Monday, April 13, 2015

Travel Tips: Bristol Motor Speedway – April 16-19, 2015

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The K&N Pro Series East and the Xfinity Series join the Sprint Cup Series at Bristol Motor Speedway this weekend, Thursday through Sunday, April 16-19. The Food City 500 on Sunday, April 19, has been renamed the Food City 500 in Support of Steve Byrnes. Byrnes, a veteran of more than 25 years in the television broadcast booth, is currently on a medical leave of absence from FOX Sports as he battles head-and-neck cancer.

Speedway Children’s Charities has a number of events going on throughout the weekend, including its annual dinner with NASCAR Hall of Famer Ned Jarrett and a cornhole tournament. Find out more about these events and others here.

Key on-track times:

Thursday, April 16
  • K&N Pro Series East practice – 12:30 and 2:15 p.m. ET
  • K&N Pro Series East rookie practice- 1:30 p.m. ET

Friday, April 17
  • Sprint Cup Series practice – noon ET
  • Xfinity Series practice – 1:30 and 3 p.m. ET
  • Sprint Cup Series qualifying – 4:45 p.m. ET

Saturday, April 18
  • Sprint Cup Series practice – 8:30 and 11:30 a.m. ET
  • Xfinity Series qualifying – 9:45 a.m. ET
  • Xfinity Series Drive to Stop Diabetes 300 – 1:30 p.m. ET
  • K&N Pro Series East PittLite 125 – 4:30 p.m. ET

Sunday, April 19
  • Sprint Cup Series Food City 500 in Support of Steve Byrnes – 1 p.m. ET

The complete schedule for this weekend can be found here.

First-time fan information can be found here, and the track’s rules and regulations can be found here

Get more information on the schedule, and purchase tickets at


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