There’s a reason why they call him The King. When fans see the tall feather-wrapped cowboy hat, dark shades, huge shiny belt buckle, straight-legged blue jeans and snakeskin durango boots approaching with that signature stride, they immediately realize they are in the presence of the most esteemed NASCAR Royalty. Richard Petty has always had that swagger, but it wasn’t so big that he failed to make a connection with NASCAR Nation. He signed every autograph. Every. Single. One.
The 6th annual Tri-Cities 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb on Saturday, Sept. 12 will give climbers the unique opportunity to climb at Bristol Motor Speedway, the Last Great Colosseum. The event consists of individuals climbing 110 Floors, the height of the World Trade Center. Each climber will carry an ID tag of a fallen hero from 9/11, and will ring a bell to announce the name of their hero.
Bristol Motor Speedway officials knew they had something very special in the tough half-mile short track during the facility’s very first race. Back in July 1961 during the inaugural running of the Volunteer 500 – the early ancestor to the modern day Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race – conditions were so tough that it took two drivers to bring home the winning car on that sultry summer afternoon in Northeast Tennessee.
The Thunder Valley Amphitheatre, presented by Ballad Health, and the band, ALABAMA, have mutually agreed to postpone its “50th Anniversary Tour” scheduled stop in August 2020, to the new date of Saturday, August 14, 2021.
The sport's reigning Most Popular Driver, Chase Elliott earned his first NASCAR All-Star Race win Wednesday night at Bristol Motor Speedway - holding off the reigning NASCAR Cup Series champion Kyle Busch in the closing laps.
Action will heat up Wednesday evening when a field of talented Cup Series drivers battle for three available NASCAR All-Star Race starting spots during the 85-lap NASCAR All-Star Open at Bristol Motor Speedway.