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Old 02-20-2011, 02:43 PM
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I've never been on the infield but I wouldn't doubt that it was painted. I work for John Deere Landscapes and when I first started here about 6 years ago, we had to do online training for certain Lesco products and our Turf paint was included. During the training, it was stated that Lesco Paint was used to paint the turf in 19 of the last 20 Super Bowls. Again, this was back in 2005, so that may have changed, especially with the increase in fake turf fields.
I dont watch nascar but just saw a replay on espn and see what you guys are talking about. Hissing, you may be correct, I have never seen natural grass look so green, and there is no way a striping would have that much contrast in color between the darker and lighter areas. I say its paint now that Ive seen it.
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Old 02-21-2011, 12:05 PM
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i was there on sat i is definitly painted. there was at least one car thru the infield on sat. sunday the infield was green. so i definitly think it was partly painted.
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Old 02-21-2011, 05:20 PM
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The thing I noticed watching the race the portion by the main straight-away looked like it was scalped everyother stripe and the uncut portion was tall. You could see dirt up close where it was mowed. From a distance it looked good.
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Old 02-21-2011, 09:29 PM
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. You could see dirt up close where it was mowed. .
You mean sand?
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Old 02-21-2011, 09:50 PM
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The stripe next to pit road was always dark... no matter if you were looking from the turn 1 side or turn 4 side. You would figure if it was real and had been rolled looking from one way the blades/stripe would be light. Either way it looked good.
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Old 02-21-2011, 10:15 PM
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I bet it looked much better on TV than it looked in person. I thought it looked very thin in the stripes that were light green, like it had been seeded or sodded in stripes and fertilized or painted stripped too.
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Old 02-22-2011, 12:00 AM
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I would almost bet it is winter rye.
The bermuda on the higher end golf courses here in central Florida is still dormant. Daytona is north of us a little.
419 isn't dormant where I play.
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Old 02-22-2011, 12:23 AM
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419 isn't dormant where I play.
unknown - going to be in Windermere with Rob in the A.M giving a sod estimate..shoot me a P.M with your cell...maybe the three of us can hook up for a early lunch?
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Old 02-22-2011, 12:26 AM
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unknown - going to be in Windermere with Rob in the A.M giving a sod estimate..shoot me a P.M with your cell...maybe the three of us can hook up for a early lunch?
I have to do blood work then off to sanford for a mulch/mowing bid on a farm. Thanks though. Where are you getting your sod lately if you don't mind me asking?
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Old 02-22-2011, 12:28 AM
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I have to do blood work then off to sanford for a mulch/mowing bid on a farm. Thanks though.
Say hello to the good ol boys of Sanford for me. Funny I am coming to your hood and you are coming to mine. What up with the blood work? Is all good?
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