Loyal NASCAR fans ready for Food City 500

Fans arriving at Bristol Motor Speedway for Food City 500 race day.

Its race day here at Bristol Motor Speedway, and NASCAR fans are at the world’s fastest half mile from all over the place.

"Princeton, Kentucky"

"Greer, South Carolina"

"Canton, North Carolina, right outside of Asheville."

For some, its a first time experience.

“Yeah, it's her first time ever at a race.”

For others, attending the races at Bristol have become a tradition.

"It's like my fourth time I believe."

"It's about the 5th probably, we come every year for this race."

They're not letting a little rain in forecast get in the way of their fun.

"Once you're hooked, you're hooked. If it rains, it rains. We've gotten rained out I think a couple years, but we just keep coming back anyways."

"If it doesn't go on, we'll be back tomorrow definitely to watch it, we're here until the end of it."

They're not leaving until engines are hot...with food city 500 action on the track.

"It's kind of like what some people would say is from the olden ages, like a Roman Colosseum, it's rough racing, beating and banging."

Many of the people we spoke with say they’re excited to see one certain driver behind the wheel—And they’re ready to cheer him on!

"Chase Elliot, the best driver there is."

"Chase Elliot."

"Number 9, Chase Elliot."

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