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    did bristol motor speedway used to be a football stadium?

    did bristol motor speedway used to be a football stadium? It sure looks like one! and on tday's race they mentioned using it as a football stadium!

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    Re: did bristol motor speedway used to be a football stadium?

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    did bristol motor speedway used to be a football stadium? It sure looks like one! and on tday's race they mentioned using it as a football stadium!
    Bristol Motor Speedway (formally known as Bristol International Speedway) was never a football stadium. It does look like one though.

    Interesting to note that in 2005, Bruton Smith (same owner as NHMS) did attempt to get a college football game to be played in the infield of the track, He was going to give each team 2 million dollars to play the game at the Bristol racetrack. I think it was University of Virginia and Tenneesee University.
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    Re: did bristol motor speedway used to be a football stadium?

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    Bristol Motor Speedway (formally known as Bristol International Speedway) was never a football stadium. It does look like one though.

    Interesting to note that in 2005, Bruton Smith (same owner as NHMS) did attempt to get a college football game to be played in the infield of the track, He was going to give each team 2 million dollars to play the game at the Bristol racetrack. I think it was University of Virginia and Tenneesee University.
    sounds like something bruton smith would do! he puts on a heck of a show!

    maybe do a football game during a nascar race! now that would be different!

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    Re: did bristol motor speedway used to be a football stadium?

    There was a game played there back in the 60's that Larry Carrier and Carl Moore promoted.

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    Re: did bristol motor speedway used to be a football stadium?

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    There was a game played there back in the 60's that Larry Carrier and Carl Moore promoted.
    really?? that is awesome! lol

    wonder if there are any photos of that game somewhere. would be cool to see!

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    Re: did bristol motor speedway used to be a football stadium?

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    really?? that is awesome! lol

    wonder if there are any photos of that game somewhere. would be cool to see!
    The first year it operated, there was an exhibition game with the NFL, between the Washington Redskins and the Philadelphia Eagles. This photo http://bit.ly/GNZSyA shows a pic from the first race, and if you look close, the goal posts are still in the infield.

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    Re: did bristol motor speedway used to be a football stadium?

    Quote Originally Posted by cubhc View Post
    The first year it operated, there was an exhibition game with the NFL, between the Washington Redskins and the Philadelphia Eagles. This photo http://bit.ly/GNZSyA shows a pic from the first race, and if you look close, the goal posts are still in the infield.
    That's a very cool photo! I did see the goal posts but I had to view the image in another window to get it a little bigger, might be just my eyes.

    Funny how they had a football game at Bristol Motor Speedway when it DIDN'T look like a football stadium!

    Thanks for sharing!!
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