Kingsport Speedway Sets Date for Racing Return

KINGSPORT, Tenn. – With COVID 19 impacting the country for the last several months and government and local restrictions we have endured, Kingsport Speedway have been given the green flag today on kicking off our 2020 season at Kingsport Speedway Friday, May 29th. This is a very exciting time for all of us as we try to move forward from this terrible virus that has put our lives on hold for several months.


“There is nobody wanting to get back to racing more than me,” said GM Karen Tunnell. “We can’t wait to see all of our fans and racers soon.”


Kingsport Speedway will race non sanctioned non points events until NASCAR Weekly Series resumes racing. We have spoken with NASCAR and they are looking to resume soon.


We will be following CDC and our own guidelines for keeping everyone safe. We will post these guidelines over the next few days and expect everyone to respect these and follow so we can keep everyone safe and enjoy the much-anticipated race season.


Adult grandstand admission for Friday will be $12, with kids 12-and-under admitted FREE. Adult tier-parking admission $12 per person (plus a $12 vehicle parking spot fee), with kids 12-and-under admitted free.


Please stay tuned for more details and updates regarding our first event of 2020.


Other Notes: 


  • We will be having open practice this Saturday May 23 from 12 p.m. – 8 pm and Sunday May 24, 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. FREE for fans to come watch. Media welcome.


  • Only essential crew in the pit area. No personal vehicles. No exceptions


  • Full 2020 revised schedule coming soon!


  • This race is a Contingency Connection Racer Rewards event.  Contingency Connection offers nearly $150,000 in national contingency awards. Visit to see a list of over 100 sponsors posting awards for grassroots racers this season.



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Kingsport Speedway Sets Date for Racing Return