Frequently Asked Questions about the Campground & Speedway
Where are you located? Pole Position Campground is located next to Bristol Motor Speedway’s dragway entrance off of Hwy 394.
How far away from the track is the campground? Pole Position Campground is between 1/4 to 1/2 mile walking distance from the track depending on where you are in the campground. However, there is a tram stop very close by that will take you right up to the track.
How much does it cost to rent a site? All spaces are the same price. $490 for the April race week $580 for the August race week $375 for the NHRA Drags in June. (4 night Thurs--Sun) Prices include all taxes and fees and include water, sewer, and electric (50 amp) hook ups. Please also note that you are only allowed one camping unit (RV, camper, trailer, etc.) per site.
What does my rental fee include? Your rental fee includes one camping pass as well as one parking pass for a vehicle. Both your camping unit and vehicle must fit within your allotted space. It also includes passes to use the shower house.
Do you sell additional parking passes? Although parking is limited at Pole Position, we will do our best to accommodate additional cars; however we can not guarantee that your extra vehicles will be readily accessible throughout the week.
How are spaces allocated – first come, first serve or reserved? All spaces are reserved spaces. Specific spaces will be allocated based on when you make your reservation. Once you are assigned to a space we will hold that space for you until you arrive.
How big are the spaces and are they level? The campground is laid out in 3 tiers. Most all the spaces in the campground are 20 x 50 in size, unless otherwise noted. Since this is a new campground sites are level.
Are spaces renewable? Spaces are renewable annually.
What is the ground material? Pole Position Campground is graveled throughout the campground. We have found that with level spaces and gravel we have little trouble with flooding when it rains. Currently the actual space is crushed shale.
Are campfires allowed? Yes, however all campfires must be contained and off of the ground. A good rule of thumb is that the fire must be in a container that has a lid like a grill.
Are pets allowed? Yes pets are allowed as long as they are on a leash and under your control at all times. Please also be considerate of your neighbors and pick up after your pets.
Do you have shuttles? Pole Position Campground does not operate shuttles.
Do you allow tent camping? Yes,We do have spaces allotted for tent camping.
What is the quiet time and does it include generators? The quiet time is from 12:00 midnight to 6:00 AM. We do not allow generators since all sites are full hook up including 50 amp electric service.
Do you have accessible spaces for people with disabilities? Although we do not have spaces specifically designated for people with disabilities, please make your customer service representative aware of your needs when making your reservation and we will do our best to accommodate you.
When will you begin taking new customers for the 2020 season? We are now taking new customers for the 2020 season subject to site availability. and Bristol Motor Speedway’s website ( for specific dates.
How do I get tickets to the Sharpie 500 August night race? The August night race holds the distinction of "the toughest ticket in NASCAR," and it is one of the toughest tickets in all of sports. Ticket holders who have tickets for the August race may renew their seats each year, and they do, leaving no single-event tickets available. However, almost each fall, our ticket office has a limited number of season packages available, providing fans a chance to obtain tickets to NASCAR's most popular race. In coming weeks. please visit our Tickets Page to see the resale date and to get information on how to purchase non-renewed season tickets.
How can I get on your ticket waiting list? Bristol Motor Speedway, no longer keep a waiting list. They tried in the past, but by the time tickets were available, many people on the waiting list have changed addresses, phone numbers, area codes, marital status, etc. At the end of the year, after Bristol Motor Speedway current ticket holders decide whether to renew their seats for the next year, Bristol Motor Speedway offers non-renewed seats on a specific "re-sale" date.
How can I get pit passes? Only licensed competitors and officials, safety workers and accredited media may obtain pit passes at Bristol Motor Speedway. All ticket holders at the NHRA Mac Tools Thunder Valley Nationals have pit access at Bristol Dragway.
I need accessible parking for Bristol Motor Speedway. Do I need a parking pass? Fans needing accessible parking are required to have a State issued placard/tags or a BMS issued parking permit. If your seats are located on the front stretch side of the track, enter the Dragway entrance located on St. Rt. 394. If your seats are located on the backstretch of the track, enter the South entrance located on Hwy. 11E. Please have your placard and identification available for inspection upon entering these entrances.
What is the closest airport? Tri-Cities Regional Airport in Blountville, Tenn. It's about 20 minutes from BMS.
Can I bring a cooler into the race? Yes, provided it is no larger than 14 inches at its longest dimension. No glass containers of any kind are permitted. Coolers are not permitted on elevators to the suite level.
Can I shoot home video? Yes, provided it is for your private home use only. Copyright restrictions for both NASCAR and NHRA are in place at both Bristol Motor Speedway and Bristol Dragway, but private home use of your own video is permitted. Please remember that you are allowed only one carry-in item in addition to a 14-inch cooler.
How do I get driver autographs? The best way to get NASCAR driver autographs is at Food City Family Race Nights. See for a complete list of race nights and the drivers participating. NHRA drivers typically sign autographs in the pits between rounds in their pit areas.
Can I bring a backpack into the Speedway or Dragway? Yes, but remember it must be a size that fits under your grandstand seat, and it will be searched before you are permitted to bring it through the gates.
Bristol Motor Speedway has how many seats? 160,000
What did it cost to build Bristol Motor Speedway? The Speedway originally cost $600,000, including the price of the land and construction in 1960. Bruton Smith's Speedway Motorsports, Inc., purchased the Speedway in 1996 for $26 million, and since then the company spent more than $130 million on capital improvements.