Bristol Motor Speedway Officials Combine Fan Zone and Fan Midway to Create One Reimagined Super Fan Funzone Where Guests Can Have Fun in One Stop

For the first time in Bristol Motor Speedway history the track will offer guests a one-stop-shop for all of its entertainment attractions around the facility. During the off-season track officials worked to combine all of the elements from the BMS Fan Zone and all of the attractions from the BMS Fan Midway into one reimagined super BMS Fan FUNZONE.

The new BMS Fan FUNZONE will be located at the BMS Entrance 1, the north lot near the It’s Bristol Baby! monument, and will combine all of the popular attractions on that side of the track property. The former Fan Midway, which was located behind the speedway near the dragway, has been converted into a parking area. All of the sponsor fan activations from the midway are now repositioned in the Fan FUNZONE.

Team merchandise haulers, where a new schedule of driver autograph sessions will take place during the weekend, also will be located in the Fan FUNZONE, which will see some attractions stretch up the hill toward and around the Bruton Smith Administration building.

There’s music, games, food, rides, exhibitions, plenty of interactive activities like Axe Throwing, racing simulators, RC cars, race team souvenir haulers, sponsor activation areas, appearances by drivers for autograph sessions, legends and other celebrities, and more.  To check out all the entertainment options for the weekend, please click here.

One of the main attractions in the BMS Fan FUNZONE is the Food City Fan Zone Stage presented by Coca-Cola Zero, with a hefty schedule of entertainment planned throughout the weekend hosted by NASCAR personality Alex Weaver. The Food City Fan Zone Stage, which sits to the right of the iconic Bristol tower in the north lot, will provide guests with music, driver and celebrity appearances, games, an SCC auction hosted by PRN’s Brad Gillie, driver Q&A chats, prize giveaways and so much fun.

Drivers who are scheduled to make appearances at the Food City Fan Zone Stage include Erik Jones, Chris Buescher, AJ Allmendinger, Grant Enfinger, Tyler Ankrum, Chase Purdy, John Hunter Nemechek, Ty Dillon, Tyler Reddick, Corey LaJoie, Daniel Hemric, Thad Moffitt, Daniel Dye, Christian Eckes, Rajah Caruth, Tanner Gray, among others. A full schedule of activities and driver appearances is below and fans can keep up with the latest schedule modifications by clicking here.

The party keeps going on Saturday night at the Food City Fan Zone Stage when 80s tribute band Spank!  entertains guests during a special St. Patrick’s Day Party following the conclusion of the WEATHER GUARD Truck Race.

One of the main stage highlights of the weekend on the Food City Fan Zone Stage will be Sunday’s Trackside Live at Noon with hosts Kenny Wallace and John Roberts. That famed duo will welcome special guests, including an All-Star lineup of drivers including Denny Hamlin, Christopher Bell and Tyler Reddick, to name a few, to the big stage for fun interviews and plenty of high-jinx.

The BMS Chapter of Speedway Children’s Charities will offer live auctions from the Food City Fan Zone Stage at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday and 2:30 p.m. on Sunday. The Sunday SCC Auction will be hosted by PRN Radio’s Brad Gillie.

The following Food City Fan Zone Stage schedule is subject to change:

Saturday, March 16
11 am.-2:30 p.m.    Food City Fan Zone Stage hosted by Alex Weaver
            11:15 a.m. Grant Enfinger
            11:30 p.m. Ty Dillon
            11:45 p.m. Thad Moffitt
            Noon  Daniel Dye, Christian Eckes
            12:15 p.m.  Bayley Currey, Matt Mills, Kaden Honeycutt
            12:45 p.m.  Chase Purdy
            1 p.m.  Rajah Caruth
            1:30 p.m. Tanner and Taylor Gray
            1:45 p.m. Tyler Ankrum
            2 p.m.  Corey Heim and Dean Thompson
            2:15 p.m.  Richard Petty and Food City PVA Announcement
            2:30 p.m. Corey LaJoie and Everett Larson
            2:30 p.m.  SCC Live Memorabilia Auction

Sunday, March 17
10 a.m.-1 p.m.  Food City Fan Zone Stage hosted by Alex Weaver
            10 a.m.  Erik Jones
            10 a.m.  John Hunter Nemechek
            10:20 a.m. Kyle Petty
            10:30 a.m. AJ Allmendinger, Daniel Hemric and Chris Rice
            10:45 a.m.  NHRA Funny Car world champion Matt Hagan
            11 a.m.  Mark and Digger from Moonshiners
            11:30 a.m. SCC Live Memorabilia Auction with PRN’s Brad Gillie
            11:45 a.m. Chris Buescher
            Noon  Trackside Live with Kenny Wallace and John Roberts
                        12:05 p.m. Christopher Bell and Austin Dillon
                        12:15 p.m.  Tyler Reddick
                        12:30 p.m.  Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
                        12:45 p.m.  Denny Hamlin
                        12:55 p.m.  Bill Goldberg

The Bristol race weekend will feature action in the NASCAR Cup Series with the tradition-rich Food City 500 on Sunday afternoon, March 17 (3:30 p.m., FOX and PRN Radio) with current champ Ryan Blaney, Chase Elliott, Kyle Larson, Daytona 500 winner William Byron, Joey Logano, Atlanta winner Daniel Suarez, Kyle Busch and Denny Hamlin leading the way.

Saturday afternoon’s (March 16) Bush’s Beans Practice and Bush’s Beans Qualifying for both the NASCAR Cup Series and the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series will set the starting lineups for each race and precede Saturday night’s WEATHER GUARD® Truck Race. NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series stars Ben Rhodes, Grant Enfinger, Nick Sanchez, Las Vegas winner Rajah Caruth, Corey Heim, Ty Dillon and Christian Eckes, among others, are scheduled to take the green flag at 8 p.m. ET for the 250-lap thriller (FS1, MRN Radio).

To purchase tickets for the Food City 500 or the WEATHER GUARD® Truck Race, please visit the BMS website, or call the BMS Ticket Sales Center at (866) 415-4158. For a limited-time tickets can also be purchased at your neighborhood Food City store.

BMS PR