Smith announces Bristol changes

Updated: April 26, 2012, 12:30 PM ET
By David Newton | ESPN.com

BRISTOL, Tenn. -- Bruton Smith hopes grinding Bristol Motor Speedway will lead to more grinding on "The World's Fastest Half Mile."

He better be right.

If it doesn't, fans who already have spoken loudly about the lack of bumping and grinding since the 2007 reconfiguration may create an even bigger public relations nightmare for the chairman of Speedway Motorsports Inc.

To his credit, Smith is making changes by grinding the upper groove in the corners to ...

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