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Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Top Groove Gone at Bristol, Closer to Former Layout
"Well, you've definitely lost the top groove," three-time Sprint Cup champion Tony Stewart said after the first of a two-day test that included Jeff Burton and Clint Bowyer. "Guys who run up there aren't going to be able to do that because it's pretty slick up there.
"There's going to be less room to race; that's for sure. We've gone from a three-groove track to two grooves, and any time you've got less room to get around, it can get pretty interesting."