BRISTOL, TENN. -

Race weekend will be here soon, and Bristol officials are offering some advice to avoid traffic.

Steer clear of State Street on Thursday. It will be closed for Food City Race Night.

David Metzger, the city traffic engineer says have a plan. "Park smart is a term that we ask people to use on race weekend to think about how they're going to be exiting the speedway area to go back to their home, their hotel, wherever it is they happen to be staying." says Metzger. If you have to head north after the race to get home, you want to park in a location so you can head north by only going straight through or making right turns."


Metzger says the traffic pattern around construction on 11-E will stay the same for race weekend.