While plenty of motorsports attention is focused on Bristol Dragway this week with the 12th Annual Ford NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals, the legendary half-mile oval also is in the news as Goodyear hosts a tire test Tuesday and Wednesday with three drivers in preparation for August race week, featuring the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series IRWIN Tools Night Race.

Tony Stewart, Jeff Burton and Clint Bowyer are the first to circle the .533-mile concrete oval since the milling process was completed last week.

Goodyear officials, as is their common practice, has mandated that the test is closed to the public and the media.

Tickets remain on sale for all of Bristol’s August events including the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series IRWIN Tools Night Race(August 25), the Nationwide Series Food City 250 (August 24) and the Wednesday Doubleheader featuring the Camping World Truck Series and the Whelen Modifieds (August 23).

For tickets and more information, please call 1.866.415.4158 toll-free or visit BristolTix.com.