Drivers bringing the holiday spirit to The Pinnacle Speedway in Lights
The Pinnacle Speedway in Lights always amplifies the holiday cheer with more than 2 million lights, but next week two popular racing drivers will experience the tradition-rich light show, meet with fans and add to the Christmas spirit at Bristol Motor Speedway.
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series racer Noah Gragson and NHRA Pro Stock world champ Allen Johnson, of nearby Greeneville, Tenn., will visit with fans at the Christmas Village presented by Eastman Credit Union, located in the infield of the oval. Gragson will sign autographs from 7:15-8 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 12, while Johnson is scheduled for Thursday, Dec. 14 at 7:30 p.m.
Gragson recently finished up his rookie season in the Truck Series where he earned his first career national series win. The driver of the No. 18 truck for Kyle Busch Motorsports will enter 2018 as a favorite for the NCWTS championship. Gragson is also an avid short track racer and competed in the inaugural Short Track U.S. Nationals in the Super Late Model category.
Prior to his appearance in the infield, Gragson will be taking to The Ice Rink at Bristol Motor Speedway to showcase his Las Vegas skating skills.
Johnson retired from NHRA competition following the 2017 season with 27 career victories and 37 No. 1 qualifying positions. He is best known for winning the 2012 NHRA Pro Stock world championship at the controls of his famed 200-mph Team Mopar machine.
Fans of the local drag racing hero are encouraged to join him and his family on a tour of The Pinnacle Speedway in Lights. Seats are available on the BMS Express, which will begin its tour at 6:30 p.m. The cost is $10 per person and includes a guided tour of the lights, cookies, hot chocolate and a visit to Christmas Village. To join Johnson on the BMS Express, call 423-989-9600.
While visiting the drivers, guests are encouraged to check out Christmas Village where they can shop from a variety of craft vendors and sample authentic, local cuisine.
For more information on SCC's winter events at Bristol Motor Speedway, please visit www.SpeedwayinLights.org.