When the starting line and the finish line give way to the sideline and the goal line, you know you're in an unconventional football venue. But as Tennessee and Virginia Tech are about to find out, what they're playing on Saturday isn't all that different from the usual events contested at Bristol Motor Speedway.
The crew chief (Tennessee coach Butch Jones) still has to make the proper adjustments to ensure the machine runs as well on lap 200 as it did on lap 1. And a new crew chief (Virginia Tech coach Justin Fuente) can bring new ideas and new energy.
Gentlemen, start your engines.