Bristol Motor Speedway officials are busy making preparations to host one of motorsports' most tradition-rich events, the famed NASCAR All-Star Race, on Wednesday night, July 15, and the winner of that historic race will earn the signature trophy and lucrative $1 million prize in front of a significant number of spectators.
NASCAR and Bristol Motor Speedway today announced the format for the NASCAR All-Star Race, including the introduction of a 'choose rule' that will allow drivers to choose which lane they line up in for restarts.
When sports fans think of big events, one mega structure multi-use sports and entertainment venue sitting amid the rolling hills of northeastern Tennessee immediately comes to mind: Bristol Motor Speedway.
Bristol Motor Speedway Executive Vice President and General Manager Jerry Caldwell was joined by a host of regional dignitaries to launch the official countdown to the NASCAR All-Star Race at Bristol on Wednesday afternoon at the Bristol Chamber of Commerce.
Dale Earnhardt Jr., who literally grew up around Bristol Motor Speedway watching the conquests of his iconic father Dale Sr. and coined the famous phrase "It's Bristol, Baby!" after his thrilling sweep of Cup and Xfinity victories at the 2004 Night Race, led today's NASCAR Hall of Fame Class of 2021.
In a NASCAR season marked by historical firsts, the 36th running of the NASCAR All-Star Race will move 159 miles northwest from Charlotte Motor Speedway to the World's Fastest Half-Mile, Bristol Motor Speedway, for the first time. The July 15 prime-time race will include fans in attendance at a Speedway Motorsports facility for the first time since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic.