The one major change on the Bristol Motor Speedway schedule for 2019 involves the August race week. A second race for the NASCAR K&N Series replaces the NASCAR Whelen Modified Series as part of a Thursday doubleheader with the NASCAR Truck Series.
Bristol Motor Speedway announced Wednesday an agreement with Formosa Productions Inc. to explore bringing major NASCAR racing events to Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway.
Executive director Claudia Byrd announced during its annual “Night of Smiles” that Bristol Motor Speedway’s chapter of Speedway Children’s Charities raised $805,141 during the 2018 calendar year - funds that will be distributed to 93 rural-area, child-focused agencies throughout Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia.
Bristol Motor Speedway received another honor recently as The Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race was chosen as the best NASCAR Cup Series race of the 2018 season in a poll conducted by veteran motorsports reporter Jeff Gluck’s website.
Regional business and government leaders from Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia kicked off their push Thursday to convince the federal government to bring 620 jobs to the former Alpha Natural Resources headquarters.
As opposed to the event’s 250 displays comprised of 2 million light bulbs, Elf Vision is comprised of short, festive films and animation projected onto white screens shaped like a Christmas tree and a Christmas present.
Remember back in January when there was major concern in the Ford camp that their teams would be at a disadvantage with this the last year of the Focus model in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series?
Also in the Racing Notes, testing has been going on the newly installed dirt surface at Clay Valley Speedway, formerly Lonesome Pine Raceway, and drivers are raving about the racing surface.
Local drivers Tim Maupin, Jackie Hughes and Tim Byrd decided to go topless Sunday at Volunteer Speedway’s “Think Pink 2.0 — Pink Out” racing program in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Vehicles from the Bandit Big Rig Series and Monster Trucks did laps around the track and infield on Tuesday in Bristol, Tenn., to promote the upcoming Metro by T-Mobile Halloween Monster Truck Mash.
Children Exceeding Expectations School, now in its 8th year, is a free local program exclusively for kids with cancer and immune deficiency disorders. Classes are held twice a week during the school year with the goal being to bring a sense of normalcy to kids living with these deadly diseases.
Also in this week’s Racing Notes, Nick Saban added fuel to the fire concerning rumors about the next Battle at Bristol football game involving Alabama and NASCAR drivers are bracing to take on the Charlotte roval.
On Saturday night, Bristol delivered the best Cup race in recent memory from start to finish. But the track could make one change that would make the racing even better.
The Street Outlaws are in action at Bristol Dragway on Tuesday. Gates open at 11 a.m. and the first on-track action is scheduled for about 1:30 p.m.
Speedway Motorsports’ bottom line has been clouded by rain. The Concord, N.C.-based investor owned parent company of Bristol Motor Speedway decided to do something about it in advance of BMS’ August night race by offering race fans a “weather guarantee.”