Jerry Caldwell has big shoes to fill at Bristol

Updated: March 18, 2011, 2:16 PM ET
By Marty Smith

Jerry Caldwell welcomes the unenviable task of following a legend, albeit the legend from whom he learned most everything he knows about auto racing -- how to appreciate it and, certainly, how to promote it.

Caldwell is charged with making his mentor proud, by way of upholding the lofty standards he inherited in a sport that demands excellence of its leaders. Caldwell, a member of the Bristol Motor Speedway staff since 1997, was named the track's general manager late last year, ...

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