Over the decades, Bristol Motor Speedway has gained a reputation for being the most exciting event on the NASCAR schedule. A few years ago the track was reconfigured to better simulate the feel of larger tracks. This had the effect of allowing faster and more competitive racing but in the process took away a lot of the excitement that fans had come to expect. In fact, Bristol held the record for the most cautions in a single race until 2005 – 20 cautions in 500 laps. In contrast, this wreck was the only major event during the entire March race. While this is good for drivers and team owners, it’s not what draws fans. In response, the track owners have committed to redesigning the track in an effort to bring back the kind of racing that made the short track famous.