"This has been a good long-standing partnership and we plan to continue," the Speedway said in a statement on Thursday.
The NRA has served as a sponsor of the event since Nov. 2015. The organization previously sponsored the NRA 500, a NASCAR Cup race in Texas in 2013.
Per Jacey Fortin of the New York Times, a number of companies have cut ties with the NRA or stopped offering its members special discounts or deals in the wake of the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, that left 17 people dead. The companies include Delta Airlines, First National Bank of Omaha, rental car companies Avis, Budget Group, Hertz, Alamo, Enterprise and National and insurance company MetLife, among others.
That won't be the case at Bristol. According to Nick Bromberg of Yahoo Sports, "Speedway Motorsports Inc., the parent company of Bristol Motor Speedway, has a discounted ticket program for NRA members. That discount program will continue in 2018."
NASCAR's partnership with the NRA has been controversial in the past. The 2013 NRA Open came just weeks after the mass shooting at the Sandy Hook Elementary School, and U.S. Senator Chris Murphy wrote a letter to NASCAR urging them to reconsider the partnership, per LeAnne Gendreau of NBCConnecticut.com.