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Brad K’s Back

Looking for Another Win in 2013

Experience The THUNDER Bristol Dragway Ready for 2013 Season

Bristol Magazine Spring 2013


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Generation 6 New Cars Ready For Short Track Action

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Tri-Cities Restaurants Fred King Reviews

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Destinations Tennessee

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Food City Race Night

“It’s Bristol Baby” Guest Welcome Village

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Jerry’s Letter

Almost Race Time...

Dear Bristol Race Family: Can you believe it’s nearly race time at Bristol Motor Speedway? I hope you’re as excited as I am about the 2013 NASCAR season – and I know you are because let’s face it; there’s absolutely nothing like kicking off the short track season at BMS in March. If you recall, Brad Keselowski, the 2012 Sprint Cup champion, paved the road to that title by winning his second straight Cup race here last March, after getting his first BMS victory in August of 2011. Keselowski loves racing here because it’s such a challenge and he feels at home; just like you guys like coming here because you know there’s no other place like it and the atmosphere is second to none. You also know that you’re a very important part of the Bristol family. Once again, our March race weekend falls on St. Patrick’s Day, with the holiday actually on March 17, the day of the Food City 500. Last year we had a big party, which everybody enjoyed, and we’re all set to do that again with a pretty cool band playing the pre-race concert. Just before the green flag flies on the Food City 500, the one and only Charlie Daniels Band will entertain everyone with an infield concert. We’re really excited about having the legendary singer and songwriter at Bristol – and so is he. Charlie’s a big race fan, and he can’t wait to enjoy his first race at the World’s Fastest Half-Mile. We’ll also have a post-race party in our Guest Welcome Village on Saturday, March 16, just after the Nationwide Series/ K&N Pro Series doubleheader. It’s going to be a heck of a weekend. And don’t forget Ford Fan Friday March 15, followed by Food City Race Night here at BMS in the hospitality area. Food City Race Night is one of the largest fan events on the NASCAR circuit and if you haven’t been to one, you’re missing out. It’s a great way to see drivers in a totally different atmosphere, playing games and answering your questions during Q&A sessions. And, it’s free! Honestly, the March race weekend just can’t get here soon enough for me. We’re looking forward to three great races and a great St. Patrick’s Day celebration with Charlie Daniels! It just doesn’t get much better than that! As always, I value your thoughts, ideas and opinions so I hope you’ll contact me at jerry@bristolmotorspeedway.com, or any of our team members, including Ben Trout (ben@bristolmotorspeedway.com), who is our Vice President of Tickets and Guest Relations should you have any feedback or questions. The Guest Hotline also is available and if you have any questions, just call 866-925-9258 for assistance. Have a great time while you’re here! And thank you for continuing to choose Bristol! Sincerely,

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Some New Restaurants In the Tri Cities

By: Fred King Can you believe that in a matter of weeks we’ll be getting down to business again at Bristol? They say that as you get older, that time really gets away from you, and I believe it. Boy, I’m old. It seems like it’s been just a matter of days since Tony Stewart’s helmet was flying toward Matt Kenseth’s windshield and Denny Hamlin was crossing the finish line for his first win at Bristol, and now we’re in the midst of sprucing up the facility for your annual spring break party at Bristol.

Well, as you know by now my editor, Drew Bedard, just won’t let me ramble on forever and I’m quickly approaching my allotted “word count”, so it’s time to wrap this up with something really exciting… two contests I’m promoting this season that I promise will make your visit here next August your best ever Bristol night race experience.

Now that I’m back to writing about my favorite subject….. FOOD, I thought I would let you know about some of the new places that have sprung up in the area since I last did this restaurant review gig in 2008. For those of you coming from big metropolises like Chicago, Atlanta or Toledo, some of these names may be familiar, and somewhat blasé, but when they arrived around here it was pretty exciting. At least I was excited…but that just might be because of my emotional attachment to food. I can still remember how upset I became when I found out Weiner King went bankrupt. All of these restaurants are personal favorites, all have opened within the last year, and I have visited each of these at least once in the last three weeks, so I’m pretty sure they are still in business.

First, for you campers out there that believe they just can’t be topped around the grill (that’s pretty much all of you, right), and who have developed a “world famous insert name of dish”, here’s your chance to win access for two to the IRWIN Tools Night Race Sprint Cup driver’s meeting and two passes to the “Roof at Turn 4” located on the media center in the infield of the World’s Fastest Half Mile. That’s right, you are right there where the action is during this year’s August night race…. a truly once in a lifetime experience. What do you have to do to win? Just mail me your recipe for that world famous “whatever”, and if after trying it out myself, I decide it’s the best of the bunch….you and your guest are right in the middle of the action come August.

Since your nights are generally free, the spring race weekend is the perfect time to leave the campground or hotel and visit our local eateries. So, if you happen to crave some fresh seafood Saturday night after the Nationwide Series race, you now have one of the finest seafood restaurants in existence, Bonefish Grill, just down the road on Roan Street in Johnson City. The “Bang Bang Shrimp” is their top selling item, and my favorite appetizer of all time. In the rare instances when I don’t fill up on multiple orders of the shrimp, my next favorite dish is the fish tacos. You can make reservations, and it’s probably best that you do since it is generally packed on the weekends. For those of you who enjoy the Mexican food group, I recommend Poblanos, also in Johnson City. Poblanos is the only (as far as I know) Mexican restaurant in the area that prepares their guacamole fresh at your table. My wife and I make a night of it at Poblanos starting off with chips and the guacamole, and then moving to combination (chicken, steak and shrimp) quesadillas and Monster Margaritas. Wow, I am about ready to faint. For those of you looking for a healthier meal, Poblanos also serves chille rellenos, which gives you the opportunity to please your Mom by eating your greens while filling up on beef and cheese. No three day (or for some of you seven day) period would be complete without a big hangin’ pizza pie. Am I wrong? Well, the area now has two locations (Johnson City and Bristol) of one of the premier pizza eateries in the United States, Mellow Mushroom. If you have never eaten at a MM then you need to hit one of their locations while you are in the area. Besides interesting pizzas named “Magical Mystery Tour”, “Kosmic Karma”, and “Holy Shitake Pie”, they also offer terrific hoagies and tasty calzones….. again, I’m getting a little woozy.

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Second, it’s never too early to enter my ever popular, annual “Heck yeah, I want to chow down with my hero, Fred” contest. My wife and I want to take you and your guest out to eat on Thursday night of the August 2013 Sprint Cup race weekend. We’ll pick you up in our very large custom limousine and take you to Bristol’s finest restaurant, The Troutdale Dining Room, for a dinner you will never forget. You and your guest will both receive a gift bag filled with over $250 dollars of BMS merchandise. To top it off, I will give each of you a pit pass good for entry to the garage area on Saturday afternoon, just prior to the running of the IRWIN Tools Night Race at Bristol.

To enter, just e-mail (fred@bristolmotorspeedway. com) or mail me your reason why you would like to chow down with me next August. Include your name, address and phone number for contact purposes. Sometime around the first week in August 2013, I will choose three names, and those lucky fans (and their guest) will join me for dinner on Thursday of the IRWIN Tools Night race week. I’ll pick you up in the aforementioned limo and take you to dinner at one of the area’s finest restaurants. You’ll meet new friends, have a great time, and will get that rare opportunity to experience the race like you never have before, access to the garage area the afternoon of the August night race.


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iBelong Member: Dave Schaefer Hometown: New Paris, Ohio iBelong History: Season Ticket Holder since 1997, but has been attending Bristol races for more than 20 years Family: Wife Sue and four kids: Ronnie, Karen, Tina & Jackie

Q: Why is Bristol Special to you?

Q: Any other comments on Bristol?

A: Bristol is special to me because you can feel the excitement inside your body with every lap. Some just watch it on TV, but there is nothing like being there. Also Bristol is family. When you visit Bristol Motor Speedway, it’s a homecoming. You get treated better at Bristol than you will at any other track (or any other supporting facility for that matter). I’ve been to Texas, Charlotte and nine or ten other tracks. But Bristol exceeds anything I’ve witnessed and I’ll keep going to Bristol as long as I can. It’s more than just the racing… the people, the racing and the whole experience sets it apart from any other venue.

A: Yes, for me I have to mention that Bristol is also patriotic. And that’s important. Around 2008 I sent a letter to Jeff Byrd asking if he would make sure that the PA announcer requested that fans remove their hats and place their hand over their heart during our National Anthem. Sure enough, it happened, and it’s been that way ever since. In fact we’re seeing other tracks get on board with that now.

Q: What is your most memorable Bristol Experience? A: There are too many to single out just one. A few that stand out include both races when Jeff Gordon bumped Rusty Wallace out of the way (Spring ’95 and August ’02). And of course I was there when Earnhardt “rattled the cage” of Terry Labonte in ’99. It was crazy hearing so many fans boo Dale Earnhardt.

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But again, that’s what makes Bristol special. If you have a request, just ask. If it’s doable, makes sense and is in the best interest of the fans and the Speedway, Bristol will make it happen. Again, that’s what separates Bristol from the rest of the pack.


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2013 Season Schedule

Bristol Dragway

Experience The Thunder

Experience The THUNDER

Bristol Dragway ready for Pulse-Pounding Excitement in 2013

Solidifying its position as one of the premier drag racing facilities in the world, Bristol Dragway hosts a stellar slate of events during the upcoming 2013 season, including the flagship Ford NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals. Thrilling NHRA action roars in to Thunder Valley June 14-16 for one of the signature stops on the circuit for the kings and queens of speed. The 13th Annual Ford NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals presented by the Tri-Cities Area Ford Dealers is set for Father’s Day weekend. The nitro-burning, pulse-pounding excitement always makes this one of the most popular events on the tour among both drivers and fans. An event unparalleled in drag racing, the Ford Thunder Valley Nationals is a treat for the senses. With thunderous engines, extreme speeds and valley-shaking power, every race fan should experience the excitement of the NHRA at Bristol Dragway. Local racer and 2012 Pro Stock champion Allen Johnson hopes the trip to Bristol will help him add the only thing missing on his stellar resume, a win in Thunder Valley. Antron Brown, 2012 Top Fuel champion, and Jack Beckman, 2012 Funny Car champion, also hope to end the day in the Winner’s Circle by defeating tough fields of competitors. Lightning-quick action from some of the fastest eighth-mile drag racers in the world, happens during the Xtreme Drag Racing League events at Bristol April 26-27. The XDRL is the world’s premier sanctioning body for the sport of eighth-mile drag racing. Bristol’s Street Fights series gives anyone a chance to tackle the strip in legendary Thunder Valley. All street-legal vehicles, from muscle cars to minivans and motorcycles,

are welcome to compete at Street Fights. The schedule is comprised of 14 Street Fights events. The majority of events take place on Thursday evenings, with select Saturday races in 2013.

An event unparalleled in drag racing, the Ford Thunder Valley Nationals is a treat for the senses. With thunderous engines, extreme speeds and valleyshaking power, every race fan should experience the excitement of the NHRA at Bristol Dragway.

can expect radical racing, frantic freestyles and mountains of mashed metal as some of the nation’s biggest monster truck names hit the track. DER Bracket Racing Series hosts its fifth season of popular grassroots racing in 2013. The DER Series schedule features 11 weekends of racing with competition in categories ranging from Super Pro to Junior Dragsters.

In addition to the DER Series schedule, bracket racers have several chances to score big this year. The May 16-19 K&N Spring Fling 20’s presented by Sparco will feature hundreds of drivers running all out for big money. The BTE World Footbrake Challenge VI takes place July 12-14 with some of the biggest names in bracket racing going head-to-head for $10,000-toThunder Valley gives fans of every win each day. manufacturer the opportunity to see their favorite classics in action. To give fans For fans who want to see the future of drag and competitors added value, Fun Ford racing, one of the biggest weeks of Junior Weekend and Mopar Thunder combine for Dragster competition in the world takes a doubleheader event on Aug. 30-31. The place in July. It kicks off with the July 20new format features the same elements that 21 Huddleston Performance Jr. Dragster made each event popular, but puts them Nationals presented by Mike Bos. The together to give fans even more bang for twelfth annual event is the perfect tuneup for racers in the July 22-27 NHRA Jr. their buck. Drag Racing League Eastern Conference Home to some of the largest Super Chevy Finals presented by Viperizer. The Eastern Show crowds, Bristol Dragway prepares Conference Finals attracts more than 500 for a flood of bowtie fans Sept. 27-29. racers, ages 8-17, from all states east of the After racing concludes at the Super Chevy Mississippi River. Show on Saturday, Sept. 28, a spectacular lineup of extreme machines will put on an In 2013, a diverse range of events return edge-of-the-seat thrill show during Beef O’ to Bristol Dragway, home to one of the Brady’s Thunder Valley Mayhem presented most varied dragway schedules on the planet. Dragway officials still are working by Thompson Metal Services. on several new events for the 2013 season, Car-crushing chaos comes to the infield with details for those events released once of Bristol Motor Speedway for Thompson they are finalized. For racers and fans alike, Metal Monster Truck Madness presented Thunder Valley is the perfect playground for by Beef O’ Brady’s Saturday, July 20. Fans the upcoming season.

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2013 Thunder Valley Schedule MARCH Street Fights Opener

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BTE World Footbrake Challenge VI

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Huddleston Performance Jr. Dragster Nationals presented by Mike Bos Chassis Craft

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NHRA Jr. Drag Racing League Eastern Conference Finals Presented by Viperizer

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Thompson Metal Monster Truck Madness presented by Beef ‘O’ Brady’s

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Beef ‘O’ Brady’s Thunder Valley Mayhem presented by Thompson Metal Services

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Thirteenth Annual Ford NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals

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Fan Initiatives

Enjoy Your Stay...

Fan Friendly Lodging

Enjoy Your Stay More with our Fan Friendly Lodging Options Many choices are available for guests searching economic options when making their plans to attend races at Bristol Motor Speedway. The Fan Friendly Lodging program is one of the key components in the initiative started by BMS General Manager Jerry Caldwell. Fans are encouraged to explore the different properties to determine what is best to suit their needs. More information on the Fan Friendly Lodging Program is on the Bristol Motor Speedway web site. UNDER $50 (March) (No Night Minimums) Hotel Pigeon Forge 2179 Parkway Pigeon Forge, TN 37863 (865) 428-7305 UNDER $55 (No Night Minimums) Hemlock Hollow Inn 645 Chandler Circle Greeneville, TN 37743 (423) 787-901 Hotel Pigeon Forge (AUGUST ONLY) 2179 Parkway Pigeon Forge, TN 37863 (865) 428-7305 UNDER $68 (March, No Night Minimums) Willow Brook Lodge 3035 Parkway Pigeon Forge, Tenn. (865) 453-5334 UNDER $78 (August, No Night Minimums)  Willow Brook Lodge 3035 Parkway Pigeon Forge, Tenn. (865) 453-5334:

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UNDER $80 (No Night Minimums) Hemlock Hollow Inn 645 Chandler Circle Greeneville, TN 37743 (423) 787-9017 UNDER $95 (No Night Minimums)  Crowne Plaza Resort One Resort Drive Asheville, NC 28806 (828) 254-3211: Mention Bristol Motor Speedway to get a discounted rate!) Standard Double Rooms, $94.00 per night plus 11% sales tax. To access this special rate, call the reservations department at (800.733.3211 or 828.254.3211) mention the BMS rate offer. UNDER $105 (No Night Minimums) Fairfield Inn & Suites, Marriott 1650 Parkway US Highway 441 Sevierville, TN 37862 (865) 429-8300 Special Race Weekend Pricing for a Standard Two Queen room. Just mention you are coming to the Bristol races!

Hemlock Hollow Inn 645 Chandler Circle Greeneville, TN 37743 (423) 787-9017 UNDER $110 (March) (No Night Minimums) Crowne Plaza Resort One Resort Drive Asheville, NC 28806 (828) 254-3211 Mention Bristol Motor Speedway to get a discounted rate! Standard King Rooms, $109.00 per night plus 11% sales tax. To access this special rate, call the reservations department at (800.733.3211 or 828.254.3211) Hampton Inn & Suites, Hilton 11340 Campbell Lakes Drive Farragut, TN 37934 (865) 966-0303 Rate for two queens or one king UNDER $120 (No Night Minimums)  Courtyard Marriott 216 Langley Place Knoxville, TN 37922 (865) 539-0600 THE Inn at Norton 551 Highway 58E Norton, VA (276) 679-7000


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UNDER $125 (No Night Minimums) Sugar Hollow Retreat 197 Elk Ridge Butler, TN 37640 (800) 957-1776 UNDER $130 (No Night Minimums) RiverStone Resort & Spa 212 Dollywood Lane Pigeon Forge, TN 37868 (865) 908-0660 One Bedroom Condo UNDER $135 (No Night Minimums) THE Inn at Norton 551 Highway 58E Norton, VA (276) 679-7000 Including dinner in the restaurant and a free pass to property night club (ask for BMS Special) UNDER $150 Americourt Hotel 450 Dotson Lane Mountain City, TN 37683 (423) 727-7311

RiverStone Resort & Spa 212 Dollywood Lane Pigeon Forge, TN 37868 (865) 908-0660

UNDER $200 Americourt Hotel & Conference Center 1900 American Way Kingsport, TN 37660 (423) 245-0271

Two Bedroom Condo Sugar Hollow Retreat 197 Elk Ridge Butler, TN 37640 (800) 957-1776

Hampton Inn 3130 E. Andrew Johnson Hwy Greeneville, TN 37745 (423) 638-3735 (423) 638-4413 (fax) Ask about the shuttle!

UNDER $165 RiverStone Resort & Spa 212 Dollywood Lane Pigeon Forge, TN 37868 (865) 908-0660

UNDER $225 RiverStone Resort & Spa 212 Dollywood Lane Pigeon Forge, TN 37868 (865) 908-0660

Two Bedroom Condo UNDER $180

Four Bedroom Condo

RiverStone Resort & Spa 212 Dollywood Lane Pigeon Forge, TN 37868 (865) 908-0660

UNDER $230 (Two Night Minimums) Americourt Hotel 1515 Hwy 19E Bypass Elizabethton, TN 37643 (423) 542-4466

Three Bedroom Condo UNDER $190 Holiday Inn Express 2002 Temple Hill Road Erwin, TN $219 available by calling the property direct toll free at 800-304-7958. Will match all published Internet rates at the property direct. Ask about the shuttle!

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2013 Gen-6 Cars

Putting the ‘Stock’ Back in Stack Car

The Sixth Generation of Stock Cars Has Arrived Greater manufacturer identification, new unique styling cues and a return to more aggressive racing are what NASCAR hints as the end result for what they are calling the “Generation 6” stock car. By Wes Ramey When the Sprint Cup Series competitors take to the track for the March 17 Food City 500, their chariots will take on a whole new look. A look that fans, drivers, teams and NASCAR have eagerly awaited.

To separate the new car from its predecessor, fans will not have to look hard. While the previous generation cars featured similar bodywork, with only decals to distinguish the different makes, the new cars have manufacturer-unique body panels to make Greater manufacturer identification, new the cars look more like their street-going unique styling cues and a return to more counterparts. aggressive racing are what NASCAR hints as the end result for what they are calling the In addition to the new sheetmetal, several “Generation 6” stock car. design characteristics have made it in to the cars’ unique paint schemes. Obviously, the number one goal in motorsports is to constantly find a way to go faster. First, fans can easily identify drivers thanks Through this progression, cars have evolved to each competitor’s name written across from the everyday grocery getter to specially the top of the windshield. Additionally, engineered and meticulously designed speed sponsor decals are no longer permitted machines. In the early days of NASCAR, cars on the headlights and taillights, two areas like the Ford Galaxie, the “Fabulous” Hudson manufacturers asked to keep free of decal Hornet, and even convertibles, were driven clutter because these spots set each marque to the track, entered in the event, and driven apart from its rivals. home…if the owner was lucky. Car numbers, which historically have been From there, the focus on safety, and one- on the headlights and taillights, will be upmanship, saw the NASCAR stock car moved lower to the front and rear bumpers. transform into a purpose-built machine A single sponsor logo will be permitted on with roll cages and chassis built by greats the roof, running along the top edge of the like Holman-Moody, Banjo Matthews and rear window. Sponsor decals located on the Hutcheson-Pagan. Ford Torinos, Dodge rear quarter-panels will now extend past the Daytonas and Dodge Chargers ruled in this front edge of the b-post, the middle section time of aerodynamics and sheer muscle. of sheetmetal which runs from the car’s side NASCAR stock cars downsized in 1981, to its roof. going to a 110” wheelbase, to more closely resemble what was happening in dealership Due to the more aggressive and contoured showrooms. The cars continuously morphed nature of the new car, less room is available until 2007, when NASCAR introduced the Car on the body for artwork. For this reason, the of Tomorrow here at Bristol Motor Speedway car number size is reduced by 10%, while the area for contingency decals is reduced to 26 on March 25. square inches. Opinions varied on the CoT, and NASCAR officials began looking for ways to change NASCAR’s next generation begins now. the car. For 2013, NASCAR and the Fans should visit Bristol Motor Speedway in manufacturers have worked together to March to see the excitement of the newlycreate the new Sprint Cup Series stock car, redesigned cars when they hit the high banks a car that everyone agrees should enhance of the “World’s Fastest Half-Mile.” competition and add excitement to the season. The new car, after extensive testing, makes its much-anticipated debut at Bristol during the Food City 500.

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EVOLUTION OF STOCK CAR STYLES The development and design of the latest NASCAR Sprint Cup Series cars continues a robust tradition of styling that dates back to the earliest days of our sport. Here’s a quick-hit look at how stock cars have changed through the years, including some important transitional makes and models.

2012 DODGE CHARGER Brad Keselowski’s Blue Deuce featured a new front splitter that better resembled production models.

2010 TOYOTA CAMRY Competitors and fans missed the look of the spoiler, so it returned at Martinsville on 3/27/2010.

2008 CHEVROLET IMPALA SS Jimmie Johnson’s championship car featured a front splitter, rear wing and a whole lot of dominance.

2001 DODGE INTREPID Dodge made its return to NASCAR with this Bill Elliott-driven Intrepid owned by Ray Evernham.

1998 FORD TAURUS This was the first four-door stock car model approved for NASCAR competition in the modern era.

1995 CHEVROLET MONTE CARLO Chevrolet switched from the Lumina to the Monte Carlo and Jeff Gordon drove it to four championships.

1987 PONTIAC GRAND PRIX GM extended the rear windshield and shortened the decklid of its Aero Coupe model.

1987 FORD THUNDERBIRD On April 30, 1987, Bill Elliott set the NASCAR qualifying speed record at Talladega in this car at 212.809 mph.

1981 BUICK REGAL This is the first 110-inch wheelbase model driven to a championship in NASCAR’s premier series.

1973 DODGE CHARGER King Richard Petty won his fourth Daytona 500 with Hemi power under the hood of this classic ride.

1970 DODGE DAYTONA Aerodynamics took center stage at Daytona and Talladega with the introduction of the “wing cars”

1967 FORD FAIRLANE Due to unibody construction on the stock vehicle, NASCAR allowed purpose built race chassis for safety.

1956 FORD CONVERTIBLE Despite the new four-point roll cage, convertible cars competed for the last time in 1962 at Darlington

1952 HUDSON HORNET Hudson was the first manufacturer to provide factory support to NASCAR racing teams.

1939 FORD COUPE NASCAR’s earliest races featured pre-World War II models due to a post-World War II car shortage. SOURCE: BUZ McKIM/NASCAR HALL OF FAME


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SIX GENERATIONS OF SPEED: THE GENERATION 6: 2013 -

2013 FORD FUSION NASCAR adds showroom style to its Sprint Cup Series racetracks.

• Manufacturer-unique body panels placed on existing chassis • Enhanced body designs better resemble the cars found in showrooms across the United States • Design puts the “stock” back into stock car racing

GENERATION 5: 2007-2012

2012 CHEVROLET IMPALA The end of Generation 5 also marked the end of this model in NASCAR.

• Introduced new era of safety • Common body and chassis for all manufacturers reduced need for track-specific racecars • Front splitter, rear wing offer teams aero adjustment options

GENERATION 4: 1992-2006

2006 FORD FUSION Matt Kenseth drove this Ford during the final full season of Generation 4 cars.

• Highly-modified body • Teams spent hours in wind tunnel to gain aero edge • Bumpers/nose and tail composed of molded fiberglass based off of production counterparts

GENERATION 3: 1981-1991

1991 CHEVROLET LUMINA The Intimidator became a legend in this third-generation Chevrolet.

• Wheel base reduced to 110 inches • NASCAR downsizes cars to better resemble cars on the showroom floor • Body panels still purchased through manufacturers

GENERATION 2: 1967-1980

1977 CHEVROLET MONTE CARLO American muscle hit the track in full force as aerodynamics became more advanced.

• Stock body with a modified frame • Modified chassis became part of the sport with Holman-Moody, Banjo Matthews and Hutchenson-Pagan building chassis for teams

GENERATION 1: 1948-1966

1965 FORD GALAXIE This is the last year Ford raced with a stock chassis before the introduction of the unibody Fairlane and Torino.

• Strictly stock frame and body • Doors strapped or bolted shut, seat belts required • Heavy-duty rear axles required to keep cars from flipping during the race


EVOLUTION OF STOCK CAR STYLES The development and design of the latest NASCAR Sprint Cup Series cars continues a robust tradition of styling that dates back to the earliest days of our sport. Here’s a quick-hit look at how stock cars have changed through the years, including some important transitional makes and models.

2012 DODGE CHARGER Brad Keselowski’s Blue Deuce featured a new front splitter that better resembled production models.

2010 TOYOTA CAMRY Competitors and fans missed the look of the spoiler, so it returned at Martinsville on 3/27/2010.

2008 CHEVROLET IMPALA SS Jimmie Johnson’s championship car featured a front splitter, rear wing and a whole lot of dominance.

2001 DODGE INTREPID Dodge made its return to NASCAR with this Bill Elliott-driven Intrepid owned by Ray Evernham.

1998 FORD TAURUS This was the first four-door stock car model approved for NASCAR competition in the modern era.

1995 CHEVROLET MONTE CARLO Chevrolet switched from the Lumina to the Monte Carlo and Jeff Gordon drove it to four championships.

1987 PONTIAC GRAND PRIX GM extended the rear windshield and shortened the decklid of its Aero Coupe model.

1987 FORD THUNDERBIRD On April 30, 1987, Bill Elliott set the NASCAR qualifying speed record at Talladega in this car at 212.809 mph.

1981 BUICK REGAL This is the first 110-inch wheelbase model driven to a championship in NASCAR’s premier series.

1973 DODGE CHARGER King Richard Petty won his fourth Daytona 500 with Hemi power under the hood of this classic ride.

1970 DODGE DAYTONA Aerodynamics took center stage at Daytona and Talladega with the introduction of the “wing cars”

1967 FORD FAIRLANE Due to unibody construction on the stock vehicle, NASCAR allowed purpose built race chassis for safety.

1956 FORD CONVERTIBLE Despite the new four-point roll cage, convertible cars competed for the last time in 1962 at Darlington

1952 HUDSON HORNET Hudson was the first manufacturer to provide factory support to NASCAR racing teams.

1939 FORD COUPE NASCAR’s earliest races featured pre-World War II models due to a post-World War II car shortage.

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Food City

March 15, 2013

Race Night 2013

RACE NIGHT 2013

Free, Event Returns to BMS Hospitality March 15, 2013 “I’ve taken down all challengers and there’s been some pretty good competition; Clint Bowyer, Jimmie Johnson, Brad Keselowski, lots of ‘em… they’ve all tried to take the title away but nobody’s been able to beat me.” ~ Sadler Food City Race Night at Bristol Motor Speedway is one of the most popular off-track events in the entire sport of NASCAR and fans once again will have the opportunity to enjoy it March 15 in the BMS Hospitality area.

“I’m feeling pretty good about my Drive for Five on March 15. The funny thing is I hear about all of these guys practicing…. training. I just show up and keep taking home the belt.” Sadler says Food City Race Night is a must-see event for fans.

Numerous Sprint Cup and Nationwide Series drivers take to the stage in the hospitality area and take part in a variety of activities, which in the past has included Wii Boxing, Family Feud, Guitar Hero and He Said, He Said to name a few.

“It’s a great fan event… one of the best ones all year,” he said. “It’s right there at the track and it’s free. The fans really get into it and they get to see the drivers in a completely different environment. And it’s great for us too because we get to blow Elliott Sadler has been untouchable in Wii off a little steam before the races and have Boxing, having won the championship some fun. I always look forward to it.” belt every year Food City Race Night has taken place at Bristol. He’ll return to defend Food City Race Night is free to race fans his title again in 2013 with a number of and is scheduled to begin at 4 p.m. and conclude at 9 p.m., although the game challengers looking to dethrone him. portion of the event will take place between “I don’t want to brag but… they’ve had this 6 p.m.-8 p.m. event the last four years and I’ve won it every single year,” said Sadler. “I’ve taken Food City Race Night also will feature down all challengers and there’s been some plenty of live music, car simulators, free pretty good competition; Clint Bowyer, food sampling and a variety of other events, Jimmie Johnson, Brad Keselowski, lots of as well as autograph sessions with various ‘em… they’ve all tried to take the title away Nationwide and Cup drivers. but nobody’s been able to beat me.”

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Brad Keseloski

Can Brad Take Thrid Cup Win at Bristol?

Can Brad Keselowski Grab Third Bristol Cup Win On March Race Weekend? Food City 500 Kicks Off Another Big Year At BMS

By: Lori Worley Brad Keselowski has always had a special affinity for Bristol Motor Speedway -- even before he conquered the World’s Fastest Half-Mile. That tends to happen to NASCAR drivers who grow up visualizing themselves taming what is one of the most physically and mentally demanding tracks on the circuit with the end result a trip to the BMS victory lane. They view the half-mile concrete monster as a Bucket List type of track. If they can win at Bristol, they know they’ve really done something special. They know they didn’t luck into the victory, and

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“When I won my first race here (Nationwide Series) in 2008, I felt like I had really done something,” said Keselowski. “Winning at Bristol puts you in a special place. It’s not an easy place to race so when you do win here you know you’ve really done something.” After that August event, Keselowski was so in awe of the moment that he refused to let his winner’s trophy out of his sight, carrying it with him from victory lane to his post-race press conference.

Keselowski will have his chance to get off to the same kind of championship start on March 17 as he goes for back-to-back wins in the Food City 500. As usual, the first short track race of the season will be long on fun and entertainment and with St. Patrick’s Day falling on Cup race day, there’s even more to be excited about.

‘ Winning at Bristol puts you in a special place. It’s not an easy place to race so when you do win here you know you’ve really done something. ’

Fast-forward several years and Keselowski had one-upped himself at BMS, capturing the 2011 IRWIN Tools Night Race. The weekend kicks off March 15 with Afterward, he was overjoyed. Sharpie qualifying and then heats up Saturday, March 16 with a doubleheader “Wow -- the night race at Bristol!” he said. that features the 300-lap Nationwide Series “I used to watch Tony Stewart and Jeff race and the K&N Pro Series 125. As part Gordon and Dale Earnhardt win this race. of the St. Patrick’s Day celebration, a This is a race of champions. I can’t believe post-race party, with live music and plenty it. There’s races that pay more, but this is of other activities, will take place in the the coolest one of them all.” hospitality area. And then he returned last March to find himself sitting in the exact same spot – in victory lane – after the Food City 500. “What can I say? I love Bristol and Bristol loves me,” said Keselowski. “The goal at Penske Racing is to win a Sprint Cup championship, and one win certainly doesn’t achieve that, but it’s a great step.” And then he went right out and won the 2012 Sprint Cup championship.

Practice and qualifying highlight a jampacked Ford Fan Friday on March 15. Qualifying for the Food City 500 takes place, along with practice for both the Nationwide and K&N races. Also on tap Friday evening is one of the largest fan events in the sport, Food City Race Night, which takes place in the hospitality area at BMS. The Charlie Daniels Band highlights Sunday’s St. Patrick’s Day party with a prerace concert taking place on-track in the BMS infield. NASCAR’s second visit to BMS is highlighted by the IRWIN Tools Night Race Aug. 24, which caps a big week of night racing that begins on Wednesday with a doubleheader. The UNOH 200 Camping World Truck Series, which has always offered up some of the biggest thrills of the weekend, takes place Wednesday, Aug. 21, along with the Whelen Modified race.

Thursday night all is quiet on the track but there’s plenty going on outside the track, including the Ford/BMS Transporter Parade The K&N Series has developed a number and Food City Race Night in downtown of Sprint Cup drivers and crew chiefs, Bristol. including Joey Logano, Ricky Craven, Steve Park, Greg Zipadelli, Richard Friday night the Nationwide Series’ “Slugger” Labbe and Frankie Stoddard. brightest stars will do battle in the Food City 250, followed by NASCAR’s most popular And the great news about Saturday’s races race on Saturday night, the IRWIN Tools is fans get twice the action for the price of Night Race. one ticket. Starting at just $45, fans can take in both the Nationwide Series event Tickets are available to all events and may and the K&N race. be purchased by calling 1-855-773-5324 toll free or by visiting www.bristoltix.com.

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they know success only comes at Bristol by using their heads, being tough and by being able to withstand the mental challenges of such close quarters racing with 42 other drivers on such a small piece of real estate.

Brad Keselowski

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Destinations

A Premiere Travel Destination

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A Premiere Travel Destination Destinations

Tennessee: A Premiere Travel Destination For race fans traveling to Tennessee to experience NASCAR’s fastest half-mile track at Bristol Motor Speedway, there are adventures around every turn, and throughout the entire state.

Tennessee

The lush landscape, musical heritage and unique history of Tennessee bring millions of visitors to our state each year. With Tennessee’s scenic beauty, mild climate, Southern hospitality and diverse entertainment options, there’s something for every taste.

The Great Outdoors For the outdoor lover, Tennessee holds numerous treasures in its breathtaking wilderness areas. Explore cliffs and canyons, green forests and dramatic gorges, serene lakes and rushing waterfalls, rolling hills and peaceful pastures. From the mighty Mississippi River and the eerie landscape of Reelfoot Lake, across the Cumberland Plateau to the Smoky Mountains and the scenic grandeur of the Northeast region of the state, the beauty of Tennessee calls out to the need for adventure. Ride the whitewater rapids of the Ocoee, Nolichucky and Hiwassee Rivers, ski the slopes of Ober Gatlinburg, float through the Tennessee River Gorge. Best Bets Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area: The Big South Fork of the Cumberland River passes through 90 miles of scenic gorges and valleys with a wide range of natural and historic features and recreational options. Don’t Miss Watauga Lake: Surrounded by the Cherokee National Forest and flanked by the Appalachian Mountains, Watauga is arguably the most scenic in the Tennessee River watershed and offers access to the Appalachian Trail.

Tennessee Trails If Tennessee’s big cities take center stage on your vacation, consider a trip along the back roads for off-the-beaten-path discoveries. With the Discover Tennessee Trails & Byways program, you can visit local gems such as wineries, historic main streets, quaint restaurants, scenic spots for outdoor adventure and much more. Sixteen regional trails and byways with names like “Rocky Top “ and “Sunny Side” originate in or run through your favorite Tennessee destinations such as Memphis, Nashville, Knoxville, Chattanooga and the Great Smoky Mountains. Among the highlights of the Sunny Side Trail, traversing Northeast Tennessee is Bristol Motor Speedway, President Andrew Johnson’s home in Greeneville and Jonesborough, Tennessee’s oldest incorporated town. Tennessee’s Civil War history offers another opportunity to see the state from a unique historic perspective. Tennessee is the only Civil War National Heritage Area to encompass an entire state.

Music that Moves Us Music lovers come to West Tennessee to pay tribute to Elvis, B.B. and Tina and travel to Nashville for live broadcasts at the Grand Ole Opry. In Bristol, learn some history at the Birthplace of Country Music Alliance Museum. Best Bets Birthplace of Country Music Alliance Museum in Bristol: Exhibits and artifacts on traditional Appalachian music and performers from the region. Live music is every Thursday evening.

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A Premiere Travel Destination

Explore Tennessee’s Three Grand Regions MIDDLE Crossing over the Tennessee River into Middle Tennessee, the landscape changes: more hills, more valleys, but still plenty of wide-open spaces.

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The Mississippi River is a mesmerizing, constant reminder that Memphis never stops moving. From the colorful history of the cotton trade to the “Home of the Blues” and the “Birthplace of Rock ‘n’ Roll,” Memphis moves to its own beat, offering experiences as diverse as its attractions. The Cotton Museum, Beale Street, the growing Memphis Zoo and the Rock ‘n’ Soul Museum are full of music, history and great family fun. Don’t Miss Shiloh National Military Battlefield: The haunting – and huge – Shiloh tells the story of one of the Civil War’s most decisive and deadly battles.

But there’s much more to Nashville than music: Andrew Jackson’s ancestral home, The Hermitage, the European-style Schermerhorn Symphony Center, and an always-changing exhibit of masterpieces at the Frist Center for the Visual Arts. Follow the beat any direction from Nashville, and you’ll find surprises. Franklin’s bustling small-town feel is juxtaposed with its celeb-sightings, boutique shopping and rich Civil War history. Stones River Battlefield in Murfreesboro and Clarksville’s Fort Defiance showcases important Civil War battles fought hard in Tennessee. Don’t Miss Cheekwood Botanical Garden and Museum of Art: The historic Cheek estate has a botanical garden named in the “Top Five” by Southern Living magazine, and year-round family-friendly activities. Off the Beaten Path Roy Bailey African-American Museum & History Center, Lebanon: Artifacts and stories tell about the lives of African-Americans in Wilson County in this excellent museum and research center.

EAST Across East Tennessee, the beat is a comfortable blend of old and new. The Great Smoky Mountains are full of wonder. Enjoy the simplicity of standing waist-deep in the Green or Little Pigeon rivers, giving in to the hypnotic sway of a rod casting into clear waters. Make a pilgrimage to Cades Cove: discover waterfalls, catch a glimpse of a black bear, hear the soothing sounds of silence. Adventure waits around every bend of “America’s Most Visited National Park.”

Knoxville’s beat is powered by the University of Tennessee and Market Square’s restaurants, live entertainment and popular farmer’s market. The Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame is here.

Going from the park into the town of Gatlinburg is like throwing a switch. One minute you’re in lush forests, the next you’re surrounded by restaurants, shops and attractions. Pigeon Forge has largerthan-life family attractions and the delights of Dollywood. Head into Sevierville, Ms. Parton’s hometown, for incomparable shopping and a giant indoor waterpark at Wilderness at the Smokies.

The Tri-Cities of Johnson City, Kingsport and Bristol buzz with high-speed racing at Bristol Motor Speedway, outdoor adventure and history, including the Gray Fossil Site and Museum, where paleontologists search for clues to Tennessee’s ancient beats.

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This riverfront city of Chattanooga surprises with its breadth of offerings, from the fantastic Tennessee Aquarium and the Hunter Museum of American Art to some of America’s most iconic attractions, Rock City and Ruby Falls.

Don’t Miss Cherokee Heritage: The former seat of Cherokee power, Red Clay State Park in Cleveland offers a comprehensive history of the tribe in Tennessee. Keep on the Trail of Tears with a stop at The Passage in Chattanooga. Off the Beaten Path Davy Crockett Birthplace: This riverside park and birthplace of the legendary frontiersman includes a museum and replica of the cabin where Crockett was born in Northeast Tennessee. Tennessee has what you are looking for. No matter your interests, “In Tennessee, We’re Playing Your Song.”

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St. Patty’s Day

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Plenty of Music, Featuring The Charlie Daniels Band, Highlight St. Patrick’s Day Weekend

By: Lori Worley Any time there’s a NASCAR race weekend at Bristol Motor Speedway, it’s going to be a party. In March, it just so happens that while race fans are celebrating the first short track Sprint Cup race of the season with the Food City 500 March 17, they also have St. Patrick’s Day festivities in which to revel.

But the party begins on Saturday with Nationwide and K&N Series events, which will be followed by a post-race party in the BMS Guest Welcome Village (located near the Orange Bridge between the Speedway and Dragway) that will feature live music, plenty of games, activities and loads of fun.

While St. Patrick’s Day coincides with the running of the The first 1,000 fans who purchase a Pre-Race SuperPass for the Food City 500 on Sunday, the celebration will encompass Food City 500 on St. Patrick’s Day will receive access to the track the entire weekend at the World’s Fastest Half-Mile. for a track tour prior to the Charlie Daniels Band concert, which takes place on the backstretch. Also, they will be able to stay on The Charlie Daniels Band is the featured musical event of the the track for driver introductions. weekend with the legendary singer/songwriter and his band taking to the stage in the BMS infield just prior to the drop of the green Entry for the post-race party on Saturday is free. flag for the Food City 500.

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Ticket Office

Staff Profiles

Friendly Faces On The Other Side of the Phone

Meet the Ticket Office Staff Just some of the friendly faces on the other side of the phone. By: Landon Owen Greetings from your BMS Ticket Office! I say your ticket office because we are truly here for you every single day of the year. Not only are we available to field questions or help you find your dream seats inside the World’s Last Great Colosseum, but you may have noticed over the past year that we may have reached out to you on occasion to gain some feedback, let you know about a cool new promotion, or even just to say thank you! That’s all part of our new outreach initiative designed solely around the purpose of making that legendary Bristol experience even better.

during a race weekend, but it will be nice to put a face with the names that some of you have been working with for years!

My name is Landon Owen and I came here about a year ago to head up our new outreach team. I figured it was time to introduce myself – along with some of our great team members – to you the race fans! I enjoy getting to know our fans on a personal level and would love for you to do the same with our team. Please take a moment to read about some of our talented team members. We don’t get to visit with folks as much as we’d like

We want everyone to feel that way, so if there is something we can do to make your Bristol experience better, I’d like to know about it. Give me a call anytime! My direct line is 423-989-6403. My email is lowen@bristolmotorspeedway.com. I look forward to hearing from and working for you both now and down the road!

On a personal note, the best thing about my job is that I get to talk to our Bristol Family members on a daily basis. You are the reason we come to work each morning. Our goal is to have the best customer service staff not just in this business, but in any business! Nothing makes us happier when we hear about a fan that had the time of their lives at Bristol. We share that joy with you!

Becky Fulwider

Kathy Artrip

Hi, my name is Becky Fulwider. If you have called the ticket office in the last 16 years you have probably talked with me at least once. I started working in the ticket office in 1986. One of my responsibilities is helping customers with any handicap needs. I live in Bristol with my husband Steve and we have been together for 41 years. I have three wonderful young adults. When I started working at BMS I knew nothing of the sport except that the cars went around in a circle. I have come to love racing and definitely love our track. We are a family here and I am so glad to be part of it. I have also come to love all the fans and hope that I have a lot more years here at BMS.

I’m Kathy Artrip and I have been with Bristol Motor Speedway/Dragway since July 2004. I started out in the Speedway World Souvenir Store, where I worked for a little over a year before transferring to the Ticketing Department. I live in Bluff City, Tennessee, with my boyfriend and two children. Racing has always been a big part of my life, which naturally led me to my career here at the Speedway. On the weekends, I drag race my 1994 Mustang at Bristol Dragway with my family. I am currently enrolled at King College in Bristol, Tennessee, where I am pursuing my Associates Degree.

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I enjoy my job here at Bristol, because of the relationships that are formed with my customers. I have worked with a lot of people over the years, and it’s like they have become family. I work with a great group of people that make things interesting and make me look forward to coming to work here every day.

My name is Lyndsay Crabtree. I was born in Knoxville, Tennessee, but have lived in Johnson City for the majority of my life. I attended East Tennessee State University where I obtained a Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing Management as well as my Master of Arts in Sport Management. I cheered during my four years as an undergraduate at ETSU. Cheerleading and gymnastics have been a passionate part of my life. Beginning at the age of five, I have participated in gymnastics, school cheerleading, as well as a National Championship competitive cheerleading team. I am an avid sports fan and enjoy staying active. I began working at Bristol Motor Speedway in July 2012. Working at BMS for this short period of time has been amazing. My co-workers are truly a great group of people who have made my experience worthwhile. Being able to help people gain memorable experiences here at Bristol makes this job fulfilling.


It has always been my dream to work in motorsports, and I am blessed to be at Bristol Motor Speedway. I love the experience of talking with fans from all over the world. It is a joy to hear how much people love Bristol, and I’m so proud to be a part of it. Bristol truly has the best fans in racing!

Clarissa Whitaker

Hi! My name is Clarissa Whitaker and I have worked both NASCAR and NHRA events in ticket sales since March 2005. In December 2009, I began working regularly in the ticket office. I am from nearby Blountville, Tennessee. I have always loved sports, both participating and observing, which is one reason I enjoy working at BMS. I love to travel with my boyfriend (who currently serves in the military) and crafting almost anything. I graduated from East Tennessee State University with a degree in Psychology. I love working at BMS because the fans are the best! I enjoy answering the emails sent to the ticket office and really getting to know the fans. All of the fans and my co-workers make this such an enjoyable job to have, and I feel very blessed to have the opportunity to work in such a great place with such great people.

Walt Clark

I’m Christy Bunn. I have been part of the BMS ticket department since January 2007 as a customer service and ticket sales representative. I was born in Bristol, Tennessee, and continue to live in Bristol with my wonderful husband Eric, beautiful daughter Addison and our three dogs. I am also active in my church, where I am the Children’s director and a Sunday school teacher. In my free time, I love playing and watching sports, being outdoors and doing crafts during the winter. I love working at Bristol Motor Speedway for many reasons, but the number one reason is the fans. We have the best fans in the business and getting to talk to them and hearing their excitement is just an AWESOME feeling. “Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men.” -Colossians 3:23. At Bristol Motor Speedway, it’s so easy to give your all because it isn’t just a place to work, it’s a family.

My name is Walt Clark and I have been a senior ticket sales executive at BMS since October of 2012. This is my second stint at Bristol. Prior to spending the last two years in Nashville working in Minor League Baseball, I had spent nearly an additional two years as an employee in the BMS ticket department. Having grown up in Kingsport, Tennessee, I have always had a great appreciation for the tradition of Bristol and the excitement it holds. I received my sport management degree from the University of Tennessee in 2009 and have been working in ticket sales since graduation. I have one younger brother who is also a UT graduate and currently works in their athletic ticket office. Outside of the office I can be found playing golf or taking off to Atlanta to catch as many Braves games as possible during the summer. The best part about working at Bristol Motor Speedway is interacting with our fans that – in my experience – are the most passionate bunch of people I have ever worked with.

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My name is Brandie Maness and I first came to Bristol as an event worker in 2011. I joined the ticket department in May 2012 after having been an elementary teacher for seven years. A native of the Bristol area and a life-long NASCAR fan, I attended my first race at Bristol before I was even born! I received my Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Tennessee (Go Vols!) and a Master’s Degree from ETSU. Other than racing, I enjoy attending concerts, baseball and football games, being outdoors, and aviation. Bristol is still home for me, my husband and our four beloved dachshunds.

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Children’s Charities

March 2013 Events

March Events Please help us support Speedway Children’s Charities

Richard Petty Driving Experience Ride-Alongs Here’s your chance to ride around the World’s Fastest Half-Mile nearly as fast as the professionals as Speedway Children’s Charities and Richard Petty Driving Experience have partnered once again to bring you the Ride-Along program. The Richard Petty Driving Experience Ride-Alongs will be available Friday, March 15, 2013 from 8 – 11 p.m. Participants will be outfitted in a fire suit before taking to the track where they’ll get to ride around NASCAR’s most popular track for three laps. Cost of the rides is $149 per person. In the event of inclement weather, participants will be given a credit that may be used at any Richard Petty Driving Experience event for up to one year. Anyone interested in taking part in the Ride-Alongs, should pre-register at 1-800-BE-PETTY or at www.1800bepetty.com. Participants must be 14 years of age or stand at least four feet tall and weigh 80 pounds. There are a limited number of rides available so anyone interested in participating should register promptly. Cornhole Classic

Track Tours

The annual Cornhole Classic takes place March 15-17, 2013. Cost is $40 to enter per team. Each player will receive a commemorative t-shirt. Prizes will be awarded for top qualifying teams and the Grand Championship winners will win $500, suite seats to the Irwin Tools Night Race and Food City 250 Aug. 23-24, along with a camping spot. The runner-up wins $200 and suite seats to the 2014 Food City 500 and Nationwide race. Fans can enter at www.bristol.speedwaycharities.org. Tournaments will take place March 15 at 2 p.m. and March 16 at 10 a.m. Championship round will take place Sunday, March 17 at 10 a.m.

See the track your hero’s race on up close and personal. On Sunday, March 17, from 9 a.m. to 10:45 a.m., prior to the Food City 500, you will have the opportunity to tour the “World’s Fastest HalfMile”. See pit crews finish up last minute details and watch prerace rituals before the start of the race. Check out more information at www.bristolmotorspeedway.com or call 423-989-6900. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Speedway Children’s Charities. Track Laps Here is your chance to drive your own car around Bristol Motor Speedway before the stars do! On Thursday, March 14, from 8:30 p.m. -10:30 p.m. you can take five laps around the “World’s Fastest Half-Mile. More information at www.bristol.speedwaycharities.org. Krispy Kreme Who doesn’t love hot and fresh doughnuts? Stop by the Krispy Kreme trailer in the corporate display lot on Friday and Saturday of March race weekend. All proceeds go to Speedway Children’s Charities.

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Online Auction

 Speed Channel Trackside Live Auction Package: Gathering for you and five of your closest friends in the Speed Channel Green Room to include meet and greet with Trackside live hosts and guests! Guests to be announced week before event. Speed goody bags and opportunity to be front and center during the show. Behind-the-scenes tour of Speed channel compound and your picture on the Trackside set with your guests! This package also includes two tickets to the Pit Road Party Zone located in the BMS infield. Watch the race from behind Pit Road!

 Ride-of-a-Lifetime packages are going to be on the auction block with Carl Edwards, Kevin Harvick & Tony Stewart to name a few. Highest bidders will get to ride around the World’s Fastest Half-Mile with their driver during driver introductions for the Food City 500. Additional auction packages will be announced in the coming weeks on www.bristol.speedwaycharities.org.

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 Victory Lane Package: You and one guest will see the winner of the Food City 500 up close and personal from Victory Lane at Bristol Motor Speedway. Watch the last 50 laps from Victory Lane and experience the winner and team right after the race. You will also receive two tickets to the winner’s toast promptly after.

Children’s Charities

March 2013 Events

 Bristol Motor Speedway All-Access Package: You and a guest will receive the following: pre-race passes for the Nationwide 300 and Food City 500, Cold pit passes for use prior to Food City 500, passes for “The Roof at Turn 4” lounge located on the roof of the media center inside the track. And the icing on the cake will be the opportunity to park where the BMS employees do. Pass will be valid Saturday and Sunday of race weekend. Check back during the auction to see what else we might add.

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Partner Spotlight

A Special Connection...

BMS Partner Spotlight “We feel a special connection with Bristol Motor Speedway and NASCAR fans ... our customers and race fans are pretty much one in the same, passionate hard working Americans that enjoy honest competition.” Thompson Metal Service, located in Kingsport, Tennessee, specializes in recycling both ferrous and non-ferrous metals. Established in 1981 by Brad Thompson, TMSI has now become the premier scrap metal recycler for East Tennessee under the direction of Bradley Thompson, Vice President.

support of good employees that take pride in the company they work for, great customer service would be next to impossible.” “As for our vision for the future, we hope to continue to grow when the business climate improves and have Thompson Metal Services owned and operated by the upcoming generations of the Thompson family.

Built on honesty and integrity, TMSI, which is Bristol Motor Speedway’s preferred metal recycling partner, fulfills its commitment to their customers and the community as it sets new standards in As for the relationship with Bristol Motor Speedway, Kerkoff says the industry. They take pride in their service and being able to help it’s been a wonderful partnership, which has been extremely beneficial to both parties. customers obtain a higher value for their scrap materials.

“Partnering up with BMS is a great fit for us,” he said. “It allows us to be in front of thousands of people, all of whom could all be potential customers. Any one that is into racing or cars in general can understand the need to recycle used parts, obsolete cars, etc. Not only will it be recycled, but it is a way to generate some extra cash flow. Recycling is the way of the future and it’s beneficial in “Whether we are servicing our large volume customers or helping so many ways.” our retail customers, we remain dedicated to quality customer “We feel a special connection with Bristol Motor Speedway and service.” NASCAR fans in general, due to the fact that our customers are TMSI vice-president Brad Thompson says TMSI’s core value are the heart of where NASCAR got its humble start. Thanks to “Big Bill” France for realizing that Southern farmers and factory workers simple but powerful. preferred street-legal, family sedans over unrecognizable Indy-Style “Hard work, honesty, good customer relations, and most “championship cars” or “roadsters.” Even today our customers important a great relationship with our employees,” he said. “Yes, and race fans are pretty much one in the same, passionate hard the customer relationship is highly important; however, without the working Americans that enjoy honest competition.” “We operate under two simple philosophies,” said Dean Kerkhoff, TMSI marketing manager. “One, we buy according to the Tennessee scrap metal laws and two, we pay a fair price, we service on time, and we pay on time. TMSI takes pride in being the area’s largest recycler of stainless steel and high temperature alloys.

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Partner Spotlight

A Special Connection...

Bristol Motor Speedway & Dragway

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Bristol Chamber

Bristol... A Good Place to Live

FEBRUARY

2013 Event Calendar

2 Symphony  of  the  Mountains:  CATCH  A  RISING  STAR     Paramount  Center     7:30  PM     Repertoire  will  include  Gioacchino  Rossini’s  “L’Italiana  in  Algeri:  Overture,   FEBRUARY                                  Mozart’s  “Piano  Concert  No.  27   2   Symphony  of  the  Mountains:  CATCH  A  RISING  STAR     Paramount  Center   16   Rhythm  of  the  Dance           Paramount  Center     7:30  PM     Repertoire  will  include  Gioacchino  Rossini’s  “L’Italiana  in  Algeri:  Overture,     An  inspiring  epic  reliving  the  journey  of  two  Celtic  clans  as  they  battle  their  way  to  freedom.  

7:30 PM  

FEBRUARY

                             Mozart’s  “Piano  Concert  No.  27   16   Paramount   Rhythm   of  the  Dance     7:30  P  M       Paramount  Center     2   MARCH   Symphony  of  the  Mountains:  CATCH  A  RISING  STAR     Center     James  G Funniest   Man   in  America     in  Algeri:   Center     M   clans  as  they  battle  their  way  to  freedom.       Overture,   An  Paramount   inspiring  epic   reliving  the  journey   of  t7:30   wo  CPeltic     2   Repertoire   wregory:   ill  include   Gioacchino   Rossini’s   “L’Italiana   Gregory’s   comedy   ased   eal,  it’s  funny  and  the  audience  loves  it!                                    Mozart’s   “Piano   Concert  is  Nbo.   27   on  life  experiences.  It’s  rMARCH   16   8   Rhythm   of  the  Dance       CGenter     7:30   M   Time   Crowder                 Paramount    in  APmerica   2     Paramount   James   regory:  CFenter   unniest   Man     TBA     Paramount  Center       10   An  inspiring   epic   reliving   the  Sjourney   as  t   hey   tParamount   heir  way   to  fCreedom.   Mountain   Stage   Radio   how     of  two     Celtic  clans       battle   enter   7:00  PM   Gregory’s   comedy   is  based  on  l  ife  experiences.   It’s  real,  it’s  funny  and  the  audience  loves  it!    

MARCH Presented  by  Birthplace  of  Country  Music®  (BCM).  8    Award-­‐winning     Crowder    National    Public  radio    

    Paramount  Center     2                      James   Gregory:   Funniest   Mran   in  Aamerica     of  country     Paramount   Center     Show  7:30   P  M              program   explores   the   oots   nd  growth   m   Mountain   10  usic.   Stage  Radio         Paramount  Center       19   Gregory’s   comedy   s  and   based  on  life   It’s  r  eal,  it’s  funny   and   tParamount   he  audience   it!    of  Country   Presented   by  Birthplace   Music®   (BCM).   Air  Force   Jazz  iB   experiences.       Cloves   enter     Time   TBA    Award-­‐winning  National  Public  radio     8   Crowder               Center     roots  and   Time   TBA   of  country  music.                Paramount                      program   explores  the   growth     10   Stage  Radio  Show           Center   19   Paramount   Air  Force   Jazz  Band       7:00  P  M       Paramount  Center     MAY  Mountain   through   OCTOBER   Presented  by  Birthplace  of  Country  Music®  (BCM).    Award-­‐winning    National  Public  radio       Live  Music  at  Downtown  Center         Downtown  State  Street     7:00  PM                                  program  explores  the  roots  and  growth  of  country  music.     MAY  through  OCTOBER     Tuesday  Nights:  Bluegrass  and  Nostalgia  Nights-­‐  alters  between  bluegrass  and     19   Air  Force  Jazz  Band           enter     Time  T   BA     Paramount   Live  MCcusic   at  Drowntown   Center       Downtown  State  Street                                        nostalgia  music  Thursday  Nights:  Hot  Southern  Nights   -­‐  southern   ountry   ock  music       Tuesday  Nights:  Bluegrass  and  Nostalgia  Nights-­‐  alters  between  bluegrass  and       State  Street  Farmer’s  Market             Downtown  Center     MAY  through  OCTOBER                                    nostalgia  music  Thursday  Nights:  Hot  Southern  Nights  -­‐  southern  country  rock  music       Saturday  Mornings  May-­‐October     Wednesday  Afternoons  July-­‐October     Live  Music  at  Downtown  Center         tate  SFtreet     Market  7:00     Downtown   State  SStreet   armer’s       P  M       Downtown  Center     MAY     Tuesday  Nights:  Bluegrass  and  Nostalgia  Nights-­‐  alters  between   bluegrass   and  M   ornings  May-­‐October     Wednesday  Afternoons  July-­‐October     Saturday   Border   ash  Thursday     Nights:     Hot  Southern       -­‐  southern     Historic   State  Street     6:00  PM              3                        nostalgia   mB usic   Nights   country   rock  D mowntown   usic     MAY       State   Street   Farmer’s   arket       activities,       music,     dancing   Downtown   Center     and  fun  for  all.  FREE       Block   Party   with  cM hildren’s   live   in  the  street,   food   3   Border  Bash             Historic  Downtown  State  Street       17   Saturday   Mornings   Afternoons   July-­‐October   Border   Bash   May-­‐October         Wednesday       Historic   State   Street    live  6:00   PM  dancing  in  the  street,  food  and  fun  for  all.  FREE           Block   Party  Dwowntown   ith  children’s   activities,   music,   MAY     Block  Party  with  children’s  activities,  live  music,  dancing   he  street,   food  and   17   in  tBorder   Bash     fun  for     all.  FREE             Historic  Downtown  State  Street     3   JUNE   Border   Bash             Downtown   State   Street    activities,   6:00  PM  live  music,  dancing  in  the  street,  food  and  fun  for  all.  FREE           Historic   Block   Party  with   children’s     7   Block   Party  w live  m   usic,  dancing   in  the   food  and  fun  for  all.  FREE       Border   Bith   ash  children’s     activities,         street,   JUNE     Historic  Downtown  State  Street     6:00  PM   17     Border   Bash         music,     dancing   State   PM   Block   Party  w   ith  children’s   activities,   live   in  tBorder   he  Dsowntown   treet,   food   and   un  for   ll.  FREE   7   Historic   Bash     Sftreet       a6:00             Historic  Downtown  State  Street       21   Block   Party  w live  m   usic,  dancing   in    the   fHistoric   ood   and  Dfwun   for   all.  FREE     Street    live  6:00   Border   Bith   ash  children’s     activities,         street,   owntown   State   PM  dancing  in  the  street,  food  and  fun  for  all.  FREE       Block   Party   ith   children’s   a  ctivities,   music,  

JUNE    

Block Party  with  children’s  activities,  live  music,  dancing   he  street,   food  and   21   in  tBorder   Bash     fun  for     all.  FREE             Historic  Downtown  State  Street     7   Bash             Downtown   State   Street    activities,   6:00  PM  live  music,  dancing  in  the  street,  food  and  fun  for  all.  FREE         Historic   Block   Party  with   children’s   JULY  Border       Block  Party  with  children’s  activities,  live  music,  dancing  in  the  street,  food  and  fun  for  all.  FREE       Thursdays   in  July  -­‐  Concerts  &  Movies  in  the  Park         Cumberland  Sq.  Park       6:30  PM   JULY   21     Border   Bash     evening     under     the  stars     listening     to   Historic   State  & Satreet     m 6:00   PM   Thursdays   iDn  owntown   July   Concerts   ovies   in   the   Park       Cumberland  Sq.  Park       Enjoy   a  summer   great   music   and  -­‐  w atching    fM amily   ovie.     4   Block   Party  w ctivities,  live  fm usic,   dancing  in    the   street,   fHistoric   ood   for   all.  FREE       Street   Enjoy   a  asnd   ummer   evening   under   the  stars   listening   Border   Bith   ash  children’s   (special  paerformance   or   Independence   Day)   Dfun   owntown   State     6:00   PM   to  great  music  and  watching  a  family  movie.   JULY   4   Bash   (special   erformance   for  I  ndependence   Day)   Historic  Downtown  State  Street         Block  Party  with  children’s  activities,  live  music,  dancing   in  tBorder   he  street,   food   and  fpun   for  all.  FREE     Thursdays  in  July  -­‐  Concerts  &  Movies  in  the  Park       Sq.  Pwark     6:30  PM       Cumberland   Block   Party   ith    children’s   activities,   music,   19   Border  Bash           Historic   Downtown   State   Street    live  6:00   PM  dancing  in  the  street,  food  and  fun  for  all.  FREE         Enjoy  a  summer  evening  under  the  stars  listening  to  great  m usic  and   watching   a  family   19   Bash     movie.           Historic  Downtown  State  Street     Block   Party   with  pcerformance   hildren’s  activities,   live  music,   dancing   in  tBorder   he  Dsowntown   treet,   food   and   un  for   ll.  FREE   4     Border   Bash   (special   for  Independence   Day)   Historic   State   Sftreet     a6:00   PM         Block  Party  with  children’s  activities,  live  music,  dancing  in  the  street,  food  and  fun  for  all.  FREE           Block  Party  with  children’s  activities,  live  music,  dancing  in  the  street,  food  and  fun  for  all.  FREE         19     Border  Bash             Historic  Downtown  State  Street     6:00  PM         Block  Party  with  children’s  activities,  live  music,  dancing  in  the  street,  food  and  fun  for  all.  FREE                                                                    

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Mission Complete “It’s Bristol Baby!”

Mission Complete

Guest Welcome Village

Guest Welcome Village a MUST for Bristol Guests

By: Ben Trout The best part of my job here at Bristol Motor Speedway is interacting with fans like you. From well-seasoned Bristol race veterans to newcomers making the trip to this special place in northeast Tennessee for the first time, it’s always a treasure building relationships and conversing with our guests.

Last August we introduced Bristol’s Guest Welcome Village and it was a resounding success. The Guest Welcome Village returns in March, and you’re invited! In fact, you’ll be doing yourself a disservice if you don’t stop by for a visit.

Our all-new Guest Welcome Village is located near the Orange Bridge Be it transporting guests on a golf cart, or talking with you in the between the Speedway and Dragway and includes an entertainment Bruton Smith Building, it’s always fun finding out your hometowns, stage packed with music and a variety of NASCAR driver and celebrity appearances. what you’re most looking forward to, talking about your favorite drivers and getting your take on the Bristol experience. You’ll also find fan comfort areas, information kiosks, food and But above all, these interactions provide us with an opportunity to beverage vendors and much more. Best of all, there’s no charge for admission. It’s another way we can say “thank you” to the best fans learn from you, and more importantly… Take action. in NASCAR. Case in point: Many of you, several on our Fan Advisory Board and even some of our Bristol team members asked us about a common For more information on Bristol’s Guest Welcome Village, please visit area for fans to assemble, experience entertainment, maybe see a bristolmotorspeedway.com/fans and click on Guest Services. driver or two and be able to sit down and relax amid the hustle and We can’t wait to shake your hand and welcome you home to Bristol! bustle of a Bristol race weekend.

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Speedway

PARKING FOR SPECIAL NEEDS GUESTS

2013 Advance Handicap permit application

Bristol Motor Speedway asks guests using state-issued ADA placards to apply for a Bristol-issued pass to help these visitors park closer to their seats. Anyone planning to use state-issued placards should send copies of the permit and the supporting documentation in advance, along with an application form, so that the BMS Events Department can send advance passes for the appropriate parking lots. The documentation required (registration card, receipt, state-recognized disabilities ID card, driver’s license, or original approved application forms) is the same reviewed by law enforcement officials at the entrances to handicap lots. If a guest’s state does not issue supporting documentation with a permit, the guest should use a copy of the same documentation used to obtain the original permit. Individuals with temporary disabilities should submit medical documentation with an application to receive the BMS-issued permit. Space is limited in the South (B-side) Lot closest to the Earnhardt, Yarborough,

Johnson and Petty grandstands and terraces, and spaces in this lot will be allocated first to guests with seats in these grandstands, and second, on a first-apply, first-served basis. In the South Lot, only 400 spaces are available for Truck and Nationwide Series events and 600 spaces are available for Sprint Cup events. The number increases for the Cup races because after the Nationwide Series race, BMS opens Nationwide Series competitor spaces for special needs requests.

a BMS-issued permit to another person should be considered the same violation of Tennessee law as fraudulently using a stateissued placard, and anyone doing so may face the same penalties.

In the North (A-side) Lot, cars with BMS-issued passes will park closer to the grandstand than cars using state-issued placards.

Please note that these permit procedures do not apply to reserved seat wheelchair guests. Reserved wheelchair seating and parking guests should contact Becky Fulwider at 423989-6931.

After applications have been received, notification will be sent to the applicant confirming or denying the request. Passes will be mailed approximately one month before the race.

State-issued placards will be admitted at the Dragway Entrance only. Law enforcement officials will check documentation to ensure that the person to whom the permit is issued is in the vehicle.

For all other handicap parking questions, contact Alice Dawson at 423-989-6941 or alice@bristolmotorspeedway.com.

Law enforcement officials will check the permits at the South and Dragway Entrances to ensure that the name on the BMS-issued permit matches a photo ID of the occupant of the vehicle using the permit. Transferring

If you applied for parking in 2012, you must apply again for 2013 parking.

2013 Advance Special Needs Parking Permit Application Deadline for application: Two Months Before Each Race or Once Annually (User must have state-issued disabilities placard to apply for this permit)

Full Name___________________________________________________________________________________________________________ (as it appears on documentation and photo ID)

Address:_____________________________________________________________________________________________________________

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State Issued Plate/Placard Permit Number_______________________________________________________________________________

SEAT LOCATIONS (please fill out seat information per event) P

Nationwide Race___________________________________________________________________ Acct #____________________________ (March - Saturday Nationwide)

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Food City 500______________________________________________________________________ Acct #____________________________ (March - Sunday Sprint Cup)

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UNOH 200_________________________________________________________________________ Acct #____________________________ (August - Wednesday Truck/Modified)

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Food City 250______________________________________________________________________ Acct #____________________________ (August - Friday Nationwide)

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IRWIN Tools Night Race_____________________________________________________________ Acct #____________________________ (August - Saturday Sprint Cup)

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Note: Seat Location and Ticket Account Number are required. Ticket holder and parking permit user may or may not be the same person. Parking will be assigned by seat location. Send this COMPLETED form, PLUS a photo copy of the state-issued permit, PLUS a copy of supporting documentation (registration card, receipt, handicap ID card, driver’s license, or original approved application forms) to obtain or use the permit TO: ATT: Alice, BMS Events Dept., PO Box 3966, Bristol, TN, 37625. Retain a copy of completed application for your records.

Signature of permit user ____________________________________________________________________________ Downloadable applications are available at www.bristolmotorspeedway.com

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