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.
Red-hot Denny Hamlin, who won America's Night Race last year at Bristol Motor Speedway and was in contention to win the Food City Supermarket Heroes 500 in May, says fans can expect a night filled with intense action when the green flag drops for the NASCAR All-Star Race on July 15 at The World's Fastest Half-Mile.
Face coverings will be a required accessory in high-traffic areas inside the stadium for all guests who attend Wednesday's NASCAR All-Star Race at Bristol Motor Speedway, and officials from The World's Fastest Half-Mile are encouraging everyone in the Appalachian Highlands region as well as fans who will be visiting from other areas to "Be An All-Star: Wear A Mask".