Race # 6 of 36
Yes, Bristol is here! It's one of, if not my favorite track and always makes for an interesting race.
Bristol Motor Speedway
Bristol, one of the shortest tracks on the Nextel Cup circuit, has the highest banking, making for an appealing combination for driver and spectator
alike. Added to the schedule in 1961 and resurfaced from asphalt to concrete in 1992, Bristol's attendance has increased from 18,000 to well over
160,000 with the reconstruction of the speedway's backstretch.
Distance: 0.533 miles
Past winners and pole winners
Year - Race Winner - Pole winner
2003 - Kurt Busch - Ryan Newman
2002 - Kurt Busch - Jeff Gordon
2001 - Elliott Sadler - Mark Martin
2000 - Rusty Wallace - Steve Park
1999 - Rusty Wallace - Rusty Wallace
1998 - Jeff Gordon - Rusty Wallace
1997 - Jeff Gordon - Rusty Wallace
1996 - Jeff Gordon - Mark Martin
Nextel Cup Race Record
- Charlie Glotzbach 101.074 07|11|71
Nextel Cup Qualifying Record
- Ryan Newman 128.7094 2003
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"As far as Bristol goes, like you said, you can take the aero equation right out of it. It's all about mechanical grip, the car turning and getting
forward bite. Your driver can dictate a lot of that, too, as far as getting off the gas early and rolling it in the corner. If you overcharge it, it's
not going to turn. If it doesn't turn, it's not going to drive off good. " - Jimmy Elledge, Casey Mears' crew chief.
Did you know???
Kurt Busch has won the last two races at Bristol, but he has a ways to go to catch Darrell Waltrip, who won seven straight races at Bristol between
1981 and 1984.
Anyone remember Dale Jarrett here last year?
So, any early predictions??