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Posted on 08/23/2012 2:05:36 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
It's Saturday Night short track racing at Bristol, Ya can almost hear the cows moooing above the screaming crowd and wailing engines.. See ya there!
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Welcome to this week's 2012 Nascar at FR race thread!
This Week it's The Irwin Tools Night Race at Bristol!
Saturday Night ABC 7 pm ET
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The land upon which Bristol Motor Speedway is built used to be a dairy farm.
Larry Carrier and Carl Moore traveled to Charlotte Motor Speedway in 1960 to watch a race and it was then that they decided to build a speedway in Northeast Tennessee. However, they wanted a smaller model of the Charlotte track, something with a more intimate setting and opted to erect a half-mile facility instead of mirroring the 1.5-mile track.
Work began on what was then called Bristol International Speedway in 1960 and it took approximately one year to finish. Officials scratched many ideas for the track on envelopes and brown paper bags.
The land on which BMS now sits, as well as construction of the track, cost approximately $600,000. The entire layout for BMS covered 100 acres and provided parking for more than 12,000 cars. The track itself was a perfect half-mile, measuring 60 feet wide on the straightaways, 75 feet wide in the turns and the turns were banked at 22 degrees.
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Bristol race thread is up Ping!!
Yay, a race I can watch! (I don’t have cable.)
This is a race the NASCAR fans can really enjoy, now that they have fixed the track to cut down on the racing and promote more crashing..
What did France say? Give them more of a WOW factor.
There are a few special places to see a race in this world and Pinball Bristol is one of them.
Keeping fingers crossed that I have a few cars running at the end!
My daughter and her husband are heading down, I’ll have live coverage, LOL.
They’re taking a blind friend who has Bristol on his bucket list.
Thanks for the work & ping Norm.
I’ll run Hornish if you will.
I think TB is napping out in the shed again.
Hold on there the track was widened to get rid of the bump and run which was a Bristol trademark.The racing was boring as hell.BS just put the track back to the way it was before.Back to great racing.
I hope the Roush boys run good.Its time for FORD to win the championship again.Its been forever since last time.
The races weren't high sanctioned, but were competitive, highly entertaining. One race featured about a dozen drag racers running half a race in what looked like hobby stocks, with the owners running the other half. Lots of fun.
But lordy....WHAT a view from that suite. We felt like we could reach out and touch every car everywhere on the track. All glass enclosed, comfortable seating and club amenities, just a superb view. I can't imagine what a ticket up there for a NASCAR race would be.
The night time temps are running below normal.
An hour after dark a light jacket feels good.
From the outside, it appears to be a football stadium, looks nothing like a racetrack.
Photos make it appear a lot more spacious than it really is, the seating areas rise quite rapidly, especially higher up.
The overall effect is a sense of compactness that is truly unique.
I'll watch the race on TV, but then it's off to Indy for me to go to THE race of the year....the US Nationals.
Thanks, I’ll pass that along.
They've been testing fuel cars all day. Now that it's nightfall and quieter outside, they sound like they're coming up my street - I'm 7 miles north of the track.
It’s always cool at Redwood Acres but I degrease...
Ya gots to know the noise level there is fierce./
Heard on local radio call in show that there are more planes out at the TRI than have been seen in a few years. Hopefully, that augurs good attendance.
And How about that “We Back Pat! car on the pole for the Nationwide!
Anyone know if there is any online streaming of the free variety?
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