AUGUST 23 – The Irwin Tools Night Race is always a fan favorite. On Saturday night 43 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series drivers will take to the .533 mile Bristol Motor Speedway in hopes of taming ‘The World’s Fastest Half Mile’ and finding victory lane.
Denny Hamlin was the fast qualifier on Friday and has earned the pole for the Irwin Tools Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway. His teammate Kyle Busch will start at the opposite end of the field after damaging his car in qualifying. Busch had been the fastest car in final practice.
The Irwin Tools Night Race will consist of 500 miles (266.5 miles) around Bristol Motor Speedway. Kasey Kahne won the March race at Bristol, while Denny Hamlin found victory lane in this race a year ago.
Coverage of Saturday nights race at Bristol Motor Speedway will air on ABC beginning at 7:30 pm ET. The green flag will wave at 7:43 pm ET.
Allen Bestwick, Dale Jarrett, Andy Petree will call the race for ABC with Dave Burns, Jamie Little, Dr. Jerry Punch, and Vince Welch offering commentary on pit road.
Those listening to the race on the radio can do so via PRN or SiriusXM 90.