Battle at Bristol reportedly making its return for second game Michael Shroyer/Getty Images
BRISTOL, TN - SEPTEMBER 10: A general view of Bristol Motor Speedway during the national anthem of the game between the Virginia Tech Hokies and the Tennessee Volunteers on September 10, 2016 in Bristol, Tennessee. (Photo by Michael Shroyer/Getty Images)

The Battle at Bristol will reportedly making its return, according to the

Speedway Motorsports President and CEO Marcus Smith and Bristol Motor Speedway Executive Vice President and General Manager Jerry Caldwell confirmed to the newspaper that plans for a second college football game at Bristol Motor Speedway are in the works, although the teams and date have not been set.

“We’re working on it,” Smith said Monday. “Jerry Caldwell is working hard on it. I would say that another game will be coming at some point and you need to call the ticket office and get on the list.

“We will have another football game, absolutely. Right now, there aren’t any details to be released, but we are continuing to have more good conversations and we are going to play football.”

Caldwell didn’t rule out eventually hosting a potential NFL game, but said that the focus would remain on college football.

Tennessee defeated Virginia Tech, 45-24, in the first Battle at Bristol matchup, which took place on Sept. 10, 2016 in front of a record attendance of 156,900.

Jason has contributed to numerous websites in the past covering a wide range of sports including SEC football for the past four seasons. He began his journalism career as a student journalist at the University of Tennessee where he covered the Vols for the student radio station and newspaper. Here’s ...Read more
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