Daytona is not even a week in our rear-view mirror. I'm not looking forward to another yawner at California. And the sport is still in troubled times with the number and stability of its teams. Yet, a bright and shiny glimmer of hope awaits. Bristol!
Got an invitation to go in a few weeks from a friend/co-worker. Ran it by the wife for budgetary and travel approval. She rubber-stamped it (a rarity). So off we'll go!
My first trip to Bristol was March 1986. We waited out a lengthy rain delay to see Rusty Wallace win his first career Cup race in the #27 Alugard/Blue Max Pontiac Grand Prix 2+2. Since then, I've been to about a half-dozen additional races at Thunder Valley.
This year will be the second consecutive year to go to the spring race. Last year's race featured a ton of activity in the last 5 laps. The Joe Gibbs Racing Toyotas dominated the race. But when the chips were on the table, the JGR Toyos were out of the picture and Richard Childress Racing Chevys finished 1-2-3.