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Bristol Motor Speedway - Bristol, Tennessee


Westgate River Terrace Resort

Food City 500

Billed as the “world’s fastest half-mile,” racing at Bristol Motor Speedway has been likened to flying fighter jets in a gymnasium. Now you can experience the thrills of short track racing at the 2017 NASCAR Food City 500. Last year’s exciting race featured 16 lead changes before Carl Edwards ultimately captured the checkered flag.

The high banked oval track at Bristol leads to intense racing excitement and cars swapping paint. Plus you’ll enjoy exceptional covered seating in the Allison Terrace. Located along the front stretch, your terrace level seating is elevated to provide the best views and reduced noise level. You’ll also enjoy elevator access, private concessions and restrooms, stadium style seats with seat-backs and cup-holders. The Allison Terrace also provides the best views of the pit areas.

But that’s only the beginning of this exceptional weekend getaway.

While race day is filled with screaming car engines, you’ll also enjoy three nights of luxurious accommodations at the scenic Westgate River Terrace Resort in nearby Gatlinburg. The resort is located in the heart of beautiful downtown Gatlinburg, next to Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies and near Gatlinburg’s many shops, galleries, boutiques, diners and other attractions. Your spacious hotel room will offer a spectacular view of the surrounding Great Smoky Mountains and the Little Pigeon River. As with every Westgate Event, the fun and excitement begins from the time you check in as a VIP. Your Westgate stay will include an entertaining Welcome Party complete with a delicious dinner, open bar, a highly entertaining DJ and even prizes.

You’ll also enjoy convenient transportation to and from Bristol Motor Speedway, personal concierge services throughout your stay, as well as a late checkout time on your final day.

Please note that our NASCAR events always sell out quickly and these Food City 500 packages are sure to be an exciting and fun-filled springtime event in the beautiful Great Smoky Mountains. Race to your phone and book your event package today.

VIP Experience

In addition to luxurious one-bedroom villa accommodations and special amenities at Westgate Resorts, you’ll enjoy VIP treatment throughout the length of your event vacation, including:

– A fun-filled VIP Welcone Party complete with DJ, open bar, dinner and prizes

– Personal Concierge Services

– Complimentary transportation to and from your event

– Late check-out on final day

Bristol Motor Speedway

Bristol Motor Speedway is a NASCAR short track located in Bristol, Tennessee. Constructed in 1960, it held its first NASCAR race on July 30, 1961. Despite its short length, Bristol is among the most popular tracks on the NASCAR schedule because of its distinct features, which include extraordinarily steep banking, an all-concrete surface, two pit roads, and staum-like seating. It has also been named one of the loudest NASCAR tracks.

Bristol Motor Speedway is the 4th largest sports venue in America and the 8th largest in the world, housing up to 165,000 people. The track is so short that speeds are far lower than is typical on most NASCAR oval tracks, but they are very fast compared to other short tracks due to the high banking. These features make for a considerable amount of “paint swapping” where the initial starting grid of 43 vehicles in the Cup Series extends almost halfway around the track, meaning that the slower-qualifying cars begin the race almost half a lap down.

Resort Information

<p>The beautiful Westgate River Terrace Resort is conveniently located in downtown Gatlinburg right next door to Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies. Offering more than 200 spacious hotel rooms, the resort features majestic views of the Great Smoky Mountains and the adjacent Little Pigeon River. Guests also enjoy easy access to Gatlinburg’s wide range of family attractions, specialty stores, arts & crafts shops, cafes, art galleries and more. Simply step outside and stroll down the beautiful Parkway.</p>

<p>Enjoy some of the best views of the surrounding Smoky Mountains! Guests enjoy private balconies overlooking the scenic Little Pigeon River and the exceptional Smoky Mountains. Our onsite restaurant, Drafts Sports Grill, offers a fun-filled atmosphere and an extensive menu featuring gourmet burgers, sandwiches, salads and more as well as an extensive array of ice cold beers and other refreshments. Other amenities include two seasonal heated outdoor swimming pools.</p>


Westgate River Terrace Amenities

• Gatlinburg trolley stop
• Picnic area
• Feed the ducks
• Next to Ripley’s Aquarium
• Drafts Sports Grill
• Duck Blind Lounge
• Two heated swimming pools (seasonal)
• Interior corridors
• Adjoining rooms
• Laundry facilities
• Complimentary high speed WiFi
• Motorcoach parking
• 24-Hour Front Desk & Security

Westgate River Terrace Restaurants

  • Drafts Sports Grill
  • Duck Blind Lounge

Westgate River Terrace Resort

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Event Package Includes

  • - 3 nights at River Terrace
  • - VIP Welcome Party
  • - 2 Food City 500 tickets
  • - Easy Transportation to/from Race
Package Itinerary

Saturday, April 22


VIP Check-in

7:30– 9:30 PM

Welcome Party (dinner, open bar, DJ & prizes)

Sunday, April 23

6:45 AM

Depart the Resort


Food City 500 Race

Monday, April 24


Breakfast and VIP Resort Preview

Tuesday, April 25


Late Check-out

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