Food City Family Race Night is one of the premier pre-race events on the NASCAR circuit. The popular fan-based event will return to Bristol Motor Speedway on Friday, April 13th.
Fans can expect an exciting line-up of Xfinity, Monster Energy, Camping World and K&N Series drivers, interactive sessions, show cars, simulators, souvenir trailers and entertainment, combined with free food samples (while supplies last). Festivities will get underway at 4 p.m. and continue until 9 p.m., and admission is free of charge.
Special appearances will also be made by Hannah Everhart, Miss Food City 2018, local authors Joe Tennis and Linda Hudson Hoagland, actors from the Walking Dead series – Josh Turner (5-7 p.m.), Kaylie Turner (5-7 p.m.) and Thomas Doutt (5-7 p.m.) and the Mayberry Deputy, David Browning.
Live entertainment begins at 4:00 p.m. and features a number of talented artists, including Kaitlyn Baker from 4:00 until 4:55 p.m. and Jess Zimmerman from 5:15 until 6:00 p.m. Appalachia Service Project will make a special presentation at 5:00 p.m.
Welcome ceremonies will follow at 6:00 p.m., featuring MC Larry McReynolds, Mike Helton, Vice Chairman of NASCAR and Jess Zimmerman, performing our National Anthem. Food City will also honor 2017 NASCAR Monster Energy Series Champion, Martin Truex, Jr. and make a special presentation to seven-time NASCAR Champion, Richard Petty.
A question and answer session will follow at 6:20 p.m., featuring team owner, Richard Childress and drivers Matt Tifft, Shane Lee and Daniel Hemric. JD Motorsports drivers, Ross Chastain, Vinnie Miller, Garrett Smithley and Johnny Davis will take the stage at 6:45 p.m. for a chat session, followed by a competitive series of interactive games at 7:15 p.m., featuring Harrison Burton, Kaz Grala and Tony Mrakobich. A moving tribute to our nation’s veterans will be given by Steve Wingfield and Jess Zimmerman at 7:55 p.m.
The Tony Justice Band will perform live in concert at 8:00 p.m. The event will close with a special fireworks display (weather permitting) at 9:05 p.m.
Food City would like to thank this year’s media partners, Bristol Herald Courier and News Channel 11 in your corner.
Food City will also host a Family Race Night event in Knoxville, TN on Thursday, April 12th at the Knoxville Expo Center from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. Event proceeds benefit the East Tennessee Children’s Hospital.
For a complete listing of Food City Family Race Night attractions and events, visit their website at www.foodcity.com, where updates will be posted periodically, or follow Food City on Twitter @FoodCity#FoodCity500 #FCRaceNight.