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Looking for cool holiday gift ideas for that special race fan in your life? Look no further than your neighborhood Food City store, which will be offering specially-priced grandstand tickets for the Food City Dirt Race and Pinty’s Truck Race on Dirt starting today at all of their locations.

The Food City Dirt Race NASCAR Cup Series event, which will be held under the lights at Bristol Motor Speedway on Easter Sunday, April 17, will once again put the sport’s marquee series on Bristol’s clay-covered high banks in their only dirt race of the season. It will be the first time in history that the Cup Series will race on dirt at night.

By purchasing now, fans can get their Food City Dirt Race tickets for only $60 for adults and $10 for kids 12 and under. Pinty’s Truck Race on Dirt tickets for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race on Saturday, April 16, are also available at Food City stores starting at $30 for adults and free for kids 12 and under.

All tickets purchased through Food City are blind-reserved seats selected by knowledgeable members of the BMS ticket office. The tickets will be sold at the customer service area of each Food City location. Tickets will be emailed to the customer within seven days of the purchase. The final day to purchase race tickets in-store will be Tuesday, April 12 for the Food City Dirt Race.

“Food City is an amazing community partner and we are so fortunate to have their support not only as the race entitlement partner, but also as one of our key ticket retailers,” said Jerry Caldwell, executive vice president and general manager, Bristol Motor Speedway. “Steve Smith and the entire Food City team have meant so much to us over the years as our longest serving Speedway partner and we are thrilled that our fans have the ability to purchase their Food City Dirt Race tickets in this easy, convenient manner.”

“Food City is proud to be Bristol Motor Speedway’s longest running sponsor.  We’re excited to partner with the speedway to offer our loyal customers great low prices on tickets to one of NASCAR’s premier venues,” says Steven C. Smith, Food City president and chief executive officer.  “We invite you to stop by one of our convenient locations to take advantage of these great savings!”

Fans witnessed history last March as the NASCAR Cup Series returned to its roots by racing on the dirt at the transformed Bristol Motor Speedway. It was the first dirt race for the Cup Series since 1970. The Cup stars will battle on the dirt once again this year and for the first time ever, will compete on dirt under the lights at BMS as the green flag is scheduled to drop at 7 p.m. with live coverage on FOX and PRN Radio.

The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series will also race at night on Saturday, April 16, during the Pinty’s Truck Race on Dirt, which will air on FS1 and MRN Radio.

For more information, please drop by your neighborhood Food City store or visit us online at www.bristolmotorspeedway.com.

About Food City
Food City is Bristol Motor Speedway’s longest running sponsor and the second-longest in NASCAR. Headquartered in Abingdon, Virginia, K-VA-T Food Stores (Foody City’s parent company) operates 138 retail outlets throughout southeast Kentucky, southwest Virginia, east Tennessee, north Georgia and Alabama. For more information, visit their website at www.foodcity.com.

About Bristol Motor Speedway
Forged amid the scenic mountains of Northeast Tennessee near the Virginia state line, Bristol Motor Speedway is The Last Great Colosseum, a versatile multi-use venue that hosts major auto races, football games, concerts and many other captivating events. The facility features a 0.533-mile concrete oval race track with 28-degree corner banking and 650-feet straightaways that offers racing in several NASCAR touring series, highlighted by two major Cup Series weekends each year. In 2020, the track also served as host of the prestigious NASCAR All-Star Race, and in 2021 began converting to a temporary dirt track each spring to take the Cup Series back to its roots. While at the track, fans are offered a unique viewing experience courtesy of Colossus TV, the world’s largest outdoor center-hung four-sided video screen with a 540,000-watt audio system. The adjacent quarter-mile dragstrip, Bristol Dragway, offers more than 50 events annually, including the marquee NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals. The Thunder Valley Amphitheatre presented by Ballad Health transforms Bristol Dragway into a premier outdoor concert venue for the world’s greatest music performers. Three football games have kicked-off inside the oval, most notably the 2016 Pilot Flying J Battle at Bristol, where border rivals the University of Tennessee and Virginia Tech met before an NCAA-record crowd of 156,990. In existence since 1961, Bristol Motor Speedway was purchased in 1996 by Speedway Motorsports, Inc., a publicly traded company that is a leading marketer and promoter of motorsports entertainment in the United States. For more information, please visit www.bristolmotorspeedway.com.


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