Race fans visiting Bristol Motor Speedway for its yearly NASCAR weekends know there isn’t a more fan-friendly track on the circuit. 

For the upcoming August Race Week events, the Speedway will extend its attention to the fans with the introduction of the Bristol Guest Welcome Village.

The Guest Welcome Village, located beside the orange bridge between BMS and Bristol Dragway on the Dragway side of the creek, is a designated area that provides guests with information, services and entertainment through the race week and weekend.

The Village, which will be staffed with personnel who can assist guests with any questions they might have about BMS and its events, features a stage for entertainment and driver and celebrity appearances, concessions, tented areas with cooling stations with misting and cool seats, picnic tables, closed-circuit television, WiFi access, games and more.

In addition to helping fans, fans can expect an array of entertainment and interaction.

Driver appearances include:

Elliott Sadler | Friday | 2:45 PM
Paul Menard | Friday | TBA
Justin Allgaier | Friday | 5:15 PM

Music appearances include:

My New Favorites | Friday | 1:45 PM and again at 3:30 PM
Matt Stillwell | Friday | After the Food City 250 (approximately 9:30 PM)
Matt Stillwell | Saturday | 12:45 PM
Eric Paslay | Saturday | 2:00 PM 

Plus fans can sign up to win the 2013 Ford Taurus SHO Pace Car during their visit to the Guest Welcome Village -- one lucky guest will be among the finalists to determine the winner prior to the IRWIN Tools Night Race!

The BMS Guest Welcome Village opens Wednesday, Aug. 22 at 8 a.m.  It will be open at 10 a.m. Aug. 23 and at 8:30 a.m. on both Aug. 24 and Aug. 25. The Village will remain open each race night for one hour following completion of each event.

Tickets still are available for all three nights of racing at BMS. Tickets for the IRWIN Tools Night Race start at $75, while tickets for the Food City 250 start at $45. An August race weekend package, which includes a ticket to the IRWIN Tools Night Race and the Food City 250, starts at $110. A doubleheader ticket for Wednesday night’s UNOH 200 Camping World Truck Series race and the UNOH Perfect Storm 150 is available for $30.

Food City 250 tickets for children 15 and under are available at half price, starting at $22. Entry for children 15 and under is free for Wednesday night’s doubleheader.

For more information, please call the BMS ticket office at 1-866-415-4158 or fans may purchase tickets online.