Nothing Hid The Empty Seats At Bristol Motor Speedway

Did you see the empty seats at Bristol Motor Speedway for the Food City 500 Sunday? Yikes! They.Were. Everywhere. Sure, 165,000 seats make for an enormous venue, but I'd be surprised if attendance was at a third of capacity. It's a shame, because I actually thought the racing was pretty good. Yes, there was just one groove, but there was passing throughout the pack, and good battles for position throughout the race. But like that preacher who skips church to play golf and gets a hole in one, ...

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NASCAR Recap: Food City 500

[caption id="attachment_687015" align="aligncenter" width="520"] Courtesy: https://twitter.com/NASCARONFOX[/caption] The Food City 500 has come and gone. With it comes a continued Carl Edwards resurgence and Joe Gibbs' fourth win in eight 2016 Sprint Cup starts. Here are other winners and losers from Bristol Motor Speedway in this NASCAR recap. (more…) ...

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NASCAR Odds: Food City 500

Kyle Busch at whatever the number. For years, racing at Bristol and predicting a winner was as easy as taking Kyle Busch and whatever odds were associated with his name. Next to Kevin Harvick and Phoenix, there isn't a track more perfectly aligned with a driver than Kyle Busch at Bristol. While it's great to see Busch meeting the media and beginning his recovery from that nasty accident at Daytona, he will not compete in Sunday's Food City 500. As a result, the odds at Bristol Motor Sp ...

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Food City 500 Win, Lose or Draw

[caption id="attachment_684200" align="aligncenter" width="520"] Photo by Will Schneekloth/Getty Images[/caption]   Is the Food City 500 over yet? For the second time in the 2014 Sprint Cup season, I thought the race was postponed until Monday, put the kids to bed and randomly found the race on cable when trying to find something else to watch on Sunday evening. While extra night racing in Bristol is always a plus, there are some other winners and losers from Sunday's race. Here's ...

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FANS, YOU HAVE BRUTON’S ATTENTION

Yes Virginia, it’s true; money talks. You would have to have the vision of Mr. Magoo to not see all the empty seats at Bristol Motor Speedway Sunday. The tribe has spoken, and the gate receipts don’t lie. It’s like that billboard said: “Do I have your attention now?” Track owner Bruton Smith tells the Associated Press he will look over the data, compare what the track is now- versus what it used to be- and report back next week. Call this observer slightly nerv ...

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