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Food City 250 Tickets

Food City 250 Tickets

Food City 250 Bristol Schedule

The Food City 250 is undergoing some changes prior to the 2014 race, where it will henceforth be known as the Food City 300 since the race has once again increased its distance, this time from 250 laps to 300. The night time race has long been one of the most popular on the NASCAR Nationwide Series and should only continue to grow in popularity now that it has expanded again. Each year many of the best stock car drivers in the sport come to Bristol, Tennessee to take part in the race, all to the benefit of racing fans who get to witness one of the most hotly contended races of the season. The event was first held in 1982 and has earned a spot in the hearts of NASCAR fans across the country who annually plan on being at Bristol Motor Speedway and Dragway each August.

This year the Food City 300 will get underway on Friday, August 22nd at 8:00 PM and you can be sure that it will be yet another sell out event. You will definitely want to be in the stands cheering along with NASCAR fans from all over the country who will descend upon Bristol Motor Speedway and Dragway for the race. You would be hard-pressed to find a better way to spend a warm Tennessee August night than by seeing some of the best drivers in the world competing in Bristol. The only way to fully appreciate a NASCAR race is to be in the stands, and the moment you enter Bristol Motor Speedway and Dragway for the Food City 300 and start rooting for your favorite driver you will understand exactly why so many fans attend NASCAR events. Now is the time to get your Food City 300 tickets from StubHub and to start making the necessary plans to be in Bristol, Tennessee in late August.

Food City 250 History

The first Food City was held in 1982 and was originally a 150 lap race. In 1985 the distance of the race was expanded to 200 laps, then again to 250 laps in 1990. This year's event will mark the first that it is 300 laps and 159.9 miles long. Jack Ingram won the inaugural race, while Kyle Busch is the defending champion. The event was originally known as the Pet Dairy 150, then the Free Service 150, followed by the Free 200, the Tri-City Pontiac 200, the Jay Johnson 200, and finally the Food City 250 up until the 2014 event when it became the Food City 300.

Food City 250 Bristol NASCAR Nationwide Series

The Food City 300 has been a staple on the NASCAR circuit since 1982 and each year it becomes bigger and more popular. Held at Bristol Motor Speedway and Dragway each year, one warm August night in Tennessee begins to seethe with adrenaline and horsepower as the best drivers in NASCAR show up in the city to compete for one of the most coveted prizes of the circuit, the Food City 300. Sure, fame and money are on hand for the winners of the race, but most drivers are doing it for their team and compete out of pride. The winner of the Nationwide Series is determined by total finishing positions as well as total laps led during races, so each race, and indeed each lap, is of utmost importance to the proud racers looking to finish the season at the top of their sport. Each and every event in the NASCAR Nationwide Series is full of fierce competition, roaring engines, and neck breaking speed.

The Experience

While many race fans are perfectly happy to watch a big time race at home on their televisions reclining on their couch, there really is no comparison to actually being in the stands for a major NASCAR race. From the tailgating and barbecuing leading up to the race with the flags of the spectators' favorite teams and drivers proudly flying outside of the race track to the moment you enter the speedway you know that there is a whole new level of excitement when you actually watch a race in person. The smell of the gasoline, the roars of the engines, and the screeching tires as they hit a turn all make for an experience that borderlines on sensory overload and makes NASCAR one of the most popular sports in the United States. Be sure to be there in Bristol, Tennessee for the Food City 300 to be part of an event you will never forget.


Kyle Busch is the only driver to have won the event three times, in 2010, 2011, and 2013. Brett Bodines, Larry Pearson, Todd Bodine, Jimmy Spencer, Matt Kenseth, and Kevin Harvick have all won the event twice. As a tam, Joe Gibbs Racing leads the way with four championships all of them coming in consecutive years from 2010 through 2013. As for manufacturers, Chevrolet has dominated, having won 14 races while its nearest competition has won only four.

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