WATCH: ABC Tri-Cities’ Battle at Bristol Pregame Show

TRI-CITIES (WJHL) – Our Battle at Bristol Pregame shows aired Wednesday and Saturday evening night on ABC Tri-Cities. We talked about local rivalries among fans of both the University of Tennessee and Virginia Tech to the friendly rivalry wagers between the governors of Tennessee and Virginia.

Do you know who designed the Battle at Bristol trophy? Do you want to get an inside look inside Bristol Motor Speedway’s world’s largest center-hung TV display in motor sports history? So you know what there is all to know about the Battle at Bristol?

For a recap of all the stories we covered watch our the videos included in this story and check out our Battle at Bristol category.

The following videos are from our Battle at Bristol Pregame show that aired on September 10:

The following videos are from our Battle at Bristol Pregame show that aired on September 7:


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Finally, watch the Battle at Bristol on ABC Tri-Cities beginning at 8:15 p.m. You can watch ABC Tri-Cities over the air on 11.2, Charter – Channel 9 , DirecTV – Channel 12  and on Dish Network – Channel 19.  Click here to find a full list of where to watch ABC Tri-Cities. 


Do you have any photos of you in the Battle at Bristol spirit? Whether you are a Hokies fan or a Vols fan send us photos of you all dressed up or show us your school pride by sending a photo to You can also post your photo on social media using the hashtags #WJHLVols and #WJHLHokies.


Sign up for text alerts about the Battle at Bristol text “Battle at Bristol” to 36729. If you want to keep these 11 tips handy, text “BRISTOLTIPS” to 36729. Also, to see all the stories we’ve posted about the Battle at Bristol check out


The speedway that calls itself the “last great Colosseum” now will be the world’s largest football stadium for at least a couple of weeks. Tennessee and Virginia Tech face off Saturday night at the Bristol Motor Speedway, located approximately halfway between the two campuses. The “Battle at Bristol” is expected to draw over 150,000 fans, which would shatter the current NCAA single-game record of 115,109 at Michigan Stadium when Michigan beat Notre Dame in 2013.

The Associated Press contributed to this story. 



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