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MAIN Arrow to SportsSports Arrow to Car RacingRace Car Driving Arrow to NASCARNASCAR Arrow to Nextel CupThe Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race

Bristol Night Race "It's Bristol, baby!" and one of the most popular races in the NASCAR racing schedule.

This year, the Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race airs live on NBCSN beginning at 7:30 PM on Saturday night, August 18, 2018 -- when the green flag goes down and the lights go on at the Bristol Motor Speedway in Bristol, Tennessee.

For more media coverage watch on racing channel PRN or listen in on Sirius Satellite Radio.

Tickets are available as single-day, two-day or three-day packages, along with special travel deals to Bristol, TN offered by major online ticket sellers.


All about the Bristol Night Race

One of the final races in the "Race for the Chase", the The Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race is strategically placed in between the Coke Zero 400 and the Federated Auto Parts 400, as the regular season winds down -- before the final battle for position in the annual Cup Chase.

The party atmosphere at Bristol makes this one of the "one of the best damn races" and one of the hottest tickets in the cup series for late summer excitement.

In 2010, Kyle Busch completed an unprecedented sweep of three NASCAR races - the Truck Series, The Nationwide Series and the Night Race at Bristol - "The Trifecta" making him the first driver in NASCAR history to win all three national touring events in the same weekend.

Other recent winners include Joey Logano (in 2014 and 2015); Kevin Harwick (2016); and last year's winner, Kyle Busch who repeated his "Trifecta" to sweep all three top series' races for the second time at Bristol.

Who will win big at Bristol this year? Stay tuned ...


DID YOU KNOW? Bristol Night Race fun facts & trivia

Danica Patrick 7 2012 Road America Sargento 200

Danica Patrick, famous Bristol finger wagger.

• At the 1964 race, Richard Petty led 442 laps but broke his car's rear end coming to the white flag. Fred Lorenzen erased a deficit of several laps to take the win.

• In 1995, multiple crashes occurred during the Night Race which was delayed by rain, pushing the finish past midnight. As the race neared the finish, Terry Labonte was spun out by Dale Earnhardt and hit the wall. Labonte drove his wrecked Chevrolet to victory lane.

• In 2012, there were several on-track altercations at Bristol, including a fierce fight for the lead by Matt Kenseth and Tony Stewart. Stewart responded by throwing his helmet at Kenseth's hood. Later, Danica Patrick was wrecked by Regan Smith and wagged her finger at him, prompting a blogger to dub the incident "the finger wag of shame". (Patrick later admitted, "I actually flipped him the bird first, but nobody saw that.")


More about the Bristol Night Race around the Web:

Around the Web, get a complete overview of the race with information on the Bristol night race including photos, results, historic stats, ticket info and the complete schedule of race day events...



Bristol Motor Speedway
- The complete schedule of events including feature stories, photo galleries, race stats & results, ticket prices & information.

The Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race - Wikipedia - Brief overview with a list of winners dating back to 1961.

 

 

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