Bristol Motor Speedway And Dragway Officials Announce 2010 Schedule For National Events
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.
"We had a tremendous year in 2009," said BMS president and general manager Jeff Byrd. "Our fans once again spoke loudly and proudly by making sure we sold out both Sprint Cup races. As we did this year, we'll continue to give our fans added value in 2010 and are already looking forward to March."
While there is no change with the NASCAR dates, the National Hot Rod Association comes to Thunder Valley June 18-20 for the NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals. This is the first time Bristol Dragway has hosted its national event in June four weeks later in the calendar than in recent years.
"We've had some amazing crowds here for the NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals and I expect that to only grow in 2010," said Byrd. "June is a spectacular month in Northeast Tennessee and we're excited about having our fans here in the summer. The drivers have always put on quite a show here and I feel our fans will benefit from a June date with an even better weekend of racing."
Tickets for both the Food City 500 race weekend and the Irwin Tools Night Race weekend, as well as tickets for the NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals, are now available. To purchase, please call the BMS ticket office at 423-BRISTOL (274-7865) or visit www.bristoltix.com.