Bristol Motor Speedway Tag

By Luis Torres, Staff Writer The final set of races have been confirmed by NASCAR Thursday with several changes to the playoffs and some series returning to race tracks once more or the first time in a long while. The Cup Series was the least affected with the announcement as all 10 playoff venues remain the same despite rumors of Las Vegas and Texas swapping dates due to the the former hosting the Electric Daisy Carnival. The quest for the championship will begin at Darlington Raceway (Sept. 6) and will wrapRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer I don’t know about you guys, but I felt the 36th annual NASCAR All-Star Race at Bristol Motor Speedway failed to deliver the hype. At this point, I don’t know what NASCAR can do to make the million-dollar chase better aside from a suitable rule package that’ll make “Thunder Valley” or any circuit exciting to host an All-Star night. When the sport has reached the point of using gimmicks to become the event’s selling point, you know it’s time to question the event’s worthiness. It certainlyRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer On a night that became Chase Elliott’s million-dollar runaway, Ryan Blaney ended up being the only other competitor winning a stage in Wednesday’s NASCAR All-Star Race at Bristol Motor Speedway. Blaney, who led a race-high 72 of 140 laps, ended up leading the field to the green flag following pole sitter Martin Truex, Jr. dropping to the rear of the field for failing inspection twice before the race. His time at the front didn’t last as Alex Bowman took command right way, but the No. 12Read More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer It won’t be a Wednesday night to remember for Bubba Wallace after being taken out on Lap 17 of the All-Star Open at Bristol Motor Speedway. Coming down the back stretch, Wallace was running in fourth but faced pressure from behind as Michael McDowell and William Byron was hot on his tales. Then disaster struck as McDowell clips Wallace at the entrance of Turn 3, destroying Wallace’s No. 43 World Wide Technology Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE. McDowell would get hit from Byron, sending him around butRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor Moving away from Charlotte for only the second time since its conception, the NASCAR All-Star Race heads to Bristol Motor Speedway Wednesday night for one of the most anticipated races in the event’s 35 year history. Racing at Bristol is always intense, but with $1 million on the line for the winner, the intensity should get cranked to 11. The aggressiveness that the drivers will show on the high-banked bullring that is called “The Last Great Colosseum” to take home the coveted Bristol trophy and theRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor Two weeks ago, NASCAR and Bristol Motor Speedway announced the NASCAR Cup Series All-Star Race would be moving from Charlotte to Bristol for the first time in the history of the event. Now we know the format for the July 15 extravaganza under the lights. The 140-lap race will be divided into four stages, with lengths of 55 laps, 35 laps, 35 laps, and 15 laps. All of the laps will count in the first three stages, while the final stage will only count green flagRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer It’s Bristol baby, All-Star edition! The 2020 NASCAR All-Star Race will have a whole new vibe as President and CEO of Speedway Motorsports Inc. Marcus Smith announced on NASCAR Race Hub Monday that Bristol Motor Speedway will now host the million-dollar event, replacing Charlotte Motor Speedway. Bristol becomes only the third-ever track to host the All-Star Race and the first since Atlanta Motor Speedway in 1986. The race date remains in tact, taking place on Wednesday, July 15 with FS1’s live coverage beginning at 7 p.m.Read More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Brandon Jones ended his two-race skid since the NASCAR Xfinity Series season resumed two weeks ago with a third-place run in Monday’s Cheddar’s 300 at Bristol Motor Speedway, earning him a shot at the Dash 4 Cash at Atlanta Motor Speedway June 6. Jones’ effort improved him from eighth in the regular season standings to seventh going into the Dash 4 Cash race which will also consist of race winner Noah Gragson, runner-up Chase Briscoe and fourth-place Harrison Burton. His finish at Bristol brought tremendous confidenceRead More
By Holly Cain, NASCAR Wire Service Noah Gragson held off Chase Briscoe after a bump-and-run with his JR Motorsports teammate Justin Allgaier to earn his second victory of the NASCAR Xfinity Series season in a frantic finish to the Cheddar’s 300 presented by Alsco at Bristol Motor Speedway. Gragson’s No. 9 JR Motorsports Chevrolet edged Briscoe’s No. 98 Stewart-Haas Racing Ford by a mere 0.328-second for Gragson’s second victory of the season, matching his winning work in the Daytona season-opener. And his victory Monday night on the high-banked Bristol half-milerRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer It hasn’t been the best start to Christopher Bell’s Sunoco NASCAR Rookie of the Year campaign, but Sunday’s Food City Presents the Supermarket Heroes 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway may have just build valuable momentum. Despite a late-race uncontrolled tire penalty, Bell’s No. 95 JBL Toyota Camry was able to survive the mayhem that “Thunder Valley” provided and scored a ninth-place, equaling his Coca-Cola 600 effort last Sunday. “We struggled a little bit early, but we continued to make progress on the JBL Camry,” said Bell.Read More