The list of drivers who had their breakthrough in the arena of The Last Great Colosseum is impressive: Kurt Busch, Dale Earnhardt, Ernie Irvan, Elliott Sadler and Rusty Wallace all earned their first career Cup wins at Bristol Motor Speedway.

Jeff Fuller, Phil Parsons and Rick Wilson all list Bristol as the location of the first Nationwide win on their resumes.

And 10 years ago, another driver added his name to the list.

In his first full season in the NASCAR Nationwide Series, Martin Truex, Jr., was hoping to make 2004 a year to remember. He kicked it off with his first career win on the tour at Bristol Motor Speedway, leading the final 134 laps to top Kevin Harvick, Kyle Busch, Greg Biffle and David Green.

There was no looking back as Truex won five more times and earned the series title in his No. 8 machine for Dale Earnhardt, Inc.

In just eight days, NASCAR returns to Bristol's grueling banks. An action-packed weekend features a Saturday racing doubleheader with the Nationwide Series Drive to Stop Diabetes 300 presented by Lilly Diabetes and the K&N PittLite 125 and Sunday's Food City 500.

Tickets still remain for the March 14-16 race weekend, but prices increase Sunday, March 9, so act now to purchase Food City 500 tickets as low as $65 or weekend packages for as little as $89. To reserve your seat inside the Last Great Colosseum, visit or call (855) 580-5525.