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    Posted: 17 Aug 2010 at 12:18pm
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Originally posted by meerkat504 meerkat504 wrote:



BassPro, is this your first time to venture to Bristol as well?



Yes it is, and the first of many years to follow. We have waited so long for tickets to come available for the Fall race weekend at Bristol. We're heading out next Tuesday and spending some time at the Great Smokey Mountains National Park on the way. I am so pumped up that I can hardly contain myself!!
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Thanks Terry T. Looks like I'm going to be responsible for another carryon item for next week's flight. It definitely will be worth it.

BassPro, is this your first time to venture to Bristol as well?
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Originally posted by Terry T Terry T wrote:

My group of 4 use to pull two of the those to the track.  One carried beer, water, beer, snacks, beer & beer the other carried scanners, and the like.  Never had an issue.



Thanks, Terry...I've never had a problem at TMS either, so I was hoping for the same situation at Bristol.

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My group of 4 use to pull two of the those to the track.  One carried beer, water, beer, snacks, beer & beer the other carried scanners, and the like.  Never had an issue.

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There seems to be a few of us coming from Texas.
I plan on bringing a soft sided rolling cooler myself.

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Obvious newbie to the board with this being my first post. It has been long overdue but planning to make our first trek to Bristol next week. I'm sure I'm going to have a lot of questions the regulars on this board can answer but my first concern is coolers. Like Bristol, Texas has a similar 14-inch rule when it comes to coolers but we have had no problems taking a larger, softsided rolling cooler to the track. It fits fine under the seats. Just wanted to get everyone's thoughts on if bringing a little larger cooler than 14 inches to the track will be okay.
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Originally posted by hemipower426 hemipower426 wrote:


Originally posted by BassPro BassPro wrote:

Hell, that's cheaper than what we're paying for gas here and it's being refined on the Texas coast...Somethin' just aint right...Lol.
Yea this is where we start quietly paying for the BP oil spill


How true that is!!
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At Food City on HWY 394 gas was $2.61 Friday.......which is bout average in the tri-citeies right now.
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Originally posted by BassPro BassPro wrote:

Hell, that's cheaper than what we're paying for gas here and it's being refined on the Texas coast...Somethin' just aint right...Lol.
Yea this is where we start quietly paying for the BP oil spill
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Hell, that's cheaper than what we're paying for gas here and it's being refined on the Texas coast...Somethin' just aint right...Lol.
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Don't get gas in Nashville!!!!! Regular is $2.65 and diesel is $2.99!!
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Anyone have gas $$ off 81 south thru VA. Thanks
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Originally posted by racenut racenut wrote:

Hey Tadpole,
 Wheres the best place to gas up a motorhome off exit 69 Hwy 394? Easy in and out is what I mean by easy, me and "The Other Woman" (what my wife named the motorhome) like it easy in and easy out Embarrassed .
Food city less than 2 miles on the left after you get on 394(visit them if you can-they do sponscer the raceWink)-if there busy....Food Country is right down the road bout 1/2 a mile or so & are on the right(you don't have to cross traffic) & have bout the same prices on Gas,groceries,etc. as food city during race week!Wink
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Hey Tadpole,
 Wheres the best place to gas up a motorhome off exit 69 Hwy 394? Easy in and out is what I mean by easy, me and "The Other Woman" (what my wife named the motorhome) like it easy in and easy out Embarrassed .
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Some people don't think 2 or 3 cents a gallon is a lot, but when your motorhome has a 75 gallon tank (and gas milage that makes Al Gore's mistress screamShocked), that adds up in a hurry!
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Kingston exit Raceway just south of Interstate gas is 2.54
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Originally posted by racenut racenut wrote:

Gas just south of Knoxville (Lenoir City exit 81 on I75) is 2.69/gal at the Interstate, a few cents cheaper over the hill at wal mart or food city
Now it's 2.57 at the exit and 2.55 away from the exit. If you are coming from Nashville (I-40 West) there is one station off the Lenoir City exit and it's 2.57.
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NIGHT RACE BUMP
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Gas just south of Knoxville (Lenoir City exit 81 on I75) is 2.69/gal at the Interstate, a few cents cheaper over the hill at wal mart or food city
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First time to Bristol, and I'll be coming out of the Nashville airport, staying in Greeneville.
 
1)How early should I leave Greeneville TN in order to beat traffic? It says it is 50miles from the track.

2)Also, how early do the souvenir stands open? In other words, how early is TOO early to show up on Sunday?

3)Any input on the best place to park? My seats are in the Pearson section. I don't mind walking a little ways if it gets me out of there sooner post-race. I have a 7hr drive (no traffic) and have to be at work the following morning at 0730 Cry
 
4)Anything to see in Greeneville on Saturday while I'm there?
 
5)Any pointers for a new-to-Bristol race couple? I wont be drinking due to the drive after and the work the following day...but I wouldn't mind hanging out a bit pre-race and maybe post-nationwide race.
 
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Traffic will be bad in general.  If you kick back at somebody's campsite for a little while it will usually clear out and you won't have to get as frustrated as sitting in it going nowhere.
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sorry, look here for the satellite map http://maps.yahoo.com/#mvt=h&lat=36.513135&lon=-82.264852&zoom=17&tt=bristol%20motor%20speedway&tp=1&ioride=us
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We always park along the tennesse ernie ford parkway; no fines or tickets. we park in front of the church. Get there by 6:30. They serve breakfast at 7 for a nominal donation. Good grub. then they have a shuttle that will drive you down old thomas bridge and drop you close to front entrance. You've got all morning to wander. After the race the 1 mile+ hike is a pain, mild uphill walk. As long as you're going west (for instance, toward pigeon forge where we also stay) takes less than an hour to get back on the freeway and usually just over 2 hours to get back to cabin. like i said, the hike after can be a pain; moving like cattle, but the benefit of parking further away is indeterminable because of the time you save.
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