Food City Race Night

Food City Race Night

Knoxville Expo Center, Knoxville, TN Thursday, April 20, 2017, 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Food City Race Night features entertainment, free food sampling, show cars, racing simulators and special appearances by numerous NASCAR celebrities. Tickets are $5.00 at Food City or $6.00 at the door on the day of event. Children 12 and under are admitted FREE. All proceeds from Food City Race Night will benefit local organizations. This year's charity is the East Tennessee Children's Hospital. Sponsored by WATE, Knoxville News Sentinel, and WIVK.

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Appearances and Autographs
*Driver's schedules are subject to change.
Trevor Bayne — Advocare
Rusty Wallace
Aric Almirola — driver of #43 Smithfield
Cole Whitt — #72 Tri Star Motorsports
Chris Lafferty — Truck Series
Hannah Seal (5pm–7pm) — #55 Local Heating & Cooling Truck Series
Jordan Anderson — #74 Auto Racing Outreach Truck Series
Chad Finchum — #39 K&N Series
Lexi Gay — #77 Gordos Cheese NASCAR Whelen
Phillip Fulmer — Former Head Coach for the University of Tennessee
Dr. Jerry Punch — ESPN
Joe Nemechek
John Hunter Nemechek
Callie Corum — 2017 Miss Food City
Brownie King — NASCAR Legend
Larry Utsman — NASCAR Legend
Terry Anderson — NASCAR Legend
Travis Tiller — NASCAR Legend
Paul Lewis — NASCAR Legend
Brad Voiles — #77 Kart
Brandon Morris
— #43 Kart
Brayden Voiles
— #00 Kart
David "Kid Smooth"  Kerr
— #14 Dirt
Emily Cook
— #28 Mini Cup
Freddie Smith
— Legend of Dirt
Gary Hall
— Legend of Dirt
H.E. Vineyard
— Legend of Dirt
Herman Goddard
— Legend of Dirt
L.D. Ottinger
— Legend of Dirt
Lamar Winkle
— Legend of Dirt
Clay Kelly
— Legend of Dirt
Melvin Corum
— Legend of Dirt
"Little" Bill Corum
— Legend of Dirt
Brian Voiles
— #3 Super Modified
J.J. Yeley
— #14 Tri Star Motorsports
James Kelso
— #41 Dirt Late Model
Philip Thompson
— #24 Dirt Late Model
Kres VanDyke
Lee Burchett
— Food City Service Truck (In Memory of Doug Oliver)
Levi Herrmann
— #3 Kart
Jayar Cook
— #57 Kart
Jenna Herrmann
— #7 Kart
Tyler Price
— #7 Kart
James Jones
— 2 Karts
J.T. Gibson
— #07 Kart
Kade Sharpe
Lester Sexton
— #1 1937 Chevy
Tom King
Dakotah Knuckles
— Tazewell Speedway
Austin Neely
— Tazewell Speedway
Brad Davis
— Tazewell Speedway
Ricky Weiss
— Tazewell Speedway
Doc Petty
— Tazewell Speedway
Kenny Ford
— Tazewell Speedway
Brad Hall
— Tazewell Speedway
Jason Trammelle
— Tazewell Speedway
Logan Dukes
— Tazewell Speedway
Robbie Buchanan
— Tazewell Speedway
Matt Tharp
— Tazewell Speedway
John Stevens
— Tazewell Speedway
Kyle Courtney
— Tazewell Speedway
Walter Walsh
— Tazewell Speedway
Wendell "Wolfman" Williams
— #71 Kart
William Alsip
— #29 Mini Cup
William Foster
— #08 Kart
Jimmy Owens
— #20 Volunteer Speedway
Tony Trent
— #501 Volunteer Speedway
Greg Martin
— Volunteer Speedway
Austin Atkins
— #14 Volunteer Speedway
Lee Merritt
— #9 411 Motor Speedway
Jed Emert
— #98 411 Motor Speedway
Chris Rickett
— #36 411 Motor Speedway
Logan Hickey
— #16 411 Motor Speedway
Ross White
— #0 411 Motor Speedway
Bryant Idles
— #2 411 Motor Speedway
Chase King
— 411 Speedway
Darren Goins
— D2 I-75 Raceway
Dustin Pueirtt
— #48 I-75 Raceway
Alan Van Why
— #12A  I-75 Raceway
Tommy Thompson
— 1-75 Raceway
Matthew Bohannon
— #01 I-75 Raceway
Micah Collins
— #64 I-75 Raceway
Mike Green
— #22 I-75 Raceway
Sam Burgess
— #88 I-75 Raceway
Thomas Harrill
— 07S I-75 Raceway
Larry and Austin Payne
— Forge Muscle Cars
Jim Fritz
— Forge Muscle Cars
George Lopata Jr. & Sr.
— Forge Muscle Cars
Tim Lopata
— Forge Muscle Cars
Bud Girls

4:00–4:45pm Cody Shuler & Pine Mountain Railroad
5:00–5:30pm  A Racers Reunion featuring; Brownie King, Paul Lewis, Larry Utsman, Terry Anderson, Travis Tiller
5:30–6:00pm Welcome Ceremonies and Driver Introductions;
         MC– ESPN Dr. Jerry Punch and WATE Michael Spencer
         Honoree:  Rusty Wallace
6:30–7:30pm Dugger Band

Food Sampling
Armour Vienna Sausages, Blue Bell Ice Cream, Brooks Beans, Busch (N/A), CAB Burgers served on Flowers Buns, Calbee/Snapea Crisps, Cheez-it Product, CICI'S Pizza, Cousin Willies Popcorn, Dietz & Watson Hot Dogs, Frito Lay Cheetos, Gordos Cheese Dip , Gripp Energy Drink, Gwaltney Hotdogs served on Sara Lee Buns, Hype Energy Drink, Ice Cream Specialities — Frozen Novelties, Jack Links Beef Jerky, Kellogg's Pop Tarts, Lance Crackers, Cape Cod Chips, Snyders Pretzels, Land O' Frost Simply Delicious Lunch Meats, M&M's, Mayfield Ice Cream Novelties, McCormick Grill Mate Seasoning Packets, Milo's Tea, Misty Mtn. Water, Mrs. Grissoms Salads, Old Milaukee (N/A), Pepsi Products, Pinty's Buffalo Wings, Snack Factory Pretzel Chips, Snyder of Berlin Chips, Vietti Chili & Hotdog Sauce, Willies Fresh Salsa

Booths and Displays
Advo Care, American Red Cross, Auto Racing Out Reach, Belk, Boy Scouts, Brown Chiropractic Giveaway, Cody Shuler & Pine Mountain Railroad Merchandise, Dales Winning Edge, David McGee Racing History Books, Dixie Stampede, Dugger Band Merchandise, ESGR (Employer Support of Guards & Reserve), Fresh From Florida Sunshine Sweet Corn Display, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Knoxville Ice Bears, Knoxville News Sentinel, Lopata Collections, Lumberjack Feud, Madaris and the Pink Panther, Model Cars 1/25 Scale, North Knoxville Young Marines, Pinnacle Home Improvements & Child Finger Printing, Project Help, RAM, Remote Control Cars & Trophies (The Outlaw Oval), Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies, Sun Crest Home Health, Susan G. Komen, Victory Junction, Waiting to Hear, WATE & Van, WIVK

Show Vehicles & Other Attractions
#00 Kart — Brayden Voiles, #07 Kart — JT Gibson, #08 Kart — William Foster, #3 Kart — Levi Herrmann, #7 Kart — Jenna Herrmann, #6 Advocare, #12A I-75 Raceway Alan Van Why, #13 GEICO Show Car, #14 Dirt — David Kerr, #15 Kingsport Speedway — Kres Van Dyke, #16 Lilly Diabetes Consumer Display with #16 Lilly Diabetes Show Car, #17 Sunny D, #24 Dirt Late Model — Philip Thompson, #28 Mini Cup — Emily Cook, #29 Mini Cup — William  Alsip, #41 Dirt Late Model — James Kelso, #43 Kart — Brandon Morris, #43 Fresh From Florida Sunshine Sweet Corn, #43 Smithfield, #57 Kart — Jayar Cook, #71 Kart — Wendell "Wolfman" Williams, #74 Auto Racing Outreach — Jordan Anderson, #77 Gordos Cheese NASCAR Whelen — Lexi Gay, #77 Kart — Brad Voiles, #0 411 Speedway — Ross White, #14 Volunteer Speedway — Austin Atkins, #16 411 Speedway — Logan Hickey, #2 411 Speedway — Bryant Idles, #20 Volunteer Speedway — Jimmy Owens, #36 411 Speedway — Chris Rickett, #501 Volunteer Speedway — Tony Trent, #48 I-75 Raceway — Dustin Pueirtt, #55 Local Heating & Cooling Truck, #64 I-75 Raceway — Micah Collins, #88  I-75 Raceway — Sam Burgess, D—2 I-75 Raceway — Darren Goins, O7S  I-75 Raceway — Thomas Harrill, #9 411 Speedway — Lee Merritt, #01 —  I-75 Raceway — Matthew Bohannon, #22 I-75 Raceway — Mike Green, #7 Kart — Tyler Price,  #98 411 Speedway — Jed Emert, Blue Bell Ice Cream Truck, Supercross Bikes, Muscle Car Ministries, 2 Karts - James Jones, 2 Karts — Tom King, 4 Forge Muscle Cars, 14 Tazewell Speedway Cars, #3 Super Modified — Brian Voiles, 50 Antique Tractors, #1 1937 Chevy — Lester Sexton, 1952 8M Ford Antique Tractor — Jack Donahue , 411 Speedway Car - Chase King, All Bounce Display, Bud Light Hummer, Dixie Stampede Van, Food City Big Cart w/ Chromed Out Racing Tractor, Food City Cold Air Balloon, Food City Service Truck — Lee Burchett (In Memory of Doug Oliver), Harley Davidson of Knoxville, Volunteer Speedway Car & Greg Martin, GNCC Side by Side, Hype Van, Mayfield Van , Original Footware Trailer, Ripley's Aquarium Van, Rusty Wallace Dealerships, Sound Revue Speaker, UT — Themed Bounce House, #88 Armour display featuring Camaro Show Car, Tire Change Simulator, Corn Hole Toss, Inflatable

Commercial Characters
BAM POW Super Heroes, Bob the Builder, Dixie Stampede Show Characters, Keebler Ernie Elf, Kellogg's Tony Tiger, Knoxville Ice Bears Chilly, Knoxville Zoo Bamboo the Red Panda, Knoxville Zoo Roary Lion, Lumberjacks from Lumberjack Feud, Pink Panther, Ripley’s Aquarium Sharky , TJ Clown , TN Valley Fair Jasper, WIVK Frog