Posted October 09, 2013 on AP on Fox
Call it football in the fast lane, though it has nothing to do with those up-tempo-offenses. Tennessee and Virginia Tech will play a game at Bristol Motor Speedway in September 2016, a person with knowledge of the plans told The Associated Press. The person spoke Wednesday on condition of anonymity because an official announcement is still in the works. The speedway holds 150,000. The NCAA-recognized attendance record for college football is 115,109, set last month at Michigan Stadium for the Michigan-Notre Dame game. The Bristol Motor Speedway Commission announced plans for a news conference Monday at the track for what it called a major announcement, but gave no details. ''I can just tell you I'm going to be in Bristol on Monday from about 11 to 1,'' Virginia Tech athletic director Jim Weaver said in a telephone interview Wednesday night. He said football coach Frank Beamer would be there as well. ''I think it has the chance to be a really nice ev...
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