Alright Bristol faithful… Last week you were presented with a series of tips guaranteed to enhance your Bristol experience.

In case you missed them: 

Tip No. 1 - Advice and Information to Plan Ahead for Parking
Tip No. 2 - Essential Items to Bring
Tip No. 3 - Bristol Transportation:  Event Shuttles and Trams
Tip No. 4 - Stocking Up For The "Must Do" and "Must See"
Tip No. 5 - Schedule Properly To Take In The Full Show

Let's continue getting Bristol race weekend-ready with some more news you can use.

Tip No. 6 - Make Sure You're "In The Know"

Have you ever heard the cliché "knowledge is power?" To make your Bristol experience the best it can be, there is no truer statement.

Race weekend information is fluid, often changing, even right up until event time. It's time to be a sponge and soak up every ounce of Bristol knowledge you can absorb.

So how do you make sure you are in the know? Let's get you "Bristolized."


Thanks to the wonderful world of the internet and that handy little gadget 99.9% of us carry around 24/7, your smart phone and some key apps will provide you with a wealth of knowledge.

The Fan Schedule on the BMS Web: If there's one page you want to check regularly on our web site, it's the Fan Schedule. With information starting a week outside of the race, this information is updated regularly. Packed with on-track and off-track events/schedules/information you'll find this to be a key resource.

Bristol Mobile App: You got a smart phone? This is a must. Available for Droid and iPhone, the BMS mobile app promises to help you with your stay on the Bristol grounds. It's a handy hub for all that's going on during the weekend; and make sure you agree to accept "push notifications" as we utilize the app to send schedule updates, weather info and more.

Follow us on Twitter @BMSUpdates: You'd be amazed at the amount of vital info we can throw out in just 140 characters (and we do it often). Our Twitter account is a great resource for up-to-the-minute news surrounding everything Bristol.

Like us on Facebook: The Official Bristol Motor Speedway page on Facebook serves as a home for us to communicate major event news, photos and videos - plus there's an open platform to communicate directly with you and answer your questions.

And remember, you'll also find plenty of Bristol info/fun on Instagram, YouTube, Pinterest and Google+.


We realize all are not in the "Twitterverse" and you may not have a bevy of applications on your phone. In fact, we know many of you just would like a friendly voice on the other end of the line.

During operational hours, you can reach out us toll-free by calling 1.866.415.4158. And beginning Wednesday, April 13, Bristol Motor Speedway operates a 24-hour Guest Information Hotline to serve you while on property. Simply call 1.866.925.9528 and we'll be happy to assist.

Don't forget the two-way street of email. Make sure you are subscribed to receive our updates and always know you can reach directly to us via our inbox.

If texting is your thing, during race weekend you can text the word BRISTOL to 69050 followed by your question.


Guest Services: There are times when nothing beats shaking hands and talking to someone face-to-face. Beginning Saturday April 9, our Guest Services hub located on the first floor of the Bruton Smith Building will be open. Feel free to stop in, say hello and let us know how we may help you.

Beginning on Friday, April 15, we encourage you to visit our Guest Welcome Villages (Fan Zone and Merchandise Midway) or one of our conveniently located Guest Services Kiosks.

Make sure you pick up a 2016 Food City 500 Race Weekend Guest Guide. Packed with all the Bristol info/maps you can handle and laid out in an A-to-Z format, you'll find the Guest Guide to be of great value throughout the weekend.

Now it's up to you! Make sure you're in the know!