Bristol Dragway [NOOK Book]

Overview

Bristol Dragway was carved into an East Tennessee

mountainside in 1965. In the more than four decades

since, the track known as "Thunder Valley" has carved its niche as a world-class facility in professional drag racing. Located adjacent to Bristol Motor Speedway, the dragway's well-earned nickname stems from the unique acoustic experience fans get when the power of ...
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Bristol Dragway

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Overview

Bristol Dragway was carved into an East Tennessee

mountainside in 1965. In the more than four decades

since, the track known as "Thunder Valley" has carved its niche as a world-class facility in professional drag racing. Located adjacent to Bristol Motor Speedway, the dragway's well-earned nickname stems from the unique acoustic experience fans get when the power of unlimited racing engines echoes off the nearby hillsides. Bristol Dragway retraces the track's early history, its role in shaping the sport, and its return to prominence after an $18 million renovation in the late 1990s. The book features images of drag racing's greatest stars and chronicles decades of the sport's most memorable moments.
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The experience of watching a NASCAR race at Tennessee's Bristol Motor Speedway has been compared to viewing jet fighter maneuvers inside a gym. Since it first opened in 1961, this fast, high-banked short course has been the scene of many of the sport's most exciting races. This pictorial history takes you down a dragway memory lane and then back again.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781439617779
  • Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
  • Publication date: 9/18/2012
  • Series: Images of Sports
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 128
  • File size: 46 MB
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Meet the Author

Author David M. McGee has witnessed more than 25 years of Bristol racing history as a photographer, journalist, race official, and announcer. He is the coauthor of Images of Sports: Bristol Motor Speedway.

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  • Posted April 19, 2010

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    A must read if you have ANY interest in Nascar or East Tennessee history!

    Looking at the pictures in this book and reading how Bristol Speedway came about is spell bounding. I am not a follower of racing but felt like it was in my blood after reading this book. I felt as though I had been involved from the beginning. While I have never visited Bristol Speedway I am certainly planning a visit soon!

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