Truck race will move to Thursday, Aug. 16 at Bristol Motor Speedway

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Bristol Motor Speedway will move its traditional Wednesday night Camping World Truck Series race back a day this season.

Track officials announced Tuesday that the UNOH 200 truck race and the Bush’s Beans 150 Whelen Modified race will be run on Thursday, Aug. 16.

The Xfinity and Cup series will run the next two nights at the 0.533-mile oval.

The truck race will begin at 8:30 p.m. and will be televised on Fox. The Xfinity race will be at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 17 on NBCSN, and the Cup race will be shown at 7:30 p.m. on Aug. 18 on NBCSN.

“Moving the Camping World Truck Series race to Thursday allows for three consecutive nights of NASCAR action, making it easier for fans to attend each race of this can’t-miss weekend,” said Ben Kennedy, NASCAR Camping World Truck Series general manager. “We appreciate the effort from our partners at Bristol Motor Speedway, FOX and the race teams in putting the fans’ interest first.”

Said Jerry Caldwell, Bristol’s executive vice president and general manager: “We’re blessed to work with so many quality partners who pulled together for the fans to make this schedule change happen. We have received a lot of feedback over the years suggesting this change and through a number of meetings with NASCAR, television and sponsor partners, we all agreed that this move was in the best interest of the fans. We’re looking forward to showcasing the best three consecutive summer nights of racing in all of motorsports this August.”