was that really bristol?

Here’s my recap of the Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway this past Sunday: It was boring.

That is all. Now it’s photo fun time:


(L-R): Elliott Sadler, Kasey Kahne, Clint Bowyer and AJ Allmendinger are introduced before the Wii Boxing tournament during Food City Race Night at Bristol Motor Speedway. (Photo Credit: Getty Images for NASCAR)

(L-R): Elliott Sadler, Kasey Kahne, Clint Bowyer and AJ Allmendinger are introduced before the Wii Boxing tournament during Food City Race Night at Bristol Motor Speedway. (Photo Credit: Getty Images for NASCAR)

Elliott Sadler celebrates beating Kasey Kahne in a Wii boxing tournament during Food City Race Night at Bristol Motor Speedway. (Photo Credit: Getty Images for NASCAR)

Elliott Sadler celebrates beating Kasey Kahne in a Wii boxing tournament during Food City Race Night at Bristol Motor Speedway. (Photo Credit: Getty Images for NASCAR)

Kevin and Delana Harvick celebrate winning the Scotts Turf Builder 300 at Bristol Motor Speedway, Kevin's first NASCAR Nationwide Series victory for Kevin Harvick Inc. (Photo Credit: Rusty Jarrett/Getty Images for NASCAR)

Kevin and Delana Harvick celebrate winning the Scotts Turf Builder 300 at Bristol Motor Speedway, Kevin’s first NASCAR Nationwide Series victory for Kevin Harvick Inc. (Photo Credit: Rusty Jarrett/Getty Images for NASCAR)

Race fan Wessa Miller presents a penny to Dale Earnhardt Jr. prior to the Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway. Miller gave Dale Earnhardt a lucky penny before he won the 1998 Daytona 500. (Photo Credit: Chris Graythen/Getty Images for NASCAR)

Race fan Wessa Miller presents a penny to Dale Earnhardt Jr. prior to the Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway. Miller gave Dale Earnhardt a lucky penny before he won the 1998 Daytona 500. (Photo Credit: Chris Graythen/Getty Images for NASCAR)

Kyle Busch does a burnout on the frontstretch of Bristol Motor Speedway to celebrate his Food City 500 victory. (Photo Credit: Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

Kyle Busch does a burnout on the frontstretch of Bristol Motor Speedway to celebrate his Food City 500 victory. (Photo Credit: Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

5 Comments

  1. March 25, 2009 at 2:12 AM ·

    Surprisingly, horribly boring. Fault the car of tomorrow or the regraded track, but everyone going round and round so impeccably for three hours was like watching a carnival merry-go-round. Maybe Fox should be blamed too, because they sure could have done some things to pump up the volume (like more shots of fans in the grandstands, or use pit cams, or interspersed some footage of old races). But it was one of the most boring races of the season. Give ‘em license to swap paint and slam bumpers, i say. Racin’ without heart or heat is soulless indeedy.

  2. March 25, 2009 at 8:34 AM ·

    I apparently am the only one on earth who didn’t think Bristol was boring. I mean it was a little boring for me as a Tony fan because he wasn’t up in the hunt so to speak but I thought there was a lot of side by side racing. That being said: I agree with ovalscream- there needed to be more done on Fox’s part. I miss better shots of the pits- and I really like it when crew wear crew cams- that I love and it would have enhanced the Bristol show!

  3. March 25, 2009 at 8:37 AM ·

    By the way – I love the pictures of the wii boxing tourney! I have been trying to find pictures of the Stewart/Harvick Rockband contest – but haven’t found any.

  4. March 25, 2009 at 5:22 PM ·

    The Nationwide race held a lot more excitement than the Sprint Cup race, that’s for sure. Put the trucks out there, then we’d see some really exciting racing!

  5. March 27, 2009 at 7:14 AM ·

    I still don’t understand why Kasey Kahne entered the Wii thing…except for the fans…because we all know he has no rhythm and has professed to be a non-video gamer, but the photos are HILARIOUS and thanks for sharing those.