Special to HuntingtonNews.Net

BRISTOL, Tenn. (July 30, 2015) – Baseball and NASCAR fans are in for a fun time Tuesday, Aug. 4 at the first ever Bristol Motor Speedway (BMS) Night at Appalachian Power Park. NASCAR XFINITY Series driver and West Virginia native Cale Conley will throw out the first pitch and be available to sign autographs.

 

“It’s always great to get back home to West Virginia and have the opportunity to meet NASCAR fans,” said Cale Conley, driver of the No. 14 Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America Toyota Camry for TriStar Motorsports. “It’s going to be a fun night throwing out the first pitch at the West Virginia Power game.  I appreciate Bristol Motor Speedway providing the opportunity.”

 

The Vienna, W.Va., native will get the game started at 7:05 p.m., ET and then sign autographs at the BMS display. BMS and West Virginia Power will have ticket giveaways throughout the night for upcoming West Virginia Power games and the August 21 Food City 300 NASCAR XFINITY Series night race.

 

Tuesday, Aug. 4, West Virginia Power takes on the Greenville Drive. To purchase tickets to the game and for general information call (304) 344-BATS.

 

Tickets to the August 21 and 22 NASCAR night races at Bristol Motor Speedway are available at BristolTix.com or by calling (855) 580-5525.

 

 

About Bristol Motor Speedway

Nestled in the mountains of northeast Tennessee near the Virginia state line, Bristol Motor Speedway is a 0.533-mile concrete oval race track with 28-degree corner banking, 650-feet straightaways and a 40-foot wide racing surface. Renowned as The World’s Fastest Half-Mile, the short track features two races each year from the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series and NASCAR XFINITY Series, one Monster Truck event and one NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour and NASCAR K&N Pro Series-East race.

With a crowd capacity in excess of 150,000, the facility is expected to set a new NCAA college football attendance record on Sept. 10, 2016, when the racetrack transforms into a football stadium and plays host to border rivals, the University of Tennessee and Virginia Tech. The speedway property is also home to Bristol Dragway.

The historic drag strip celebrates its 50th anniversary this year, headlines with the NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals and operates more than 70 event days each season. In 2014, the Bristol Chapter of Speedway Children’s Charities, a 501©(3) nonprofit organization, awarded a record-breaking $749,000 to regional children’s charities bringing their 17-year total to nearly $9 million in grants.

In existence since 1961, Bristol Motor Speedway was purchased in 1996 by Speedway Motorsports, Inc. a publicly traded company that is a leading marketer and promoter of motorsports entertainment in the United States. For more information, visit the company’s website at bristolmotorspeedway.com