Food City Family Race Night Returns to State Street

Food City Family Race Night Returns to State Street

Abingdon, VA Friday, Aug 9, 2019.

Food City Family Race Night is one of the premier pre-race events on the NASCAR circuit.  This year, the popular fan-based event is returning to State Street in downtown Bristol, VA/TN on Wednesday, August 14, 2019. 

Fans can expect an exciting line-up of driver autographs, show cars, simulators, souvenir trailers, entertainment and free food samples (while supplies last), as well as a new Kid’s Zone, a second entertainment stage and a fireworks finale at 9:05 p.m.  The action will get underway at 1:00 p.m. and continue until 9:00 p.m.  Admission is FREE of charge.  Food City would like to thank their media partners - Bristol Herald Courier and News Channel 11. 
     
Several drivers and attractions are already confirmed, including a number of NASCAR veterans and a great line-up of rising young stars.

The top 6 ranked Gander Outdoors Truck Series drivers:
Tyler Ankrum        7:00 – 8:00 p.m.    #17 Truck Series
Austin Hill        7:00 – 8:00 p.m.    #16 Truck Series
Brett Moffitt        7:00 – 8:00 p.m.    #24 Truck Series
Johnny Sauter        7:00 – 8:00 p.m.    #13 Truck Series
Ross Chastain        7:00 – 8:00 p.m.    #45 Truck Series
Grant Enfinger        7:00 – 8:00 p.m.    #98 Truck Series
Xfinity Series drivers:
Jeffrey Earnhardt    6:30 – 7:30 p.m.    #81 iK9 Xfinity Series
Kaz Grala        5:00 p.m.        #21 HotScream Xfinity Series
Chad Finchum        4:30 – 6:00 p.m.    #42 Xfinity Series
Brandon Brown    7:00 p.m.        #86 Xfinity Series
Joey Gase        6:00 – 6:30 p.m.    #35 Donate Life Xfinity Series
Garrett Smithley    5:00 – 6:00 p.m.    #0 Flex Tape Xfinity Series
Stephen Leicht    5:00 – 6:00 p.m.    #1 Flex Glue Xfinity Series
BJ McLeod        5:00 – 6:00 p.m.    #15 Flex Shot Xfinity Series
David Starr        6:00 – 8:00 p.m.    #52 Extreme Kleaner Xfinity Series
Gray Gaulding        TBD            #08 Xfinity Series
Other drivers include:
Colin Garrett        5:00 – 7:00 p.m.    K& N Series
Tommy Vigh        1:00 – 9:00 p.m.    #10 Extreme Kleaner ARCA Series
Brownie King        5:00 – 7:00 p.m.    NASCAR Legend
Paul Lewis        5:00 – 7:00 p.m.    NASCAR Legend
Terry Anderson    5:00 – 7:00 p.m.    NASCAR Legend
Haskell McKee    5:00 – 7:00 p.m.    NASCAR Legend
John A. Utsman    5:00 – 7:00 p.m.    NASCAR Legend
Larry Utsman        5:00 – 7:00 p.m.    NASCAR Legend
Travis Tiller        5:00 – 7:00 p.m.    NASCAR Legend
William Alsip        1:00 – 9:00 p.m.    #29 Mini Cup
Emily Cook        1:00 – 9:00 p.m.    #28 Mini Cup
John Earnhardt    1:00 – 9:00 p.m.    14’ Trike and Micro Midget
Blake Roark        TBD            #43 Mod 4
Chris Tunnell        1:00 – 9:00 p.m.    #6 Mod Street
Emma Stiltner        1:00 – 9:00 p.m.    #22 Mod Street
Colin Eades        6:00 – 8:00 p.m.    #15 Super Street
Matthew Eades    6:00 – 8:00 p.m.    #9 Limited Late Model
Kres Vandyke        1:00 – 9:00 p.m.    #15 Food City Late Model
Kevin Wolfe        1:00 – 9:00 p.m.    #17 Late Model
Jay Swecker        1:00 – 9:00 p.m.    #77 Late Model
Alice Burnette        1:00 – 9:00 p.m.    #57 Late Model
Ronnie McCarty    1:00 – 9:00 p.m.    #5 Late Model
Bobby Helton        1:00 – 9:00 p.m.    #3 Super Street
Ernie Atwell        1:00 – 9:00 p.m.    #01 Super Street
Jessica Spangler    1:00 – 9:00 p.m.    #07 Pure Street
Tony Dockery        1:00 – 9:00 p.m.    #05 Pure Street
Kevin Darnell        100 – 9:00 p.m.    #4 Pure Street
Josh Trinkle        1:00 – 9:00 p.m.    #68 Pure 4
Brandon Monteith    4:00 p.m.        Outlaw Kart & Quarter RGB Midget
Danny Casteel    1:00 – 9:00 p.m.    #41 Vintage 1966
Danny Helton        1:00 – 9:00 p.m.    #29 Dirt
Rex Coffee        1:00 – 9:00 p.m.    #3 Dirt
Austin Adkins        1:00 – 9:00 p.m.    #24 Dirt
Tim Byrd        1:00 – 9:00 p.m.    #24 Dirt
Chris Coffee        1:00 – 9:00 p.m.    #97 Dirt
Kyle Stallard        1:00 – 9:00 p.m.    #2 Dirt

Special appearances will also be made by:
Dr. Jerry Punch    7:15 – 8:00 p.m.
Megan Stanley    6:30 p.m.        Miss Food City 2019
Joe Tennis        3:00 – 7:00 p.m.    Local Author
David McGee        2:00 – 7:00 p.m.    Local Author
Bob Brinkerhoff    1:00 – 9:00 p.m.    Dale Earnhardt Sr. Look Alike
Gray London        1:00 – 9:00 p.m.    Team Earnhardt CEO
Taylor Parsons    6:00 – 8:00 p.m.    Miss TN Outstanding Teen
Taylor Hubbard    6:00 – 8:00 p.m.    Miss Kingsport
Caitlyn Ison        6:00 – 8:00 p.m.    Miss Sullivan County

Live entertainment will be provided on two stages:
Wanted Stranger    2:00 – 2:45 p.m.    Coke Stage   
T-Minus Glory        3:00 – 3:45 p.m.    Coke Stage
Tony Justice        4:00 – 4:45 p.m.    Coke Stage
Kaitlyn Baker        5:00 – 5:45 p.m.    Coke Stage
The Pace Lap
(Jessie Punch)    6:30 – 7:15 p.m.    Coke Stage
Dugger Band        7:45 – 9:00 p.m.    Coke Stage
Fireworks Finally    9:05 p.m.        Above Coke Stage
Bopping Bailey George & Jukebox
Jessica Stiles        1:30 – 2:30 p.m.    Birthplace Country Music Stage
Sammy Guns        3:30 – 4:30 p.m.    Birthplace County Music Stage
Fiddling Leona    5:30 – 6:30 p.m.    Birthplace County Music Stage
Steele Cookin’ Band     7:30 – 8:30 p.m.    Birthplace County Music Stage

Be sure to join Food City and Master of Ceremonies, Dr. Jerry Punch for welcome ceremonies from 6:00-6:30 p.m., including the National Anthem performed by Food City’s own Craig VanHuss, a presentation to PVA spokesperson Richard Petty and a special memorial tribute to beloved NASCAR artist Sam Bass. 

Shuttle services will be available from 11:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m.  Pick-up and drop off locations include: the Bruton Smith Building (front entrance) at Bristol Motor Speedway; Tower C/Speedway Blvd. at BMS; Hwy. 11E & Whitetop Road; Hwy 394 and Whitetop Road; and Hwy. 394 & Copperhead Road.  The event site is located just minutes from Bristol Motor Speedway.

Mark your calendar and make plans to attend Food City Family Race Night.  For a complete listing of attractions, please visit our events page, where updates will be posted as they become available.  Please note that driver autographs are limited to time availability and schedules are subject to change.