Bristol Battles Microsite Features Historical Rivalries at BMS
Historically, with the exception for maybe Terry Labonte one sticky night in August a few years back, those who have gotten engaged in famous, or infamous, battles at Bristol Motor Speedway, have been left with little to show for it save some crumpled sheet metal and a busted radiator.
Now, fans can win big by weighing in on the historical battles that have transpired at the Last Great Colosseum.
Launched today, the microsite www.BristolBattles.com features videos and recaps of some of the biggest skirmishes to take place since the Hatfields and McCoys threw down. Participants can log on and vote for their favorite video once a day. Individuals receive a contest entry each time they vote.
"Race fans and Bristol Motor Speedway fans put their heart and soul into this sport," said BMS General Manager Jerry Caldwell. "They have no shortage of passion or opinions about the things that have happened here through the years from who's to blame to who got the short end of the stick. We look forward to hearing from them with this contest."
Fans may vote through August 4, and a winner will be randomly selected August 5. The grand prize winner receives a personal BMS infield tour, two cold pit passes, two passes for pre-race activities for the August 24 IRWIN Tools Night Race and a Bristol Motor Speedway prize pack. Second and third-place prizes will be awarded as well.
Those wanting to do more than vote may participate in the "Stewarting" contest. Similar to "Tebowing" or "Planking," "Stewarting" is defined as "a reaction to an incident, specifically, twirling one's left (or right) arm in the air at least twice after finding satisfaction: such as hitting a home run in softball, catching a big fish or a thrown helmet connecting with the hood of an oncoming car at 20 paces."
The "Stewarting" Vine video contest wants to capture those moments. Participants must be at least 18 years old and have a Twitter account. To submit an entry of their moment of "Stewarting," fans may tweet a Vine video of at least one fan caught "Stewarting" and include the hash tag #Stewarting.
The window for entries is June 17 through July 31. Finalists selected will be placed on the site for a fan vote to run August 1-12 with the winner announced August 14.
Grand prize is a Samsung Galaxy S4 smartphone for fans to capture even more Stewarting moments in the future.
Several options for tickets remain for the IRWIN Tools Night Race, starting at just $75. Weekend offerings are available starting at $99. Prices for the Food City 250 are as low as $35 and half-price for youth, 15-and-under.
Those craving to attend one of the most competitive double-headers in racing -- Wednesday night's Titan Roof 150 Whelen Modified and the UNOH 200 Camping World Truck Series -- can grab tickets for $30 and 15-and-under are free.