Race Weekend Central

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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(Photo: John Harrelson/NKP)

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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(Photo: John Harrelson/NKP)

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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(Photo: Matthew Thacker/NKP)

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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Austin Dillon Outlasts the Field for Food City 300 Win

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For Austin Dillon, leading the NASCAR XFINITY Series field to the green flag for NASCAR Overtime on Friday must’ve felt surreal. After all, Dillon had been running fourth before the previous caution. However, when Kyle Busch and Ty Dillon crashed out, and leader Brad Keselowski ran out of fuel, there the elder Dillon brother sat. In …

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Joe Gibbs Racing Dominates as Carl Edwards Claims Bristol Pole

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For the second time in an hour, Joe Gibbs Racing swept the top three positions in qualifying at Bristol Motor Speedway, with Carl Edwards leading the way for Toyota’s top organization. Edwards parlayed a blazing 14.602-second lap into the Coors Light Pole Award for Saturday’s Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race, giving him a career-best fifth pole …

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Dover Announces Safety Improvements Ahead of Fall Chase Weekend

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With its second race weekend of the season approaching, Dover International Speedway has announced upgrades that will improve both the safety of the racing surface and the space teams have to operate in the garage area. Scheduled to be completed in time for Dover’s Sept. 30-Oct. 2 NASCAR weekend, Dover announced plans to add upwards …

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Erik Jones Claims XFINITY Pole at Bristol, Looks for Season Sweep

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Erik Jones‘ quest to become the first NASCAR XFINITY Series regular to sweep the two series races at Bristol Motor Speedway will begin from the front of the field. As it turns out, his greatest competitors will likely be teammates. Jones used a 15.002-second lap late in Coors Light Pole Qualifying to jump ahead of …

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Matt Tifft Details Recovery, Announces Upcoming Test at Hickory Speedway

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After spending over two months away from the racetrack recovering from surgery to remove a benign brain tumor, Joe Gibbs Racing and Red Horse Racing driver Matt Tifft made his way to the media center at Bristol Motor Speedway on Friday with good news. Tifft is in good health and has been cleared to return …

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