To sit in a luxury skybox or in the towering grandstands for the NASCAR events at Bristol Motor Speedway… that’s an age-old question for race fans every March and August.

Now, however, fans can have the best of both worlds with the Bud Tap Room and the Bud Tap Room Lounge ticket package.

New for 2012 is the Bud Tap Room Lounge, which is attached to the Bud Tap Room. The Lounge, which features a limited number of reserved suite seating, along with a $50 food voucher, is restricted to the first 40 fans purchasing the package.

Pricing for the Bud Tap Room Lounge is $600 for the season, which includes the Food City 500, IRWIN Tools Night Race, Ford EcoBoost 300 and the Food City 250.

The Bud Tap Room package at the World’s Fastest Half-Mile is the perfect compromise for those who want both an indoor and outdoor experience. Fans receive a grandstand seat, as well as suite access, along with access to a question-and-answer session with Budweiser driver and former BMS winner Kevin Harvick.

The grandstand seating is located in the Wallace Tower with easy access to the climate-controlled Bud Tap Room suite. Ticket holders for the Bud Tap Room package receive a $25 food and drink voucher for the weekend. Food and beverage will be available for purchase. Private restrooms also are available, along with closed-circuit television.

The Bud Tap Room package is available for the March race weekend, which includes the March 17 Ford EcoBoost 300 Nationwide race and the Food City 500 Sprint Cup event March 18, for just $175. The August package, which includes the IRWIN Tools Night Race on Aug. 25 and the Food City 250 Aug. 24, is available for $195.

Anyone wishing to purchase the Bud Tap Room or Bud Tap Room Lounge package can contact Lisa Bunn at 423-989-6946 or via email at