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Playoff chase tightens down the home stretch
Matt Kenseth finished fourth Saturday night at Bristol while Chase Elliott got a top-20 finish after hitting the wall.



Bristol Checkered and Black Flags
MRN's Pete Pistone looks at the winners and losers from the racing weekend at Bristol Motor Speedway. (Photo: Getty Images) Winners and losers from the racing weekend at Bristol Motor Speedway: Kyle Busch Even if you found some reason not to want to hand Busch a checkered flag, he'd probably



Blown Tires and Heavy Contact Result in Early Night for ty Dillon at Bristol
Short track racing at Bristol Motor Speedway is always action-packed, but when the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series takes to the half-mile bullring at night, the atmosphere becomes electric. Unfortunately, Ty Dillon and his Germain Racing team were unable to use that energy to their advantage, as two



Kyle Busch completes Bristol sweep with 20th win at track
rik Jones really needed to win, and Kyle Busch would have loved to celebrate the first Cup win for the kid he discovered. But this is Bristol Motor Speedway, and Busch practically owns the place. Busch swept the weekend for the second time in his career by winning the Monster Energy Cup Series race Saturday



Schatz stopped | News, Sports, Jobs
The eight-time and defending World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car champion Schatz fell one spot short of claiming his sixth straight victory at Nodak Speedway. David Gravel led every lap in the main showdown to win his 13th Outlaw feature this season and take down Schatz. In the dash to determine the



NASCAR President Brent Dewar says in statement there is ‘no place for bigotry, racism’
Brent Dewar said: 'There is no place for bigotry, racism, hatred or violence in our society.'



Dale Earnhardt Jr. laments final Cup finish at Bristol, but still has playoff hopes
Even though Bristol is one of his favorite racetracks, Earnhardt won just one Cup race there in his career.



Dale Earnhardt Jr. laments final Cup finish at Bristol, but still has playoff hopes
Dale Earnhardt Jr. coined one of NASCAR's most popular phrases – “It's Bristol, baby” – when he won the summer night race at Bristol Motor Speedway in 2004. Fast forward 13 years and following Saturday night's race there, it's now “It used to be Bristol, baby” for Earnhardt. Earnhardt



Kenseth puts on brave face as he's being shown the door
BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) -- It could have gotten very uncomfortable as Erik Jones and Matt Kenseth sat side-by-side shortly after an intriguing race at Bristol Motor Speedway. Both drivers wanted to win for very different reasons, both came up short , then circumstances put them together in a post-race news



DIRT-TRACK RACING: York Glenndon Forsythe gets biggest sprint-car win of his career
York's Glenndon Forsythe raced to the biggest win of his sprint-car career in Saturday's All Star Circuit of Champions feature at Lincoln Speedway. Forsythe collected $5,000 for his second Lincoln win of the season, which was the fifth of his career there. York's Cory Haas led the first of



Labbe Uses Bumper For Riverside Win
Labbe Uses Bumper For Riverside WinMakes Last Corner Pass On Lacroix for Pinty's Victory ANTIGONISH, N.S -- It was fitting, perhaps, that the Bumper To Bumper 300 was determined by a bumper Sunday. Alex Labbe culminated a late charge to the finish with a bump-and-run pass on Kevin Lacroix, on the



'Kyle Larson was born to race'
Ryan McGee ESPN Senior Writer Close Senior writer for ESPN The Magazine and ESPN.com 2-time Sports Emmy winner 2010, 2014 NMPA Writer of the Year Follow on Twitter One of the great challenges of covering motorsports has always been coercing a current racer into talking about the greatness of a fellow



Denny Hamlin, NASCAR tease choose cone rule for short track events
Share Facebook Tweet Pinterest Email The recently debated choose cone rule may be coming to NASCAR short tracks according to Denny Hamlin. The Joe Gibbs Racing veteran finished third on Saturday in the Bristol Night Race but caused added to some long simmering controversy in the process. He was the latest



Erik Jones fails to live up to Bristol intro song, but earns best finish of Cup career
Erik Jones battled his mentor and his predecessor in the No. 20 to his best Cup finish in 27 starts.



Erik Jones falls short of first Cup Series win, records career-best finish
Erik Jones didn't want to sound like he was complaining after a career-best second-place finish Saturday night at Bristol Motor Speedway, yet as much as he wanted to be happy with the result he also couldn't help lamenting what might have been. Jones started on the pole and led a race-high 260



Kyle Busch makes sweep look easy as he makes history
BRISTOL, Tenn. -- NASCAR's three national series totaled 1,003 laps at the difficult and resin-coated Bristol Motor Speedway this week. Kyle Busch led 451 of those laps – a solid 44 percent – in winning all three races. It was "Rowdy" at his very best, as he smoked the field Wednesday in



Kyle Busch makes sweep look easy as he makes history
BRISTOL, Tenn. -- NASCAR's three national series totaled 1,003 laps at the difficult and resin-coated Bristol Motor Speedway this week. Kyle Busch led 451 of those laps – a solid 44 percent – in winning all three races. It was "Rowdy" at his very best, as he smoked the field Wednesday in



Stenhouse Jr. Overcomes Adversity to Score a 14th – Place Finish at Bristol
After a punctured tire sent the Fastenal Ford into the outside wall on lap 200, Ricky Stenhouse Jr. overcame adversity to earn a 14th-place finish in Saturday night's Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series (MENCS) race at Bristol Motor Speedway. “We battled back from a blown right-front and then the last



Blaney Finishes 10th in Night Race At Bristol
Ryan Blaney and the Motorcraft/Quick Lane team came away from the Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway with a 10th-place finish and some growing momentum heading into an off week followed by the final two races of the regular season. Saturday night's finish was Blaney's ninth top 10 of the season



Kurt Busch Finishes Solid Fifth at Bristol
Stage 1 Recap (Laps 1-125): ? Kurt Busch started 25th and finished 14th. ? The Monster Energy/Haas Automation Ford Fusion was stuggling with right-side grip early on. ? Busch pitted for four tires, fuel and an air pressure adjustment on lap 63. Stage 2 Recap (Laps 126-250): ? Busch started 21st and finished



Larry King Law's Langley Speedway Presents “Bayport Credit Union/ Speed Club Center Night at the Races”
Local short track racing returned to Larry King Law's Langley Speedway with an exceptional race card featuring eleven races in nine different race divisions. Thanks in part to the rains canceling racing in recent weeks, it was business as usual at the .397 mile oval on a night of guaranteed nonstop



Bayne Rebounds from Flat-Tire, Earns Strong 7th-Place Finish in Bristol
Trevor Bayne, driver of the No. 6 Tim Duerr EcoBoost Ford Fusion, overcame a flat right-front tire sustained on Lap 353 and utilized a strong final restart on Lap 421 in Saturday evening's Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series (MENCS) event at Bristol Motor Speedway to improve nine positions and earn



What drivers said after Bristol Night Race
Drivers had much to say after the race.



Johnson dominates World of Outlaws at Red River Valley Speed...
Johnson started outside of the front row and grabbed the lead on the opening lap over pole sitter Kraig Kinser. "It just took a lot of patience tonight and a fast race car. When you get yourself in a position to start on the front row, everything just has to go your way," Johnson said in victory



Kyle Busch completes Bristol sweep with 20th win at track
BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) -- It's Bristol Motor Speedway and Kyle Busch practically owns the place. Busch swept the weekend for the second time in his career by winning the Monster Energy Cup Series race Saturday night. He also won in the Truck Series on Wednesday night and the Xfintiy Series on Friday



Kyle Busch wins to complete the trifecta
NASCAR Cup Series Highlights: After winning the Truck and Xfinity Series races, Kyle Busch dominates to win the second trifecta of his career. FOX Fantasy AutoForm a Racing Team, Compete for Prizes Tomorrow 4:00p ET Horse Racing - Saratoga Live: Evan Shipman Stakes Tomorrow 6:00p ET Portland vs. NY Red



Some NASCAR Drivers Chose Baffling Intro Songs For Bristol Night Race
One of the coolest aspects of a NASCAR race at Bristol Motor Speedway also can be one of the weirdest. Prior to each race at Bristol, drivers get to select — or have others select for them — introduction songs. As you can imagine, the results typically are all over the place. For every song/intro that



NASCAR fans: Confederate flag still important symbol
BRISTOL, Tenn. -- The Confederate flag once was as much a part of the NASCAR landscape as the green, yellow and checkered. Confederate emblems decorated race souvenir programs, and a man dressed as a rebel soldier was a regular in victory lane celebrations at Darlington Raceway in South Carolina. Confederate