I will have to just log in to see and apparently eat a large helping of crow. EDIT: I am not observant. I guess I was confused by the starting position of the car when doing practice laps and never watched a replay of an AI race on the track so I never saw the grass. From where I was pitted all I saw was concrete. Now that I have taken the time to really LOOK, the track looks great and very close to the real thing which is just a few miles away from my home. I humbly apologize for my previous post.