One our favorite weeks of the year is coming up as we get ready for the Food City 500 and all the other March races.

The speedway has planned lots of new activities for the race fans when they get here and the Bristol Speedway Children's Charities team has plenty of events on tap for our visitors to "The World's Fastest Half-Mile".

It is going to be a great week full many different and new things for the fans to do. As always, we have Ride of A Lifetime Auction, Richard Petty Driving Experience Ride A- Long, Walk of Fame Pavers and Doug Shealey beautiful prints of NASCAR's most popular venue. Speaking of prints, we will have big news to announce in the very near future about a project between Bristol Motor Speedway and another one of America's great artists.

What's new is Food City Race Night on Friday night at the Speedway. Look for the Charities to have a big presence at this popular event.

Please make it a point to look us up when you are here. We appreciate your continued support as this economy has created more need than ever among children's focused organizations in our region. Have a great time at the Food City 500 and help the Bristol chapter of Speedway Children's Charities make a difference in the lives of children.

Claudia Byrd