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Known as the fourth largest sports venue in America and the eighth largest venue in the world, Bristol Motor Speedway is opening its track once again for the Food City 500, on April 19, 2015. The Food City 500 is a 500 lap race held by the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. Considered one of the best races in NASCAR, the Food City 500 is only one of two NASCAR races to be held on the Bristol Motor Speedway. To find out more information about this race this spring, check out the Bristol Motor Speedway website at http://www.bristolmotorspeedway.com/ or call 1-877-875-5099.
The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) was founded by Bill France Sr. in 1948, and is the largest consenting body of stock car racing in America. With over 1500 races at over100 tracks in 39 states, NASCAR is known as a popular American sport, with a strong gathering in the South, the location of NASCAR’s bootlegging origins. Stock car races started in Appalachian Mountains in the early 1920s with the prohibition of alcohol. Using modified vehicles to avoid and escape police, drivers ran bootleg whiskey and prized “moonshine” through the twisting mountain roads at “lightening” speeds in order to make illegal deliveries. Even after the 1933 repeal of the Prohibition Act, drivers continued running “shine” and these stock car races eventually became a staple for an engaging afternoon in the South.
With fast cars and southern hospitality, Bristol Motor Speedway’s Food City 500 offers guests of all ages and chance to enjoy a little taste of down-home racing. Just a short drive away, Sugar Hollow Retreat offers lodging for your stay at Bristol Motor Speedway. Sugar Hollow is excited to be offering a new special for all Speedway fans this spring. We are offering a 10% to all NASCAR fans that book their stay with us for the Bristol Motor Speedway Food City 500. In addition to the recent discount, the staff at Sugar Hollow is friendly and willing to help, so don't hesitate to call at 1-800-957-1776, or visit us at http://www.sugarhollowretreat.com/. Book your stay with us today and feel the wind in your face at the Bristol Motor Speedway!