BMS goes permanent with lights

Monday, April 3, 1995 – Construction on permanent lighting fixtures at Bristol Motor Speedway gets underway, one day after the completion of the Food City 500 NASCAR Cup Series race. Up until now, track lighting for the track’s August night race had been provided through the use of temporary units that were brought in for the race weekend.

BMS became the third track hosting NASCAR events to install permanent lights, joining Charlotte Motor Speedway and Richmond International Raceway.

While third on the list of those obtaining permanent lights, BMS had been running one of its two annual NASCAR Cup races at night since 1978.

For 2019, at least 10 Cup points races are scheduled to either be run under the lights in their entirety or scheduled to end under the lights at their respective venues.

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