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Bristol Motor Speedway

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Christmas Light Show at Bristol Speedway !!

Recently had the opportunity to spend time in Bristol, VA and Bristol, TN and we stopped by the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Virginia Beach, Virginia
Christmas Light Show was amazing

We visited the Bristol Motor Speedway during Christmas, which is the offseason for NASCAR. But, the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
United States
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Recently had the opportunity to spend time in Bristol, VA and Bristol, TN and we stopped by the Race track or Speedway for Nascar. They had a Christmas light show that was amazing. Lots of lights and lots of decorations. Good for the December time...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank DannyWasserman
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited the Bristol Motor Speedway during Christmas, which is the offseason for NASCAR. But, the Christmas "Speedway in Lights" show was amazing for the whole family.

Date of experience: December 2018
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Bristol Motor Speedway was great. We had a bit of trouble with the weather though. It rained on Sunday, and snowed on Monday. The track was great.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank debbieaK9636YJ
Reviewed January 3, 2019 via mobile

Went to see the Christmas lights at Bristol. Wasn't overwhelmed with the Christmas lights at Speedway in Lights. The area is so large causing the lights to be far apart. There were many advertisements of commercial enterprises. Not many moving displays. Enjoy the Kodak, Tennessee...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Iralgo
Reviewed November 23, 2018 via mobile

So slow. Wayyy to spread out. People moved at a crawl. Took us 2.5 hours to get through it. Not a ton of lights. A couple of displays were pretty great to see, the rest, meh. I would skip this, especially with younger kids. Takes...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 20, 2018

Everyone knows that Bristol Motor Speedway is a jewel in the Tri-Cities. The colosseum is massive, absolutely beautiful. Great family fun.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank emileetrivette94
Reviewed November 18, 2018 via mobile

Honestly, the best part of the Christmas light show at the speedway was that we got to drive on the racetrack. Other than that, it was a waste of time. It was a very basic light show that a typical homeowner could do at their...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank rogercd12
Reviewed November 8, 2018 via mobile

We go there every year both April and August The staff at the speedway they are always very helpful and caring about their customers. No matter where you sit and you can see the whole track and all the racing. If you haven’t been to...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank richinvermont
Reviewed November 7, 2018

Great place. It is amazing. Make sure you take the van tour as well as visiting the gift shop. Even if you do not watch Nascar, it is a great place to visit. Wunderful experience!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Wade S
Reviewed November 4, 2018

This was our first time to just drop into a major Nascar sanctioned track. Everything was open including the gift shop, ticket window and track itself. It was quite a thing to see in person. We took a tour that proved to be one of...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Darryl C
August 18, 2018|
Response from Marley101310 |
You need to get stamped
August 13, 2018|
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Response from Wayne M | Reviewed this property |
I don’t know of any padded seats so you should bring yours.
destiny g
July 19, 2018|
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Response from Wayne M | Reviewed this property |
Eat at Aubrey’s in the shopping center near Bass Pro Shop. Getting a good hotel at a fair price is tough during most race weekends. Typically have to find one in Bristol Va, or Abingdon Va. Most hotels close to the track... More
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Distance from Bristol Motor Speedway? (2 Replies)
How many miles, time? This is the nearest location, north of the track.
January 29, 2010|
Response fromwinfieldtake5|
Mapquest.com shows that Pounding Mill is a small rural location on Route 19 between Richlands and Tazewell, VA. Mapquest shows driving directions from there to downtown Bristol as 60.4 miles, or 1 hour and 10 minutes. However, accordign to the Speedway's website, the speedway may be a few miles further south beyond Bristol - their map seemed a little hard to read..
Bill R
Southern N J
First Time Visit (2 Replies)
Want to spend a day at Bristol Motor Speedway. Can anyone tell me how far away it is from Pigeon Forge and is it an easy drive? Has anyone done the Speedway tour? How was it? Is it worth the trip?
January 14, 2008|
Response fromrileysmom|
We drove over to it a few years ago....maybe 3?? I'm thinking it took about 1 1/2 - 2 hours to get to the track. The drive wasn't bad at all. It was the weekend after the August race & we had been in contact via email a few times before we ever left home for TN to make sure they would be doing the track tour...we were assured they would be. But....when we got there, they were doing some work on the track so it was a no-go. We could go into the grandstands & look around, but that was about it....More
Kenosha, Wisconsin
Day Trip from Gatlinburg to Bristol (5 Replies)
Husband is a big Nascar fan and hoping to check out Bristol Motor Speedway. On the interstates it takes 2 hours, but I was wondering if the scenery is worth it to go through the Cherokee National Forest to Johnson City and then up to Bristol, which would take 3 hours. Has anyone been to the Speedway, would it be worth one of our days since we will only be there three days?
June 01, 2013|
Response fromCheapseater|
Please consider that internet mapping services do not factor in crowded roadways in the GSMNP. Since you do not state where you are departing from nor which time of year you are visiting, then it is hard to give a more precise answer, but here is a try. Generally speaking, it will take you longer than 2 hours travel from say Pigeon Forge to the Speedway. There are several ways in which one could travel from the GSMNP area to Upper East Tennessee. Personally, I prefer the non-interstate...More