Can't you just hear the excitement in his voice??
We had tickets to the Scott's Turf Builder 300 Nationwide race on Saturday and the Food City 500 Sprint Cup race on Sunday.
Bristol Motor Speedway is a half-mile track, and the stadium holds 160,000 fans. The race on Sunday was sold out. I'll pause for a moment while that sinks in...160,000 people in one place. I have to say though, that the lack of chaos that we experienced is very impressive. That place runs like a well-oiled machine; there were thousands of people everywhere you looked, but yet there were no lines for the bathrooms and short lines for the concessions. It was pretty amazing.
The tickets were purchased online from ebay, so we were just trusting that the seats were as good as the seller said they were. We were not disappointed. The nice thing about the Bristol track being so small is that there really are no bad seats, but ours were particulary not-bad. We had seats in the Allison Terrace for both races - on the front stretch, just to the left of the start/finish line.
On Saturday before the Nationwide race we watched the Sprint Cup drivers do a final practice before Sunday's race. We went down to the track to see the cars up close.