The ARCA Menards Series and the ARCA Menards Series East head to Bristol Motor Speedway with just five races left in the season for a Thursday (Sept. 17) night race under the lights.
The division’s event will get underway just after the NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series’ first playoff race.
There are 27 cars entered, meaning all will make the race.
It marks the 16th race of the general series’ season and fifth of East’s 2020 schedule.
Max McLaughlin and Hattori Racing return to the track for the first time since World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway, while Kris Wright, racing for the first time since the Daytona International Speedway road course, is slated to drive Fast Track Racing’s No. 12 car.
Making his first East start since New Smyrna Speedway’s race is Derek Griffith, who will drive the No. 22 for Chad Bryant Racing. Kyle Sieg returns to Cook-Finley Racing’s No. 41 entry for his first East race since Dover International Speedway.
NASCAR Peak Mexico Series driver Max Gutierrez is set to make his ARCA debut in Troy Williams’ No. 53E car. Virginia native Justin Carroll continues his efforts in the Terry Carroll Motorsports No. 91.
The Bush’s Beans 200 at Bristol Motor Speedway is scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 17, with a start time set for 9:30 p.m.
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Adam Cheek joined Frontstretch as a contributing writer in January 2019. A 2020 graduate of VCU, he works as a producer and talent for Audacy Richmond's radio stations. In addition to motorsports journalism, Adam also covered and broadcasted numerous VCU athletics for the campus newspaper and radio station during his four years there. He's been a racing fan since the age of three, inheriting the passion from his grandfather, who raced in amateur events up and down the East Coast in the 1950s.
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