Rookie Chase Elliott is one of the future stars of NASCAR and Bristol Motor Speedway fans can see him up close and personal at the Mountain Dew Tailgate for the Food City 500.

Located in Hospitality Village, guests may upgrade their Sunday, April 17 ticket to include the Mountain Dew Tailgate for just $99 (or $79 for iBelong Bristol Season Ticket Holders). Along with an appearance by the NASCAR Rookie of the Year contender, guests are also treated to appearances by other racing personalities and receive a $20 food and beverage voucher good to use inside the hospitality tent. A cash bar is also available. Door prizes for the Tailgate include limited autographed Elliott merchandise along with other exciting prizes. 

In addition, fans will receive a Track Walk pass, allowing unparalleled access to the racing surface of The Last Great Colosseum prior to the Elliott appearance.

Elliott, son of former NASCAR champion Bill Elliott, is in his first season in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. The 2014 NASCAR XFINITY Series champion, Elliott makes his Bristol Motor Speedway Cup debut in April behind the wheel of the No. 24 Chevrolet for Hendrick Motorsports, replacing recently retired Jeff Gordon, a five-time Bristol winner.

Tickets are currently available for race weekend by visiting or calling (855) 580-5525. Tickets for the Food City 500 start at just $64 for adults and $32 for youth (12 and under). A weekend package, which includes admission to Bush's Beans Pole Day, the Fitzgerald Glider Kits 300/PittLite 125 doubleheader and the Food City 500 begins at $89 for adults and $44 for youth (12 and under).