Bristol Motor Speedway

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Bristol Motor Speedway
RTR ID: 22704a
Bristol, TN USA
lat: +36.5153
Paved Oval
lng: -82.2569
First Race: 07/30/1961
Date of First Visit: 06/22/1996 (Track #0492)
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Bristol opened in 1961 and has been part of the NASCAR Cup series every year since. Jack Smith & Johnny Allen won the first Cup race. Smith started the 500 lap race and was relieved by Allen on lap 291.

In 1969, the banking was increased from 22 degrees to 36 degrees. That's one steep race track! The stands are pretty steep as well!

In 1992 the paved surface was changed from asphalt to concrete.

My aversion to the Cup series brought me to Bristol for the NASCAR All-Pro Late Models instead.
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