NASCAR and Bristol Motor Speedway announced Tuesday that the UNOH 200 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race, as well as the Bush’s Beans 150 NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour event, will move from Wednesday, Aug. 15, to Thursday, Aug. 16.
For years, the Truck Series race has run on Wednesday night, almost isolating it from the rest of the series run at Bristol in August. The Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race weekend features an XFINITY race on Friday night as well as the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race on Saturday night.
According to Ben Kennedy, NASCAR Camping World Truck Series general manager, the change is to include the event more in the race weekend.
“Moving the Camping World Truck Series race to Thursday allows for three consecutive nights of NASCAR action, making it easier for fans to attend each race of this can’t-miss weekend,” said Kennedy, who won the Bristol truck race as a driver in 2016. “We appreciate the effort from our partners at Bristol Motor Speedway, FOX and the race teams in putting the fans’ interest first.”
The Bush’s Beans 150 will start at 6:30 p.m. ET and the UNOH 200 Camping World Truck Series race will be held Thursday at 8:30 p.m. ET. Qualifying for both events will take place earlier that afternoon, with the Modified Tour at 3:15 p.m. ET and Truck Series at 4:35 p.m. ET.
The Truck Series race will be televised live on FOX.