The horde of NASCAR K&N Series East cars will roar back to life at Bristol Motor Speedway in April as Zombie Auto becomes the official race partner.

The Zombie Auto 125 will see the best of NASCAR's young up-and-comers do battle around the high banks of The Last Great Colosseum on Saturday, April 22. The race will comprise the second part of a Saturday doubleheader, also featuring the Fitzgerald Glider Kits 300 NASCAR XFINITY Series race. Green flag for the Zombie Auto 125 is scheduled for 4 p.m.

Zombie Auto is the newest venture from Don Simms, owner and CEO of United Mining Equipment, a long-standing partner of BMS. The company specializes in the transformation of lifeless, dead cars into classic rat rods and muscle cars.

"Don Simms is a cherished longtime friend of the Speedway and we are thrilled to be able to work with him once again on his most recent venture," said Jerry Caldwell, executive vice president and general manager at Bristol Motor Speedway. "We're always honored when partners choose Bristol as the place to launch their new brands."

"Zombie Auto is proud to join with the best venue in racing, Bristol Motor Speedway, as the sponsor of the Zombie Auto 125," said Simms, president of Zombie Auto. "We look forward to having a long relationship with the track as well as all the fans."