"Craziness" of Bristol Suits Truex Fine MOORESVILLE, N.C. (Aug. 19, 2008) -- Bristol Motor Speedway, site of Saturday night's Sharpie 500, is a track known as much for the temper tantrums it causes as it is for the racing it ...
"Craziness" of Bristol Suits Truex Fine
MOORESVILLE, N.C. (Aug. 19, 2008) -- Bristol Motor Speedway, site of Saturday night's Sharpie 500, is a track known as much for the temper tantrums it causes as it is for the racing it produces.
Martin Truex Jr., driver of the No. 1 Bass Pro Shops/RedHead Chevrolet says that he looks forward to what he describes as the "craziness" that usually takes place at the .533-mile track.
"Even though it's easy to lose your temper at Bristol, I love racing there," said Truex. "It's a fast track that always produces great racing for the fans. I don't think I've ever had a boring race at Bristol.
"You just have to realize that - more than likely - you're going to make someone mad or you're going to get mad at someone else. You can't help it. You're turning 500 laps around the place -- that's a lot of time to get into it with someone.
"Races at Bristol are always crazy, but they seem to get a little wilder when we're racing at night. If there's a full moon -- watch out. That only seems to add to the madness. I don't know why the night races seem to have more wrecks. Maybe it's because the fans are so hyped up by the time the race starts, the drivers just feed off of their excitement."
Truex is currently 16th in 2008 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series points, 201 points out of 12th.
Car Facts: #015, raced at Vegas (15th) and Bristol (13th) this year