Food City 500

Food City 500
Monday, April 24, 2017
Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series

Food City 500

Monday, April 24, 2017 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series
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The Food City 500 is the cornerstone event of the 2017 Spring race weekend at Bristol Motor Speedway, and one of the most anticipated events on the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series schedule.

Tickets for Adults start at $69 while Kids Tickets (12 & under) are ONLY $10.

Ticket Pricing and Information

Spring Cup  Adult Youth
Thunder Alley $69 $10
Wallace Tower $85 $10
Aluminum $103 $10
Allison Grandstand $108 $10
Red Terrace $135 $10
Earnhardt Terrace $143 $10
Spring XFINITY Adult Youth
Thunder Alley $40 FREE
Wallace Tower $55 FREE
Backstretch Aluminum $55 FREE
Other Aluminum $67 FREE
Red Terrace $77 FREE
Earnhardt Terrace $82 FREE
Pole Day Adult Youth*
General Admission $20 FREE
iBelong Member FREE FREE
Spring 2-Day Package Adult Youth
Thunder Alley $99 $10
Wallace Tower $109 $10
Backstretch Aluminum $140 $10
Other Aluminum $140 $10
Allison Grandstand $145 $10
Red Terrace $179 $10
Earnhardt Terrace $189 $10
Season (4-Day Package)    Adult Youth*
Thunder Alley $149 $20
Wallace Tower $175 $20
Aluminum Grandstand $250 $20
Allison Grandstand $255 $20
Red Terrace $335 $20
Earnhardt Terrace $355 $20

*On FREE Kids Tickets, a ticket is required for each child.  So please call the ticket office for assistance to get your child or children their reserved seat for these events. Thank you!

Seating Chart

Kids Tickets

NEW FOR 2017 

  • FREE Kids tickets for XFINITY, Camping World Truck Series, and Pole Day!
    * With paid Adult ticket. Ages 12 & Under. Everyone must have a ticket. 
  • Kids tickets for NASCAR Sprint Cup events are $10
    *With paid Adult ticket. Ages 12 & Under. All seats are reserved. Kids must have a ticket.

It's time to plan your 2017 Bristol family weekends now as this is a MASSIVE difference from years past!

For example, a child can get a 2017 season package for only $20! That's 6 days of track activity for just twenty bucks.

Plus with our FREE Kid's Zone and all the fun activities around property, it'll be a great experience for your young NASCAR fan!

So... Bring your kids to The Last Great Colosseum and make lasting memories with the Bristol family in 2017!

As always, we are here to help with any questions you have. We're happy to explain the new Kids pricing with you!

We'd love to hear from you. Feel free to call us toll-free 1-866-974-1643. We're open  7 days a week for your convenience.

Fan Schedule

April Race Weekend "Everything" Schedule!  
Operational Schedule (Tentative - Subject to Change)
Monday, April 24, 2017 

Food City 500 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series

8:00 AM BMS Parking  (South - PERMIT ONLY, Dragway - PERMIT & FREE) Open
8:30 AM to TBD Ticket Office (The Bruton Smith Building) Open
8:30 AM to 1:30 PM BMS Credential Office (South Entrance) Open
9:00am    Hot Pass, SuperPass and Cold Pass Gate 9 - SuperPass valid through driver introductions
9:00 AM to 1 hour following conclusion of Event Speedway World Souvenir Store (The Bruton Smith Building) Open
9:00 AM to conclusion of Food City 500 Souvenir Trailers - (Fan Zone and Merchandise Midway) Open
9:00 AM to 2:00 PM Merchandise Midway and Fan Zone Open
10:00 AM to 1 hour following conclusion of Event Guest Services (The Bruton Smith Building) Open
10:00 AM to 1 hour following conclusion of Event Guest Welcome Villages - (Fan Zone and Merchandise Midway) Open
11:00 AM Spectators Gates Open (1, 4, 6, 8, 9, 10, 13 & 17 / Suite Gates 7, 10 & 18, Stairwell 2. Towers C)
11:00 AM to conclusion of Driver Introductions  Pre-Race Track Walk benefitting Speedway Children's Charities (Infield/Track)
11:00 AM Suites Open
Noon Pre-Race Ceremony Begins 
12:20 PM Food City 500 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Driver Introductions
1:00 PM Start of Food City 500 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Race

For the schedule of upcoming events at Bristol, CLICK HERE

2017 Spring Guest Guide

Park and Ride




Satellite parking allows guests to park away from the track and travel via shuttle bus to avoid congested driving conditions.  Guests parking in these lots will be provided shuttle service to BMS at a cost of $20 per person round trip.  Reservations required

Reservations for the Food City 500 on Sunday, April 23, 2017 can be made by calling the ticket office at 866-415-4158 or by visiting the website at .  Space is limited so call today to make your reservation. 

Park and Ride locations include:

  • Bristol, VA: Sugar Hollow Park, 3600 Lee Highway, between exits 7 and 10 off I-81.  

Pick up time – 10:30 am 

  • Johnson City, TN: ETSU, Lot #9, corner of West State of Franklin and University Parkway. 

 Pick up time – 10:30 am 

  • Kingsport, TN: Sullivan North High School, 2533 N. John B. Dennis Highway.

Pick up time – 10:30 am 

  • Blountville, TN: Sullivan Central High School, Exit 66, I-81 at 113 Shipley Ferry Road. 

                Pick up time – 10:30 am 

FYI….. Post-event park and ride shuttles will depart approximately 45 minutes after the race. 

Season Ticket Information

When it comes to tickets, your best option is the iBelong Season Ticket Package.


So, what is the iBelong program? 

It’s our fan affinity program exclusive only to those who buy April & August Cup and XFINITY races as a season package, and it comes with more than 25% in ticket savings and a wealth of benefits.

Watch this video to learn EVEN MORE about the iBelong Season Ticket Holder program.

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Event News

Date Headline
04/23/17 FOOD CITY 500 GREEN FLAG MOVED TO 1 P.M. MONDAY April 24th
04/23/17 Food City Names 25th Anniversary Race Grand Marshals And Honorary Starter
04/21/17 Cup Series Points Leader Kyle Larson Earns Food City 500 Pole At Bush's Beans Pole Day
04/21/17 Bush's Beans Pole Day Qualifying to be set on Monster Energy Series Points; Friday Qualifying Rescheduled for all Series
04/17/17 Russell Dickerson To Lend His Emerging Country Sound To The Food City 500 Pre-Race Concert
04/17/17 BMS officials use track prep techniques to bolster lower groove racing at The Last Great Colosseum
04/17/17 Special Incentives This Week For Guests Who Purchase For 2018
04/10/17 NASCAR Bristol Race Coverage
02/23/17 NASCAR Drivers Enthusiastic About New Race Formats
02/16/17 Travel tips to make your Bristol NASCAR weekend a winner
02/16/17 BMS Unveils Race-Stage Details For Food City 500 Weekend
02/14/17 BMS Kids Club Getting Set For New Season
02/09/17 BMS & Food City highlight 25th anniversary of race entitlement with special in-store ticket offer
02/08/17 5 Tips To Make The Most Of Your Camping Experience
02/01/17 Food City 500 Memorable Moments are pure Bristol: great side by side racing, crunched metal, flared tempers and dramatic finishes
01/24/17 Statement from BMS GM Jerry Caldwell on 2017 NASCAR race format enhancements
01/11/17 Statement from BMS GM Jerry Caldwell regarding Carl Edwards' announcement
01/04/17 Winner Of The "Ringing In The New Year" Promotion Announced
12/01/16 Statement From BMS GM Jerry Caldwell Regarding NASCAR's New Entitlement Partner
10/11/16 Be Bristol's Guest In Vegas: BMS Giving Away Trip Of A Lifetime Prize Package To One Lucky Winner