Just returned from a trip to Tennessee's Tri-Cities area. That would be in the northeast part of the state. The Tri-Cities are Johnson City, Kingsport, and Bristol. There is a Bristol, Tennessee and a Bristol, Virginia. Interestingly, there are not two Bristols. The stateline is in the middle of the city.
The biggest attraction in Bristol is, of course, the Bristol Motor Speedway. Huge!!
As luck would have it, I was privileged to get a ride around the track in a Mustang pace car.
That 30 degree banked track is amazing...especially at 70 mph. Imagine at over 100!!
It was a memorable visit to the Spreedway. It would be especially memorable to go to Bristol in 2016 for the Battle at Bristol. This is a football game between Virginia Tech and the University of Tennessee on September 10, 2016. The football field of the Volunteers at Neyland Stadium in Knoxville is large, but Bristol holds even more spectators. The aim is to have a football game with the most fans ever in one venue.
There is much more to Bristol than the Speedway, but come NASCAR race weekend, that is a big deal!