NIGHT RACING VERSUS DAY RACING

Bristol’s night race, Texas’s 2011 springtime event, Charlotte’s Chase race. All promote themselves as a big deal because they are held at night. But are they?The night race tag was special when Bristol Motor Speedway and the Nashville Fairgrounds were the only events on the NASCAR Cup schedule with Saturday evening bookings. Over the years technology has increased to where television broadcasts and superspeedways brought in a much higher grade of illumination. Now night racing ...

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FIVE DIVISIONS I WOULD LOVE TO SEE AT BRISTOL

NASCAR’s big weekend in Bristol has extended to the better part of a week. The Cup and Nationwide Tours are joined by a midweek show featuring the Trucks and Modified Series. Other great short track divisions have also graced the half-mile oval over the years.The former All Pro and American Speed Associations have staged summertime battles there. NASCAR’s Dash Series and late model stock cars have dueled on the high banks. ARCA star Frank Kimmel’s street stock tour ran on the f ...

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