Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series 2017 Bristol Race Info
2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series information about the Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway. Saturday, August 19th. Stages 125/250/500. Green flag 7:43pm/et.
Erik Jones wins first career pole at Bristol-by an eyelash
Needing a breakthrough victory to advance to the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoffs, Erik Jones took the first step in that direction on Friday, winning the Coors Light Pole Award for Saturday night's race.
Bristol Race Information.
Erik Jones won the Coors Light pole for the Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Bristol Motor Speedway with speed of 128.082mph for his 1st career pole.
#42-Larson will start 2nd followed by #5-Kahne, #24-Elliott, #20-Kenseth, #78-Truex, Jr., #11-Hamlin, #22-Logano, #14-Bowyer, #21-Blaney, #1-McMurray, and #19-Suarez.
#11-Hamlin was fastest in the second round with a speed of 128.632mph, will start 7th.
#18-Busch was fastest in the first round with a speed of 129.921mph, will start 18th.
Driver(s) who will miss the race: #66-Hill.
Pit Stall Selections: The selections of pit stalls for the Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Bristol Motor Speedway have been made.
With the field downsized to 40 cars, three pit stalls (21,22,43) have been eliminated, are not in play and don't count towards driving through more than three pit boxes.
Pole sitter #77-Jones chose pit stall 1, the first stall available [as do most pole sitters].
Outside pole sitter #42-Larson took pit stall 23, the final pitstall on the backstretch.
#5-Kahne, who starts 3rd, took the 20th stall, the last stall on the frontstretch.
#24-Elliott, why starts 4th, pits in stall 42, the first stall on the backstretch.
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Frank Kerr injured at Bristol
Cole Whitt's crew chief was hurt when the #72 car fell on him.
Friday Bristol Notebook
Earnhardt touched by annual scholarship in his name; Chase Elliott needs a victory to feel comfortable; Chris Buescher signs multiyear deal with JTG/Daugherty; Keselowski gives up truck series ownership for long-term plan
Chris Buescher returning to JTG Daugherty Racing
He has signed a multi-year contract with the team.
Roush Fenway to honor Ford Motor Company's Tim Duerr at Bristol
Trevor Bayne will drive the #6 Tim Duerr EcoBoost Ford.
Texas celebrating Dale Jr through fans that attended his first win
Speedway marketing campaign for November's AAA Texas 500 honors Junior nation fans that were part of history 17 years ago.
Matt Kenseth says he has nothing new to report on a ride for next season. Speaking to the media Friday morning at Bristol he said, Do you have any announcement to make regarding the 2018 season? "I'll let you know when I know something. I'll be honest with you, I'm just, I'm not worried about it even really one percent anymore to be honest with you. I'm just not concerned about it. It's not – I'm really concerned about 2017 and that's the truth."
Bristol honors Dale Earnhardt, Jr's legacy
Earnhardt Jr.'s name will live on in Bristol lore with the announcements of the Dale Earnhardt Jr. Scholarship and the It's Bristol, Baby! sign, located in the Fan Zone.
Michigan TV ratings
NASCAR Cup Series racing from Michigan earned a final 2.0 rating on NBCSN Sunday.
Brad Keselowski Racing to end operations following 2017 Season
BKR has fielded trucks in NASCAR competition dating back to 2008. Since that time, the organization has provided opportunities to more than a dozen up-and-coming drivers.
NASCAR Article / Column / Blog Links
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What to Watch for: Bristol
Busch's Up-and-Down Road at Bristol; Eyes Weekend Triple; Chances for Logano to Win?; Playoff Picture With 3 to Go; Toyota Has Reigned Supreme; Crazy Things Happen at Bristol; Who's Hot and Who's Not
2018 MENCS Team Chart
Silly Season Chart for 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Teams and Drivers
Bristol Weekend Preview
Bowyer enjoying role as the 'hunter'; Annett hoping to stay on the right side of the bubble
Texas offering $88 ticket package with Earnhardt, Jr. commemorative t-shirt
'Dale Of A Deal' Offers 25+ Percent Savings For Exclusive T-Shirt And Ticket To See Junior's Final Race At TMS In The AAA Texas 500 On Sunday, Nov. 5
NASCAR to live-stream in-car cameras on Twitter during the playoffs
Beginning with the first race of the NASCAR Playoffs at Chicagoland Speedway, NASCAR will provide fans a unique look from inside the race car with a live camera stream that can be accessed via its official Twitter handle, @NASCAR
Gray Gaulding returns to the #55 at Bristol UPDATE
La Colombe returns as primary sponsor.
Low T Center returning to sponsor Sorenson
'Low T Center' is the leader of physician-led diagnosis and treatment of low testosterone.
HMS Motorsport sponsoring LaJoie at Bristol
HMS Motorsport is an industry leader in racing safety equipment.
Darlington Raceway's Bojangles' Southern 500 race weekend going green again
Turn 4 will be painted green as a reminder to be kind to the environment. And Darlington Raceway is doing just that by using 100 percent Green Power for the electrical needs of the NASCAR XFINITY and the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup races.
Congrats to Denny Hamlin and Jordan Fish
A second daughter was born Tuesday.
NASCAR Related Racing Birthdays
Happy Birthday [8/18]: Steve Lowery, Drew Markle, Matt McLaughlin, Andy Pilgrim, Andrea Sospenzo, Steve Wallace, Rachel Wood, Angela Cope, Amber Cope
Furniture Row to assume management of pit crew members
The crews will still train with Joe Gibbs Racing.
Decision day nearing for Monster Energy sponsorship deals
Monster Energy is coming up on a crucial period, as it is determines whether to extend its title sponsorship with NASCAR and its team deal with Stewart-Haas Racing.
NASCAR Television Listings
Television listings for the NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series, XFINITY Series, and Camping World Truck Series
Danica Patrick racing for One Cure at Bristol
One Cure is a project led by the Flint Animal Cancer Center at Colorado State University.
Darlington to honor Dale Earnhardt, Sr., Dale Earnhardt, Jr. with dedication of Turn 3 suite towers
Earnhardt Towers will feature an assortment of graphics that depict memorable moments of Earnhardt Sr. and Earnhardt Jr., featured on the backside of each tower.
Bristol to host Discovery show "Street Outlaws"
All series stars, including Big Chief, Murder Nova and the duo of AZN and Farmtruck will head to the Tennessee hills for the Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race and a face-off for a $100,000 at Thunder Valley.
All-Inclusive luxury suite rebranded Busch Lounge at Auto Club Speedway
The Busch Lounge is within footsteps of pit road treating fans to two-days of racing action.
NASCAR National Series News & Notes -- Bristol Motor Speedway
A look at many new, notes and story lines for the Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Bristol Motor Speedway.
Kurt Busch willing to return to Stewart-Haas
"It's as easy as them giving me an offer," Busch said.
Driver appearances and autograph sessions
Special scheme for Earnhardt, Jr. at Bristol
The #88 will feature a special True Timber camouflage Axalta scheme, featuring Axalta's partners Ducks Unlimited and Service King.
Truex in position to clinch regular season championship
Winning the 26-race regular season championship is significant not only for prestige, but more importantly for securing an additional 15 playoff bonus points.
Hendrick Motorsports announces several team promotions
Hendrick Motorsports has elevated eight senior leaders into new positions designed to strengthen the 12-time and defending NASCAR Cup Series champions and enhance the team's overall management structure.
Statistical Advance: Analyzing the Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race
A look at some of the top statistical performers and top-10 driver ratings at Bristol.
Johnson's Darlington scheme unveiled
The scheme is inspired by Lowe's trucks from 1986.
Joe Gibbs Racing releases Hamlin's Darlington throwback scheme
Denny Hamlin will pay tribute to "Mr. Modified" Ray Hendrick.
More tracks expected to treat racing surface
Tracks that do not use the PJ1 compound may use tire dragging to add more rubber to the race surface.
Danica Patrick's Darlington throwback honors Robert Yates
The scheme is similar to Dale Jarrett's #88 Quality Care / Ford Credit Ford.
2017 Darlington Cup Throwback Paint Schemes
Cars that will run during this year's Bojangles Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway.
Matt DiBenedetto to return to Go Fas Racing for the 2018 season
Crew chief Gene Nead will also continue with the team.
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Saturday, August 19, 2017; Stages at laps: 125/250/500; green flag scheduled 7:48pm/et, TV=NBC
41 teams entered.
Hamlin was fastest in opening practice. Kyle Busch was second.
Round-by-round results of qualifying
Erik Jones wins pole at 128.082mph, Larson starts second.
The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series moves to Bristol for Saturday night racing on August 19, 2017. Scheduled green flag approx. 7:43pm/et. Get all the information, times, TV info, weather, odds and updates here.
Sunday, August 13. Stages at laps: 60/120/200; green flag scheduled for 3:18pm/et; TV=NBCSN
39 teams entered.
Blaney was fastest at 203.591mph. Kyle Busch second.
Round by round qualifying results.
Keselowski wins pole at 203.097mph, Logano starts 2nd.
Larson was fastest, Keselowski second.
Keselowski was fastest at 200.865mph. Truex, Jr. was second.
Kyle Larson wins. Martin Truex, Jr. finished second.
#78-Martin Truex Jr. leads #42-Kyle Larson by 129 points.
Official Race Results & Drivers/Owners Points Standings
NASCAR Paint Schemes Chart & Links