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NASCAR’s Bristol Motor Speedway: Welcome To the Terrordome

This week NASCAR rolls into Bristol, and as history has proven, anything can and will happen. Short track racing takes skill and patience. It can bring out the best and most exciting racing of the season, but it can also fuel the fire of short tempers and spawn some of NASCAR’s most memorable melees. With the track's variable banking in the corners and measuring just .533 miles around, NASCAR racing at Bristol is often compared to racing "jetfighters in a gymnasium." The very fast, door-to-door racing style can bring out the ugly in even the most even-keeled temperaments; just one quick bump on the track can unhinge in the most docile of drivers. Take for instance the shoving match between Jeff Gordon and Matt Kenseth after the 2006 ...

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