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Dragway FAQ

For Major Events,

  • Bristol Motor Speedway and Dragway Ticket Office (Located In Bruton Smith Building)
  • Online At Bristolmotorspeedway.com

For Secondary Events,

  • Tickets Will Be Available At The Gate

Bristol Dragway limits the size and type of bags that may be brought inside the Dragway gates. Each guest is permitted to carry in ONE CLEAR BAG MEASURING NO LARGER THAN 14" x 14" x 14". A small purse/clutch also may be brought in providing it is no larger than 6" x 9". All bags will be inspected upon entry. All styles of clear bags are acceptable providing they meet the size requirements. These include clear cinch sacks, clear diaper bags, Ziploc bags, etc.

For Major Events, Tickets purchased online/by phone via Ticketmaster or BMS may be picked up race weekend at any Open Ticket Booth or the Main Ticket Office with a valid photo ID.

During the NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals, EVERY ticket is a Pit Pass!

Credentials pick-up locations differ event to event, for most Bristol Dragway events, the credential pick-up location will be at the main ticket booths at the Dragway entrance. If you have a question about where your credentials are, please call 423-BRISTOL for assistance.

One COOLER (soft-sided only) no larger than 14" x 14" x 14" in size will be allowed for this event.  Food and beverage are permitted. No glass containers.

Each event has a different parking configuration. Please check the respective event page of the event you are attending for more information.

In an effort to improve parking for guests who use state-issued accessible permits, the BMS Events Department requires advance requests to help guests park closer to their seat locations. State and local law officials require the person to whom a state issued permit is issued must be in the vehicle when the permit is used. For more information please call Sherri Long (423) 989-6973.

Smoking (including E-Cigarettes) is NOT permitted in any grandstand, entry portals, terrace, suite or restroom areas. Guests may smoke in open concourse areas.

To inquire about lost and found items please call (423) 989-6945 or email [email protected]

To ensure that all guests have a safe and enjoyable visit to BMS/BD, the following items will not be permitted inside the Bristol Motor Speedway and Dragway Seating Areas (Grandstand Gates):


One CLEAR bag no larger than 14" x 14" x 14" in size is permitted.  Purse/clutch (non-clear) and no larger than 6" x 9" is permitted.

One COOLER (soft-sided only) no larger than 14" x 14" x 14" in size will be allowed for this event.  Food and beverage are permitted. No glass containers.


  • Bags (non-clear) and/or larger than 14" x 14" x 14"
  • Beer balls, Beer Bongs, Funnels
  • Bicycles, Hoverboards, Roller Blades, Segway, Skateboards
  • Camera with detachable lenses over 5"
    (overall camera/lens combination cannot exceed 8" in overall length)
  • Confederate Flags (Including Flags, Signs and Banners that contain the Confederate Flag) are not allowed.
  • Cooler (non soft-sided) and/or larger than 14" x 14" x 14"
  • Drones/Aircraft of any kind
  • Fires, Fireworks, Grills, Sky Lanterns
  • Folding chairs
  • Glass containers
  • Golf carts, ATV-type vehicles
  • Heaters (No Buddy Heaters or Heaters of any kind, Propane or Gas)
  • Helium balloons and beach balls
  • Illegal drugs
  • Laser pointers, Noisemakers, Horns
  • Pets - except service animals assisting the disabled
  • Purse/clutch larger than 6" x 9"
  • Radios without headsets
  • Roller Blades
  • Scaffolds, Platforms
  • Selfie Sticks, Tripods, Monopods
  • Smoking in the grandstands/suites; including the use of e-cigarettes and vapor cigarettes
  • Sticks of any kind including but not limited to: Flag Poles, Brooms, etc.
  • Stadium seats wider than 17" or Stadium seats with arms
  • Strollers
  • Umbrellas
  • Video Cameras
  • Wagons, Carts
  • Weapons of any description including Guns, Knives of any kind (including pocket knives), Ice Picks, etc., regardless of permit
  • Other items that may pose a safety hazard or diminish the enjoyment of an event by other patrons

NOTE: The use of unmanned aerial vehicles or drones is prohibited anywhere on Bristol Motor Speedway/Dragway property or in the skies above.

Prohibited items that are discovered during security inspections at the Stadium Gates must either be returned to the owner’s vehicle or discarded. Unlawful items discovered during security inspections are subject to confiscation and the person in possession of those items is subject to arrest. Any prohibited item discovered inside the Stadium is subject to confiscation.

Bristol Motor Speedway/Dragway is not responsible for any item left unattended or discarded.