1977 Apr 17: Bobby Allison (12) AMC Matador races Neil Bonnett (71) Dodge Charger in the 17th annual Southeaster 500 NASCAR Winston Cup Grand National race at Bristol International Speedway in Bristol TN.
During a geocaching trek in the Bristol, VA/TN area on 10/19/11, I couldn't resist finding caches around Bristol Speedway. I'm not a NASCAR fan, but this is such a huge landmark for the Bristol/Tri-Cities area. There's a guardrail cache along TN 394 that gives a great view of the complex (and no, you can't watch a race from that spot lol). GC2X2JY
On July 4, 1984, Richard Petty won his 200th NASCAR race, a record that will likely never be broken. Among the attendees of the race, President Ronald Reagan, the first sitting President to attend a NASCAR race.