PHOTO GALLERY: Pilot Flying J Gets Revved

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PHOTO GALLERY: Pilot Flying J Gets Revved

By Linda Lisanti, Convenience Store News - 04/28/2016

BRISTOL, Tenn. — The wheels are turning at Pilot Flying J as the travel center and travel plaza operator gets ready for its title sponsorship of the Battle at Bristol, an iconic college football game taking place Sept. 10 at Bristol Motor Speedway.

The game will pit the Tennessee Volunteers vs. the Virginia Tech Hokies. With a projected attendance of 150,000, the game is expected to break the all-time attendance record for a college football game, which currently stands at 115,109.

As CSNews Online previously reported, Pilot Flying J, North America’s largest travel center/plaza operator, sees this sponsorship as an opportunity to position it as a destination of choice in the industry. The Battle at Bristol sponsorship also complements Pilot Flying J's current sponsorship of NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Michael Annett's No. 46 car.

On the weekend of April 16-17, Annett's No. 46 car sported a custom Pilot Flying J Battle at Bristol paint scheme as it raced in the Food City 500 event at Bristol Motor Speedway. Pilot Flying J also used the race weekend to hold retail activations aimed at putting the brand on the map to the consumer, extending beyond the professional driver community.  

Headquartered in Knoxville, Tenn., Pilot Flying J has more than 650 retail locations that serve more than 1.3 million customers daily.

The No. 46 Michael Annett show car in a custom Pilot Flying J Battle at Bristol paint scheme.
The Pilot Flying J Battle at Bristol logo on display near a Pilot Flying J activation area at Bristol Motor Speedway.
NASCAR driver Michael Annett next to his No. 46 machine sporting a Pilot Flying J Battle at Bristol paint scheme.
The Colossus, installed specifically for the Pilot Flying J Battle at Bristol, is the world’s largest, outdoor, four-sided screen.
The Bristol Motor Speedway infield with visible yard markers of where the football field will be.
Concept aerial image of how Bristol Motor Speedway will look during the Battle at Bristol on Sept. 10.
A visual of how the speedway infield will transform for the Tennessee Volunteers vs. Virginia Tech Hokies game.