BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) - Bristol Motor Speedway owner Bruton Smith says he began contemplating changing his Tennessee track immediately after Sunday night's NASCAR race.
But Smith doesn't believe Sunday's poor attendance was related to fans' displeasure with the current style of racing.
Bristol once was one of the toughest tickets in all of professional sports, but attendance has waned at the facility the past several years. The spring race has particularly suffered.
The speedway claims it seats 160,000, and although the grandstands appeared half full, NASCAR's listed attendance Sunday was 102,000.
Many fans have grumbled Bristol lost its luster after a 2007 reconfiguration project. Smith says he'll work with engineers this week to determine if the progressive banking needs to be removed.
But he says the weather, not the racing, kept fans away Sunday.

Recent NASCAR Discussions

NASCAR Odds

Driver Odds
Odds to Win the Drivin for Linemen 200 @ Gateway Motorsports Park
Field +175
William Byron +350
Matt Crafton +525
Johnny Sauter +750
Ben Rhodes +800

Nascar Top Stories

Thumbnail Drivin' for Linemen 200 Picks The NASCAR Camping World Truck Seriescompetes tonight under the lights for the Drivin’ for Linemen 200. Here are some drivers we like to contend for the win.
Thumbnail Drivin' for Linemen 200 Odds The NASCAR Camping World Truck Seriesdrives under the lights this week for the Drivin’ for Linemen 200. Here’s a look at the odds to win this race.
Thumbnail Toyota/Save Mart 350 Odds The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series goes to its first road course of the season this week when drivers compete in the Toyota/Save Mart 350.
Thumbnail American Ethanol E15 250 Picks The NASCAR Xfinity Series competes in Iowa later today for the American Ethanol E15 250. Here are some...
Thumbnail Speediatrics 200 Picks The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series drives under the lights tonight for the Speediatrics 200. Here are some drivers we like to contend for the...
More inNASCAR Articles