BMS gearing up for spring race

BMS Race

BRISTOL, Tenn. - Crews are working hard inside and out at Bristol Motor Speedway gearing up for another weekend of racing.

"It's hard to believe that there are cars on the track in Florida and they will be here in 30 days," says Kevin Triplett with Bristol Motor Speedway.

Piney Flats resident and NASCAR fan Bob Tuttle isn't wasting any more time, he's getting his tickets now, "I've been to other tracks, mile and mile-and-a-half track. You can't see what's happening. This you can see everything."

As the NASCAR season gears up BMS officials expect even more fans to be calling and stopping by the ticket office, "Year-to-year we're up a little, so that's good news. It's still a challenge you know, a lot of things that have been a challenge, those have not changed like gas at $3.50 a gallon," adds Triplett. 

To face the challenges BMS officials are offering some promotions including a Ford Mustang giveaway.

Ten people will be awarded a brand new Ford Mustang before the start of the Food City 500.

They're also offering a program that was new last year. Fans can rent an RV for the weekend.

"We're trying to work with our fan friendly lodging program for our guests. That's one of the things they can continue to tell us. More options for places to stay," adds Triplett.

Plus this year's race falls on St. Patrick's Day so fans can expect some fun while BMS hopes to make a little bit of green.

This year's Nationwide Series race on Saturday at Bristol Motor Speedway will be called Jeff Foxworthy's Grit Chips 300. Jeff Foxworthy will be on hand Friday night for a fundraiser benefiting Speedway Children's Charities.

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