BRISTOL, TN - As the Last Great Colosseum prepares to feel the thunder of 43 850-horsepower chariots and NASCAR's famed gladiators get set to battle on its infamous banks, spectators awaiting the main event will be treated to entertainers who are, perhaps, more accustomed to performing in a different style of ring.

Earning fame for his ringside presence on both the boxing and professional wrestling circuit, announcer Michael Buffer once again lends his trademark catchphrase and distinct announcing style to driver introductions, urging the stars of the sport to "get ready to rumble" inside the World's Fastest Half Mile.

"What a great experience it was last year to participate in the IRWIN Tools Night NASCAR event at Bristol Motor Speedway and to be invited back is a real honor," said the Philadelphia native. "Over the past thirty years I've done the opening introductions for the World Series, NBA and Stanley Cup finals, NFL playoffs, the Indy 500 and, of course, world championship boxing and I must say that the fans, the atmosphere and the pure electricity of being at Bristol Motor Speedway is like no other feeling in sports. My adrenaline rush was maxed out when I felt the vibration and roar of the crowd mixed with that NASCAR power flying around the speedway oval. Fans with the family in tow, from all over the country, are there for the whole weekend and you realize that this is something that is pure Americana!"

Further charging the already electric atmosphere, the University of Tennessee's Pride of the Southland Marching Band stomps into the concrete oval for one of the most popular races on the NASCAR circuit. Regularly tasked with hyping crowds at one of the largest college football stadiums in the country, a 100 person group of the prestigious 330-member band is set to showcase their famed circle drills and perform East Tennessee favorite "Rocky Top" inside the nation's second-largest spectator venue.

"The Pride of The Southland Marching Band is honored to be a part of the pageantry and excitement of the performing at Bristol Motor Speedway," said Dr. Gary Sousa, director of bands at UT.  "It will be a tremendous thrill for our students to play in this world famous Tennessee venue and on this massive stage. We are looking forward to putting on a great show for everyone."

Bristol Motor Speedway guests may see much of this excitement and more, including a track tour, by grabbing up one of the remaining SuperPass tickets for just $80 ($40 for iBelong Season Ticket Holders). For information call 1-866-415-4158 or CLICK HERE.

Several ticket options remain for wanting to experience the excitement of the IRWIN Tools Night Race firsthand. Starting at just $75 for a single-day tickets or $99 for weekend packages, fans purchasing early can save $5 off the race week price. Cost for Food City 250 tickets are as low as $35 and half-price for youth, 15-and-under.


Those craving to attend one of the most competitive double-headers in racing -- Wednesday night's Titan Roof 150 Whelen Modified and the UNOH 200 Camping World Truck Series -- can grab tickets for $30 and 15-and-under are free.


For more information or to purchase tickets, visit or call 1-855-580-5525.