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It has been said, and may be argued, whether a picture truly is worth a thousand words.

One this is not debatable about this one, however. It is worth 205 wins.

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It has been 18 years since a Richard Childress-owned No. 3 has sat on the pole for the Daytona 500 and 13 years have passed since the number even graced a NASCAR Sprint Cup car in the series.

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Some mark them on the calendar for celebration. Milestones in making it another year or starting a new one.

Others mark them off the calendar, to be ignored, not to be mentioned. Everyone looks at things differently.

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Crew chief. Racing's version of the quarterback. The play-caller. Mapper of strategy and, at least in the opinion of some, as influential on the outcome of the race as the one holding the steering wheel. But that is another debate topic for another time.

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BMS Honors Military Past and Present

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There are a lot of numbers tossed around in NASCAR. 5 Championships, 12-time Bristol winner or 4th consecutive top ten. But here are some numbers that excapsulated the 2013 Food City 500 weekend at Bristol Motor Speedway

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Something For Everyone

Monday, February 4, 2013

It is hard to believe racing season is here and at Bristol Motor Speedway we are foot-to-the-floor getting ready for everyone to hit town for the Food City 500 week. A member of my family, to whom I now am not speaking, said to me the other night “boy I bet you guys are going to be getting busy here in the next month or so.”

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12 and Bristol

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

In honor of today’s date, 12-12-12, the last time we will see such a combination of month, day and year for nearly a century, we have a few interesting tidbits:

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Perusing the records of racing history may be a boring endeavor to some, and even mind-numbing to others. Some, however, choose to look at names, dates and times as a snapshot of where our sport has been. Not an entire meal or even a big bite of knowledge. Sometimes the information is minimal – like the finger-food of statistics.

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A long time ago in a galaxy far far away – wait -- that is another story for another time.

As these guys used to say, let’s set the Wayback Machine to Oct. 22, 1961 – 51 years ago today.

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By KEVIN TRIPLETT

History is full of famous debates: Lincoln-Douglas; Kennedy-Nixon; Chamberlain-Russell, and so on.

We here at Bristol Motor Speedway have found ourselves in the middle of such a discussion for half a decade now. Heck, we even asked for participation in the latest round.

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By KEVIN TRIPLETT

We have big doins planned here at Bristol Motor Speedway for Food City 500 week here in less than 14 days – not the least of which is the celebration of the 20th Anniversary of Food City’s sponsorship of the spring race.

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So much to be THANKful for!

Monday, November 28, 2011

By KEVIN TRIPLETT

Well… we now are OFFICIALLY into the Holiday Season. No, no, no, not Black Friday and Cyber Monday and Quick Lube Tuesday and all of that.

We celebrated Thanksgiving last week.  A time to reflect and be THANKful.

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It's all in a day

Monday, August 15, 2011

Today is August 15 – and in the it’s-a-small-world department, let’s roll with today’s stream-of-conscious blog.

August 15, 1965 marked what many refer to as the origins of the stadium rock concerts when the Beatles played to an estimated crowd of 60,000 at Shea Stadium. Two of the songs in their set were “Help!” and “I’m Down”, which, ironically, often are emotions felt during and after races at Bristol Motor Speedway.

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My how time has ways of changing history. That applies in all phases of life, but especially sports I think.

Pardon me if in the next few paragraphs I sound like an old man sitting on the porch watching the world go by saying there hasn’t been a hitter the likes of Ted Williams, since … well, Ted Williams.

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Sometimes we just get brought back down to earth. It can be different things that do it for each of us. Different things affect all of us in different ways. However, sometimes, something, one thing, touches us all.

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