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Cool-Down Lap: Scintillating racing comes to Bristol from a botched plan

Published 08/27/2012, Superior Telegram

Gordon got his first look at Bristol Motor Speedway as a teenager racing in the NASCAR Nationwide (then Busch) Series. Back then Bristol was an asphalt track -- and the optimum racing line was much closer to what fans saw Saturday night than at any other time in the intervening 21 years.

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