5 Takeaways From Thursday Night’s UNOH 200 At Bristol

Thursday night’s UNOH 200 at the Bristol (Tenn) Motor Speedway was a thrilling show that sent the eight driver NASCAR Camping World Truck Series playoff field. The race was won by Johnny Sauter as he heads into the playoffs as the No. 1 seed after securing his fifth victory of the season. Here are my five takeaways from Thursday’s race. 

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Crafton Sneaks Into The Playoffs As Truck Series Postseason Is Set, Sauter Enters Hot

Thursday night’s NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at the Bristol (Tenn) Motor Speedway was the 16th and final race of the 2018 regular season. That meant that the eight driver playoff field would be set upon the completion of the UNOH 200. Heading into this weeks race, five drivers had automatically stamped their names into the playoffs. There were three spots available for seven drivers. If one of the drivers outside of the top eight would have won on Thursday night, then they’d have knocked Matt Crafton out.

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Sauter Passes Nemechek Late, Wins UNOH 200 At Bristol

It was another heartbreaking defeat for John Hunter Nemechek in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. A month in-a-half ago, the second generation driver was a lap away from winning the race at the Chicagoland Speedway. Instead, he had a malfunction on the final lap which gifted the win to Brett Moffitt. On Thursday night at the Bristol (Tenn) Motor Speedway, Nemechek was five laps away from winning for his first time on the high banked concrete oval. Unfortunately, he had another issue in the end and was forced to…

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5 Favorites, 5 Sleepers For Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race (7:30 p.m. ET/NBCSN/PRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio)

One of the most anticipated events of the year is here. Saturday night’s Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race (7:30 p.m. ET/NBCSN/PRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio) is always one of the top races of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season. Winning the annual summer stop at the Bristol (Tenn) Motor Speedway is always one of the most coveted things a NASCAR driver can do. Here are five favorites and five sleepers for this weekend’s 500 Lap event. 

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Bell To Remain In XFINITY Series In 2019, Custer Focused On XFINITY Ride Only While Hemric Searching For 2019 Options Still

Heading into Friday night’s Food City 300 (7:30 p.m. ET/NBCSN/PRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio) at the Bristol (Tenn) Motor Speedway, three of the top five drivers in the NASCAR XFINITY Series points standings are being mentioned for rides in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series for 2019. But, after Thursday’s media availability with Christopher Bell, Daniel Hemric and Cole Custer, it appears that just one of them is really focusing on trying to be a part of NASCAR’s premiere series next season. Bell, a four time winner this season, said that he’s…

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Sadler Says He’s Turned Out Options To Run Full-Time For 2019, Open To Run Part-Time With JRM

Elliott Sadler announced on Wednesday that the 2018 NASCAR XFINITY Series season would be his 21st and final one in the sport. But, he also didn’t rule out a return in a part-time role either. While he said on Wednesday that he was retiring, he said he was stepping away from “full time” racing. On Thursday at the Bristol (Tenn) Motor Speedway, Sadler talked about his decision to step away from the sport that he loves but also shed some light that he’s willing to still compete on a need…

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Joe Gibbs Racing Drivers Ones To Beat Friday Night For Food City 300 (7:30 p.m. ET/NBCSN/PRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio)

The Joe Gibbs Racing drivers are the ones to beat for Friday night’s Food City 300 (7:30 p.m. ET/NBCSN/PRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio) right? Since 2010, JGR drivers have won 12 of the last 16 NASCAR XFINITY Series races at the Bristol (Tenn) Motor Speedway. Why would Friday night’s race change? Kyle Busch won this night race in 2015 and JGR drivers have won five of the next six races since. With how well Busch and Christopher Bell were running on Thursday, would you want to pick against them for Friday night’s…

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Friday Night’s Food City 300 (7:30 p.m. ET/NBCSN/PRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio) Wide Open

After two practice sessions around the Bristol (Tenn) Motor Speedway on Thursday, one things for certain, Friday night’s Food City 300 (7:30 p.m. ET/NBCSN/PRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio) is wide open. Yes, there are five very good Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series drivers in the field on the high banked concrete oval, but there are also a group of very talented NASCAR XFINITY Series regulars that could contend for the win as well. Odds say that one of the Cup drivers will win though. Since 2001, the Bristol night race for XFINITY…

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5 Favorites For Friday Night’s Food City 300 (7:30 p.m. ET/NBCSN/PRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio)

The NASCAR XFINITY Series drivers are back to work this weekend for the annual summer stop to the Bristol (Tenn) Motor Speedway. Friday night’s Food City 300 (7:30 p.m. ET/NBCSN/PRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio) has a handful of drivers who could easily win. In fact, this was a very hard list to narrow down to five. Here are the five favorites. 

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Toyota To End Deal As Title Sponsor For Long Beach Grand Prix, 44 Year Partnership To Come To An End

INDIANAPOLIS – This is just a huge news week in the realm of motorsports. On Thursday afternoon, Toyota announced that they’d be pulling out of the title sponsorship deal with the Grand Prix of Long Beach. The Grand Prix Association confirmed the news with a statement. “We have had a phenomenal relationship with Toyota for 44 years, a record in the racing world. In recent discussions, however, Toyota has elected not to renew as the title sponsor,” Jim Michaelian, president and CEO of the Grand Prix Association of Long Beach, said…

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