Free track admission to all students of Bristol and Sullivan County schools (K-12)
Students were off school on Friday leading up the race weekend. Now, school is canceled for Monday as well. Both of these school cancelations are mostly due in part to routing issues.
School buses and/or school bus drivers are used to transport race fans in and out of the race track. In addition, traffic is an issue surrounding the speedway. Due to both of those things, schools are canceled across counties surrounding the Bristol Motor Speedway race weekends.
However, new for Monday is a free ticket for the students. Students will not only get a free off day but they will also be handed a free ticket to watch the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series event.
Bristol Tennessee City Schools announced on Sunday: “Due to Monday’s cancellation of school because of the race being postponed, Bristol Motor Speedway is offering free admission to tomorrow’s Food City 500 for all students of Bristol Tennessee City Schools!”
The green flag dropped and 204 laps of the 500 were completed on Sunday. The race was interrupted 3 times due to rain. On the third time, series officials elected to postpone the remaining portion of the event to Monday. Kyle Larson will resume stage 2 as the leader with Erik Jones in 2nd.
Spectator gates will open at 11:30am. The race is scheduled to resume at 1pm in Bristol, Tennessee.