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BURGER BYTES: Talladega's Green Grass

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"We're kind of undercover, we're kind of the lost heroes," Talladega facility operations specialist David Sargent said.  "We're the behind the scene guys."

"When people come in and out, they say 'oh, that's how you keep it so green'," Talladega ground maintenance supervisor Johnny Hurst said.

The grass is brown, but it still has to look it's best for race day.

"We try to put paint on it for the picture on the TV," Sargent said.

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"It's not easy to keep it green unless you put something on it," Hurst said.  "If you fertilize it to make it greener, then you have to cut it."

It's turf paint mostly, mixed with a little bit of nitrogen. For Hurst, his green boots are just the aftermath of having lush healthy-looking grass.

"I'll spray, after you mix it up, 800 gallons," Hurst said.  "One-thousand gallons on the logo, on what we call the football field. So it's two-thousand gallons all together."

When you add it all up, it's about 15 acres they have to paint.  Sometimes, they have to go back and re-touch of few spots.  Watch the video to find out.

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