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Brett Moffitt wins pole for Truck Series race at Bristol

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Brett Moffitt will start from the pole in tonight’s Gander Outdoors Truck Series race at Bristol Motor Speedway (8:30 p.m. ET on FS1).

Moffitt claimed the pole with a speed of 127.690 mph. It is his second pole of the year and his career.

Moffitt is joined on the front row by fellow playoff driver Ross Chastain (127.056 mph).

The top five is completed by Stewart Friesen (playoffs), Ben Rhodes and Tyler Ankrum (playoffs).

Where the other playoff drivers will start:

Johnny Sauter (sixth), Austin Hill (eighth), Matt Crafton (11th) and Grant Enfinger (14th).

Click here for the starting lineup.

Truck Series practice report from Bristol Motor Speedway

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BRISTOL, Tenn. – Austin Hill, who won last weekend’s Gander Outdoors Truck Series race at Michigan, posted the fastest lap in Thursday’s final practice session at Bristol Motor Speedway.

Hill led the way with a lap of 126.328 mph. He was followed by Sam Mayer (126.095 mph), reigning series champion  Brett Moffitt (125.789), Stewart Friesen (125.617) and Johnny Sauter (125.469).

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Moffitt had the best average over 10 consecutive laps at 122.594 mph. He was followed by Friesen (122.532 mph) and Matt Crafton (122.407).

Harrison Burton ran the most laps in the session at 73. He ranked ninth on the speed chart with a top lap of 125.060 mph.

OPENING PRACTICE

Tyler Ankrum was fastest in the first of two Gander Outdoors Truck Series practice sessions Thursday at Bristol Motor Speedway.

Ankrum, one of the eight Truck Series playoff drivers, posted a top speed of 126.420 mph around the half-mile track.

He was followed by Ross Chastain (125.831 mph), Matt Crafton (125.354), Raphael Lessard (125.036) and Brett Moffitt (124.930).

Sheldon Creed, who was eighth on the speed chart, recorded the most laps with 78. He also had the best 10-lap average at 123.983 mph.

The final Truck practice is scheduled for 11:05 – 11:55 a.m ET.

Click here for the practice report.

Thursday schedule for NASCAR at Bristol

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The big weekend of racing at Bristol Motor Speedway kicks off today.

The highlight of the day is the UNOH 200 race, which kicks off the seven-race Truck Series playoffs.

Also on track will be the Xfinity Series with two practice sessions scheduled.

For tonight’s UNOH 200 Truck race, wunderground.com forecasts a temperature of 79 degrees and no chance of precipitation when the green flag drops.

Here’s today’s schedule with TV and radio info:

(All times are Eastern)

7 a.m. – 5 p.m. – Xfinity garage open

7:30 a.m. – Truck garage open

9:05 – 9:55 a.m. – Truck practice (No TV)

10:05 – 10:55 a.m. – Xfinity practice (NBC Sports App)

11:05 – 11:55 a.m. – Truck final practice (No TV)

1:35 – 2:25 p.m. – Xfinity final practice (NBC Sports App)

4:35 p.m. – Truck qualifying impound (single vehicle/two laps all positions) (FS1 — tape delay at 7 p.m.)

6 p.m. – Truck driver/crew chief meeting

8 p.m. – Truck driver introductions

8:30 p.m. – UNOH 200 Truck race (Stages 55/110/200 laps = 100.6 miles) (FS1/Motor Racing Network/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio)

Weekend schedule for NASCAR at Bristol

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All three of NASCAR’s national series will be in action this weekend at Bristol Motor Speedway.

Things kick off Thursday with the Gander Outdoors Truck Series race, followed by Friday night’s Xfinity Series race, and then the main event, Saturday night’s Cup race.

For Thursday’s UNOH 200 Truck race, wunderground.com forecasts a temperature of 78 degrees and 2% chance of precipitation when the green flag drops.

For Friday’s Food City 300 Xfinity race, wunderground.com forecasts a temperature of 82 degrees with 0% chance of precipitation at the green flag.

And for Saturday Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race, wunderground.com forecasts a temperature of 85 degrees with a 6% chance of precipitation at the green flag.

Here’s the full weekend schedule with TV and radio info.

(All times are Eastern)

Thursday, August 15

7 a.m. – 5 p.m. – Xfinity garage open

7:30 a.m. – Truck garage open

9:05 – 9:55 a.m. – Truck practice (No TV)

10:05 – 10:55 a.m. – Xfinity practice (NBC Sports App)

11:05 – 11:55 a.m. – Truck final practice (No TV)

1:35 – 2:25 p.m. – Xfinity final practice (NBC Sports App)

4:35 p.m. – Truck qualifying impound (single vehicle/two laps all positions) (FS1 — tape delay at 7 p.m.)

6 p.m. – Truck driver/crew chief meeting

8 p.m. – Truck driver introductions

8:30 p.m. – UNOH 200 Truck race (Stages 55/110/200 laps = 100.6 miles) (FS1/Motor Racing Network/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio)

 

Friday, August 16

8 a.m. – 7 p.m. – Cup garage open

11 a.m. – Xfinity garage open

11:05 – 11:55 a.m. – Cup practice (NBCSN)

1:05 – 1:55 p.m. – Cup final practice (NBCSN)

4:05 p.m. – Xfinity qualifying impound (single vehicle/two laps all positions) (NBCSN)

5:15 p.m. – Xfinity driver/crew chief meeting

5:45 p.m. – Cup qualifying impound (single vehicle/two laps all positions) (NBCSN, Performance Racing Network)

7 p.m. – Xfinity driver introductions

7:30 p.m. – Food City 300 Xfinity race (Stages 85/170/300 laps = 159.9 miles) (NBCSN, PRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio)

 

Saturday, August 17

1:30 p.m. – Cup garage open

5:30 p.m. – Cup driver/crew chief meeting

7 p.m. – Cup driver introductions

7:30 p.m. – Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race (Stages 125/250/500 laps = 266.5 miles) (NBCSN, PRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio)

Bristol Motor Speedway extends partnership with Food City in multi-year deal

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Bristol Motor Speedway announced a multi-year extension of its partnership with Food City on Wednesday, continuing the track’s longest sponsor partnership.

The regional grocery chain will remain a sponsor of the spring Cup race on the short track (Food City 500) and the fall Xfinity race (Food City 300).

Food City first sponsored the spring Cup Bristol race and the fall Xfinity race in 1992, making it the second longest entitlement sponsor in NASCAR behind the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

Bristol also announced multi-year partnerships with Alsco, Bush’s Beans, UNOH and Ohio Logistics.

Alsco is the new sponsor of the spring Xfinity race, which also kicks-off the four-race Dash 4 Cash program.

Bush’s Beans will sponsor the K&N Pro Series East race in August and will continue supporting Bush’s Beans Pole Day ticketing program in 2019. Guests can receive one free ticket to Bush’s Beans Pole Day for every two cans of Bush’s Beans product purchased.

Ohio Logistics will be the presenting sponsor of the August Gander Outdoor Truck Series race, the UNOH 200.