The Bass Pro Shops Night Race marks the 120th Cup race hosted by Bristol Motor Speedway in the series’ history. With the All-Star Race being held at Bristol this year, Saturday night’s race will be the second night race of the season at “The Last Great Colosseum”. The .5-mile oval located in Bristol, Tennessee has a concrete racing surface with 26-30 degrees of banking in the turns and 6-10 degrees of banking on the straightaways. Hall of Fame nominee, Carl Edwards received his infamous nickname of “Concrete Carl” with his success at this track. The track first opened in 1960, the Cup Series held its inaugural race in 61′ and Jack Smith won. Johnny Allen, who was the relief driver for Jack, finished the race but Jack was credited with the win since he started the race.
Bristol Motor Speedway is .533 miles (.8 km) long and a 266-mile race that requires 500 laps to complete.
Saturday, September 19th.
The Bass Pro Shops Night Race will be at 7:30 PM ET.
The Bass Pro Shops Night Race start time is 7:30 p.m. ET Saturday, September. 19. NBCSN will broadcast the race with radio coverage from PRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio.
The Bass Pro Shops Night Race is a 266-mile-long NASCAR Cup Series motor race held at Bristol Motor Speedway in Bristol, Tennessee.
The Bass Pro Shops Night Race is 266 miles, equating to 428.08 kilometres.
The Bass Pro Shops Night Race was first run in 1978, with Cale Yarborough credited as the winner.
Junior Johnson is the owner with most Bristol wins, with 21 wins total.
Darrell Waltrip holds the record for most Bristol victories, with 12 wins total.