Erik Jones Lands 1st Career Cup Pole With Bass Pro Shops NRA Bristol Night Race (7:30 p.m. ET/NBC/PRN) Pole

Bristol, TN – It doesn’t matter what kind of car Erik Jones is driving around the Bristol (Tenn) Motor Speedway, he’s going to be fast. In fact, all that speed led to his first career Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series pole on Friday afternoon. Jones, circled the .533-mile high banked Tennessee oval at a speed of 128.082 mph in the third and final round of Coors Light Pole Qualifying en route to the top spot for Saturday night’s Bass Pro Shops NRA Bristol Night Race (7:30 p.m. ET/NBC/PRN). Jones, was in…

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Top 5 Sleepers For Saturday Night’s Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race (7:30 p.m. ET/NBC/PRN) at Bristol

Bristol, TN – Everyone loves a good Cinderella story, let alone a good sleeper. They move the needle. Well, this is a list with five sleeper drivers that I feel could reach victory lane in one of NASCAR’s annual premiere races, the Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race at Bristol (7:30 p.m. ET/NBC/PRN). These drivers could arguably not just win, but they could dominate. 

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Top 5 Favorites For Saturday Night’s Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race (7:30 p.m. ET/NBC/PRN) at Bristol

Bristol, TN – The night race at Bristol is arguably one of the highlights of the NASCAR calendar. Some would say that the race has lost it’s luster, but I think the majority of the fans, media and even the drivers feel otherwise. There’s always something special about NASCAR’s going around the .533-mile Bristol (Tenn) Motor Speedway at night. Plus, add to the fact that this is the third to last race of the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series regular season, and there’s reason to believe Saturday night’s Bass Pro…

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Toyota’s Strong Once Again in Cup Action on Friday at Bristol

Bristol, TN – When it comes to practice this year at the Bristol (Tenn) Motor Speedway, Toyota’s have been the top dog in Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series action around the .533-mile short track. Back in April, Toyota had five cars in the top six in the first practice session of that weekend, then the top three speeds in session No. 2 and three in the top six in final practice. On Friday, it was more of the same. 

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Hamlin Leads Opening Cup Practice at Bristol, Ryan Blaney Tops Final Practice

Bristol, TN – Earlier this week, Denny Hamlin welcomed the birth of his second child into the world. Perfect timing too. He didn’t have to miss any race time and the race this weekend isn’t too far from his North Carolina home. Plus, out of the gates, Hamlin was quickest in the opening of two Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series practice sessions from the Bristol (Tenn) Motor Speedway this weekend. The Joe Gibbs Racing driver topped the speed charts on Friday morning with a lap around the .533-mile high banked Tennessee…

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Allgaier/Busch Lead XFINITY Series Practices Thursday in Bristol

The NASCAR XFINITY Series took to the high banked Bristol (Tenn) Motor Speedway on Thursday for their lone two practice sessions of the race weekend. On Friday, they’ll just qualify as well as race the Food City 300 (7:30 p.m. ET/NBCSN/PRN). If today’s practice rounds were any indication, it appears that Chevrolet, most notably JR Motorsports may be the ones to beat. In session No. 1, Justin Allgaier topped the speed charts in his No. 7 Chevrolet for JR Motorsports. The Illinois native turned a lap around the .533-mile short…

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5 Storylines To Watch For Friday Night’s Food City 300 (7:30 p.m. ET/NBCSN/PRN)

Five races remain in the 2017 NASCAR XFINITY Series regular season. With a stand alone event on a road course happening again next weekend, and two of the other four being short tracks, that makes this weekend’s race at the Bristol (Tenn) Motor Speedway even more important. Currently, 14 of the 21 races have been won by Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series regulars. Two more races were won by part-time drivers in Ryan Preece (Iowa) and Sam Hornish Jr. (Mid-Ohio). That leaves five races left that were won by XFINITY…

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