White knuckled, heart-pumping, intense racing every single lap! That's what's coming to Bristol Motor Speedway for the April 21-23 race weekend with NASCAR's all-new race format.  

Last month, new stage-based race formats were announced for all three NASCAR national series. Races now feature three stages and add incentives at the end of each stage, making it crucial to win not just the race but stages, too.

The first two stages will award one bonus point to the top 10 finishers, and two bonus points to the stage winner. The final stage features the standard race-winning NASCAR points, but now includes the addition of five playoff points for the winner.

Clint Bowyer and Daniel Suarez both are certain that the new stages will increase the intensity level of the entire race season.

When NASCAR invades the World's Fastest Half-Mile in April, the 25th Anniversary Food City 500 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race will feature two 125-lap stages with the final stage being 250 laps. The NASCAR Xfinity Series Fitzgerald Glider Kits 300 features two 85-lap segments with the final stage at 130 laps.

With an increased emphasis on being up front lap after lap, and having a stage win possibly be the difference in winning or losing a championship, it is sure to add to the action-packed racing at The Last Great Colosseum.

Numerous NASCAR stars and personalities are excited for the new format. A few of them have taken to Twitter to show their anticipation…

Tickets for the April 21-23 race weekend are still available and start at $59 for one-day Food City 500 tickets and $89 for weekend packages. Kids tickets are just $10 for the NASCAR Cup Series event and FREE for the NASCAR XFINITY Series race.

Visit our Tickets Page or call toll-free at (866) 415-4158 for more information.