165,000 people can attend the races at Bristol which makes it the 4th largest sporting venue in America and the 8th in the world. It was constructed in 1960 and held its first NASCAR race in 1961. The track is small in its length compared to most raceways in the NASCAR circuit. When the race cars lined up single file for a start the lineup would stretch halfway around the track. Because of the close racing, minor collisions are frequent during an event. With the power of modern racing cars and the close proximity of the arena, driving at Bristol has been compared with “flying fighter jets in a gymnasium”. Bristol hosts two races a year for NASCAR, one in the Spring and the other at night in the Fall. The night race has long been NASCAR’s most sought after for ticket seekers. Having attended the Spring race a few days ago, I can attest that it is an experience I will remember for years to come.
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