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Is the blacktop at racetracks different than typical street material? I've been told that the racing line on a track is incredibly grippy due to the rubber that's been ground into the blacktop by tires, but I've also heard terms used to describe race surface as 'corky.' What gives?
 

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They grind up varoius materials (like sea shells) and blend it to the asphalt to make it grippier... The racing line is grippier because of the extra rubber on line and the traction it provides. I've heard of a track being called "green" when theres no rubber on-line (like after a heavy rain) but haven't heard the term "corky". Anyone else?

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