Discussion

Better surface doesn't necessarily mean better racing

Where was the banging? Where were the blowups? Short-track mayhem never materialized on the new and improved Bristol Motor Speedway half-mile. And that's too bad, writes David Newton.

Updated: August 26, 2007, 1:34 AM ET
By David Newton | ESPN.com

BRISTOL, Tenn. -- Dale Jarrett raised his hand and thanked the men responsible for resurfacing and restructuring Bristol Motor Speedway as the driver's meeting before Saturday night's Nextel Cup race came to an end.

He said they made the circuit's most exciting track even more exciting for the fans.

Others nodded in approval.

Those watching from the stands or on television were lucky they didn't nod off during the ensuing 500 laps.

The ...

Read full story

Comments

You must be signed in to post a comment

Already have an account?

ALSO SEE

ESPN TOP HEADLINES