Bristol's new surface draws raves from drivers

Nextel Cup drivers, who typically are slow to adjust to change, overwhelmingly embraced the changes at Bristol Motor Speedway that included a new concrete surface.

Updated: August 24, 2007, 9:23 PM ET
By Jenna Fryer | Associated Press

BRISTOL, Tenn. -- Kurt Busch certainly knows his way around Bristol Motor Speedway, cruising to five victories since 2002.

None of that previous experience is expected to be much of a value on a repaved track that's a mystery heading into Saturday night's race.

"It's a brand new race track and you can't take anything for granted," Busch said Friday. "It's a first time for everybody. It's going to be an interesting weekend, to say the least."

Work began on the .533-mile ...

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