Led by grand marshal, 91-year-old World War II veteran Leo Walsh, the 16th annual Ford Transporter Parade offers fans the chance to witness NASCAR's heavy haulers carry their favorite race cars toward the Last Great Colosseum.

On Thursday, August 22, thousands will line the 10-mile parade route to watch the cars arrive in style. Starting at 9 p.m. from the Bristol Mall and culminating with drivers expertly parking their rig inside the World's Fastest Half Mile, children from the Make-A-Wish Foundation and Children's Miracle Network as well as veterans from the Wounded Warrior Project accompany the transporters on this year's journey.

Prior to the start of the parade, fans can visit the Bristol Mall parking lot for an up-close look at the haulers and meet those who drive the mammoth machines. Those wishing to watch the rigs reach their final destination can do so from the BMS grandstands, gaining access through Gate 10 at 9 p.m.

Tickets are available for all three nights of racing at BMS in August. Race week begins Wednesday, Aug. 21 with a doubleheader featuring the UNOH 200 Camping World Truck Series race and the TitanRoof 150 Whelen Modified event.

Tickets for the IRWIN Tools Night race start at $75, while tickets for the Food City 250 start at $35. 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 action is available for $30.

Food City 250 tickets for children 15-and-under are available at half price, starting at $17. Entry for children 15-and-under is free for Wednesday night's doubleheader.

To receive this advance pricing purchase your tickets prior to Sunday, August 18 by visiting www.bristoltix.com or call (855) 580-5525.