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Bristol hosting Navy-themed events for Food City 500 week


Bristol Motor Speedway announced Monday it will be holding many Navy-themed events during the week of its Food City 500 race, March 30 - April 5.

Navy Week will include sailors and equipment from 12 units informing the public about the capabilities, and importance of the Navy from April 3-5.

The weekend will feature Navy Band Southeast out of Jacksonville, Florida, as well as performances by Country Current, the Navy’s official pop country and bluegrass brand. Musical performances will be scheduled in the Fan Zone and Fan Midway as well as at Food City Family Race Night on Friday evening.

On Friday and Saturday, pre-race ceremonies will feature Navy sailors leading the Pledge of Allegiance and the Navy Drill Team will perform for the crowd. Saturday will feature the National Anthem sung by a member of the Navy Band while Sunday will welcome crew members from the world’s oldest active warship, USS Constitution, to perform color guard.

Bristol Motor Speedway has a special offer for members of the Navy and their families. All active and retired Navy personnel can call the BMS ticket office and purchase a half-priced ticket. Those interested can call 423-BRISTOL.

Weekend tickets for the Food City 500 are available and begin at $80 for adults. Kids 12-and-under are free for both Friday and Saturday and are only $10 for Sunday. Teenagers (13-19) are free on Friday and eligible for half-priced grandstand tickets Saturday and Sunday. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 423-BRISTOL or visit