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Teamwork makes Bristol happen
Be it a round track battle on the high banks of Bristol Motor Speedway, or a 300 mph duel at Thunder Valley, fans arrive… you watch the event… you go home. For all practical purposes, all you see is the finished product. Not that there’s anything wrong with that. In fact, that’s how it’s supposed to work.
But it’s worthy to recognize all who pitch in and work together to make our events happen. It’s the epitome of teamwork.
Here’s the deal. Our full-time staff is comprised of 70 to 75 full-time employees. We’re here day-in-day-out, year-round.
But from the “Department of Did You Know?”
For our major events, we may carry more than 5,000 individuals on the payroll.
When we’re hosting an event for hundreds of thousands of fans, we need a team. We need a big team. And here at Bristol we’re blessed with the best in the business.
Our event weekend teams are diverse to say the least. There are students, doctors, lawyers, teachers, coaches, policemen and women, EMT personnel, office workers, volunteers… The list of examples can go on and on.
The important thing is that our community and its constituents believe in what we do here at Bristol, and they work hard to make sure you enjoy your Bristol experience.
Time and time again we ask fans from all across the nation, “What do you like most about attending an event at Bristol?”
No, it’s not the action. It’s not that elusive autograph you may have captured. It’s not that party you attended in the campground.
It never fails… The answer always is, “I love Bristol because of the people and the hospitality.”
Our event workers, in many regards, are the face of Bristol Motor Speedway. Sure, you might shake Jerry Caldwell’s hand. Our Chairman Bruton Smith might give you a golf cart ride. But on the frontline of Bristol Motor Speedway and Dragway there’s a wonderful team of individuals dedicated to exceeding your expectations.
Bruton says it best… “They ask me all the time why don’t I build another Bristol somewhere else in the country. I tell them I can build another half-mile track anywhere. But I could never build another Bristol and it’s all because of the community and the people.”
From all of us here at Bristol Motor Speedway and Dragway, thanks to all who help us make our event weekends happen. We couldn’t do it without you.