NASCAR America: Adhesive added to Bristol surface helped Johnson win, better racing


The application of a special adhesive to allow for greater grip at the bottom of the racing surface at Bristol Motor Speedway paid off for a number of drivers in Monday’s Food City 500.

Especially a guy who knows a little bit about winning: seven-time and defending NASCAR Cup champ Jimmie Johnson, who earned his 82nd career Cup triumph at Bristol.

On Monday’s edition of NASCAR America, NASCAR Hall of Famer Dale Jarrett and Kelly Stavast examined both Johnson’s win and why the adhesive was an asset not just for Johnson but for the rest of the field, as well as making things more exciting for fans with increased side-by-side racing.