Thursday, April 12, 2012

Bristol to detail plans for resurfacing track

Per, Crew are removing the SAFER barriers at the half-mile track in preparation for revamping the surface.

The speedway announced Wednesday that Speedway Motorsports chairman Bruton Smith and track president Jerry Caldwell will detail the planned changes in a news conference at the track April 25.

Smith recently confirmed that work crews will reconstruct the racing surface in response to fans’ complaints about recent racing at the facility. The 160,000-seat track was less than half full for its Sprint Cup race last month, a circumstance that led Smith to conduct a fan survey and to announce that, if fans wanted change, he would change the track.