Race Weekend Central

The 10: Bristol Battles Through the Night & Day

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It was a long weekend for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series at Bristol Motor Speedway. In a race dubbed the Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race, rain pelted the field after just 31 laps of green-flag racing on the half-mile Tennessee oval, forcing a postponement that left many referring to it as a day race …

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Ricky Stenhouse, Jr., Ends Emotional Tribute to Bryan Clauson with Second-Place Run

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Ricky Stenhouse, Jr.‘s quest to “park it” for the late Bryan Clauson may have fallen short, but the fourth-year driver left proud of his effort after an emotional second-place result. Coming just two weeks after Clauson succumbed to injuries sustained in the USAC Belleville Midget Nationals, Stenhouse and sponsor Fastenal elected to honor the former …

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Pocono Winner Chris Buescher Enters Top 30 in Points After Bristol Top Five

Chris Buescher‘s Chase hopes took a noticeable swing in the right direction after the surprise winner at Pocono Raceway battled to a fifth-place result at Bristol Motor Speedway. Two days removed from giving Front Row Motorsports its first trip to the final round of Coors Light Pole qualifying in a 12th-place effort, Buescher battled through the field …

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Kevin Harvick, Tony Stewart Share Frontstretch Celebration at Bristol

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When it came time to celebrate the first victory for Stewart-Haas Racing in the Bass Pro Shops NRA Bristol Night Race, Kevin Harvick had something special in mind. During the cool down lap following the 500-lap event at Bristol Motor Speedway, Harvick stopped alongside team co-owner Tony Stewart with a request – join him on a …

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Kevin Harvick Reigns Supreme in Rain-Postponed Bristol Night Race

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At the end of a wild, rainy weekend at Bristol Motor Speedway it wasn’t rain, but Busch Light that poured showers over victory lane. Kevin Harvick survived an attrition-filled short-track scuffle and drove off from Ricky Stenhouse, Jr., to win the Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race. The result is Harvick’s 33rd-career victory, and his second …

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Kyle Busch Critical of Equipment, Justin Allgaier Following Bristol Crash

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After leading much of the Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race, Kyle Busch‘s promising weekend at Bristol Motor Speedway ended with a broken part and left the defending champion criticizing both his equipment and Justin Allgaier after a subsequent crash. Busch was leading the field midway through Sunday’s delayed race when the Nevada native began reporting …

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Kurt Busch’s Record NASCAR Streak Ends in Bristol Crash

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Kurt Busch‘s record streak of races with all laps completed in NASCAR Sprint Cup Series came to a sudden end from the lead at Bristol Motor Speedway. Running in first the in the middle stages of Sunday’s Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race, Busch was making his way off of the .533-mile concrete oval when …

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Scattered Showers Postpone Bristol Night Race to Sunday Afternoon

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Fans hoping to partake in the Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race on Saturday night will have to wait until the sun comes up after persistent showers forced NASCAR to postpone the race after just 48 laps. The race will resume on Saturday at 1 p.m. ET, with gates opening for fans two hours prior …

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Daniel Suarez, Erik Jones Collide in Late Crash at Bristol

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After running inside of the top 5 for much of the night, Joe Gibbs Racing teammates Daniel Suarez and Erik Jones found themselves out of contention after colliding late at Bristol Motor Speedway. Mired in the back half of the top 10 following pit stops and varying strategies on the half-mile Tennessee oval, Jones and …

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Kyle Busch, Brad Keselowski Crash Battling for the Win at Bristol

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Brad Keselowski and Kyle Busch have a history of hard racing and the occasional crash over the years, so when the two found themselves fighting for the victory late in Friday’s Food City 300 at Bristol Motor Speedway, there was almost a sense of inevitability from the paddock that the drivers would collide. Those feelings …

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