Country music sensation Kellie Pickler will perform a pre-race concert at Bristol Motor Speedway prior to the Food City 500 on March 18. Fans purchasing a Track Tours Pass, Pit Road Party Zone ticket or an iBelong Garage Experience pass will receive a pre-race pass for on-track access to the Pickler show.

Pickler, who hails from nearby Albemarle, N.C., is looking forward to singing for fans at the Food City 500.

“Two of my favorite things are singing country music and driving fast,” she said, “so I can’t wait to get to Bristol and the NASCAR Food City 500 to do both!”

Pickler recently released her third album, 100 Proof, a diverse collection that showcases Pickler’s ability to appreciate country music while helping build its future. Pickler, who wrote much of the album, goes traditional with “Stop Cheatin’ on Me”, “Where’s Tammy Wynette?” along with “Mother’s Day” and “The Letter.”

The 25-year-old Pickler shot to stardom after finishing sixth on the fifth season of American Idol in 2005. Among the hits from her first two albums, Small Town Girl and the self-titled Kellie Pickler, are “Red High Heels”, “I Wonder”, “Don’t You Know You’re Beautiful”, “Best Days Of Your Life”, “Things That Never Cross A Man’s Mind”, and “Didn’t You Know How Much I Loved You”.

Fans who purchase any of the options below for the Food City 500 will receive a pre-race pass that will allow them access to Pickler’s concert, which will take place on the backstretch. They also will be able to stay on the track for driver introductions. Track Tours are limited to the first 500 fans to purchase.

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

Food City 500 Race Day Track Tours

Imagine walking around Bristol’s legendary half-mile oval, experiencing the high banking, catching a glimpse of your favorite car, crew and maybe even your driver. You have that opportunity prior to the running of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Food City 500 (March 18) with Food City 500 Race Day Track Tours.

Pricing is $65 each. iBelong Members (season ticket holders) may purchase Track Tours for only $35.

Fans will enter at the Start/Finish line cross over and will have about 2 hours to experience the track prior to the race.  Samples, coupons, pit crews, and more will be available for fans to enjoy as part of the tour. 

Track Tour passes provide track access only; these passes are not valid for admission into the garage/pits or grandstand. 

A portion of the proceeds benefit the Bristol Chapter of Speedway Children's Charities.

For more information or to purchase a Track Tour Call 423.989.6900, or toll-free 1.866.415.4158. You also may purchase a Track Tour online.

Pit Road Party Zone

The most desired item on any race fan’s weekend checklist, the Pit Road Party Zone immerses you into the middle of the action for the entire race, an area previously inaccessible to fans. These passes will allow you and your guests access to the infield like never before.  Located behind pit road on the backstretch in the infield garage, you will have the best spot in the infield to view all the racing action, even over-the-shoulder views of NASCAR Sprint Cup Series crew chiefs.


  • All-inclusive, members-only area
  • Reserved seat in private infield grandstand
  • Behind-the-scenes pit access for self-guided tours prior to the race 
  • Catered meal with unlimited tea, water, and lemonade 
  • Two complimentary beverage tickets (alcoholic beverages for fans 21 & older with valid ID)
  • Special appearance by NASCAR personality 
  • Entertainment prior to the race
  • Commemorative track souvenir
  • Official souvenir event program and 1/64 diecast car
  • Coolers are not allowed in the infield or in the Pit Road Party Zone

For more information or to purchase a Pit Road Party Zone pass, call 423.989.6900 or toll-free 1.866.415.4158.

iBelong Garage Experience - featuring David Ragan, ESPN's Marty Smith, pre-race concert and Food City 500 Driver Introductions

Before you hit the grandstands, start your race day off with a full experi­ence in Bristol’s garage/pit area. Your pit pass will allow you to stroll among the transporters and see your favorite teams up close as they pre­pare for the Food City 500. You’ll walk where few fans have ever walked at Bristol.

Plus the one and only "King" Richard Petty is scheduled to take part in a Q&A with iBelong members.

Open only to iBelong season ticket holders, Bristol Motor Speedway offers the iBelong Garage Experience just for you. Access includes:

  • Private pit-side hospitality area
  • Pit/Garage access; Self-guided tours through the BMS garage on race day
  • Pit-side lunch
  • NASCAR personality Q&A
  • Commemorative gift
  • Official Souvenir Program
  • Cash Bar

Only 300 Garage Experience spots are available. Add an iBelong Garage Experience to your March or August weekend for $175 each. Remember, once they’re gone, they’re gone. Call toll-free 866.415.4158 for details and join us in the pits.