Bristol Motor Speedway Tag

By David Morgan, NASCAR Editor The cockpit of the No. 25 truck for GMS Racing will see a new driver this weekend in Canada as the team announced Wednesday that Dalton Sargeant will no longer drive for the team for the remainder of the season. “Due to a unfortunate circumstance with Sargeant Motorsports, Dalton Sargeant will no longer compete with GMS Racing full-time in the Truck Series for the remainder of the 2018 season,” Mike Beam, President of GMS Racing said in a statement. “Until the issue is resolved, Spencer (Gallagher)Read More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Kyle Larson’s season has included six top-five finishes, four of which have resulted in runner-up efforts, including Saturday night at Bristol, as he came up short of passing Kurt Busch to score his first Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series victory of the season in the Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race. His result also clinched him a spot in the playoffs via points. Also clinching playoff berths Saturday were Busch, who snapped a 58-race winless streak, Ryan Blaney and Brad Keselowski. He currently holds theRead More
By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service BRISTOL, Tenn. – “Old guys rule!” screamed 40-year-old Kurt Busch after he took the checkered flag in an action-filled Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race on Saturday night at Bristol Motor Speedway. Busch’s first victory since the 2017 Daytona 500 overshadowed a miraculous drive by brother Kyle Busch, whose car came back to life after a Lap 2 wreck like a relentless horror movie villain. Starting on the inside lane, Busch grabbed the lead from Stewart-Haas Racing teammate Clint Bowyer on a Lap 478 restart,Read More
By Seth Eggert, Staff Writer BRISTOL, Tenn. – The inside lane kept Trevor Bayne from earning his first Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series top-10 finish this season. The Roush Fenway Racing driver ran what was arguably his best race since being pulled out of the car for a handful of races. Over the last half of the Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race, Bayne’s No. 6 AdvoCare Rehydrate Ford Fusion battled with Austin Dillon, Chris Buescher, and Jimmie Johnson, for seventh and eighth. When Johnson pitted under the final caution,Read More
By Seth Eggert, Staff Writer BRISTOL, Tenn. – Restarts and late race contact hindered Jimmie Johnson at Bristol Motor Speedway. The seven-time Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Champion ran up front throughout the entire Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race. In the mad dash to the finish, Johnson battled with Kyle Busch and Chris Buescher. The tight racing led to contact between the two drivers. Both Buescher and Busch ended up with flat tires, Busch spinning to bring out the final caution of the night. Under that caution, crew chiefRead More
By David Morgan, NASCAR Editor BRISTOL, Tenn. – Martin Truex Jr’s impressive resume has one glaring omission: a short track win. After a late race crash in Saturday night’s Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race at Bristol, the drought continues for the 2017 Monster Energy Cup Series champion. Truex found himself in position to finally break through, running in second-place with less than 100 laps to go, but contact from Kyle Busch off of Turn 4 sent Truex’s Toyota spinning into the inside wall on the frontstretch. He then bounced backRead More
By Seth Eggert, Staff Writer BRISTOL, Tenn. – The carnage started early in Saturday night’s Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway. It all started when Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series points leader Kyle Busch broke loose while battling Ryan Blaney on lap 2, and by the time all was said and done, 12 more cars slid and spun into the multi-car incident. When the dust settled, the damage for AJ Allmendinger, Darrell ‘Bubba’ Wallace, Jr., Gray Gaulding, Michael McDowell was terminal. For Busch, the damage costRead More
By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service BRISTOL, Tenn. – Kyle Larson had to go 10 extra laps on Friday night, but the payoff was worth it. Holding off a determined Justin Allgaier in overtime, Larson won the Food City 300 NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Bristol Motor Speedway, collecting his first victory at the .533-mile high-banked concrete short track. “It feels really, really cool to win here finally at Bristol,” said Larson, who won for the fourth time in six starts this season and the 12th time in his career. “I’veRead More
By David Morgan, NASCAR Editor BRISTOL, Tenn. – It’s been a weekend Elliott Sadler won’t soon forget. After announcing Wednesday that he would be stepping away from full-time driving at the end of the 2018 NASCAR Xfinity Series season, Sadler returned to the track where his NASCAR career began and where he has had so many memories and was able to leave with a sixth-place finish when the checkered flag flew. Sadler made his first NASCAR start at Bristol in the Xfinity Series in 1996, as well as breaking through withRead More
By Seth Eggert, Staff Writer BRISTOL, Tenn. – Despite a chaotic night, Cole Custer squeezed out a top-five finish at Bristol Motor Speedway. The Stewart-Haas Racing driver had speed throughout the entire Food City 300. Several times Custer’s No. 00 Haas Automation Ford Mustang was squeezed into the outside wall by his competitors. In the waning laps, Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series driver Ty Dillon clipped Custer. The Xfinity regular slipped outside the top-10. Attrition dropped Dillon and Daniel Hemric out, sending the race into overtime. With fresh tires, CusterRead More