WHEN: Saturday, September 16, 2023 at 7:30 PM ET WHERE: USA Network
live from Bristol Motor Speedway
"It's Bristol, baby!" and one
of the most popular races on the 2023 NASCAR racing schedule. The Bass Pro Shops Bristol Night Race recently moved to September to join the playoffs for a shot at NASCAR glory in November.
This year, the Bass Pro Shops Night Race airs live on the USA Network beginning at 7:30 PM on Saturday night, September 16, 2023 -- 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
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 the 2021 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, 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.")
the Bristol Night Race around the Web:
Web, get a complete overview of the race with information on the
Bristol night race including photos, results, historic
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