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Bristol Motor Speedway Tickets
Be there for all of the action and see why there is nothing like racing under the lights at Bristol Motor Speedway. This is one of racingís toughest tickets. Not only is it one of the most popular Sprint Cup races, but it attracts the most devoted fans in NASCAR! The Sharpie 500 is a guaranteed sellout, so donít hesitate to buy your tickets. Be there live to watch 500 miles of exciting racing action and let at the Sharpie 500.

Bristol Motor Speedway
We sell Bristol Motor Speedway tickets. Empire Tickets is your ticket broker for all Bristol Motor Speedway events. We welcome feedback! Please call or email our offices if there is any way we can make your online purchase easier. Our goal is to ensure the highest level of customer satisfaction so we can develop a life-long relationship with our customers. For specific questions on seating, sections, rows and other general seating info, please contact us or the venue directly.




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Bristol Motor Speedway Address
151 Speedway Boulevard
Bristol, TN  37625


Bristol Motor Speedway Info
Bristol Motor Speedway is a NASCAR short track located in Bluff City, Tennessee, near Bristol. It was constructed in 1960, and held its first NASCAR race on July 30, 1961.

One of the most popular tracks in NASCAR, this all-concrete construction is similar to Dover, except far shorter. The advertised banking of 36 degrees in the turns makes Bristol the most steeply banked track used by NASCAR (but see the "Trivia" section for a differing opinion on the turns). However, the track is so short that speeds here are far lower than is typical on most NASCAR oval tracks, making for a considerable amount of "swapping paint". Also, the initial starting grid of 43 vehicles extends almost halfway around the track, meaning that the slower-qualifying cars and those using provisional starts begin the race almost half a lap down. Another anomaly is that the short overall length means that there are two sets of pits. Until 2002, slower starters ware relegated to those on the backstretch, but a rule change for caution periods only made two backstretch pits desirable along with two on the frontstretch.

Since 2002 pit rules were instituted in virtually making the track's two pit roads one for caution periods, drivers have made major mistakes during green flag pit stops by driving through both pit roads when only one is necessary for green flag periods. The drag strip at this facility has long been nicknamed Thunder Valley. Both current Nextel Cup races held at Bristol are for 500 laps; the spring race (daytime) is sponsored by area grocery chain Food City and the late summer race (the popular night-time race, considered "the toughest ticket in NASCAR" to obtain) has rotated among several sponsors; the current sponsor is Newell Rubbermaid's Sharpie marker. Tickets for the Bristol NASCAR event are said to be the second hardest to obtain in all of sports, second only to the opening ceremony of the Olympics. Bristol is also a very fertile ground for other levels and types of racing; Busch Series races here often draw over 100,000 spectators, making it one of the best-drawing Busch venues, and resulted in the Fox network televising the race nationally. In 2004, it was the first Busch Series race of the season televised on broadcast network television, and the race, which had been 150 laps in 1982, 200 laps in 1984, and 250 laps since 1990, will be a 300-lap race in 2006. It is also the home of the only midweek (Wednesday) night NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series event, held in conjuction with a USAR Hooters ProCup event.

In the past, dirt has been spread over the oval and it has been used for sprint car racing. Even these events have drawn over 100,000 spectators, a crowd almost unheard of in sprint history. Many of the fans come from the East Tennessee area, but thousands more come from all parts of the country to experience Bristol's unique brand of racing. In addition, there is a quarter-mile drag strip that hosts an annual NHRA event each year. Even in the offseason, the complex attracts fans during the Christmas season by facilitating a miles-long holiday lights display that culminates with a lap on the actual speedway track itself.
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General Info
  • Everyone, regardless of age, must have a ticket for entry.
  • Wheelchair accessible areas are available in the Pearson, Waltrip, Yarborough and Johnson Terraces.
  • Seat numbers run from right to left in all sections if you are looking at the track.
  • Sections A, B, and C of the Waltrip Terrace are considered Family, or "No Alcohol", sections.
  • Terrace and Tower sections contain chairback seats - all other seating is bleacher seating.
  • All Terrace seating is covered and comes with private concessions, bathrooms and elevator access. Tower seats also include private concessions, bathrooms and elevator access, but the seating is not covered.
  • The Waltrip sections contain 62 rows.
  • The Allison and Pearson Terraces contain 18 rows, while the Allison and Pearson Grandstands contain 63 rows.
  • The Kulwicki Grandstand contains 60 rows, the Kulwicki Terrace contains 22 rows, and the Kulwicki Tower contains 13 rows.
  • The Johnson, Yarborough and Petty Grandstands all contain 38 rows, while the terraces all contain 20 rows.
  • The Earnhardt Terrace contains 23 rows.
  • Suite passes are also available. Suites include food and drink, private restooms, and closed-circuit television throughout the race.
  • In the case of postponement due to weather, tickets will be honored for date of the rescheduled race. Empire Tickets will not honor refunds to customers who cannot attend a rescheduled race.

Seating Made Simple

Hottest Seats - Allison and Pearson Grandstands, rows 30 and higher, as well as Allison and Pearson Terraces. Located along the front stretch and close to the start-finish line, these are the best seats in the house. It is best to sit in the highest row possible so you can see the whole track. Because of the exceptional views of the track and pits, these seats will always be in high demand and carry a higher price.

Great Seats - Kulwicki, Petty, Yarborough and Johnson Terraces, and rows 20 and higher in the grandstands. A little less expensive, these seats still offer some great views. If seeing a crash is your cup of tea, the Waltrip Grandstand seats are the way to go as most crashes occur in turn 4. But be careful sitting above row 55 in the Waltrip Grandstand as there might be some obstructed views due to support poles that hold up the suites.

Good Seats - Kulwicki Tower, and any grandstand seat in row 20 or lower. The Kulwicki Tower is extremely high up, putting you at or about 90 rows above the track. There are possible obstructed views due to lights and poles, and the tower has been known to sway in the wind. These seats are not recommended for those with a fear of heights! The low rows of the Grandstands, between 10 and 20 rows, put you close to the action without compromising any sight lines.

Economy Seats - First 10 rows of the Grandstands. For those who are price-minded, these seats are for you. Fortunately, there is no such thing as a bad seat at Bristol Motor Speedway, and you can still see the entire track from the first row in the turns (but not on the straight-a-aways). There are some people who don't enjoy sitting right on top of the track, so in that case it would be advised to find different seats.
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