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Bristol Motor Speedway at Wytheville, Virginia

Bristol Motor Speedway

151 Speedway BlvdBristolTennessee
Category: Activities
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Bristol Motor Speedway

Home to exciting NASCAR action and world-class racing events like the Sharpie MINI 300 Busch Series, the Food City 250 Busch Series race, and the Food City 500, this half-mile oval track is a popular destination for racing and dragster enthusiasts. The track also hosts a leg of the NEXTEL Cup Series and the Craftsman Truck Series O'Reilly Auto Parts 200 and offers fun events, camping, driving schools, and track tours for fans of all ages to enjoy.


Hours -

Varies by event

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Varies by event


  • Thunder Valley Fly & Wine
  • Monster Truck Madness
  • Concerts
  • Fireworks


  • Driving schools
  • Gift shop
  • Camping
  • Track tours

Bristol Speedway World Gift Shop

Remember your trip to the speedway forever when you pick up some racing souvenirs at the gift shop. Choose from a large selection of racing mementos, clothing, novelties, hats, and specialty items all featuring your favorite race cars, drivers and teams.

Track history

Opened in 1961, the Bristol Motor Speedway was created with fans in mind, offering an intimate setting with a half-mile track on a 100-acre facility just outside of Bristol. The track hosted its first race on July 30, 1961, to a cheering crowd of 18,000. Today the speedway boasts a fan capacity of 155,000 with three levels of seating, 52 luxury suites and a variety of amenities.


  • Is there a fee to park at the speedway

    No, there are two free public parking areas – one on State Route 394 and one at Whitetop Creek Park. Free shuttle buses run from the parking lots to the speedway.
  • Does the speedway offer tours?

    Yes, tours are available on the hour from 9am-4pm Monday-Saturday and from 1pm-4pm on Sunday, except during major speedway events. Tours cost $3-$5 per person, depending on age. Call 423-989-6960 for reservations.

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