BRISTOL, Tenn. — Bristol Motor Speedway wants race fans to save the date. Two of them, actually.
NASCAR will be paying its twice-yearly visits to BMS on March 14-16 and Aug. 20-23, officials said Tuesday while announcing NASCAR's schedule for 2014.
“We want our fans to have as much time as possible to plan their trips to Bristol Motor Speedway next year,” said BMS General Manager and Executive Vice President Jerry Caldwell. “The Food City 500 in March will be here before you know it. People are putting together their 2014 plans right now, and we are ready to welcome folks to Bristol.”
The Food City 500 on Sunday, March 16 will be the first short-track Sprint Cup Series race of the season. Race weekend will start with Ford Fan Friday on March 14, a day packed with practice and qualifying for both the Cup and Nationwide series and capped by Food City Race Night in the BMS hospitality area. On Saturday, March 15, Jeff Foxworthy’s Grit Chips 300 Nationwide Series race and the 125-lap K&N Series event will be run.
NASCAR's late-season stop at the World's Fastest Half-Mile will begin Wednesday, Aug. 20 with the Titan Roof 150 NASCAR Whelen Modified race followed the UNOH 200 Camping World Truck Series event. The Food City 250 Nationwide race will take place on Friday, Aug. 22 and the lights will come back on Saturday, Aug. 23 for the popular Irwin Tools Night Race.
Those interested in purchasing tickets or wanting more information on these events, may go to www.bristoltix.com or call (855) 580-5525.