Bristol Motor Speedway, previously known as Bristol International Race Circuit and now known simply as Bristol Motor Speedway, is an exclusive NASCAR short track facility located in Bristol, Tennessee, built by the legendary NASCAR racing team in 1960. Built for just three tracks, it holds its place in the NASCAR calendar and serves as the home of one of the most popular races in the NASCAR series.
While the racetrack itself has not changed, the name has, as it was named after Bristol, a city in northeast England. Its location also plays a role in its place in the NASCAR schedule, as it is situated in close proximity to tracks that were part of the original NASCAR circuit, including Richmond International Raceway, Darlington Raceway, and Auto Club Speedway. The tracks that it is closest to, in terms of proximity, are Martinsville, Loudon, and Martinsville.
The Bristol track was originally meant to be the primary short track in the region, but because of its high speeds, it proved impossible to race. That's where NASCAR stepped in and began promoting it, giving it its NASCAR affiliation. It soon became a favorite of NASCAR racing fans and has remained so ever since.
The Bristol track is well known for its speed, and as a result is often the setting for some of the most exciting races in the NASCAR schedule. Each race is designed to be run at a faster speed than the previous one, and this has led to some incredibly thrilling moments at the track. Because of its fast speeds, many racers like to get up to the finish line in one piece, having sustained only a minor injury.
The races are usually well known for their exciting finishes, which can be seen on television and from the stands. Fans enjoy watching the races, but they also enjoy racing on a track with the greatest speed in NASCAR. A great rivalry exists between the teams that are housed in the Bristol track, and it is common for drivers to have the opportunity to race one another head to head.
Most NASCAR fans enjoy visiting Bristol each year for the annual Bristol race weekend. This race weekend includes a number of events that take place in the Bristol area. One of these events is the famous Bristol Pit Party, a night-time party held outside the track that has been organized to celebrate the end of the NASCAR season.
Bristol Pit Party is a major event in the weekend, as fans from all over the area gather to enjoy a great time with food, drinks, and good company. While at the pit party, they can watch races and race night passes. After the race, those who have arrived early will find themselves taking in the festivities and party all night long. At the party, there are dancing and drinking, including live music and all the usual festivities.
Other activities that take place at the Bristol pit party include games such as pinball, pool, arcade games, and a variety of other games. There is a wide variety of alcoholic beverages, including both local and imported beers and wines. This is a unique experience for the NASCAR racing fan, one that they will never forget. While many people visit the area for the races, a trip to Bristol also gives them the opportunity to experience a bit of Americana, as it is home to the famed Bristol steakhouse.
Some of the attractions in and around the Bristol area include the famous “Hog Hill” located on the west bank of the river at Burlington. It is a scenic spot located right across from the Bristol Motor Speedway. This hill is a great way for those who want a bit of relaxation during the day, or a place to watch the race from a vantage point from which they can observe the action. In addition, there are plenty of other things for those who are interested in relaxing on the hill to do, from horseback riding to playing miniature golf.
Of course, those who are driving on the Bristol race tracks are not spared from the festivities either. During race night, many people gather to witness all of the action that takes place on the Bristol tracks and enjoy watching the festivities on television. The race cars on display will be among the best in the country and allow those who aren't able to attend to be able to participate.
Another of the highlights of the weekend in Bristol is in the Bristol races. As fans go to visit the races, they often find out about the history behind them, and they may find out where the race started, as well. It is also interesting to discover where the name came from, as many people believe it to be a reference to a popular radio talk show host that was once on the air in Bristol.