The biggest crowd to see a college football game were the 115,000 fans who saw Michigan play Notre Dame, in 2013, at Michigan Stadium. Some claim there were an ESTIMATED 120,000 at a game in 1927, at Soldier Field in Chicago, when Notre Dame played USC.

Doesn't really matter, now. Tomorrow night the new record will belong to Bristol Motor Speedway.

Twenty years after Bristol's owner, Bruton Smith suggested it, the "Battle at Bristol" will finally bring college football to the NASCAR track, the place they call the "Last Great Colosseum". Tomorrow night at 8PM, the Tennessee Volunteers will play the Virginia Tech Hokies. According to, they expect a crowd of 150,000.

One of the amazing things is that the track turned into a football stadium in just 18 days, starting right after the last NASCAR race there. And if you're a big NASCAR fan, Dale Earnhardt Jr will be on ESPN's GameDay pre-game show as a guest picker.


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