Griffith to Start NASCAR’s Food City 250 in Bristol

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House Majority Leader, Del. Morgan Griffith (R-Salem), has been tapped as honorary starter for the Food City 250 NASCAR Race at the Bristol Motor Speedway. NASCAR fans can cheer on their favorite drivers, as well as Griffith in his race for Congress.

Bristol Motor Speedway is the most popular track on the Nationwide Stock Car Series circuit, often drawing over 100,000 fans. And it’s one of the fastest short track courses on the circuit.

Check out details of the race at Food City Racing and Bristol Motor Speedway. If you can’t make it the Speedway, ESPN will carry the Food City 250 live at 8 p.m. on Friday, August 20.

Coverage of Griffith’s selection appears at Roanoke’s NBC affiliate, WSLS 10 and