Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway Tickets
Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway tickets
Since its initial appearance in 1961, the Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway has grown into one of the premier NASCAR events. The Daytona 500 is called "America's Race," and fans have nicknamed this race "America's Night Race." After the sun goes down, 40 drivers power through 500 laps on the .533 mile oval at pole speeds faster than 130 mph. The race is part of the NASCAR Sprint Cup schedule, one of the last dates before the start of the Sprint Chase For the Cup, which is similar to the playoffs in other sports. Only 12 to 16 drivers qualify every year to enter "the Chase."
Saturday night is the big night with pre-race concerts by name acts, followed by the thunder of the race featuring stars such as Kyle Busch, Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Joey Logano. Every seat has a good view because Bristol Speedway recently installed the biggest outdoor high-definition video screen setup in the world. Each of the four screens is 63 feet wide and 30 feet in height. A 540,000-watt audio system brings the roar of the race to every fan. Fans can keep track of everything related to the race on a new free smartphone app that is available on Google Play and in the App store. It features constantly updated schedules and a 3-D map of the race grounds. Camp at the Landing Campground, a non-hookup facility with a stunning view of the nearby Appalachian Mountains. There is also tent camping at White Top Creek Park for those with permits.
Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway history
The Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race is held every August at Bristol Speedway in Bristol, Tennessee. It joins the Food City 500 as the only NASCAR Sprint Cup Series stock-car races on the track. The race was previously sponsored by Newell Rubbermaid to promote their Sharpie brand as well as Irwin Industrial Tools. Darrell Waltrip has won the race more than any other driver with seven victories, followed by Cale Yarborough with five and Dale Earnhardt with four.
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