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The sounds of music and entertainment are echoing from downtown Bristol this weekend as the ever-popular Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion festival welcomes the likes of Wynonna & The Big Noise, Patty Griffin and Matt Maeson to the Appalachian Highlands region. As music enthusiasts create their own schedules around their favorite featured artists this weekend, Bristol Motor Speedway (BMS) is encouraging motorsports fans and festivalgoers to make plans to return next year for the ultimate 10-day fan experience.

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Let the official countdown begin: In less than 365 days there will be official playoff racing action in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series (MENCS) at iconic Bristol Motor Speedway.

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Cars at the Castle, which features a large collection of exotic vehicles on display, returns to Johnson City to support the Bristol chapter of Speedway Children's Charities.

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Country Music Hall of Fame group ALABAMA is postponing the remainder of its "50th Anniversary Tour" due to lead singer Randy Owen's ongoing complications with cluster migraines and vertigo. The group had hoped to continue its record-breaking 50-city tour, however, doctors have advised more time is needed for Owen to fully recover.  

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On a night where the ultimate underdog story almost played out, Denny Hamlin had the final say at Saturday's Bass Pro Shop NRA Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway.

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Tonight, Bass Bro Shops founder and avid racing fan Johnny Morris is awarding a very special prize package designed to help the winner of America's Night Race connect with and enjoy America's Great Outdoors.

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From worst to first, Tyler Reddick put together an impressive performance on a wild Friday night during the NASCAR Xfinity Series Food City 300 at Bristol Motor Speedway.

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Defending NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series champion Brett Moffitt couldn't have started his title defense any better and Sam Mayer sweeps K&N Series Pro East races at Bristol with a victory in the Bush's Beans 150.

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From burgers to hot dogs to french fries, there are many classic foods for major sporting events. Bristol Motor Speedway and the team at Levy Motorsports are taking these to the next level for the Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race weekend.

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Four Neighborhood Heroes representing first responders and military members from cities throughout the region will be honored during pre-race ceremonies on Saturday, August 17 prior to the start of the Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway.

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As sparks fly and tempers flare under the lights at The Last Great Colosseum, it can only mean one thing: the short track tradition of the Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race is back in full force.

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Chase Elliott dominates at Watkins Glen, Jimmie Johnson & Ryan Blaney get into it, and Bubba Wallace, William Byron & Kyle Busch battle it out all at a fun weekend at Watkins Glen International!

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In Bristol, the traditions of music and racing run generations deep. Thousands of fans flock to the Tri-Cities each year to cheer their favorite drivers at Bristol Motor Speedway, the world's fastest half mile, and to trace the steps of the legendary Carter Family and Jimmie Rodgers in the town that catapulted them to stardom with the 1927 Bristol Sessions recordings. It's Bristol, baby—and just when you thought it couldn't get better than that, it does.

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Denny Hamlin wins his third race of the year, Ross Chastain wins the #GanderRV150, Chase Briscoe wins the #USCellular250, and tempers flare at Pocono Raceway!

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In order to appreciate the full magnitude of the legendary 1999 Night Race finish, where Dale Earnhardt bumped his way past on-track rival and off-track friend Terry Labonte en route to his ninth Bristol Motor Speedway victory, you need to jump into a time machine and head back to the 1995 Night Race.

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Kevin Harvick beats Denny Hamlin to take first win of the year, on track fireworks brew between Burton & Menard, and Keelan Harvick gives the lobster a kiss all at NHMS.

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Kurt and Kyle Busch have a photo finish at Kentucky, Cole Custer celebrates only like he can, and Kurt celebrates his Kentucky Speedway win!

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As fanfare continues to grow for the inaugural concert at the Thunder Valley Amphitheatre presented by Ballad Health, Bristol Motor Speedway is pleased to announce that seating for the ALABAMA show on Saturday, July 27, has officially sold out.

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After a strong initial push last year, the momentum is rising. People are talking. Hey, this just might happen.

Given all of the pomp and circumstance surrounding the Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race - America's Night Race - as most people fondly refer to it, there's reason to expect that this magical weekend in August is gaining the support it needs to become an official National Holiday.

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As guests descend upon East Tennessee for the excitement of August's Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race, Bristol Motor Speedway continues to enhance the famed facility in preparation for the one-of-a-kind under the lights experience of America's Night Race, where sparks fly and tempers flare.

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From a first time Cup win, smashing watermelons, to a trip down memory lane, it was an awesome week of NASCAR. Check out the highlights below!

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From Alex Bowman's long-awaited first Cup win at Chicagoland to Cole Custer's awesome Xfinity Series celebration, there was a lot going on in NASCAR this past weekend. 

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From Darrell Waltrip's retirement to Joe Gibbs Racing's new record, there was a lot going on in the NASCAR world during the Sonoma race weekend!

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NASCAR social chatter for the week of June 17! From Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s list of a "Triple Crown" of NASCAR races to the Johnny Sauter/Austin Hill confrontation at Iowa, it was a busy weekend in the NASCAR world!

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As race fans descend upon East Tennessee for the Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race in August, Kingsport, Johnson City and Bristol in partnership with Food City are teaming up again with Bristol Motor Speedway to launch America's Night Race week with the official Race Week Parties.

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As fans flock to Bristol Motor Speedway to witness the best short track racing there is, singer/songwriter Travis Denning will headline the Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race pre-race concert at The Last Great Colosseum on Saturday, Aug. 17.

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NASCAR veteran Mike Skinner led a parade of winners Saturday at the third annual Short Track U.S. Nationals at Bristol Motor Speedway.

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Veteran short track racer Steve Wallace was among the quickest drivers in Super Late Model during each practice session Friday as teams prepared for the third annual Short Track U.S. Nationals at historic Bristol Motor Speedway.

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Despite it being only his first time driving the high banks of Bristol Motor Speedway, Josh Reeves was confident he could conquer The Last Great Colosseum in the 2018 edition of the Short Track U.S. Nationals.

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It was no surprise to many when veteran NASCAR driver Mike Skinner won the pole and jumped out to a big lead in the 100-lap Pro Late Model race last year during the Short Track U.S. Nationals at historic Bristol Motor Speedway.

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Veteran NHRA Funny Car driver Tommy Johnson Jr. and rookie Super Late Model driver Trey Bayne gave Tri-Cities media members a day to remember Wednesday as the two drivers provided them a peek behind the scenes with a quick "Racing 101" discussion and then took them out on the track for laps at both Bristol Motor Speedway and Bristol Dragway.

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The Thunder Valley Amphitheatre presented by Ballad Health will welcome iconic country band ALABAMA with special guest John Michael Montgomery on Saturday night, July 27, to christen the Tri-Cities' new premier outdoor concert venue.

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A new and innovative concert venue designed to bring some of music's biggest names to the Tri-Cities is coming to tradition-rich Bristol Dragway.

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Numerous high schools from Tennessee head to Bristol Motor Speedway next Tuesday, May 7 for the solar powered go-kart race at The Last Great Colosseum.

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Vintage Market Days of Tri-Cities Tennessee, which promises a weekend of fun-filled shopping, music, food and vendors, is coming to Bristol Motor Speedway next weekend, May 3-5.

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STRONG Kids, which stands for Striving Toward Resiliency and Opportunities for the Next Generation, is a new initiative that brings together and assists regional organizations that support children.

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Want to get in a great workout while supporting local children in this region? The "Bristol Burnout" fitness competition on Saturday, July 27 may be just the event for you.

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After the NASCAR off-week, there's a lot to look forward to!

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Are you a thrill seeker? Adrenaline junkie? Someone who needs to overcome your fear of heights? Then there is a once in a lifetime experience that you won't want to miss on Saturday, June 8.

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Following an exciting weekend of on-track action, tickets for America's Night Race, the Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race, are now on sale at all Food City locations.

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Kyle Busch has won so many times at Bristol Motor Speedway that the victories are starting to run together.

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Sam Mayer doesn't have his driver's license yet, but after Saturday he does have a win at Bristol Motor Speedway.

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Christopher Bell knows a thing or two about the "slide job," having cut his racing teeth in open-wheel cars on dirt tracks across the country.

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Chase Elliott has led the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series field to the green flag four times in his young career.

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Two of NASCAR and Bristol Motor Speedway's greatest legends, Darrell Waltrip and Bobby Allison, will serve as pre-race dignitaries for the Food City 500.

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Clint Bowyer is riding high from momentum earned last weekend at Texas Motor Speedway and he hopes to combine that hot streak with a recent string of top 10 finishes at Bristol Motor Speedway to work his way into Victory Lane with a strong run at Sunday's Food City 500.

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There's a buzz in the air as race fans descend upon East Tennessee for a weekend of NASCAR at one of racing's most famed ovals. They are here to witness the thrills and excitement of short track racing while also paying tribute to one of the greatest drivers in NASCAR history.

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Bristol Motor Speedway officials will celebrate the 40th anniversary of Dale Earnhardt's first career NASCAR Cup Series victory during the upcoming Food City 500 weekend, April 5-7. Rookie driver Earnhardt claimed that memorable win on April 1, 1979 at BMS in dramatic fashion.

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SYMBICORT (budesonide/formoterol fumarate dehydrate), an AstraZeneca product, and Bristol Motor Speedway will bring NASCAR's biggest names and pure entertainment to the fans at the NASCAR Trackside Live presented by SYMBIOCORT stage on Saturday, April 6 and Sunday, April 7.

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Members of the High Banks & Heels Women's Club at Bristol Motor Speedway (BMS) will have the opportunity to gather for their first event of the year during the Food City 500 weekend, April 5-7.

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As the crowds descend upon East Tennessee for the Food City 500 weekend, the Bristol Chapter of Speedway Children's Charities is in full force helping to raise money for children in need.

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Picking a winner for the annual Food City 500 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Bristol Motor Speedway sounds like a *colossus-sized problem, but it's really quite simple.

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The fan-favorite Bristol Motor Speedway Transporter Parade is moving to the Food City 500 weekend and will see a return to its original route.

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Bristol Motor Speedway officials, along with assistance from JR Motorsports driver Noah Gragson, surprised Tennessee High senior Jayce Ketron on Tuesday morning during a student assembly at the school when they notified the senior automotive student that he was the 2019 winner of the Dale Earnhardt Jr. Scholarship.

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The Iron Giants of Asphalt, quite literally the BIGGEST attraction in racing, The Bandit Big Rig Series, will crown its 2019 series champion at Bristol Motor Speedway this October, it was announced today by track and series officials.

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A rookie driver winning a Monster Energy Cup Series race is an extremely rare thing. So rare, in fact, that during NASCAR's modern era, only 20 rookies have claimed a victory at the Cup level.

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With less than a month to go before cars hit the track in East Tennessee, drivers from the stock car and drag racing worlds arrived at Bristol Motor Speedway & Dragway on Wednesday, March 13th, to preview the upcoming season.

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BMS Statement on the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Awards Ceremony coming to Nashville

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Buckle up, NASCAR fans — the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Awards are headed to Music City.

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Social chatter around the world of NASCAR and sports this week

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Ballad Health, an integrated healthcare system with a family of 21 hospitals positioned throughout the Appalachian region, is the Official Healthcare, Trauma and Emergency Services Provider for Bristol Motor Speedway, officials from both companies announced today during a press conference.    

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With enthusiasm around the new date and schedule for the Short Track U.S. Nationals presented by Vore's Welding & Steel, Bristol Motor Speedway is offering new ticketing and camping options for one of the most anticipated races in the short track world.

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Alsco, a global leader in uniform and linen rental services, has signed a multi-year agreement to become the title sponsor of the April NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Bristol Motor Speedway, track officials announced today.

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Due to popular demand, the fan-favorite Ice Rink presented by HVAC at Bristol Motor Speedway is remaining open with a weekend schedule through Saturday, Feb. 10.

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Formosa Productions Inc. and Bristol Motor Speedway (BMS) have today reached an agreement to explore bringing major NASCAR racing events back to Nashville. The joint effort intends to combine local racing and other major motorsports events that once made Fairgrounds Speedway one of the premier raceways in motorsports.

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The Pinnacle Speedway in Lights reopens tonight at 6 p.m. until 10 p.m. The five-mile drive-through light spectacular is the largest fundraiser of the year for the Bristol Chapter of Speedway Children's Charities, which raises money to help children in need in this region.

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The holiday season is all about making lists. Who's naughty and nice (better check that one twice), what gifts to buy for your friends and loved ones, bucket list destinations to visit, the items on your menu for the festive feast, and on and on.

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The Bristol Motor Speedway Chapter of Speedway Children's Charities (SCC) culminated another landmark year of raising much-needed funds for disadvantaged children of the greater Appalachian region Thursday night during its annual Night of Smiles celebration.  

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Don't get your tinsel in a tangle as you search for the perfect holiday gifts for the adrenaline pumping NASCAR fanatic in your life: Food City 500 tickets make the perfect stocking stuffers!

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Although NASCAR Hall of Famer David Pearson, who died Monday at the age of 83, didn't total a ton of starts at Bristol Motor Speedway, he left big footprints at the track.

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The Pinnacle, the region's premier lifestyle center in Bristol, Tenn., will continue its sponsorship of the first and longest-running holiday light show to be hosted by a major motorsports facility, it was announced Monday at Bristol Motor Speedway.

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As winter arrives in Northeast Tennessee, the Bristol chapter of Speedway Children's Charities is busy preparing to host a pair of fundraisers designed to get everyone into the holiday spirit while benefiting local children in need.

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A family-favorite holiday spectacle that showcases dazzling Christmas lights returns to Bristol Motor Speedway with the 22nd edition of The Pinnacle Speedway in Lights.

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Many of the best short track racers in the world will once again try to tame the hallowed high banks of Bristol Motor Speedway when the Short Track U.S. Nationals returns in 2019 with a brand new date and reconfigured racing program.

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Mike Vaters Jr., at the controls of Overkill Evolution, claimed a thrilling victory in the Metro by T-Mobile Halloween Monster Truck Mash after posting the best average finish in all four different skills categories on a chilly Saturday afternoon at Bristol Motor Speedway.

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Kids from throughout the Tri-Cities region and beyond are invited to Bristol Motor Speedway this Saturday (Oct. 27) to take advantage of the first trick-or-treat opportunity of the season during the Metro by T-Mobile Halloween Monster Truck Mash.

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A Monster Truck and pair of Bandit Big Rigs were on hand Tuesday at Bristol Motor Speedway to provide the media with a preview of the upcoming Metro by T-Mobile Halloween Monster Truck Mash set for Saturday, Oct. 27.

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A robust collection of Bristol Motor Speedway signature trophies are scattered throughout Roger Penske's incredible 500 major motorsports victories. One of the most revered team owners in motorsports history celebrated that amazing milestone this past weekend in Las Vegas when Brad Keselowski took yet another NASCAR checkered flag. As Team Penske reflects on the journey to 500, the famed high-banked half-mile concrete oval in East Tennessee sits brightly in focus, having played a significant role along the way. 

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SMI announces Weather Guarantee

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

To ease weather-related worries about buying NASCAR race tickets, Speedway Motorsports, Inc. (NYSE: TRK) today announced a Fans First initiative that will have fans 'singing in the rain'.

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Grab your campaign buttons and bumper stickers now. Go ahead and jump on the bandwagon, because there's a major movement underway.

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Colossus TV may be the world's largest outdoor, center-hung, 4-side video display, but come tonight, it's also going to provide the ultimate viewing experience for fans attending the NCAA National Championship between Villanova and Michigan.

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Fans can vote at www.BristolMotorSpeedway.com/DriverSongs

As NASCAR's gladiators prepare to do battle on the high banks of Bristol Motor Speedway for the Food City 500, they will march into The Last Great Colosseum to the beat of their fan's drums.

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2017 Top 10 Moments

Friday, November 17, 2017

Starting this week (Nov. 13-17), we will count down (twice a week) our Top 10 moments from the 2017 season at Bristol Motor Speedway and Bristol Dragway

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The announcement of Peyton Manning as "Honorary Race Official" for the Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway combines two Tennessee favorites: the legendary Tennessee Volunteer quarterback and NASCAR's Last Great Colosseum in East Tennessee.

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