Length: 3,800 feet (700 feet of concrete)
Shutdown Length: 2,375 feet
Degree Of Incline: From 1 percent to 4 percent in shutdown area
Width Of Dragway: 60 feet
Elevation: 1,475 feet above sea level
Seating Capacity: approximately 25,000
Dragway Acreage: 65 Acres
Direction Of Dragway: Southwest to Northeast
Sanction: National Hot Rod Association (NHRA)
Location: Bristol Dragway is located adjacent to Bristol Motor Speedway in Bristol, Tenn., on Hwy. 394, 10 minutes south of Interstate 81's Tenn. Exit 69, 15 minutes from Tri-Cities (Tenn.-Va.) Airport.
Notes of Interest:
The 2001 Mac Tools Thunder Valley Nationals marked the first time an NHRA national points event was held at Bristol Dragway in more than 3 decades.
Bristol Dragway is built on the site of the original Bristol Dragway, which opened in 1965 with NHRA sanction.
The old Bristol Dragway, operating under IHRA sanction, closed after the 1997 season to make way for a $15 million overhaul.
Earth movers hauled almost one million cubic yards of "Thunder Valley" to create more pit area and better grandstand access.
Bristol Dragway features two pedestrian tunnels from grandstands to pits.
The four-story tower features 24 luxury suites. An additional 11 luxury suites are located above the grandstand seats.