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UPCOMING SCHEDULE:

Camping World Truck Series:
Wed 8/20: Bristol Motor Speedway, UNOH 200, 8pm, MRN

Sprint Cup Series:
Sat 8/23: Bristol Motor Speedway, Irwin Tools Night Race 500, 6:30pm, PRN


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NASCAR News (all content provided by Corey Vaissiere, MRN Radio)

THURSDAY’S WINNER … BRAD KESELOWSKI, NASCAR Camping World Truck Series …

UNIVERSITY OF NORTHWESTERN OHIO 200: Brad Keselowski and Kyle Busch combined to lead all two hundred laps of Thursday’s rain-delayed race at Bristol Motor Speedway, with Keselowski leading the final seventy-six trips around the Tennessee half-mile to claim his first career Truck Series win. Following the race, however, the rear spoiler on Keselowski’s Number-19 Ford was found to be too high – with the same violation also discovered on the trucks of Ron Hornaday … who finished third … and Cole Custer … who placed eighth. NASCAR penalties are typically announced on Tuesday following a race weekend. This marks the third time in the last six Truck Series races this season that the winning entry has failed post-race inspection. Keselowski started fourth in Thursday’s race, which was originally scheduled to be run Wednesday night. He led a race-high 119 laps, beating second-place Darrell Wallace Junior to the finish by three-quarters of a second. ThorSport Racing teammates Matt Crafton and Johnny Sauter placed fourth and fifth, respectively. Busch started from the pole and led eighty-one laps but settled for twenty-fourth place after a flat tire sent him into the wall late in the race. He was running at the finish, but six laps down to Keselowski … Sauter’s top-five finish was enough to keep him atop the standings, by eight points over Crafton … The race was run in just one hour, nine-and-a-half minutes at a track-record pace of 91.919 miles per hour.

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series
Top 10 Finishers in the UNOH 200
DRIVER START LAPS LED
1. Brad Keselowski (4) 119
2. Darrell Wallace Jr. (8) --
3. Ron Hornaday (3) --
4. Matt Crafton (11) --
5. Johnny Sauter (7) --
6. John H. Nemechek (13) --
7. Joey Coulter (19) --
8. Cole Custer (2) --
9. Ben Rhodes (9) --
10. Corey Lajoie (21) --

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series
Unofficial Point Standings – After 13 Races
DRIVER POINTS BEHIND LEADER
1. Johnny Sauter 487 ----
2. Matt Crafton 479 -8
3. Ron Hornaday 470 -17
4. Ryan Blaney 463 -24
5. Darrell Wallace Jr. 454 -33
6. German Quiroga 433 -54
7. Joey Coulter 425 -62
8. Timothy Peters 414 -73
9. Ben Kennedy (R) 412 -75
10. Jeb Burton 393 -94

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series teams will get today’s on-track schedule rolling in Bristol with practice at 11 a.m. (ET). They’ll qualify at 5:40 p.m. to set the field for Saturday’s IRWIN Tools Night Race. Carl Edwards won this year’s first race there back in March and is bidding to become the first driver to record a season sweep since Kyle Busch in 2009 … Nationwide Series teams will qualify at 3:40 p.m. and get the green flag some four hours later to start tonight’s Food City 300. Kyle Busch will be seeking his fourth straight Nationwide Series win on the high-banked half-mile … And the inaugural season of the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship will stage Round Eleven on Sunday afternoon – the Oak Tree Grand Prix in Alton, Virginia. The featured Prototype class is not competing at Virginia International Raceway – which will host Prototype Challenge, G-T Le Mans and G-T Daytona classes.

TRACK INFORMATION: Bristol Motor Speedway in Northeastern Tennessee is a half-mile oval with twenty-four to twenty-eight degrees of banking in the turns and five degrees on the straightaways. Both the frontstretch and backstretch are 650 feet long, a little more than the length of two football fields. Grandstand seating capacity is 160,000.

54th RUNNING OF THE IRWIN TOOLS NIGHT RACE
AT BRISTOL MOTOR SPEEDWAY … Saturday, 7:45 p.m. (ET)
Recap of Last Year’s Race: Matt Kenseth withstood a menacing challenge from Kasey Kahne in the closing laps, posting his fifth victory of the year and settling into the driver’s seat for the Number-1 spot in the Chase with just two weeks remaining in the regular season. Kenseth led a race-high 149 laps, including the final 126 trips around the high-banked half-mile. He had Kahne on his rear bumper down the stretch and in fact, the Hendrick Motorsports challenger had his racecar in front briefly as the laps wound down. But Kenseth calmly held his line, surged back into the lead and took the checkered flag for his twenty-ninth career victory and third at Bristol.
This Year’s First Race: On March 16th for Carl Edwards, the nighttime was the right time once again in “Thunder Valley.” Heading into that weekend, the Roush Fenway Racing driver had won twice before at Bristol – both times in the track’s late-summer night race. This year’s Food City 500 was slated to be run during the afternoon and about one-fourth of the scheduled distance was completed before a five-hour rain delay forced the season’s fourth race into primetime. Edwards, who started twelfth, put his Number-99 Ford in front for the first time less than a hundred laps from the finish and kept it there for the final seventy-eight trips around the half-mile oval. The race ended in bizarre fashion when caution lights around the track were accidentally turned on from the frontstretch flag stand. Some drivers slowed, some didn’t and when a sudden shower soaked the track … again … with NASCAR trying to sort out the running order for a potential overtime restart, the checkered flag was finally waved for Edwards on his twenty-second career victory.
Track Position in Bristol: Eighty-five of the 107 Sprint Cup Series races run have been won from a starting position of tenth or better. Just six winners have come from a starting position of twentieth or worse, most recently Kyle Busch – who qualified twentieth in 2007 … Winning From the Pole at Bristol: Twenty-two of 107 Cup Series races have been won from the pole position. The last driver to do it is Edwards in 2008 … Track Qualifying Record: Denny Hamlin (Toyota) … 129.991 miles per hour … 14.761 seconds … March 2014 … Track Record, Race Speed: Charlie Glotzbach (Chevrolet) … 101.074 mph … 2 hours, 38 minutes, 12 seconds … July 1971.


NASCAR Sprint Cup Series

Sun 8/31: Atlanta Motor Speedway, AdvoCare 300, 6:30pm, PRN
Sat 9/6: Richmond Int'l Raceway, Federated Auto Parts 400, 6:30pm, MRN
Sun 9/14: Chicagoland Speedway, Geico 400, 1pm, MRN
Sun 9/21: New Hampshire Motor Speedway, Sylvania 300, 1pm, PRN
Sun 9/28: Dover Int'l Speedway, AAA 400, 1pm, MRN
Sun 10/5: Kansas Speedway, Hollywood Casino 400, 1pm, MRN
Sat 10/11: Charlotte Motor Speedway, Bank of America 500, 7pm, PRN
Sun 10/19: Talladega Superspeedway, Talladega 500, 1pm, MRN
Sun 10/26: Martinsville Speedway, Goody’s Headache Relief Shot 500 powered by Kroger, 12:30pm, MRN
Sun 11/2: Texas Motor Speedway, AAA Texas 500, 2pm, PRN
Sun 11/9: Phoenix Int'l Raceway, Sprint Cup 500, 2pm MRN
Sun 11/16: Homestead-Miami Speedway, Ford EcoBoost 400, 2pm, MRN


NASCAR Nationwide Series

Sat 8/30: Atlanta Motor Speedway, Georgia 300, 7pm, PRN
Sat 9/13: Chicagoland Speedway, Nationwide 300, 3pm, MRN
Sat 9/20: Kentucky Speedway, Kentucky 300, 7pm, PRN
Sat 9/27: Dover Int'l Speedway, Nationwide 200, 3pm, MRN
Sat 10/4: Kansas Speedway, Nationwide 300, 3pm, MRN
Sat 11/1: Texas Motor Speedway, O'Reilly Challenge, 3pm, PRN
Sat 11/8: Phoenix Int'l Raceway, Nationwide 200, 3:30pm, MRN
Sat 11/15: Homestead-Miami Speedway, Ford EcoBoost 300, 4pm, MRN


NASCAR Camping World Truck Series

Sun 8/31: Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, Chevrolet Silverado 250, 1pm, MRN
Sat 9/20: New Hampshire Motor Speedway, TBD, TBD, MRN
Sat 9/27: Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Smith's 350, 8pm, MRN
Sat 10/18: Talladega Superspeedway, Fred's 250 powered by Coca-Cola, 3:30pm, MRN
Sat 10/25: Martinsville Speedway, Kroger 200, 1pm, MRN 


Indy Car Series