Making sure race fans have the ultimate experience when they visit the World’s Fastest Half-Mile always is the number one priority for Bristol Motor Speedway officials.

To that end, BMS unveiled a new initiative last August that allowed guests the opportunity to sit front and center for a session of question and answers with some of NASCAR’s top drivers. Wildly popular, the Q&A sessions return for the upcoming Food City 500 race weekend, March 16-18.

Five-time NASCAR Sprint Cup champion and 2010 Food City 500 winner Jimmie Johnson, Kasey Kahne, Danica Patrick, Elliott Sadler, X Games sensation Travis Pastrana, and 2011 Camping World Truck Series champ Austin Dillon all are participating in the race day events.

Along with a cap and the Q&A, which takes place in Hospitality Village, the Johnson and Kahne packages include a ticket to Sunday’s Food City 500, while Saturday’s packages, which feature Patrick, Pastrana, Sadler and Dillon, include a ticket good for two races March 17.

Johnson’s Q&A is designed for the younger race fan, although adults also are welcome. As part of Johnson’s session, kids take part in a Lowe’s Build and Grow workshop and receive a car to assemble, with some guidance from Johnson. The workshop is limited to the first 100 kids for whom packages are purchased.

The Q&A packages for kids start at $48 while adult prices begin at $80 for both the Johnson and Kahne ticket packages.

Saturday’s packages for Patrick, Sadler and Dillon start at $37 for kids and $67 for adults. The Patrick package includes a t-shirt, instead of a cap.

Space is limited for the question-and-answer sessions, however, so interested fans are encouraged to purchase now.

The ticket packages are available now and may be purchased by calling the BMS ticket office at 423-BRISTOL or 1-866-415-4158. Fans should inform the BMS ticket agent with whom they speak which driver package they are interested in purchasing.

Current ticket holders can add the driver Q&A for only $15.

BMS season tickets, which include the Food City 500 (March 18) and IRWIN Tools Night Race (Aug. 25) Sprint Cup races, as well as the Nationwide events and the K&N Pro Series 125 race, also are on sale. Pricing for all four races begins at just $175 in the Wallace Tower.

A March race weekend package also is available starting at $99 that includes the Food City 500 and the Nationwide/K&N Pro Series East events. A package in the Wallace Tower for both Sprint Cup races also is now available for $99, while packages for fans 15 and younger are available for the March races at half price. Lower row seating for the Food City 500 is available, with tickets starting at $65.

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