Bristol Motor Speedway Provides Additional Information for Short Track U.S. Nationals Testing

BRISTOL, Tenn. (April 11, 2017) – Open tests for Bristol Motor Speedway’s Short Track U.S. Nationals are just weeks away.

Open testing for the inaugural event will take place on Saturday, April 29 and Saturday, May 13.

With more than 500 race cars across six classes already registered for the event, the demand for testing has been overwhelming.

Due to the high demand for testing and the limited space, entries to the open tests will not be sold the day of and those wishing to participate must register online. The deadline to register for the April 29 test is Sunday, April 23, while the deadline for the May 13 test is Sunday, May 7.

Testing fees are $100 for the car and driver, and $25 for crew members. To register for testing, visit

Gates will open at 8 a.m. for both the April 29 and May 13 test, with practice rotating for all six classes throughout the day. Practice will run from 10:30 a.m. until 6 p.m. on both days.

The specific amount of time each class receives on-track will be set closer to the test days.

For testing and event information, visit

More than 500 race teams from across North America will make the trip to The Last Great Colosseum, May 19-21, for the Short Track U.S. Nationals. The three-day event will feature racing in Super Late Model, Pro Late Model, Late Model Stock, Modified, Street Stock and Compact classes.

Tickets for the event are on sale now at or by calling 423-BRISTOL.


About Bristol Motor Speedway

Forged amid the scenic mountains of Northeast Tennessee near the Virginia state line, Bristol Motor Speedway is The Last Great Colosseum, a versatile multi-use venue that hosts major auto races, football games, concerts and many other captivating events. The facility features a 0.533-mile concrete oval race track with 28-degree corner banking and 650-feet straightaways that offers racing in several NASCAR touring series, highlighted by two major Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series weekends. While at the track, fans are offered a unique viewing experience courtesy of Colossus, the world’s largest outdoor center-hung four-sided video screen with a 540,000-watt audio system. The adjacent quarter-mile dragstrip, Bristol Dragway, offers more than 70 events annually, including the marquee NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals. Three football games have kicked-off inside the oval, most notably the 2016 Pilot Flying J Battle at Bristol, where border rivals the University of Tennessee and Virginia Tech met before an NCAA-record crowd of 156,990. In existence since 1961, Bristol Motor Speedway was purchased in 1996 by Speedway Motorsports, Inc., a publicly traded company that is a leading marketer and promoter of motorsports entertainment in the United States. For more information, please visit