Alex Andrejev: Bristol dirt race was absurd but ingenious. It's the innovation NASCAR needs.

BRISTOL, Tenn. — The image that played on a loop in my mind after watching NASCAR race at Bristol Motor Speedway wasn’t of stock cars racing on a dirt track. It was Russell Crowe in a scene from the 2000 film Gladiator. In the scene, Crowe single-handedly slays a pack of circling opponents. Their swords, shields and helmets are no match for Crowe’s character, a former Roman general named Maximus. The rage over his slain family fuels him as he quickly cuts each adversary down. In the most climactic moment, Crowe stabs one rival gladiator through the chest using two swords, pulls the swords out …

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