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    Posted: 24 Feb 2010 at 7:04am
I figured I would start this thread for anyone wanting information on Bristol Motor Speedway & events going on during race weekend. There is alot of Nascar fans that have been attending BMS for years & almost any qeustion you have can be answered here from an experienced BMS race fans. Do you need directions,camping/hotel info,parking,how to avoid race traffic,what time to arrive @ track, souviner info,weather????????????????Just post your question here-wait 24 hrs or so for people to reply-and your get info from those who know BRISTOL!Big%20smile(P.S.-This is a FREE serviceWink)
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is that your only "free service"?

Oh and where is this jelloville Wink
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Originally posted by TheNortonader TheNortonader wrote:

is that your only "free service"?

Oh and where is this jelloville Wink
See the other post on that one......Wink
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When does the daily weather update start?
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I was thinking of March 1stBig%20smile
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Originally posted by TheNortonader TheNortonader wrote:

is that your only "free service"?

Oh and where is this jelloville Wink
 
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Thanks for the location info Sea-Donkey! Thumbs%20Up
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INFO BUMP!Wink
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Originally posted by tadpole tadpole wrote:

INFO BUMP!Wink
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okay - My first trip to Bristol and I am staying in Greeneville for the weekend. What time do I leave for both the Saturday race and the Sunday race assuming I want 1 hour of comfortable time to cruise the merchandise area? Also, how long after the race should I expect be back in Greeneville - 2 hours, 4 hours, etc.
 
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I would get to the track as early as possible, like no later than 10am.  I assume you will take 11E from Greeneville, which should take you about an hour.  Allow about an extra half hour for Sunday.  As far as getting out, Saturday shouldnt be real bad, maybe 2  hours back to Greeneville. Sunday will be a different story.  On Sunday Which way will you be heading, back to Greeneville or to I-81 North?  I would plan on hanging around and eating either way. It is crazy for several hours out there.

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Another factor is where you are parking. the difference of a 1/4 mile on your parking location can make the difference of an additional hour of sitting in traffic.

My suggestion is to be in no hurry after the race on Saturday, plan on a hour or two of not even getting in your car post-race, then you would not have as big a problem getting rolling. It just depends on what you enjoy doing, sitting in your car in traffic or hanging out at the track for the festivities, A good time to visit JELLOVILLE even. Either way you do it, get in the car or stick around you will be looking at the same amount of time getting back to Greeneville.

As far as Sunday, well I can't say because I tend to do a disappearing act before everyone else is leaving.


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First timer going to Bristol this spring here.  I have season New Hampshire passes and camp for the weekend up there.  i'll be tenting it this race at Bristol Campground.  My questions are this-

-  Bud, High Life, or Mich light?
-  How far of a walk is it from the Bristol campground to the racetrack, more specifically pearson terrace?  I don't mind walking at all.
-  Is the race similar to other nascar races with regards to the merchandise vendors outside of the track or no?


Looking forward to the trip and the race!

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Originally posted by golfduke golfduke wrote:

First timer going to Bristol this spring here.  I have season New Hampshire passes and camp for the weekend up there.  i'll be tenting it this race at Bristol Campground.  My questions are this-

-  Bud, High Life, or Mich light?
-  How far of a walk is it from the Bristol campground to the racetrack, more specifically pearson terrace?  I don't mind walking at all.
-  Is the race similar to other nascar races with regards to the merchandise vendors outside of the track or no?


Looking forward to the trip and the race!

1)ALL 3!!!!!!   2) probably 3/4 mile-but shuttle buses run through the campground before race & take you to track-after race will take you to entrance of campground-BUT LONG LINES FOR SHUTTLES AFTER RACE       3)YES-there will be some venders,sponcer's stuff, & speed channel stage on the side of the racetrack(dragstrip side) you will enter from Bristol Campground. Most of the Driver/Vender 's trailers are set up in the main entrance of the Speedway(which is CLOSED TO TRAFFIC all race weekend) & in EARHART Campground located next yo BMS. There is shuttles that go around the speedway so you don't have to walk.Big%20smile
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1. High Life.
2. Depends on which campground you are tenting it in.  Earhart is $150 for the week and is adjacent to the track.  Others are farther away and are about the same price.  No matter where you camp you will have to do some walking. 
3. There are more merchandise tents and haulers then most tracks.  The team haulers and white "clearance" tents are on the front side of BMS and there is a whole section of sponsers handing out free stuff on the back side of BMS.  The Speed stage is also on the back side. 
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I'm staying at Bristol Campground and event parking-  http://www.bristolcampground.com/

How far of a walk is this place from jelloville? 
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http://rhost1.zfx.com/OZX/Blobs/blob46637.jpeg

I am at work so I can't do a photobucket deal with details, but open this pic and then look at the upper right hand part of the track. That is turn 1 of the track and directly outside of that, and across the creek you will find JELLOVILLE!
You are looking at a 20-30 min. walk depending on how much weaving and bobbing you do along the way.


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FYI for anyone staying in the the Pigeon Forge/Gatlinburg area.

http://rockytoptours.com/Bristol-Motor-Speedway.html

They have yet to update their site, but if all info is the same (besides dates of course.) it is a good deal.

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I do not endorse this company, only passing along info. I must include that someone from this board used their services last Aug. and had a bad trip back due to their bus breaking down. I have never used them myself.

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Originally posted by golfduke golfduke wrote:

I'm staying at Bristol Campground and event parking-  http://www.bristolcampground.com/

How far of a walk is this place from jelloville? 
We used to stay at Bristol Campground. The fastest way to get to Jelloville is catch the tram from the campground and get off near the hospitality village. That will save some time right there. Should be just a 5-10 minute walk from there to Earhart. Just look for the bridges.

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First time coming to Bristol. I can get my hands on a couple different section of seats ..Where is the best place to sit?? In the Terrace sections or down lower??? I can get either Allison terrace and Allison or I can get JJ Terrace or JJ lower...
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The basic difference is if you want bench seating or an individual chair.  The lower section is all bench seating and anything on a terrace is an individual seat.  You can not go wrong with either.
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Hi! We are attending our first race at Bristol Motor Speedway and have a few questions about parking.... Is there alot of parking available in the free parking sections or do u have to gamble on being able to find a spot? If there is enough parking in the free section how far away is it from the track? We are staying in gatlinburg and i saw the link for rockytop tours and we are considering this for the cup race Sunday but was curious if anyone has ever used this and is it worth paying 60 bucks. Any information would be extremely helpful and greatly appreciated....and another thing what is this JELLOVILLE I am reading so much about and we have tickets to the food city race night and was wondering if you have to have tickets for the drivers that will be signing auto's and is it hard to get the tickets? 

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