Bristol Motor Speedway Will Be Action Packed This Week

Bristol Motor Speedway will be the host of a race filled week.

The World’s fastest half-mile will be the host of four NASCAR races during the week. NASCAR’s top three racing series will be on the same track along with the NASCAR Whelen Modified Series.

Bristol will be the host of the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and the Modified Series beginning Wednesday afternoon with the truck series drivers going at it in the half-mile track. The Whelen Modified Series will also be on the spotlight as they take the track following the truck race.

Friday night will be the first of two night races under the lights at Bristol with the NASCAR Nationwide Series and on Saturday with the Cup Series.

This week’s races will also feature several NASCAR drivers doing double duty in several of the series. Brad Keselowski will be the only driver who will be racing in the trucks, Nationwide, and Cup races.

This week’s races at Bristol will be the first time that all of the series’ drivers will take their first go around the newly repaved track. After the race in the spring, Bristol received a few changes after track CEO Bruton Smith decided to make changes due to fan input about the March race.

A tire test was held in June to test the latest changes. Cup drivers Tony Stewart, Clint Bowyer and Jeff Burton were a part of the two-day testing.

Bristol will be the latest track of the season to host all three of NASCAR’s top series on the same week. The last three tracks to host all three series were Daytona, Dover, and Kentucky.

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