Bristol Motor Speedway schedule for August night race has been adjusted for back-to-back-to-back days of racing
It’s Bristol, baby — back-to-back-to-back.
Bristol Motor Speedway and NASCAR jointly announced Tuesday that its August triple-header will move to a three-day show, with NASCAR national series races each night from Thursday to Saturday.
The Tennessee track will now host the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and Whelen Modified Tour races on Thursday, Aug. 16 (originally Wednesday, Aug. 15), followed by the Xfinity Series race Friday night and Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race on Saturday night. The Camping World Truck race will air on FOX, while the Xfinity Series and Monster Energy Series races will be televised on NBCSN.
“Moving the Camping World Truck Series race to Thursday allows for three consecutive nights of NASCAR action, making it easier for fans to attend each race of this can’t-miss weekend,” said Ben Kennedy, NASCAR Camping World Truck Series general manager. “We appreciate the effort from our partners at Bristol Motor Speedway, FOX and the race teams in putting the fans’ interest first.”
Bristol fans are some of the toughest in the sport, as evidenced by those who turned out on Monday for the conclusion of the weather-delayed Food City 500. A day of rain on Sunday pushed the end of the Food City 500 to Monday, and temperatures hovered around freezing all day.
Sleet and bits of snow interrupted the on-track action, but settled down enough for Kyle Busch to win for the seventh time at the track in the Monster Energy Series.
Busch also swept all three national series races in 2017.
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“We’re blessed to work with so many quality partners who pulled together for the fans to make this schedule change happen,” said Jerry Caldwell, executive vice president and general manager for Bristol Motor Speedway.
“We have received a lot of feedback over the years suggesting this change and through a number of meetings with NASCAR, television and sponsor partners, we all agreed that this move was in the best interest of the fans. We’re looking forward to showcasing the best three consecutive summer nights of racing in all of motorsports this August,” Caldwell concluded.
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