While plenty of motorsports attention is focused on Bristol Dragway
this week with the 12th Annual Ford NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals
, the legendary half-mile oval also is in the news as Goodyear hosts a tire test Tuesday and Wednesday with three drivers in preparation for August race week, featuring the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series IRWIN Tools Night Race
Tony Stewart, Jeff Burton and Clint Bowyer are the first to circle the .533-mile concrete oval since the milling process was completed last week.
Goodyear officials, as is their common practice, has mandated that the test is closed to the public and the media.