Benny Parsons's No. 72 visited Victory Lane only once in 1973, hoisting Bristol's big trophy en route to winning the 1973 Winston Cup Championship.

At the event's halfway mark, Parsons's DeWitt-owned machine had paced 151 laps but grueling conditions took their toll on the 32-year-old driver. With less than 200 laps remaining, Parsons gave the wheel to local driver John A. Utsman who kept the No. 72 out of trouble and in the lead.

Parsons reclaimed his ride with 80 laps to go and crossed the start/finish line seven laps ahead of second-place finisher L.D. Ottinger.

In just 72 days, NASCAR's modern-day gladiators again set their sights toward enduring the high-banks of Bristol. Tickets to experience the August 2014 clash inside the Last Great Colosseum are still available, beginning at just $75 for Saturday single-day tickets and $99 for weekend packages.

Cost for tickets to attend the expanded Food City 300 and NASCAR Sprint Cup Qualifying start as low as $35 and half-price for youth 15-and-under.

For those looking to attend one of the most competitive double-headers in racing - Wednesday night's Whelen Modified race and Camping World Truck Series UNOH 200 presented by ZLOOP - tickets start at just $30 with free entry for youth 15-and-under.

For more information or to purchase tickets, call (855) 580-5525 or visit