The Tennessee Volunteers and Virginia Tech Hokies are primed to square off in a massive, neutral-site battle at Bristol Motor Speedway in 2016.
The game is expected to set a college football attendance record of more than 150,000 people. For a contest that big, the hype machine needs years, literally, to get rolling.
This hype video gives us a small glance into the geographic rationale for pairing these two out-of-conference foes. It also displays the sheer enormity of the venue itself.
Both Hokies coach Frank Beamer and Vols head man Butch Jones took time out of their schedules to pose with two sparkling race cars for the “Battle at Bristol.”