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Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race - NASCAR Cup Series Tickets
Event: Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race
Location: Bristol, Tenn.
Venue: Bristol Motor Speedway
Sport: Stock Car Auto Racing
Series: NASCAR Cup Series
Sponsor: Bass Pro Shops and the NRA
All Time Greats: Cale Yarborough, Dale Earnhardt, Darrell Waltrip, Rusty Wallace, Kyle Busch
Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race TicketsThe Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway in Bristol, Tenn. is a 500-lap, 266.5-mile race. Since its first running in 1961, the race has become known as "America's Night Race." It is run in three stages. Stages 1 and 2 are 125 laps each. Stage 3 is 250 laps. Although the track is only .533 miles around, the race is known for its high speeds. Pole speeds have exceeded 127 mph since 2013. Race speeds have averaged over 90 mph for the past 15 years. Many members of the NASCAR Hall of Fame have left their mark on the Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race. Darrell Waltrip leads with seven wins in this event. Cale Yarborough won this race five times. Dale Earnhardt claimed four victories. Rusty Wallace, Matt Kenseth and Kyle Busch have won three times each. For NASCAR fans, the Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race is truly a special event. Grab your Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race - NASCAR Cup Series tickets at StubHub.
How big is Bristol Motor Speedway?Set against the mountains of East Tennessee, Bristol Motor Speedway bills itself at the "Last Great Colosseum." Its .533 mile surface is banked all the way around. Banking in the turns is progressive and varies from 24 to 28 degrees. Banking along the backstretch varies from 4 to 8 degrees. The front stretch is banked at a varying 5 to 9 degrees. Front stretch and backstretch are both 650 feet long. Seating capacity is estimated at 155,000.
Who won last year's Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race?Denny Hamlin won last year's Bass Pro Shops NRA Night race after starting from the pole. He held off a late charge from Matt DiBenedetto to win by .502 seconds. Brad Keselowski, Kyle Busch and Chase Elliott rounded out the top five. DiBenedetto led the most laps at 93. The race featured 23 lead changes, tying the event record set in 1988.
Have any Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race winners gone on to win the Cup Series championship?No driver has claimed both the Night Race win and the Cup Series title since Dale Earnhardt did it in 1987. Before that, six drivers accomplished the feat, highlighted by Cale Yarborough's three straight Bristol Night Race wins on the way to consecutive championships in 1976–78.
When is the Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race?In 2020, for the first time ever, the race is scheduled to run in September. It has been held in August since 1976. The scheduled date is Sept. 19 as part of a tripleheader weekend that also features races in the XFINITY and Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series.
Is the Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race part of the NASCAR Playoffs?The Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race is included in the 2020 NASCAR Playoffs. The event will be an elimination race in the opening round of the Playoffs. Four drivers will be removed from the Playoffs after the conclusion of the race. If the race winner is a Playoff driver, they will automatically move on to the next round.
Does the National Rifle Association sponsor the Bass Pro Shops NRA Night race?Since 2016, Bass Pro Shops and the National Rifle Association have co-sponsored the Night Race at Bristol.
How can I get tickets to the Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race?StubHub is your best resource for tickets to the "Last Great Colosseum."
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