Needless to say a lot has changed since then but some things have remained the same. In 1994 NASCAR Sprint Cup cars first made an appearance at the track. Two years later Dale Jarrett won and the story goes that a new tradition was born– kissing the yard of bricks at the start/finish line.
Clint Bowyer and the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series travels to the historic track this weekend. Bowyer has two top-five finishes in nine races and has completed every lap at the 2.5-mile track. And while his No. 15 Toyota sports the new “great tasting” 5-hour ENERGY colors, he would love nothing more than to have a not-so-great-tasting mouthful of bricks Sunday evening.