By AMANDA VINCENT
Bristol (Ten.) Motor Speedway is reaching out to assist victims of the recent wildfires that destroyed homes and tourist attractions and claimed the lives of at least seven people in the Smoky Mountain East Tennessee tourist-destination towns of Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge in Sevier Co., Ten., 126 miles from the race track.
One of the track’s campgrounds is open and free of charge for camping for dislocated wildfire victims. Full water and electrical hook-up also is being provided free of charge.
The track also is collecting monetary donations. Donations may be made at Bristol Motor Speedway’s Pinnacle Speedway in Lights holiday light display, currently being held at the track, or at the BMS ticket office during normal business hours.
“While we can’t undo the damage from wildfires, we can all play a major role in relief efforts by donating money,” Bristol Motor Speedway Executive Vice President and General Manager said. “Gatlinburg and Sevier County hold a special place in the hearts of NASCAR fans, Food City and all of us at Bristol Motor Speedway and Dragway. When you visit the speedway this holiday season, we encourage you to bring along a little something extra to help our neighbors in need.”
For more information, call 423-BRISTOL
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