Fans wanted to see the fender banging and the bump-and-run driving from days of old at the Bristol track; drivers wanted good racing, not wrecking. What we got was unexpected with some drivers not so happy.
With only three chances left for several drivers to have a shot at the Chase, the modification to the track could have been a game-changing factor for those who thought they had a handle on racing at BMS.
At the track billed as the "World's Fastest Half-Mile," it was wild Saturday night racing that gave us drama and entertainment with no place to hide for drivers forced to be in the mix for 500 laps.
The Irwin Tools Night Race is a fan favorite on the NASCAR Sprint Cup schedule and this race taught us some lessons, so let see what some of them were.