Here at Bristol Motor Speedway, we desire the safest environment possible for fans to enjoy the event experience.

In an effort to enhance fan comfort during the races, Bristol Motor Speedway will continue its carry-in bag policy for our events. In addition to permitting one 14-inch cooler, fans now may bring one carry-in bag only. That item also may not exceed the 14-inch size limit. All carry-in items will be searched prior to entry into Speedway grandstands. It is recommended that fans make their way into the gates at least one hour prior to green flag to allow proper time for inspection of these items.

Prohibited Items:

To ensure that all fans have a safe and enjoyable visit to Bristol Motor Speedway and Bristol Dragway, the following items will not be permitted inside the gates:

  • Bags larger than 14x14x14

  • Beer balls, Beer Bongs, Funnels

  •  Bicycles, Hover Boards, Roller Blades, Roller Skates, Segway, Skateboards

  • Camera with detachable lenses over 5" (overall camera/lens combination cannot exceed 8" in overall length)

  • Coolers larger than 14x14x14 (FOR NASCAR EVENTS)

  • Drones/Aircraft of any kind

  • Fires, Fireworks, Grills, Sky Lanterns

  • Folding chairs

  • Glass containers

  • Golf carts or ATV-type vehicles without proper permits 

  • Helium balloons, beach balls

  • Illegal drugs

  • Laser pointers, Noisemakers, Horns

  • Pets - except service animals assisting the disabled

  • Radios without headsets

  • Scaffolds, platforms

  • Selfie sticks, tripods, monopods, Gopro

  • Smoking in the grandstands/suites; including the use of e-cigarettes and vapor cigarettes

  • Stadium seats wider than 17 inches or Stadium seats with arms

  • Sticks of any kind including but not limited to, Flag Poles, Brooms, etc.

  • Strollers

  • Umbrellas

  • Video Cameras

  • Wagons, Carts

  • Weapons of any description including guns, knives, ice picks, etc., regardless of permit.

  • Other items that may pose a safety hazard or diminish the enjoyment of an event by other patrons

Prohibited items that are discovered during security inspections at the Speedway entrances must either be returned to the owner's vehicle or discarded. Unlawful items that are discovered during security inspections are subject to confiscation and the person in possession of those items is subject to arrest. Any prohibited item discovered inside the Speedway is subject to confiscation.

Prohibited Activities

Please note that the following activities are not permitted on Speedway or Dragway grounds:

  • Solicitation for Donations
  • Selling or Buying Tickets
  • Unapproved Selling of Merchandise or Services
  • Unapproved Distribution of any item
  • Unapproved Entertaining


In order to ensure the comfort and security of all of our guests, and in recognition that infants and very young children often experience increased sensitivity to loud noises that may not be fully appreciated or anticipated by parents and guardians, Bristol Motor Speedway offers complimentary hearing protection for children at its Guest Services locations. 


  • NO coolers
  • NO outside food or beverage
  • NO backpacks, purses or large bags will be permitted, only a small purse/clutch may be brought in providing it is no larger than 4" x 6”