The Food City 500 is the cornerstone event of the Spring race weekend at Bristol Motor Speedway, and one of the most anticipated events on the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series schedule.
Parking and Shuttles
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BMS operates two free public parking areas on Highway 394. One (1) at Speedway Parking and One (1) at White Top Creek Park. Shuttles buses serve both areas. Overnight parking is not allowed.
BMS also operates a paid parking lot, BMS North. The parking area is located just north of the speedway, past Exide Dr. on Hwy 11E (Volunteer Parkway). Cost is $10. Overnight parking is not allowed.
Parking on BMS Property
Parking on BMS Property requires either a BMS-issued parking permit or a state-issued accessible parking permit (placard or license plate). Drivers using only a state-issued permit must enter the property at the Bristol Dragway entrance on Hwy 394.
All other permit holders should use the entrance designated in print on the bottom of the permit.
We also strongly recommend you view our Traffic & Directions page, and we remind you that, due to traffic congestion immediately following an event, you may be directed to utilize an alternative route when exiting.
Overnight parking is not permitted on BMS property.
Special Needs/Accessible Parking
State and local law officials require the person to whom a state-issued permit is issued must be in the car when the permit is used. This law is enforced at Bristol Motor Speedway. Anyone using a permit illegally will not be permitted to park in the lots and risks losing the permit.
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 seating location.
For more information or to obtain an accessible parking permit for our NASCAR events please contact Sonya Moore at 423-989-6924.
Wheelchair accessible parking is assigned with the purchase of wheelchair accessible viewing tickets. For information, contact Beverly Buster at 423-989-6902.
All public motorcycle parking is located at Sweet Knobs Trail adjacent to The Landing Campground (off Hwy 394). TDOT rules regarding motorcycles must be adhered to on BMS property, including helmets.
Satellite Parking allows guests to park away from the track and travel via shuttle bus to avoid congested driving conditions. Shuttles will leave BMS approximately 45 minutes after the race.
Parking Not Owned/Operated by Bristol Motor Speedway
PLEASE NOTE: The below details regarding parking areas not owned by Bristol Motor Speedway are provided as information only. Prices and details are for NASCAR weekends unless otherwise noted. BMS is not responsible for the accuracy of the information, and no endorsement of the facilities should be implied.
Race Lodging, LLC and Race Day Center - 121 Race Day Center Drive, Bristol, TN 37620 - 423-764-5454
Finish Line Parking, Copperhead
Bos Campground 3324 HWY 390, Bluff City, TN 37618, 423-391-0971
BMS offers several modes of transportation FREE OF CHARGE for patrons needing assistance moving about the facility.
BMS has shuttle bus transportation to and from designated parking areas located on Hwy 394 that include Speedway Parking and Whitetop Creek Park. See Transportation Map
Tram service offers transportation along routes surrounding the track. See Transportation Map
Golf cart transportation is available for guests needing special assistance throughout the BMS parking areas as well as wheelchair-accessible transportation around the track. Inquire at Guest Service Booths for more information. See Transportation Map
These services are limited to the BMS facility only, providing patrons with the ability to move to and from almost any area on the BMS property. Please CLICK HERE to view the BMS Transportation Map for more information.