Bristol Motor Speedway Selected As Track Fans Would Choose To Attend For First NASCAR Race
Over the years, race fans never have been shy about expressing their feelings about Bristol Motor Speedway, NASCAR’s most popular race track. They have consistently named the World’s Fastest Half-Mile their favorite NASCAR venue, and a recent poll on SceneDaily.com solidifies that standing.
SceneDaily.com polled fans to find out which track they would choose to attend their first NASCAR event and once again, Bristol Motor Speedway, was their top choice, garnering 25 percent of the votes among the nine tracks listed.
The poll on SceneDaily.com comes on the heels of BMS being named this month as one of The World’s 30 Most Important Sports Venues by SportPro magazine. Only nine venues of those were in the United States and BMS was one of only two American race tracks named.
“This is exactly what we are always working toward,” said BMS president and general manager Jeff Byrd, “The fans know without a doubt they are number one at Bristol Motor Speedway and the fact they continually tell us they feel the same about us is extremely gratifying.
“It’s great people would say Bristol is the place they’d want to come to for their first race. That says an awful lot about the racing, the atmosphere and the overall experience they’ve obviously heard about. We had quite a few first-time fans in March and we’re hoping, now that we have tickets available for the Night Race, that we’ll have more for the IRWIN Tools Night Race Aug. 21.”
Other tracks in the SceneDaily.com poll were Charlotte Motor Speedway, Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Texas Motor Speedway, Atlanta Motor Speedway, Martinsville Speedway, Richmond International Raceway, Talladega Superspeedway and Daytona International Speedway. The tracks receiving the next highest percentage of votes were Daytona and Talladega, both with 16 percent.
Bristol Motor Speedway next hosts four NASCAR night races, beginning Aug. 18 with a doubleheader, consisting of the O’Reilly 200 Camping World Truck Series race and the UNOH Perfect Storm 150 Whelen Modified Series event. The Food City Nationwide Series race is Friday, Aug. 20, followed by the sport’s most popular race, the IRWIN Tools Night Race Aug. 21.
A limited number of tickets for the IRWIN Tools Night Race are available for $109 each. These single-event tickets are renewable.
Fans also may purchase a three-day package, which features all four NASCAR races, starting at only $170. Fans able to attend just the Friday and Saturday events may purchase a two-day package, beginning at $126.
To purchase tickets, please contact the BMS ticket office at its toll free number 1-866-415-4158 or 423-BRISTOL (274-7865). Tickets may also be purchased at www.bristoltix.com.