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SLIDESHOW: Bristol Speedway unveils plan for Vols-Hokies game

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BRISTOL, TN (News Sentinel) - When Tennessee coach Butch Jones came to Bristol Motor Speedway for the first time in February, track officials knew their decade-long goal of playing a neutral site football game at the track might finally be close to reality.

Jones was hooked.

"As a football coach, I was like, 'What if we had a football game here?'" he said.

Bristol officials were eager to oblige. Months of negotiations culminated in a celebratory press conference at the speedway on Monday morning.

Read more from our news partners at the Knoxville News Sentinel.

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