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Event Protocols

Friday, March 19 - Saturday, March 20, 2021

Fans are welcome and tickets are on-sale NOW for The Bristol Dirt Nationals. The powerful Super Late Models will headline and will run full shows on both Friday and Saturday nights, with the marquee $50,000-to-win 60-lap grand finale on Saturday night.

Event Protocols

COVID SAFETY PRECAUTIONS

Bristol Motor Speedway’s modified event procedures, protocols and number of attendees will be under the guidance of public health officials, medical experts, and local, state and federal officials. Protocols will include social distancing, enhanced sanitation in high-touch public areas and added hand sanitizer stations.

The safety of our fans and employees is our top priority. These safety precautions have been put in place to keep you safe. Please follow our guidelines closely.

All Fans and Team Members are required to Wear face Masks

All team members are required to wear a face mask at all times. Fans are required to wear a face mask when they arrive, while entering the gates and in high traffic areas. Fans may feel free to remove their mask when they are in their assigned seat location. Please remember that fans may only sit in their assigned seat in order to comply with Social Distancing guidelines.

Social Distancing Required in all high traffic areas, gate entry and grandstand seating.

Social distancing will be required amongst groups of fans in the grandstands and individually in concession lines and restrooms.

 

SCREENING PROTOCOLS

Non-Invasive Temperature Checks on all Suite Guests and Grandstand Guests at gate entry.

All Suite Guests and Grandstand Guests will be required to have a non-invasive temperature check before entering the gates.

Temperature Check for all employees

All Employees, Teams, Officials and Industry Employees will be required to have a temperature check upon entering Bristol Motor Speedway grounds.

 

SOCIAL DISTANCING PROTOCOLS

No contact on ticket scanning or concessions transaction

All tickets will be e-tickets and scanned on the fans’ mobile devices when entering the gates. All concessions will only accept credit or debit card transactions.

No cash will be accepted at any concessions.

All parking passes will be scanned upon entry

All parking passes must be reserved prior to the event (including accessible parking). Parking permits will be e-tickets and scanned upon entering the parking areas.

No Trams or Shuttles available, except for Accessible Parking areas for this event.

Trams and Shuttles, if available, will be limited to mobility limited fans with limited spaces to ensure social distancing.

No Coolers allowed inside of the grandstand gates for this event.

To comply with social distancing, coolers will not be allowed. Unopened food and drinks are allowed, but must be in a clear bag no larger than 14x14x14 inches in diameter. (Please see Prohibited List for more information).

 

SANITIZATION AND DISINFECTION PROTOCOLS

Cleaning and Disinfecting high traffic areas.

Based on CDC Guideline, a certified cleaning crew will increase frequency of cleaning and disinfecting high-touch surfaces and locations.

Use of Hand Sanitizer

BMS has strategically placed hand sanitizer dispensers throughout the BMS facility, including in high traffic areas such as near concession stands and concourse walking areas. Guests are encouraged to use hand sanitizer frequently during their visit to BMS.

Employee PPE

All BMS staff will be provided masks/facial covering for use when they are in close contact with other persons. Additionally, employees who, because of their unique roles, will come in direct contact with fans will wear gloves during the event.

Restrooms will be frequently monitored

All restrooms will be frequently monitored with personnel who will disinfect all high touch areas within the restrooms on a regular basis.

Concessions Condiments / Topping Stations

Ketchup, mustard and other condiments, along with any utensils, will now be securely stored and served to guests upon request.

Event Q & A

This mega showcase of dirt track racing will feature many of the most highly-decorated competitors from across the United States with heavy participation expected from the East and Southeast and a large contingent of drivers traveling to Thunder Valley from the Midwest. The powerful Super Late Models will headline the Bristol Dirt Nationals and will run full shows on both Friday and Saturday nights, with the marquee $50,000-to-win 50-lap grand finale on Saturday night closing out the historic event. On Friday night, the Super Late Models will close out the night’s racing with a 50-lap feature race that will pay $10,000-to-win. Other classes to hit the famed Bristol Motor Speedway high banks during the highly-anticipated event include Modifieds, Sport Mods, Stock Cars, 602 and 604 Late Models (crate engine packages), Hornets (compacts) and Open Modifieds. Due to pit space considerations, all supporting divisions will be limited to 180 entries per class. The Super Late Models will not have an entry cap. There will be heat and feature races on each day early in the week to set the fields for the main feature races in each of the seven support classes during the weekend. On Friday, there will be a 30-lap main for Sport Mods that pays $5,000 to the winner; a 30-lap main for the 602 Late Models that also pays the winner $5,000; and a 30-lap Modified feature that pays $7,500-to-win. On Saturday, there will be a 16-lap Hornet main that pays $2,000-to-win; a 30-lap Stock Car feature that pays $5,000 to the winner; a 30-lap 604 Late Model race that pays $7,500-to-win; and a 30-lap Open Modified feature that will pay the winner $10,000. All classes will award payouts to the top 24 finishers in the feature events.

The 6 nights run March 15th through 20th at Bristol Motor Speedway. Located in Northeast TN, the famed half-mile short track sits near two major interstates, I-81 and I-26, and just minutes from the Tennessee-Virginia state line. The physical address of the speedway is: 106 Thunder Valley Drive, Bristol, TN 37620.

The physical address for GPS directions is: 101 Nascar Blvd, Bristol, TN 37620. This address is for the South Entrance, and will be the main entrance for parking for spectators.

The main competitor entrance for this event will be the Dragway Entrance, entering off of Highway 394. Access to all camping is located at this entrance, as well as all pit access. When spectator gates are open on Friday and Saturday, the main spectator entrance will be Bristol Motor Speedway’s South Entrance. Pit Entrances are located at Gate 13 of the Speedway, with the main seating area for spectator’s being on the backstretch of the facility at Gates 4, 6 and 8.

Tickets and Pit Pass Questions

Spectator tickets will be available for Friday and Saturday night’s activities by going to www.bristolmotorspeedway.com/tickets/bristol-dirt-nationals/. Pit passes for the event will be sold at www.bristoldirt.com/. Tickets are available by phone at the Bristol Motor Speedway box office at (866) 415-4158. For Preliminary Nights (Monday-Thursday) only pit passes will be available for purchase. A small area of the grandstands will be open for those with pit passes to view.

Yes. Tickets and Pit Passes will be sold throughout the entire 6-day event, with spectator tickets only being sold on Friday and Saturday. For admission the rest of the week, pit passes will be required.

Premium ticketing options will be announced at a later date. For premium inquiries, please contact premium@bristolmotorspeedway.com.

All seats at Bristol Motor Speedway will be reserved seating to adhere to local and state social distancing guidelines. A small section of the grandstand will be open for pit pass holders and crew to view on Monday through Saturday.

Spectator Tickets will be available for Friday and Saturday nights of the show.

(Tickets will increase $5 Day of show.)

Fri-Sat Combo $75 Reserved

Friday, March 19 $40 Reserved
(Super Late Models, 602 Late Models, Modifieds, & Sport Mods Features)

Saturday, March 20 $40 Reserved
(Super Late Models, Open Modifieds, 604 Late Models, Stock Cars, & Hornet Features)

All seats at Bristol Motor Speedway will be reserved seating for the Bristol Dirt Nationals to adhere to local and state social distancing guidelines.

Reserved seats are discounted for children 12 and under. Prices are as follows.

(Tickets will increase $5 day of show.)

Fri-Sat Combo $10 Reserved

Friday, March 19 $5 Reserved
(Super Late Models, 602 Late Models, Modifieds, & Sport Mods Features)

Saturday, March 20 $5
(Super Late Models, Open Modifieds, 604 Late Models, Stock Cars, & Hornet Features)

Daily pit pass pricing is as follows:

Monday – Thursday $45 Per Day

Friday – Saturday $50 Per Day

All Week (Monday-Saturday) Pit Pass $200

There is no age limit for the pit area. Note that any person entering the pit area is no longer considered a spectator but is now classified as a participant in the event. All participants under the age of 18 must have a fully complete PARENTAL CONSENT, RELEASE AND WAIVER OF LIABILITY, ASSUMPTION OF RISK, AND INDEMNITY AGREEMENT/MINOR'S ASSUMPTION OF RISK AND RELEASE AND WAIVER OF LIABILITY.

All Pit Pass holders must sit in the “Racer/Competitor Grandstands” at Turn 4. Please remember that “Spectator Grandstands” on the backstretch is “reserved seating” to comply with Social Distancing.

Provisional Event Schedule

The powerful Super Late Models will headline the Bristol Dirt Nationals and will run full shows on both Friday and Saturday nights, with the marquee $50,000-to-win 50-lap grand finale on Saturday night closing out the historic event. Other classes to hit the famed Bristol Motor Speedway high banks during the highly-anticipated event include Modifieds, Sport Mods, Stock Cars, 602 and 604 Late Models (crate engine packages), Hornets (compacts) and Open Modifieds.

Parking/Transportation/ATV

Spectator Parking is $10 per car on both Friday and Saturday of the event when spectator gates are open. For spectator parking, guests will enter Bristol Motor Speedway’s South Entrance. For all Pit vehicle passes the fee is $30 for the week.

Accessible Parking is located in the South Lot. Please see the Facility Map.

ATVs may be used by race teams and officials in the pit area only. Bicycles and walking are permitted. All Golf Carts and ATVs require a permit that can be purchased ($30) at the main Pit Pass booth. A signed waiver & release form is required.

Anyone that needs to utilize any motorized vehicle must purchase a pass for $30 for the entire 6-day event.

Unfortunately, Bristol Motor Speedway does not offer golf cart rentals.

Hotel / Campgrounds and Area Information

 Tri-Cities Airport (TRI) is located just off I-81 in Blountville, TN. It is approximately 20 minutes from Bristol Motor Speedway. Tri-Cities Airport has daily services through Delta and American Airlines.

McGhee Tyson (Knoxville, TN) is located at 2055 Alcoa Highway, Alcoa, TN. It is approximately 1 hour and 50 minutes from Bristol Motor Speedway.

Asheville Regional Airport (Asheville, NC) is located at 61 Terminal Dr, Fletcher, NC. It is located approximately 1 hour and 32 minutes from Bristol Motor Speedway.

Please visit DiscoverBristol.org for information on the best restaurants, shopping and area attractions.

Questions about BMS

Bristol Motor Speedway encourages cashless transactions. However, ATMs are located outside of the facility and under the grandstand concourse level.

In order to comply with social distancing, coolers will not be allowed inside the grandstands. However, Clear Bags that are no larger than 14 x 14 will be accepted. You may also bring food and drinks inside of the grandstand gates.

Emergencies during an event should be reported to any security officer, or employee in “Staff” or “Official” attire. After hours or overnight, please call 911 for assistance. If you have any type of Medical Emergency, please dial 911.

Pets will not be allowed within the grandstand of Bristol Motor Speedway. Service dogs welcomed with documentation. Within the campground, dogs should always be on leashes.

Lost and found items should be dropped off at the Bristol Motor Speedway Guest Services locations on the concourses or the main ticket booth just inside the Dragway Entrance.

The Bristol Dirt Nationals will be streamed on raceXR.com and raceXR apps, which is available on a number of mobile devices under the Monthly + Subscription.

You may call the Bristol Motor Speedway office at (866) 415-4158. You may also reach out to raceXR’s main office, at https://racexr.com/contact/.

For any companies interested in becoming a part of this historic event, please contact Bristol Motor Speedway at premium@bristolmotorspeedway.com.

Load-In times for event vendors will be determined at a later date.

Items are received and stored at the shipping depot. Please include your name and car number in the contact/attention information. Please check in with the staff to sign for and receive your package. Packages should be shipped to:

Bristol Motor Speedway
ATTN: YOUR NAME/CAR #
151 Speedway Blvd
Bristol, TN 37620
(866) 415-4402

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