Dale Jr Wrecks Jeff Gordon Food City 500 Bristol 3/18 2012

Dale Earnhardt Jr wrecks Jeff Gordon at Bristol Motor Speedway in Tennessee at the Food City 500 Sprint Cup race March 18 2012. Junior’s Exhaust pipes cut Jeff’s left rear tire resulting in him spinning and hitting the wall in turn three.

Crashes At Irwin Tools 500 2011 Bristol NASCAR Race

The view from the World’s Fastest Half Mile, Bristol Motor Speedway, Turn 3, Row 1. This 50th anniversary stock car race didn’t produce many crashes, but here is what we were able to catch for you from Turn 3, Row 1. Didn’t catch Kyle Busch slamming the wall – that was in Turn 1.

Parachuting American Flag Into Bristol Motor Speedway 2011 Irwin Tools Night Race

Patriotism is always the focus at the BMS pre-race ceremony. The August 2011 night race was no exception. Watch this parachutist wave Old Glory above the Bristol crowd and you can’t help but feel proud to be an American. God Bless the USA!

Kyle Busch 50th Nationwide Win Food City 250 Bristol 2011

Kyle Busch’s 50th Nationwide Win at the Food City 250 in Bristol, Tennessee August 26, 2011 at Bristol Motor Speedway from row 1 turn 3.

Jeff Green Crashes At Bristol 2011

Jeff Green crashes at Bristol Motor Speedway during qualifying 2011.

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Meeting Michael Waltrip, “In The Blink Of An Eye”

We’ve been following Michael Waltrip on Twitter. When we were in Tennessee/Virginia for the Bristol NASCAR race, Michael tweeted that he would be at Books-A-Million to sign his new book, In the Blink of an Eye: Dale, Daytona, and the Day that Changed Everything. Since we’re from Iowa, I got the map out and the Garmin fired up. We got there early enough to purchase the book and get a Chai tea while we waited for our turn to get in line. Everyone at the book store was so friendly. Plus while we were in line, we met a cool almost-three-year-old kid named Mason. It was fun to finally meet Michael. I even got to tell him I tweeted him about expanding his vocabulary to include Y’dstoti! Now I need to get busy and read his book!

2010 Irwin Tools Bristol Night Race Row 1 Turn 3

Here’s what the night race at the World’s Fastest Half Mile is like from row 1, turn 3. Everything but the wind and the debris! From Driver Introductions to the Fireworks Finale, Bristol Motor Speedway knows how to put on a show. Its a moving experience to say the Pledge of Allegiance with 165,000 other people and then listen to children of the drivers belt out our National Anthem as the American flag comes parachuting from above right before the fighter jets fly-over. Even though the threats by Brad Keselowski to take out Kyle Busch never developed, the 500 lap Sprint Cup race included Jimmie Johnson crashing right in front of us. The night ended with Kyle making history, sweeping the Sprint Cup, Nationwide, and Camping World Truck races at Bristol. Like it or not…!!