- December 2009
Big Stone Gap's Melinda Gardner is the latest winner in the 12 Days of Christmas ticket giveaway at Bristol Motor Speedway's Autotrader.com Speedway In Lights.
Gardner visited the holiday light show, one of the largest in the country, Tuesday, Dec. 22, and registered for the ultimate fan package.
Sharon Morrell of Bristol, Tenn. is the latest winner in the 12 Days of Christmas ticket giveaway at Bristol Motor Speedway's Autotrader.com Speedway In Lights.
Morrell visited the holiday light show, one of the largest in the country, Sunday, Dec. 20, and registered for the ultimate fan package.
Dan Holland of Bristol, Tenn., is the latest winner in the 12 Days of Christmas ticket giveaway at Bristol Motor Speedway's Autotrader.com Speedway In Lights.
Holland visited the holiday light show, one of the largest in the country, Thursday, Nov. 17, and registered for the ultimate fan package.
Newport's Casey Brown is the third winner in the 12 Days of Christmas ticket giveaway at Bristol Motor Speedway's Autotrader.com Speedway In Lights.
Brown visited the holiday light show, one of the largest in the country, Wednesday, Nov. 16, and registered for the ultimate fan package. Included
Jonesborough's Pat Runion is the second winner in the 12 Days of Christmas ticket giveaway at Bristol Motor Speedway's Autotrader.com Speedway In Lights.
Runion visited the holiday light show, one of the largest in the country, Tuesday, Nov. 15, and registered for the ultimate fan package.
Samantha George is the first winner in the 12 Days of Christmas ticket giveaway at Bristol Motor Speedway's Autotrader.com Speedway In Lights.
George, who is from Bells, Tenn., visited the holiday light show, one of the largest in the country, Monday, Nov. 14, and registered for the ultimate fan package.
12/10/09Dozen Sets Of Season Tickets On The Line For Guests During AutoTrader.com Speedway In Lights 12 Days Of Christmas
For race fans, the perfect Christmas gift would be tickets to a NASCAR race at Bristol Motor Speedway. But how spectacular would that present be if it included ALL the races at the World's Fastest Half-Mile?
IRWIN® Tools is helping visitors to Autotrader.com Speedway In Lights Powered by TVA build the ultimate Christmas gift for fans - season tickets to all NASCAR events at BMS in 2010. During the Speedway in Lights version of the12 Days of Christmas, beginning Dec. 14 and ending Dec. 25, guests may enter each night to win two sets of season tickets, along with parking, pit passes and tool bags full of IRWIN products. Winners will be notified the following day.
Greg Harvey has joined the Bristol Motor Speedway marketing department as a senior corporate sales account manager.
Harvey has an extensive background in sales and marketing and will be a valuable addition to the BMS team.
Visitors to Autotrader.com Speedway In Lights Powered by TVA this Thursday evening, Dec. 10, will enjoy a special treat as it will be News5Night at the holiday light show at Bristol Motor Speedway.
WCYB has teamed up with one of the largest holiday light shows in the country, to bring its on-air news team to Subway Christmas Village in the infield at BMS Thursday evening. Members of the news team will greet visitors between 6:30 and 9 p.m. Johnny Wood, Steve Hawkins, Ann Carter, Dave Dierks, Jordan Conigliaro, Garick Zikan, Tarah Taylor, Marcus Lynch, Preston Ayers, Leah Rubertino and Sherrie Evans will be present at varying intervals to meet viewers and sign autographs.
- November 2009
11/25/09Bristol celebrates the holidays with 13th season of AutoTrader.com Speedway In Lights Powered By TVA
For a good part of the year, Bristol Motor Speedway and Dragway are known for the unparalleled excitement and speed provided by NASCAR and NHRA events at the facilities. With the arrival of the holiday season, however, Thunder Valley takes on an entirely different look and feel.
For the 13th consecutive season, the Autotrader.com Speedway In Lights Powered by TVA extravaganza transforms both venues into one of the nation's largest holiday celebrations.
11/20/09Long-Time Bristol Motor Speedway Season Ticket Holders Win Free Trip To Las Vegas For NASCAR Sprint Cup Banquet
Jim and Linda Teske have been coming to races at Bristol Motor Speedway for years. Now, the couple is going to Las Vegas because of it.
Natives of Edwardsburg, Mich., and season ticket holders for more than a decade at BMS, the Teskes are winners of a free trip to Las Vegas and the NASCAR Sprint Cup Awards banquet courtesy of Bristol Motor Speedway.
11/18/09Bristol Man First Winner In Lucky Laptop Monday Giveaway At AutoTrader.com Speedway In Lights Powered By TVA
Stephen Semones of Bristol, Tenn. was the first big winner in the Lucky Laptop Monday giveaway at Autotrader.com Speedway In Lights Powered by TVA this week.
A total of seven laptops, courtesy of Autotrader.com, will be given away at Bristol Motor Speedway's holiday light show each Monday throughout the rest of the year - so there are six more chances to win.
11/17/09Special Nightly Promotions Offer Visitors Discounts/Prizes For AutoTrader.com Speedway In Lights Powered By TVA
If visitors to Bristol Motor Speedway for Autotrader.com Speedway In Lights Powered by TVA need extra incentive to come out to one of the country's largest holiday light shows, they can find it in several special nightly promotions.
Now through Jan. 2, Speedway In Lights guests will receive $2 off the admission price due to special promotions taking place Sundays through Thursdays throughout the show.
A record $650,000 was handed out to area children's agencies Thursday evening by the Bristol Chapter of Speedway Children's Charities, breaking the previous grant total by $75,000 in a year clouded by economic uncertainty.
11/09/09Friday The 13th Will Be Lucky Night At AutoTrader.com Speedway In Lights As Every 13th Car Will Get In Free
Opening night of the 13th season of Autotrader.com Speedway In Lights Powered by TVA falls on Friday, Nov. 13 this year and that will prove to be lucky for certain visitors.
Every 13th car to come through Speedway In lights on Friday, Nov. 13, will receive free entry into what has become one of the premier holiday shows in the country.
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11/02/09Addition Of HVAC Chill Hill Tube Slide Gives Visitors Even More To Look Forward To During AutoTrader.com Speedway In Lights
Visitors to Bristol Motor Speedway know they will see plenty of action on the high-banked half-mile oval during NASCAR races. Now, they can participate in some action of a different kind, on another type of banking, just outside the Speedway itself.
As part of this year's Autotrader.com Speedway In Lights Powered by TVA holiday show, the HVAC Chill Hill Tube Slide will open Nov. 10, giving BMS guests even more to do during a fun outing at BMS.
- October 2009
BRISTOL, Tenn. (Friday, Oct. 30, 2009) - While the nearly two million lights and more than 200 dazzling displays are definitely eye-catching for visitors to Autotrader.com Speedway In Lights Powered by TVA, for many, a highlight of the show is the Subway Christmas Village.
Each year, the Miss Food City 500 Pageant is a highly popular event. The 2010 edition showcased 14 young women from across the region. Each girl entered the beautiful Paramount Center for the Arts in downtown Bristol, TN with hopes of winning the title of Miss Food City 2010.
When the moment arrived, it was Melissa Lynn O'Neal of Crossville, Tennessee who was crowned 2010 Miss Food City. Melissa is a 23 year-old student at Belmont University.
"I am so honored to be the new Miss Food City," O'Neal commented. "I'm looking forward to working with this outstanding company during the next year. Thank you to everyone that made this special event possible."
The NASCAR Hall of Fame announced Wednesday its first class of five to be inducted, and while the Hall itself may be in North Carolina, the roots run all the way to the mountains of Northeast Tennessee.
Bill France Sr., Bill France Jr., Richard Petty, Dale Earnhardt and Junior Johnson were revealed as the inaugural class for the new Hall and the results were felt three hours away.
As the weather turns cooler and the holiday season fast approaches, Bristol Motor Speedway and Dragway prepares to transition from one sport to another, from a concrete surface to the ice.
The Johnson Controls Ice Rink opens for its eighth season Tuesday, Nov. 10 and skaters, particularly younger ones, are counting down the days until they can take to the ice again.
10/06/09AutoTrader.com Speedway In Lights Powered By TVA Opens 13th Season Nov. 13; New "Coal Mountain Gift Mine" Display To Be Featured
Nearing the $5 million mark in monies raised for children's agencies in Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia, AutoTrader.com Speedway In Lights Powered by TVA at Bristol Motor Speedway will begin adding to that total Nov.13 with yet another new, spectacular display.
Alpha Natural Resources, the country's third largest producer of coal, will introduce the "Coal Mountain Gift Mine" display for the 13th edition of Speedway In Lights. The animated apparatus, which is 70 feet long and 22 feet tall, features a continuous miner tossing presents through the air into a front-end loader with some help from an elf.
Members of the Tri-Cities Miata Club had a zoomin' good time at BMS in early June and the Bristol Chapter of Speedway Children's Charities was the lucky beneficiary.
Each year, the TCMC hosts a special event that is the highlight of the year for every Miata owner. During the get-together, participants take part in an autocross competition, drive some of the area's best two-lane roads and take a few laps around the "World's Fastest Half-Mile."
- September 2009
One of the most popular activities at Bristol Motor Speedway each winter has absolutely nothing to do with racing. Well, racing on the World's Fastest Half-Mile anyway.
People from all over Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia count the days until the Johnson Controls Ice Rink opens at BMS each year. As the only rink in the immediate area, it has become a tremendously popular attraction.
09/21/09Bristol Motor Speedway Officials Announce Promotions; Restructuring Lays Strategic Position for Next Five Years says Byrd
On the strength of two NASCAR Sprint Cup sellouts, signing new sponsors and garnering national attention for bucking current economic trends, Bristol Motor Speedway officials are not sitting still. BMS president and general manager Jeff Byrd today announced several promotions and a restructuring to strategically position NASCAR's most popular track for the next several years.
Bristol Motor Speedway welcomes back the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour as part of August race week in 2010, speedway officials announced today.
Following a successful debut at NASCAR's most popular track last month, officials from the speedway discussed the return of the sport's storied racing series and decided to make it part of the program again next year.
NASCAR's two Sprint Cup and Nationwide events at Bristol Motor Speedway will remain on the same weekends in 2010, while the NHRA date moves to June.
Bristol Motor Speedway, the lone track on the NASCAR circuit to sell out both Sprint Cup races in 2009, will again host its popular races, the Food City 500 and the Irwin Tools Night Race, the weekends of March 21 and Aug. 21. The Nationwide Series races, the Scotts Turf Builder 300 and the Food City 250, will take place March 20 and Aug. 20, while the O'Reilly 200 Camping World Truck Series race is slated for Aug. 18.
Speedway Motorsports has agreed to sponsor the National Motorsports Press Association's Spirit Award.
The award will be known as the NMPA Speedway Motorsports Award. It is designed to recognize character and achievement in the face of adversity, sportsmanship and contributions to motorsports. Each year, quarterly winners are selected, and an overall winner is selected by a vote of the NMPA membership.
"We are extremely proud to partner with the National Motorsports Press Association in sponsoring the Spirit Award,' said Lori Worley, director of media and public relations at Bristol Motor Speedway, on behalf of Speedway Motorsports.
Three-plus tons of aluminum will find new life following the recent Sharpie 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway, track officials and their partners announced today.
With continuing help from Thompson Metals, of Kingsport, Tenn., and Anheuser-Busch Recycling Corporation (A-BRC) of St. Louis, nearly 6,200 pounds of aluminum was processed through the recycling bins and post-race collections following the NASCAR weekend less than two weeks ago.
- August 2009
IRWIN Tools, a Newell Rubbermaid® company and manufacturer and distributor of a broad line of professional hand tools and power tool accessories, announced today that it will be the title sponsor of one of the most prestigious sporting events in the country beginning in 2010 - the IRWIN Tools Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway.
While the event's new name is unique - the "IRWIN Tools Night Race" - the summer classic under the lights at Bristol will continue to be 500 grueling laps around the high banks of the .533-mile oval, one of NASCAR's most popular and storied facilities. A spectacle in sports since 1961, Bristol has had 55 consecutive NASCAR Sprint Cup Series sellouts, dating back to 1982.