BRISTOL BABY!! The Bullring is back this Sunday for the first Cup short track race of the year and it couldn’t come at a better time. Bristol is one of the most exciting tracks of the year, especially this year with the low-downforce package on the cars and traction compound widening out the racing groove and cars slipping and sliding all over the concrete surface.

This is perhaps the track with the most nicknames of any track as it’s known as Thunder Valley, The Last Great Colosseum, The World’s Fastest Half Mile, and The Bullring and that’s fitting of a track of its history as one of the original tracks of NASCAR. The current form of the track is a high-banked, concrete, .533-mile layout that produces speed that may make you think you’re watching a speedway race instead of a short track event. The narrow racing surface and high speeds mean that incidents are common as there aren’t the run-off areas that there are at other tracks and lap traffic plays a key role in passing...