Bristol Speedway, also known as Bristol Raceway and the Bristol International Raceway, is a NASCAR short track facility located in Bristol, TN. Constructed at the same time as Bristol-Myers-Rubicall Indianapolis Motor Speedway in 1966, it became the home of the United States' premier open-wheel racing series in 1969. Today it is the venue for regular NASCAR events, along with occasional road and oval races as well.
While the track was originally designed primarily for touring car races and high-profile touring events, the Bristol area has developed into a world-class facility for short track events as well. The track features about two miles of racing surface and the area boasts a number of other attractions including restaurants, clubs, and a large population of enthusiasts who visit the area on a regular basis.
Visitors to Bristol Speedway are treated to an impressive array of hospitality. This includes numerous dining options and plenty of room to dine out. Guests are encouraged to enjoy a nice meal and beverage before and after each race, and most concession stands offer multiple selections of foods. Guests can choose from a variety of beverages such as water and nonalcoholic soda, as well as sandwiches, hot dogs, salads, and specialty burgers. Guests can get their refreshments at the entrance, or at concession stands.
In addition to a variety of food choices, visitors to Bristol Speedway also receive an extensive array of entertainment options. Among the various activities that you can participate in before, during, and after the race are horseracing, arcade games, an outdoor pool, and other activities. There is also a huge grassy field outside of the facility, complete with many tents and a large scoreboard.
Guests can also participate in various events at Bristol Speedway. These include a race walk around the track, a rally around the track, and even an indoor car show. You can enjoy the excitement of a car show before and during the race or participate in it just in case you get in one. After the race, there are usually several exciting post-race activities to enjoy as well.
As far as facilities for spectators go, the track at Bristol Speedway is among the best in the country. The facilities boast state-of-the-art television monitors, multiple bathrooms, concession stands, a large and well-stocked hospitality area, and parking areas, and plenty of room to store your cars. There is also a VIP entrance that is closed to all fans to prevent crowding in the grandstands and parking lots.
The Bristol Speedway track is also home to several racing memorabilia stores, which offer a variety of items for fans to purchase at fairs, shows, and online auctions. Additionally, there is a great selection of apparel, shoes, caps, racing equipment and tickets to attend a future race. You can also check out the NASCAR memorabilia shop at the track, where you can purchase signed photos, posters, and autographed race car parts.
It should be noted that Bristol Speedway is owned by a separate company and is not a licensed NASCAR facility. However, you will find plenty of memorabilia from past and current events displayed in the main concession stands and souvenir stands on site.
Before your visit to Bristol Speedway, there are several things to consider, including the weather forecast and how long you plan on staying in the area. In addition to being a popular destination for NASCAR racing events, the town also offers various sporting events throughout the year such as local amateur tennis tournaments, a high school baseball league, and indoor track and field programs. If you would like to take in a local performance or event, there are also numerous sporting venues within the town itself.
There is one more factor to keep in mind when visiting Bristol Speedway. The track is located at the bottom of an incline and is enclosed. All spectators are instructed to dress appropriately to avoid falling. off the incline.
If you do plan to stay at the track, it is important to take advantage of the complimentary shuttle service. The shuttle bus is free to all guests and takes you directly to your hotel. If you want to travel back to the track, you can access the track via a parking lot on the opposite side of the track. Once there, you can pay the parking fee or simply walk the short distance back to your vehicle.