Another day closer to Food City 500 Race Weekend! We have some more advice headed your way. But before we do that, should you need to catch up on our previous tips, simply click one of the links below.

Tip No. 1 - Advice and Information to Plan Ahead for Parking
Tip No. 2 - Essential Items to Bring
Tip No. 3 - Bristol Transportation:  Event Shuttles and Trams
Tip No. 4 - Stocking Up For The "Must Do" and "Must See"
Tip No. 5 - Schedule Properly To Take In The Full Show
Tip No. 6 - Make Sure You're "In The Know"
Tip No. 7 - "Boots on the Ground" - What to do when you're here! 


Tip No. 8 - Remember; Heat Racing makes Saturday different - plan ahead!

A very specific tip coming your way... This one is for all planning on attending the Fitzgerald Glider Kits 300 on Saturday (April 16). Yes, there will be 300 laps, but how drivers competing in this NASCAR Xfinity Series event will get to 300 laps is vastly different than in past years.

As part of the exciting NASCAR XFINITY Series 'Dash 4 Cash' the Fitzgerald Glider Kits 300 takes on a Heat Racing format, with two 50-lap Heat Races and a 200-lap Main combining to make up the race's 300 laps.

It works like this:

Qualifying for the event will set the 40-car field with odd-numbered qualifiers competing in the first Heat and even-numbered qualifiers contending in the second. Finishing order from the two Heats will then set the final starting spots for the Main event of the Fitzgerald Glider Kits 300. The top two series regulars from each Heat will then battle for an additional $100,000 Dash 4 Cash bonus.

The important thing is that you know the schedule!

Saturday, April 15:

8:00 AM - Spectator Gates Open
8:30 AM - NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Food City 500 Practice
9:30 AM - NASCAR XFINITY Series Fitzgerald Glider Kits 300 Qualifying
11:00 AM - NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Food City 500 Final Practice
12:05 PM - NASCAR XFINITY Series Fitzgerald Glider Kits 300 Driver Introductions
12:30 PM - Fitzgerald Glider Kits 300: HEAT RACE No. 1 (50-laps)
1:10 PM - Fitzgerald Glider Kits 300: HEAT RACE No. 2 (50-laps)
1:45 PM - Fitzgerald Glider Kits 300: MAIN (200-laps)
4:15 - NASCAR K&N Pro Series PittLite 125 Driver Introductions
4:30 - Start of the NASCAR K&N Pro Series PittLite 125

For a deeper dive into Saturday's unique format, check out our recent #AskBristol Show with NASCAR XFINITY Series Director Wayne Auton.

#AskBristol Show - 20 - NASCAR XFINITY Series Director Wayne Auton Explains the Heat Races in April 2016

It's gonna be one fun day!

Ticket prices for the NASCAR XFINITY Series Fitzgerald Glider Kits 300/PittLite 125 Doubleheader start at just $40. For tickets call 1.866.415.4158 or purchase at any BMS Box Office during operational hours.