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Fans have a say in Bristol driver intro songs

BRISTOL, Tenn. (March 8, 2018) - As NASCAR's gladiators prepare to do battle on the high banks of Bristol Motor Speedway for the Food City 500, they will march into The Last Great Colosseum to the beat of their fan's drums.

NASCAR nation will now have the chance to determine what songs will be played during driver introductions. Fans can choose one of three songs that best represents the drivers as they march into the Colosseum during pre-race. As always, drivers will announce themselves to the crowd, pumping up those in attendance before the roar of battle begins.

"Our fans are the best in the world, so it just makes sense to have them play an integral part in NASCAR's most popular driver introductions," said Jerry Caldwell, executive vice president and general manager at Bristol Motor Speedway. "There's nothing like seeing these warriors enter The Last Great Colosseum as they prepare for battle and it will be great to see them come out to a song of the fan's choice."

Fans can vote for a driver's song choice at www.BristolMotorSpeedway.com/DriverSongs through Friday, March 30. Bristol's Facebook and Twitter pages will provide individual updates on specific drivers, including previews of selected songs. The final voting tally for each driver will be displayed on Colossus TV during their Food City 500 introduction.

Tickets for the Food City 500 weekend are still available. Kids' tickets (12 and under) are free and adult tickets are $5 for Friday's (April 13) Bush's Beans Pole Day. On Saturday (April 14), kids' tickets are free and adult tickets start at $30 for the Fitzgerald Glider Kits 300 NASCAR XFINITY Series race and the Zombie Auto 150 NASCAR K&N Series event. On Sunday (April 15) adult tickets start at $60 for the Food City 500 and kids' tickets are $10. For all races, each child must have a physical ticket in hand to enter the gates. The Bristol Motor Speedway ticket office is the only authorized location that can produce the free kids' tickets.

To purchase tickets to the Food City 500, please call 423-BRISTOL or buy them online at www.BRISTOLTIX.com. Tickets can also be purchased directly from any neighborhood Food City store.

--- Bristol Motor Speedway ---