The 2010 NASCAR season has come to a close at Bristol Motor Speedway, but plenty of great racing remains as the World’s Fastest Half-Mile prepares to host the American Freedom Spectacular Saturday, Sept. 11.

The day features a pair of races – the Frank Kimmel Street Stock Spectacular, a 150-lap event, and a 200-lap USARacing Pro Cup Series show. Pre-race activities that day will pay tribute to the countless public servants who work tirelessly to ensure our safety.

Also on tap that day is the Fifth Annual Bristol Motor Speedway/Marsh Regional Blood Center Drive. The blood drive will take place in the parking lot at the north entrance of BMS from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Anyone donating blood will receive one free ticket to the American Freedom Spectacular, along with a goody bag.

Nine-time ARCA champion Frank Kimmel brings his Street Stock Spectacular, a series he started just three years ago, back after a successful debut at BMS in 2008.  The series features street stock cars – as many as 99 in a field -- that line up to start the race three wide, quite a sight on a half-mile oval. 

The USARacing Pro Cup Series has staged a number of events at BMS over the years, the last of which Abingdon’s Caleb Holman won in 2008. Joining Holman in the field will be Chase Elliott, the 15-year-old son of former NASCAR champion Bill Elliott.

To cap the day’s activities, a 20-lap Charger Bonus Race will take place.

The Frank Kimmel Street Stock Spectacular takes the green flag at 3:15, followed by the USARacing Pro Cup race at 5:30. The Charger race kicks off action at 3 p.m. Gates will open at noon.

Tickets are just $15 for adults if purchased in advance, or $20 the day of the American Freedom Spectacular. Tickets for children 12 and under are $5.


Bristol Motor Speedway

September 11, 2010

Event Schedule


Friday, September 10, 2010


10:00am                                  FKST   Registration Opens

11:00am                                  FKST  Haulers Enter/Pit Gates Open

12:00pm                                  FKST   Tech Inspection Opens

2:00pm        7:00pm              USAR   Early Registration

5:00pm                                     FKST   Garage Closes


Saturday, September 11, 2010


6:00 am                                               USAR  Registration Opens

6:00 am                                               USAR  Officials Meeting

6:00 am                                               BMS    Charger Division Hauler Parker

6:30 am                                               USAR  Hauler Parking

7:00 am                                               USAR  Crew Chief Meeting

7:15 am                                               Frank Kimmel Street Stock Hauler Parking

7:30 am                                               USAR  Garage & Tech Inspection Opens

7:45 am                                               Frank Kimmel Street Stock Tech Inspection Opens

8:00 am                                               USAR  Spotter & Rookie Drivers Meeting

8:00 am-8:30                                       BMS Charger Division Practice

8:30 am                                               USAR Drivers Meeting (Mandatory Attendance)

9:30 am-10:15 am                               USAR  Practice

10:25 am-11:10 am                            Frank Kimmel Street Stock Practice

11:20 am-12:05 pm                             USAR  Final Practice

NOON                                                 Spectator Gates Open

12:30 pm-1 p.m.                                 Frank Kimmel Street Stock Qualifying

1:00 pm                                               BMS Charger Division Qualifying (one lap)

1:00 pm                                               USAR  Drivers Meeting

1:15 pm                                                           Chapel Service

2:00 pm                                               USAR  Qualifying Time Trials

2:45 pm                                               Frank Kimmel Street Stock Pre- Race Ceremonies

3:00 pm                                               BMS    Charger Division Feature – 20 laps

3:15 pm                                               Frank Kimmel Street Stock Bristol 150

Following Kimmel Race                      USAR  Pre-Race Ceremonies

                                                            USARacing Pro Cup 200