Food City will celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Food City 300 at Bristol Motor Speedway Friday, Aug. 18, at 7:30 p.m. Qualifying is at 3:40 p.m. on Friday. Tickets are available at www.bristoltix.com or 423-BRISTOL (274-7865).
Local newscasters will have prominent roles: Kenny Hawkins will be grand marshal, and Paul “PJ” Johnson is honorary starter.
“The first race I covered at Bristol was won by Dale Earnhardt — now all these years later, I can’t believe I’ll be waving the green flag on his son’s final weekend at Bristol,” says Johnson.