"It is probably the most intimidating track that you walk up to for a race weekend.  The way it looks, the way it’s shaped, the way you have to race there, it’s its own unique animal. There is no other place in the world like it.

You are uncomfortable the whole time there so you have to just roll with it.  You have to know that things aren’t going to be comfortable, things aren’t going to be perfect every lap.  You have to look ahead at Bristol, you can’t just race off of your front bumper, you have to absorb everything, you have to absorb it quick because the lap times around there are 15 seconds."

- Kurt Busch

NASCAR Media Tour, Charlotte, NC, 2011