now on the racetrack... it’s developed into a huge bump,” one of the announcers in the video says. “The racetrack’s deteriorating. It’s a big rough spot... it’s tearing skirts up, splitters up. Like, the racetrack’s falling apart,” another person on the microphone declares.

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Somehow water pressure under the asphalt got so high, it began to deform the racetrack. Wild.

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