Homestead-Miami Speedway and Atlanta Motor Speedway’s Old Configuration

When Homestead reconfigured for the first time, a primary reason was to minimize the potentially-hazardous angles of the inside wall that led to some rough hits. The second time, the banking was raised to make passing more feasible. Can't say for sure, but I think that was a far bigger reason than any purposeful attempt to bring back old Atlanta.

There is yet another difference between old Atlanta and Homestead. Atlanta's inside walls, particularly on the frontstretch, were far closer to the racing surface compared to Homestead, narrowing the track noticeably. And much like Homestead's early years, it saw a number of nasty wrecks on the frontstretch.

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