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Bristol Motor Speedway Surface To Be Revamped

| , RacinToday.com Wednesday, March 28 2012

Bruton Smith, owner of Speedway Motorsports Inc., says Bristol's short track will be revamped. (RacinToday/HHP photo by Tami Kelly Pope)


Bristol Motor Speedway will be undergoing major changes in an attempt to recapture what some fans say was its magic.

After more than a week of studying requested fan input, Bruton Smith, Chairman and CEO of Speedway Motorsports, today announced he has ordered the go-ahead to make changes to the track surface at Bristol Motor Speedway.

“The race fans have spoken,” Smith said. “We had input that included a wide range of opinions. But the majority we heard from said they wanted to see changes made. As a result, I have ordered the equipment and work will begin within the next two weeks to allow time to have everything ready for August.”

Smith said an announcement regarding the scope of the work will be made soon.

“The question we wanted to answer as quickly as possible was ‘Is something going to be done?’ Smith said. “The answer to that is ‘yes.’ We will have the details in two weeks as to what that ‘something’ is.

“Bristol Motor Speedway has been voted the most popular race track in the country more than a half-dozen times, even one of the 10 things you need to see before you die. We aim to keep the status as the fans’ favorite.”

| , RacinToday.com Wednesday, March 28 2012