Kahne, Sadler, Dillon also participating

Making sure race fans have the ultimate experience when they visit the World’s Fastest Half-Mile always is the number one priority for Bristol Motor Speedway officials.

To that end, BMS unveiled a new initiative last August that allowed guests the opportunity to sit front and center for a session of question and answers with some of NASCAR’s top drivers. Wildly popular, the Q&A sessions return for the upcoming Food City 500 race weekend, March 16-18.

Five-time NASCAR Sprint Cup champion and 2010 Food City winner Jimmie Johnson, Kasey Kahne, Danica Patrick, Elliott Sadler, X Games sensation Travis Pastrana, and 2011 Camping World Truck Series champ Austin Dillon all are participating in the race day events.


Along with a cap and the Q&A, which takes place in Hospitality Village, the Johnson and Kahne packages include a ticket to Sunday’s Food City 500, while Saturday’s packages, which feature Patrick, Pastrana, Sadler and Dillon, include a ticket good for two races March 17.

Johnson’s Q&A is designed for the younger race fan, although adults also are welcome. As part of Johnson’s session, kids take part in a Lowe’s Build and Grow workshop and receive a car to assemble, with some guidance from Johnson. The workshop is limited to the first 100 kids for whom packages are purchased.

The Q&A packages for kids start at $48 while adult prices begin at $80 for both the Johnson and Kahne ticket packages.

Saturday’s packages for Patrick, Sadler and Dillon start at $37 for kids and $67 for adults. The Patrick package includes a t-shirt, instead of a cap.

Space is limited for the question-and-answer sessions, however, so interested fans are encouraged to purchase now.

The ticket packages are available now and may be purchased by calling the BMS ticket office at 423-BRISTOL or 1-866-415-4158. Fans should inform the BMS ticket agent with whom they speak which driver package they are interested in purchasing.

iBelong members (Bristol Motor Speedway season ticket holders) and current ticket holders for March weekend events can add the driver Q&A for only $15.

BMS season tickets, which include the Food City 500 (March 18) and IRWIN Tools Night Race (Aug. 25) Sprint Cup races, as well as the Nationwide events and the K&N race, also are on sale. Pricing for all four races begins at just $175 in the Wallace Tower.

A March race weekend package also is available starting at $99 that includes the Food City 500 and the Nationwide/K&N Pro Series East events. A package in the Wallace Tower for both Sprint Cup races also is now available for $99, while packages for fans 15 and younger are available for the March races at half price. Lower row seating for the Food City 500 is available, with tickets starting at $65.