"Bristol is just an amazing race track that I’m very happy to have won at. It kicked my butt for a lot of years and I finally took a trophy outta there. The fans love it, the competitors love to go there and compete, it is a unique race track that we all love.  And 50 years, I love seeing the old footage, the old cars, the asphalt days, the days where there weren’t big the big bleachers and press boxes that we have now.  It's fun to look down memory lane and looking forward to celebrating 50 years."

- Jimmie Johnson

NASCAR Media Tour, Charlotte, NC, February 2011