Joey Logano hopes to continue his dominance at this event, by winning for the 3rd time in a row. So the big question is, can the 2 time defending champion repeat his success?
Held at Bristol Motor Speedway every summer and formerly known as Irwin Tools Night Race is now known as Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race. It’s one of the most anticipated races of NASCAR circuit. The speedway is also home of the Food City 500, but the Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race seems much more popular with stock car race fans.
With 36 degree turns and a distance of 0.544 miles, each turn is a challenge for the drivers as they race against each other in astonishing speeds. We also mustn’t forget about the High banking turns at Bristol, a challenging aspect like no other track on the NASCAR circuit. A tight pit road and a different rules for yellow and green flag pit stops, leads to a lot of confusion in every race at Bristol.
After a bad performance at Pocono, he quickly jumped back with a 2nd place finish at Watkins Glen. With 9 top 10 finishes in last 11 races, he appears to be in good form, and we can surely expect a positive outcome this week. As mentioned before, Joey Logano is two-time defending champion and I advice for you to watch out for him as he just might add another title to his name.
The reigning Sprint Cup Series champion, continues to perform from race to race. With 6 top-10 finishes in the last 7 races he a racer worth following. In addition, we could see Busch winning The Brickyard 400 couple weeks ago. That victory was his 4th one, and I don’t see him stopping at that number.
As for this week’s race, I expect a solid performance from Kyle Busch. He knows the track well, as he has got 5 wins here already, In addition he managed to finish inside the top-10 in 6 out of 7 past races on this track.
In my eyes, the best “long shot” driver in Bristol. Despite his performances in 2016, where he only managed to get 5 top-10 finishes in 25 races, I still believe he will perform up to par this weekend. The 34-year old seem to be raising in form lately with solid finishes in last 2 races, Pocono (14th), Watkins Glen (4th). If those recent result mean anything, we can see Aj Allmendinger finishing in top 10 at Bristol.
As AJ Allmendinger, Ryan Newman has not been shining this year. 5 top-10 finishes out of 25 races is just (as bad) as Aj. Ryan is still looking for his 1st win this season, and if you ask me, he just might be able to do so at Bristol. Don’t let the bad results in this season fool you, he is arguably one of the most consistent drivers at Bristol and he will surely prove that. If the fact, that he finished in top 10 16 out of 29 career races at Bristol does not say “consistent” I do not know what does.