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Teel Time: Virginia Tech-Tennessee a natural for 2016 in Bristol and beyond

Teel Time: Virginia Tech-Tennessee a natural for 2016 in Bristol and beyond

Traffic and sightlines will be problematic at best. Otherwise, Virginia Tech’s 2016 football date with Tennessee at Bristol Motor Speedway promises to be as much an event as game, with record attendance, epic tailgates and Lee Corso wearing headgear. Think college basketball on an aircraft carrier or outdoor professional hockey — on steroids. Daytona Motor Speedway president Joie Chitwood III told the Associated Press in July that he’s interested in bringing football to the track and mentioned Florida State as a possible participant. Whether such games become routine or are merely novelties remains to be seen. Given the bring-binoculars distance a vast majority will...

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