Matt Kenseth Knows He Must Be On His Game to Defend IRWIN Tools Night Race Title
"Bristol, the last few times, has been really good to us," he said. "Both the spring races this year and last year we performed really good, so hopefully we'll go in the fall and be really competitive at the end when it counts."
"Besides winning our first night race, my first Nationwide win there was pretty fun," said the Cambridge, Wis. native. "My best friend came down for the race and as we're doing all of our media, I'll never forget it, I look over and he's carrying that big trophy over his head running down the front stretch. That's probably one of my most fun memories from there honestly."
It is that level of excitement and enthusiasm, experienced by drivers and fans alike, which Kenseth credits for setting a part the World's Fastest Half Mile.
"I've always liked the atmosphere at Bristol," he said. "It's really fast with a lot of people packed in there. It's still a short track, but man, with these new rules and cars and configurations - we're just going so fast it makes it kinda tough to pass.
"It's a fun environment and everything happens really, really fast. You have to be on your game all the time."
Tickets to experience the electric atmosphere of the Last Great Colosseum start at just $75 for single-day tickets or $99 for weekend packages, and fans purchasing early can save $5 off the race week price. Cost for Food City 300 tickets start as low as $35 and half-price for youth 15-and-under.
For those looking to attend one of the most competitive double-headers in racing - Wednesday night's Whelen Modified race and Camping World Truck Series UNOH 200 presented by ZLOOP - tickets start at just $30 with free entry for youth 15-and-under.
For more information or to purchase tickets, call (855) 580-5525 or visit www.BristolTix.com.