Want to spend some time with one of NASCAR’s top stars or hang out in the pit area before the IRWIN Tools Night Race? Fans now have that opportunity with the Ripley’s Believe It Or Not Bristol Experiences Online Auction.

Several unique events for fans are available Saturday, Aug. 21 during NASCAR’s most popular race, including the Ride of a Lifetime auction, as well as the BMS All-Access and Speed Channel’s Trackside Live packages.

Pre-race rides with Carl Edwards, Kasey Kahne, Denny Hamlin, Clint Bowyer, Juan Pablo Montoya and Scott Speed will be up for bid during the Ride of a Lifetime auction. Winners join their favorite driver during introductions for the IRWIN Tools Night race as they take a lap around the World’s Fastest Half-Mile.

The BMS All-Access package includes two pre-race passes for both the Food City 250 and the IRWIN Tools Night race, two cold pit passes for the Saturday night race, two passes for The Roof at Turn 4 lounge, located atop the infield media center and a parking pass at the BMS office building for Friday and Saturday.

The Speed Channel Trackside Live package gives the winner, and five of his or her friends, the opportunity to meet Trackside Live’s hosts and guests, including drivers. Two passes for the Speed Channel Pit Road Party Zone, the newest infield hospitality area at BMS, are included, along with Speed goody bags, a behind the scenes tour of the Speed compound and a photo on the Trackside Live set.

The online auction at www.bristol.speedwaycharities.org begins July 30 and ends Aug. 13.

Participants in all of the auctions must be at least 18 years of age. Tickets to the IRWIN Tools Night Race also may be purchased, however, only one person may ride with a driver in the Ride of a Lifetime. The winner and a guest also will attend the pre-race activities and receive cold pit passes.

Action kicks off at Bristol Motor Speedway beginning Aug. 18 with a doubleheader, featuring 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.

Tickets for the IRWIN Tools Night Race are available for $109 each. These single-event tickets are renewable. Tickets for the Food City 250 start at $45, while Wednesday night tickets are $30.

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.