The campfires, the laughs, the racing, the music, the sights, smells and the check off your bucket list.
Fierce clashes and heart-stopping finishes are hallmarks of one of the most popular races in NASCAR, and if history’s any indication The Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race set for Aug. 19 at Bristol Motor Speedway is guaranteed to entertain guests with yet another epic battle inside the Last Great Colosseum.
There’s a lot of things that change over time, and one of the things that doesn’t change is Bristol.” — NASCAR legend Dale Earnhardt Jr.If you haven’t been to Bristol Motor Speedway before, who better to tell you about it than Dale Earnhardt Jr., who has designated the Bass Pro/NRA race as his last as a driver?
“It’s just good short-track racing,” Earnhardt said. “And we don’t do a whole lot of that on the series these days, but it’s always kind of stayed true to itself. There’s a lot of things that change over time, and one of the things that doesn’t change is Bristol.”
Earnhardt added that the race is one that serious NASCAR fans shouldn’t miss.
“The racing there is pretty much the standard for short-track racing,” he said. “I can confidently tell people, when they ask me where they should go, that they should try Bristol out.”
Last year, nearly 100,000 race fans attended to watch NASCAR’s top drivers tear through 500 heart-stopping laps around Bristol’s half-mile banked oval in search of the checkered flag. Special event tickets for NRA members only can be purchased at NRARaceTix.com. Through that website, members can save 15 percent off ticket purchases using the code B17NRA.