The big race may not be until Saturday, but NASCAR fans got a chance to meet Trevor Bayne and other top racers Wednesday night.

NASCAR fans flocked to the Knoxville Expo center for Food City Race Night.

East Tennessee native Trevor Bayne signed autographs along with legends like Paul Lewis and Travis Tiller. Fans could also check out some historic show vehicles and other attractions like go-karts.

One organizer says the event gives just a taste of what fans can expect this weekend

"As you know, Bristol Motor Speedway is one of the greatest venues of all for NASCAR, and we like to bring it to the citizens of Knoxville where the fans can come out and support it if they can't get to Bristol," said

There will be another Food City Race Night in downtown Bristol on Thursday, and the Irwin Tools Night race is on Saturday at Bristol Motor Speedway.