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Aug 22
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Logano holds off Harvick to defend Bristol night race title

Joey Logano, driver of the #22 Shell Pennzoil Ford, celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series IRWIN Tools Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway on August 22, 2015 in Bristol, Tennessee. - Photo Credit: Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images BRISTOL, Tenn. – With Kevin Harvick hounding him mercilessly for 63 laps, Joey Logano kept his No. 22 Team Penske Ford out front after taking the lead on a Lap 438 restart and held on to win Saturday’s Irwin Tools Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway. Successfully defending last year’s victory at Thunder Valley, Logano won his third race of the season, his second at the .533-mile short track and the 11th of his career. Harvick recovered from two pit road speeding penalties to finish second, a mere .220 seconds behind Logano. Polesitter Denny Hamlin ran third, and Clint Bowyer got a much-needed fourth place result in his No. 15 Michael Waltrip Racing Toyota. It was a fascinating Chase over ... FULL STORY »

Toyota Racing 2015 NSCS IRWIN Tools Night Race Recaps

Toyota Racing Logo Toyota driver Denny Hamlin (third) was the highest-finishing Camry in Saturday night’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) race at Bristol Motor Speedway. Joey Logano won tonight’s race. Hamlin started from the pole – ahead of three other Toyotas to make up ... FULL STORY »

Team Chevy 2015 IRWIN Tools Night Race Recaps

Team Chevy Logo KEVIN HARVICK, NO. 4 BUDWEISER/JIMMY JOHN’S CHEVROLET SS – FINISHED 2nd YOU HAD TO BATTLE THROUGH SOME ADVERSITY TONIGHT, BUT YOU HAD A REMARKABLE FINISH IN SECOND PLACE. HOW WOULD YOU ASSESS THE NIGHT? “I’m just proud that NBC actually played our interview ... FULL STORY »

2015 NSCS IRWIN Tools Night Race Results & Point Standings

Joey Logano, driver of the #22 Shell Pennzoil Ford, celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series IRWIN Tools Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway on August 22, 2015 in Bristol, Tennessee. - Photo Credit: Sean Gardner/Getty Images Joey Logano held off the reigning NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) champion and current points leader, Kevin Harvick, by 0.220 seconds to win Saturday night's IRWIN Tools Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway. Logano, who also won the event last year, ... FULL STORY »

Kyle Busch grabs overtime XFINITY win at Bristol

Kyle Busch, driver of the #54 Monster Energy Toyota, celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR XFINITY Series Food City 300 at Bristol Motor Speedway on August 21, 2015 in Bristol, Tennessee. - Photo Credit: Matt Sullivan/Getty Images BRISTOL, Tenn. – When Chris Buescher’s Ford faltered on a green-white-checkered restart on Friday night at Bristol Motor Speedway, Kyle Busch took full advantage, as is his custom. In a Food City 300 that went to two laps of overtime at ... FULL STORY »

2015 NXS Food City 300 Race Results & Point Standings

Kyle Busch, driver of the #54 Monster Energy Toyota, leads a pack of cars during the NASCAR XFINITY Series Food City 300 at Bristol Motor Speedway on August 21, 2015 in Bristol, Tennessee. - Photo Credit: Brian Lawdermilk/Getty Images After a green-white-checkered (flags) dash to the finish in Friday night's NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS) Food City 300, it was Kyle Busch capitalizing on Chris Buescher's misfortune of running out of gas, to win at Bristol Motor Speedway (BMS). This was ... FULL STORY »

JGR power surge continues with Denny Hamlin on Bristol pole

Denny Hamlin, driver of the #11 FedEx Ground Toyota, poses with Miss Coors Light Amanda Mertz and the Coors Light Pole award after qualifying for pole position for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Irwin Tools Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway on August 21, 2015 in Bristol, Tennessee. - Photo Credit: Rainier Ehrhardt/Getty Images BRISTOL, Tenn. – If it’s pole day in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, Joe Gibbs Racing must be celebrating. Denny Hamlin powered his No. 11 Toyota around .533-mile Bristol Motor Speedway in 14.602 seconds (131.407 mph) on Friday to win the ... FULL STORY »



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Toyota Racing 2015 NSCS IRWIN Tools Night Race Post-Qualifying Recaps
Posted 08.21.15
DENNY HAMLIN, No. 11 FedEx Ground Toyota Camry, Joe Gibbs Racing Starting Position: 1st Can you improve the speed in your race car even more come tomorrow? “I hope so. That’s the plan. Our FedEx Ground Camry obviously was very fast that last round and Dave (Rogers, crew chief) made the great adjustments ...FULL STORY »
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Team Chevy 2015 NSCS IRWIN Tools Night Race Post-Qualifying Recaps
Posted 08.21.15
Kevin Harvick led the charge for Team Chevy in qualifying at Bristol Motor Speedway with a 7th place qualifying effort in his No. 4 Budweiser/Jimmy John’s Chevrolet SS Chevrolet took four of the Top-12 qualifying spots in the three-round knockout style qualifying format around the 0.533-mile short-track. 10th – Jimmie Johnson, No. ...FULL STORY »
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Ford Performance 2015 NSCS IRWIN Tools Night Race Post-Qualifying Recaps
Posted 08.21.15
ARIC ALMIROLA – No. 43 Smithfield Ford Fusion – “We had a test here a few weeks ago and we were very happy with our car at the test.  I put us behind.  The car bottomed out and I wrecked it off of turn two early in practice and we ...FULL STORY »
Denny Hamlin, driver of the #11 FedEx Ground Toyota, on track in preparation for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Irwin Tools Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway on August 21, 2015 in Bristol, Tennessee. - Photo Credit: Gregory Shamus/Getty Images
2015 NSCS IRWIN Tools Night Race Starting Lineup
Posted 08.21.15
Denny Hamlin, with a new NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) qualifying track record speed of 131.407 mph at Bristol Motor Speedway (BMS), captured the pole for Saturday night's IRWIN Tools Night Race. Hamlin, who broke Kevin Harvick's previous record of 131.362 mph, received his second series pole and 11th top-10 start ...FULL STORY »
Jeff Gordon, driver of the #24 Axalta Chevrolet, speaks to the media during a press conference after practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Irwin Tools Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway on August 21, 2015 in Bristol, Tennessee. - Photo Credit: Daniel Shirey/Getty Images
2015 NSCS IRWIN Tools Night Race Q&A with Jeff Gordon
Posted 08.21.15
JEFF GORDON, NO. 24 AXALTA CHEVROLET SS, met with members of the media at Bristol Motor Speedway and discussed competing in his final race at Bristol Motor Speedway as a full-time driver, the first two practice sessions of the day, if he has any second thoughts about retiring at the ...FULL STORY »
Denny Hamlin, driver of the #20 Hisense Toyota, on track preparing for the NASCAR XFINITY Series Food City 300 at Bristol Motor Speedway on August 21, 2015 in Bristol, Tennessee. - Photo Credit: Brian Lawdermilk/Getty Images
2015 NXS Food City 300 Starting Lineup
Posted 08.21.15
Denny Hamlin, with a qualifying lap speed of 126.896 mph, captured the 2015 NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS) pole for this evening's Food City 300 at  Bristol Motor Speedway (BMS). This was Hamlin's third series pole and ninth top-10 start of the season, his 19th series career pole in 151 races and ...FULL STORY »
2015 NSCS Driver, Aric Almirola - Photo Credit: Andy Lyons/Getty Images
2015 NSCS IRWIN Tools Night Race Q&A with Aric Almirola
Posted 08.21.15
Aric Almirola, driver of the No. 43 Smithfield Ford Fusion, is battling for one of the final spots in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup field. Almirola, who qualified for the Chase last year after his win in the July Daytona race, spoke to the assembled media following today’s ...FULL STORY »
Kyle Busch, driver of the #18 Skittles Toyota, practices for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Irwin Tools Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway on August 21, 2015 in Bristol, Tennessee. - Photo Credit: Gregory Shamus/Getty Images
2015 NSCS IRWIN Tools Night Race Final Practice Session Speeds
Posted 08.21.15
Friday afternoon in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) at Bristol Motor Speedway, it was Kyle Busch - with a lap speed of 131.146 mph - posting the quickest lap speed during the final IRWIN Tools Night Race practice session. David Ragan was second quickest with a lap speed of 130.646 mph, and ...FULL STORY »
NASCAR Driver Kyle Larson (Cartwheel by Target) - Photo Credit: Rainier Ehrhardt/Getty Images
2015 NSCS IRWIN Tools Night Race First Practice Session Speeds
Posted 08.21.15
In Friday's first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) IRWIN Tools Night Race practice session at Bristol Motor Speedway (BMS), it was Kyle Larson who was the fastest with a lap speed of 129.833 mph in the session. Last week's series winner, Matt Kenseth, with a lap speed of 128.597 mph, was ...FULL STORY »


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