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Camping at Bristol Motor Speedway

Camping at Bristol

Before we went camping I called around a bit and got some information on campgrounds from Annie at the Speedway. There are official Bristol Motor speedway campgrounds but they fill up pretty far in advance so if your interested in camping on official Bristol land you should get your name in as soon as possible. Here are the official Bristol campgrounds below.

Chances are you'll have to reserve a spot for the night race at an adjacent campground. I wouldn't recommend trying to pull in for that race. However you should be fine for the March race. We ended up staying on the Earhardt West Campground with no reservation. $150 for a spot to tent camp for the weekend in March. Be sure to check the rules before setting up camp, fires are not allowed on most all campgrounds but be sure to check some do allow.

CLICK HERE for a printable version of the 2009 BMS campgrounds and parking map

Official Bristol Campgrounds

Call in advance - most official camping lots are sold out one year in advance

423.989.6944



Blue Ox Campground (BMS Owned Property)


$170
per event week (NASCAR weekends only) - 16' x 40' - No hookups.
$860 per season (both NASCAR weekends) - 20' x 50' reserved spaces with electric, sewer & water hookups.

Price includes unlimited use of the shower facility, dump stations and water. Use of these amenities is for patrons of the Blue Ox Campground at Bristol Dragway only. Please scroll down and view the information regarding our neighboring, privately owned campgrounds.

Medallion Motorcoach Community (BMS Owned Property)
(Medallion Campground is sold on a seasonal basis only)

Overlooking the Speedway grounds and the Bristol Dragway entrance is a new benchmark of camping luxury featuring a private, exclusive "gated community" of 20x50 numbered reserved spaces with power, water and sewer hook-ups. The entire camping area is paved and landscaped and offers special amenities available nowhere else in motorsports.

The Landing Campground (BMS owned)
Located on Copperhead Road, the recently updated Landing Campground will have spaces available for 2009. The spaces are 20 'x 50' on a flat gravel surface and guests will have full access to the Bristol Dragway shower house and restrooms during their stay. BMS shuttles will offer transportation to the shower house as well as the grandstands on event days. Spaces are $99 and non hookup.

  • Shower House/Restroom facility features 44 shower stalls
  • Several dump stations and water available to fill tanks
  • Septic service available
  • Free shuttle service to speedway
  • Free shuttle service to Food City
  • RV spaces are approximately 16-feet x 40-feet for non-hook-up spaces; Premium and Medallion Spaces are 20-feet x 50-feet
  • No open fires
  • No on-site propane tank refill service available
  • No golf carts or ATV-type vehicles (strictly enforced)
  • No electrical hook-ups except in Premium and Medallion Areas
  • No fireworks

To reserve a space or for more information please contact the Camping Office at (423) 989-6944 or annie@bristolmotorspeedway.com

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Adjacent Bristol Campgrounds

The following campgrounds border official BMS property on one of its entrances.

Earhart Campground - GRI Recommended!
2744 Hwy 11-E, Bristol, TN 37620. Beside the North Entrance to the Speedway. Most sites are available on a first come, first served basis...but don't worry, with over 100 acres of parking and camping there is plenty of room! Campground opens on Sunday the week before the Sprint Cup event. Earhart Campground will be open for other events at BMS and Bristol Dragway. Shower houses available
423-764-4406
http://www.earhartcampground.com


Across the Street Camping @ Rogers Gardens Campground

2800 Volunteer Parkway (11E), Bristol TNAcross The Street Camping 37620 - NO CAMPGROUND IS CLOSER A "literal" stone throw from the main North entrance, you will discover 200 campsites, tent sites, and VIP parking in the shadow of the race track. Since 1981, fans have enjoyed camping and parking in a safe "flood free" zone. Security, concessions, water & electric, septic pumping, ice, shower, quiet generators/golf carts/ATV welcome.
423.968.2000
http://www.rogersgardenscampground.com


All American Campground

251 White Top Road, Bristol, TN 37620 - Electricity and Water hookups available, RV's, campers, tents, all kinds of camping. We allow pets and ATV's! All American Campground is part of the rich heritage of the Bristol Motor Speedway in Bristol, Tennessee. AAC is within walking distance to the track! With hundreds of sites and a warm community who loves lots of fun.
423.323.7247
http://www.allamericancampgrounds.com


Bill Gaines Bristol Campground and Event Parking, LLC

100 Sportsway Dr., Bristol, TN 37620 - BRISTOL'S LARGEST CAMPGROUND - GOOD SITES STILL AVAILABLE. $160 for the length of stay. Campsites are 24' wide and from 40-60' long (camp sites at most other campgrounds are 20' wide or less). They are within 0.9 miles walking distance, and provide free shuttle busses to and from the track. Free Clean hot showers, well lighted, utility water, concessions, security. Generators, golf carts, and pets permitted. Make reservations online.
http://www.bristolcampground.com


Daves Family Camping, LLC
- FIRE Friendly
645 White Top Road, Bluff City, TN 37618, Dave's Family Camping
Less than one (1) mile (20 minute walk) to Speedway Highway 394 entrance.
Level sites, beautiful view, electrical, electrical and water hook-ups, tent and non-electric sites. Check their listing for pricing. All prices includes tax. (individual payment plans) Amenities: shuttles, security, breakfast, ice, firewood, trash pick-up, warm clean showers, water fill up and on-site septic service (Superior Septic Pumping Services). Also, open for various racing events.
423.538.7504
http://www.davesfamilycamping.net


Farmer Bob's Campground
- FIRE Friendly
Sportsway Drive, Bluff City, TN 37618,
CLOSEST CAMPGROUND TO BMS HWY 394 ENTRANCE. Farmer Bob's takes pride in offering the largest Farmer Bob's Campground campsites (20'-30' x 50'). Prices start at $140.00 and include 1 vehicle pass, 1 golf-cart/ATV pass, shower passes and applicable taxes. Hot, indoor showers, shuttles to/from track, entertainment, food/souvenir vendors, 24-hour security, clean port-a-johns and fresh water. Campfires, generators, golf-carts, and ATV's are welcome.
423.538.8670
http://www.farmerbobcampground.com


Hicks White Top & Family Campgrounds

394 & White Top Road, Bluff City, TN 37618,
Courteous staff welcomes you to one of their 700 campsites, cabins, or condo units just .3 mile from BMS. Facilities include many water/electric sites, shaded sites, restaurant, heated bathhouse, shuttle, honey-wagon, bluegrass bands, fresh water and dump stations.
256.828.3371
http://www.hickscampground.com


RaceDay Center Campground
PO Box 3142, Bristol, TN 37620.
RaceDay Center is located just across the street from the North entrance to the Speedway on Raceday Center Drive. Facilities include 260 full hook up sites (water, sewer and 50 amp electric) and 175 non hook up sites. Sites are level, approximately 20' X 50' and have a gravel surface. A large bathhouse and coin laundry are located on site. Campground opens on Monday before the March race and on Sunday before the August race and closes the day after each race. Parking on race day is also available for non campers.
423.573.7769
http://www.racedaycenter.com

Full ArticleBristol Motor Speedway Track Review!
Bristol has always been one of my favorite tracks to watch on tv, so when I got my tickets I knew it was going to be a great time. Having never been to a short track, I was really looking forward to seeing this place in person for the first time. We got a pair of tickets online for the Sunday March 22 Sprint Cup race. Decided we were driving to Tennessee from Indiana and also made the decision to camp. Now that the main factors when going to a race were decided, it was time to pack and plan our trip.

It took us about 7.5 hours from Indiana once we hit the road. We left around 6 on the Friday before the race. Not knowing if everything booked up around the track we played it safe and stayed in a hotel late Friday night somewhere around 4 hours outside of Bristol ... Read More

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Bristol Motor Speedway
P.O. Box 3966 (37625) - mailing address
151 Speedway Blvd. (37620) - shipping address
Bristol, TN
Phone: 423-989-6933
Official Site: Here
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Bristol Speedway Track Details
Permanent Seating:
160,000
Shape:
Oval
Opened:
1961
Banking:
26-30° Turns
Distance:
.533 Miles
Banking:
6-10° Straights
Frontstretch:
3,330 Feet
Construction Cost:
$600,000
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