Bristol Motor Speedway (iRacing)

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Bristol Motor Speedway
Bristol logo.png
Location Bristol, Tennessee
Country Us.png USA
Dual Pit Roads
0.53 mi
0.86 km
Single Pit Roads
0.53 mi
0.86 km


Bristol Motor Speedway bills itself as the “World’s Fastest Half-Mile” race track, and despite straightaways barely 200 yards long, it is one seriously fast race track. The secret is in the variable banking in the 300-yard wide-open corners – you may not have much room to accelerate off one corner before shutting down for the next, but with steep banking (up to 30 degrees) there’s not much loss of speed when you get there. And the all-concrete racing surface provides great traction.

With 160,000 seats, arrayed in grandstands all the way around the racing surface, Bristol looks more like a football stadium on steroids than a typical race track. Veteran drivers have described racing at this East Tennessee speed emporium as the equivalent of “flying a fighter plane in a gymnasium,” so it’s not surprising that tickets to NASCAR events are much in demand. Still, the best seat in the house is the one behind the wheel. But it’s sure not a relaxing one, with laps at racing speeds ticking by at barely more than 15 seconds. Oh, and the compact nature of the track means there are infield pits on both the front and rear straightaways, so drivers and team strategists face added challenges. Rare is the car that makes it back to the garage without at least a few bumps, scrapes or other battle bruises after a 500 lap NASCAR race. And the drivers aren’t in much better shape.

Opened for competition in 1961, Bristol Motor Speedway has had a number of remodelings over the years, and several owners as well. It has been under its current owner, Speedway Motorsports, that Bristol Motor Speedway has enjoyed its greatest period of growth.


Race Results

eNASCAR Coca-Cola iRacing Series

Season Config Pole position Race Winner Broadcast
Driver Team
2010 Oval Us.png John Gorlinsky Gb.png Richard Towler YoutubeButton.png
2011 Oval Us.png Derek Wood Us.png Thomas Hazard
2019 Oval Us.png Corey Vincent Us.png Casey Kirwan Clint Bowyer Racing YoutubeButton.png
2020 Oval Us.png Michael Conti Us.png Ryan Michael Luza Williams Esports YoutubeButton.png
2021 Oval Ca.png Keegan Leahy Ca.png Keegan Leahy 23XI Racing YoutubeButton.png
2022 Dirt Oval Us.png Graham A. Bowlin Us.png Nick Ottinger William Byron eSports YoutubeButton.png
Oval Ca.png Keegan Leahy Us.png Ryan Luza XSET YoutubeButton.png

World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Championship Series

Season Race Winner Broadcast
Driver Team
2020-2021 Us.png James Edens Swindell Speedlab YoutubeButton.png