A hot ticket at Bristol Motor Speedway, the unique and popular Pit Road Party Zone fan experience, just got hotter for the March 17 Food City 500 with an appearance by NASCAR Sprint Cup driver Kasey Kahne.

Kahne, the 2007 winner of the Food City 250 Nationwide race at Bristol Motor Speedway, finished fourth in the 2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup standings and appears at the Pit Road Party Zone prior to battling the rest of the field for 500 laps around the famed high banks.

The Pit Road Party Zone allows fans entrance to the BMS infield, where access is extremely limited. Located on the backstretch, Pit Road Party Zone guests have the best seats in the house and they receive a number of special amenities, including elevated infield grandstand seats..

Fans in the Party Zone are on track for driver introductions and have access to the pre-race concert with the legendary Charlie Daniels. Guests have reserved seats in a private infield grandstand, behind-the-scenes pit access with self-guided tours before the race, a catered meal and snacks, two complimentary beverage tickets, access to pre-race entertainment, which features a live band, as well as a cash bar, private restrooms, and a commemorative BMS souvenir program and specially designed Pit Road Party Zone hat.

Access to the Pit Road Party Zone is limited to the first 200 fans. Cost is $400 per person. Tickets may be purchased by calling the BMS ticket office toll free at 1-866-415-4158 or 423-BRISTOL (274-7865).

Purchasing tickets to the Food City 500 enters the guest in the Bruton’s Big Bristol Giveaway in which 10 lucky fans win a new Ford Mustang.

March race weekend ticket packages, which include the Food City 500 and Jeff Foxworthy’s Grit Chips 300/K&N East Series 125 event, remain available, starting at $99. A package in the Wallace Tower for both Sprint Cup races also is 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 for adults and $32 for children 15 and under.

Guests are encouraged to purchase in advance while the price is $5 less per grandstand ticket than the race-day cost for the same seat.

The K&N Pro Series East 125 takes place March 17 following Jeff Foxworthy’s Grit Chips 300 Nationwide Series race. Tickets for the doubleheader are available, starting at $35 for adults and $17 for kids 15 and under.

BMS season tickets, which include the Food City 500 and IRWIN Tools Night Race Sprint Cup races, as well as Jeff Foxworthy’s Grit Chips 300, the Food City 250 and the K&N race, also are on sale. Pricing for all four races begins at just $175 in the Wallace Tower.

For more information or to purchase tickets, fans may call toll free at 1-866-415-4158