Food City, NASCAR and racing at the Bristol Motor Speedway

Food City Racing

Start Your Engines! The Food City name has become synonymous with NASCAR racing in the area with its sponsorship of two of the sport’s most popular races: the Food City 500 and Food City 300 at Bristol Motor Speedway.

It's the Food City 500 at Bristol Baby!

Food City 500

Sunday, March 17, 2024

Catch All Your Favorite Drivers in Action as the Stars of the NASCAR Cup Series Return. Food City 500 on Concrete is Back. Racin' the Way it Oughta Be Returns to Bristol

Food City Fan Zone

This year the Food City Fan Zone will feature music, NASCAR Cup and Craftsman Truck Series driver appearances, along with other special guests and entertainers, games, driver Question & Answer segments, prizes and so much more fun.

Friday, March 15

09:00 AM     Daytime Tri-Cities

Saturday, March 16

10:45     Keith McGee (Truck Series)
11:00     Lawless Alan (Truck Series)
11:15     Grant Enfinger (Truck Series)
11:30     Ty Dillon (Truck Series)
11:45     Thad Moffitt (Truck Series)
12:00     Daniel Dye, Christian Eckes (Truck Series)
12:15     Bayley Currey, Matt Mills, Kaden Honeycutt (Truck Series)
12:45     Chase Purdy (Truck Series)
01:00     Rajah Caruth (Truck Series)
01:15     Hold for ThorSports Drivers (Truck Series)
01:30     Tanner and Taylor Gray (Truck Series)
01:45     Tyler Ankrum (Truck Series)
02:00     Corey Heim and Dean Thompson (Truck Series)
02:15     Richard Petty, PVA & Food City Announcement
02:30     Corey LaJoie (Cup) & Everett Larson
02:45     SCC Auction

Sunday, March 17

09:00     Fan Zone Stage Opens
09:30     Kaz Grala
10:00     Erik Jones & John Hunter Nemechek Q&A
10:20     Kyle Petty
10:30     Chris Rice, AJ Allmendinger and  Daniel Hemric/Food CIty/Pepsi/Cheetos partnership
10:45     Matt Hagan - Funny Car Champ
11:00     Mark and Digger from Moonshiners
11:15     Army Officer Swearing in
11:30     SCC Auction
11:45     Chris Buescher
12:00     Trackside Live with Kenny and John
12:05     Christopher Bell and Austin Dillon
12:15     Tyler Reddick 
12:30     Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
12:45     Bill Goldberg
12:55     Denny Hamlin
01:00     Stage - Music and Close

Tailgate Like a Champion!

Whether you are heading to the track or watching at home, Food City has everything you need to tailgate like a Champion. Snacks, custom made party trays, fresh made chicken, high quality meats, beer, wine, salty snacks and more. Save more time for fun and let us do the shopping. Try our curbside pickup or have it delivered to your door (or the campground).

Driver Appearances and Other Events

Food City 500 Race Party

Friday, March 15

Join us at the Food City 500 Race Party presented by The Bristol Chamber of Commerce on Friday, March 15th from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm in the Bristol Chamber Parking Lot (20 Volunteer Parkway, Bristol, TN 37620). Admission is FREE, and parking is available on the side streets, at Regions Bank, or at New Peoples Bank.
Get ready for an action-packed day featuring NASCAR driver appearances, delectable food samples, the Food City Big Cart, exciting giveaways, entertaining characters, and an appearance by Miss Food City, Addison Smith. Don't miss out on this thrilling event celebrating all things NASCAR and food!

“Meet and Greet” with Ross Chastain and Car Seat Check with Ollie Otter

Saturday, March 16

On Saturday, March 16, the Tennessee Highway Safety Office (THSO) will join NASCAR star Ross Chastain, driver of the #1 Trackhouse Racing Chevrolet, for a “Meet and Greet” event at our Blountville, TN Food City, reminding citizens to “Use Your Melon” and never drink and drive. According to Tennessee’s Integrated Traffic Analysis Network (TITAN), there were 7,483 traffic crashes statewide involving a drunk driver in 2023. Nearly 45 percent of drunk drivers were ages 20 - 34. Accompanying Ross Chastain will be the 2024 Georgia Watermelon Ambassador Maycey Kight from Moultrie, GA, who will hand out free watermelon slices to participants.
During the event, Ross Chastain will sign autographs, take photos with attendees, and discuss the dangers of drunk driving. In order to receive an autograph from Ross Chastain, each attendee must receive a wristband from Food City staff on Saturday, March 16. Wristbands will only be available for the first 200 people in line.
Additionally, Ollie Otter will greet children as Ballad Health hosts a car seat check in Food City’s parking lot to ensure car seats are properly installed. The THSO will showcase its seat belt convincer, a device allowing attendees to feel the impact of wearing a seat belt during a crash. Parents, guardians, and caregivers are encouraged to participate to receive child passenger safety tips, educational resources, and access to certified technicians. Motor vehicle crashes are a leading cause of death for children in America. In Tennessee, over 65 percent of car seats are improperly used or incorrectly installed by adults.

AJ Allmendinger Appearance

Saturday, March 16

We are thrilled to let you know that AJ Allmendinger (NASCAR Cup Series) driver of the No. 16 Camaro ZL1 (Mountain Dew & Cheetos) will be making an appearance at  the Food City in Blountville TN on Saturday, March 16 from 2-2:45.  He will be signing autographs for the first 100 in his line.  Wristbands are required.