Bristol Motor Speedway to host 2nd college football game

BY foxsports • January 28, 2016

The "Last Great Colosseum" is morphing into a venue where competitors do more than drive fast and turn left.

Bristol Motor Speedway, which will host its first college football game on Sept. 10 when Virginia Tech and Tennessee do battle, will now be the site of a second gridiron contest just one week later.

Officials from the Speedway Motorsports Inc.-owned short track announced Thursday that East Tennessee State University -- located just down the road in Johnson City -- will square off with Western Carolina on Sept. 17.

In case you're keeping score at home, BMS will now play host to as many college football games as Sprint Cup Series races in 2016. That's the true definition of a multi-sport complex.