NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs: Brad Keselowski Takes Stage 1 Victory at Bristol;  stream playoff bubble

NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs: Brad Keselowski Takes Stage 1 Victory at Bristol; stream playoff bubble

The NASCAR Cup Series heads to its “last big coliseum” in northeast Tennessee to narrow its playoff field from 16 to 12 this weekend. Bristol Motor Speedway with its tight quarters and high banks is one of the most unique tracks on the circuit and always produces on-track drama. The NASCAR brass know exactly what they’re doing, setting Bristol up as a playoff run.

Christopher Bell enters the weekend atop the playoff column with 2,108 points, followed by William Byron (2,098), Denny Hamlin (2,097) and Joey Logano (2,090). Here’s everything you need to know for the Bass Pro Shops night run.

Starting Grid NASCAR Bass Pro Shops Night Race

  1. Aric Almirola (10), Stewart-Haas Racing Ford

  2. Chase Briscoe (14), Stewart-Haas Racing Ford

  3. Alex Bowman (48), Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet

  4. Denny Hamlin (11), Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota

  5. Kyle Larson (5), Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet

  6. Ryan Blaney (12), Penske Ford Team

  7. Kevin Harvick (4), Stewart-Haas Racing Ford

  8. Christopher Bell (20), Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota

  9. Austin Cindric (2), Team Penske Ford

  10. Brad Keselowski (6), Roush Fenway Keselowski Racing Ford

  11. Cole Custer (41), Stewart-Haas Racing Ford

  12. Ross Chastain (1), Trackhouse Racing Chevrolet

  13. AJ Allmendinger (16), Kaulig Racing Chevrolet

  14. Bubba Wallace (23), 23XI Racing Toyota

  15. Joey Logano (22), Penske Ford Team

  16. William Byron (24), Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet

  17. Tyler Reddick (8), Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet

  18. Michael McDowell (34), Ford of motorsport in the front row

  19. Justin Haley (31), Kaulig Racing Chevrolet

  20. Chris Buescher (17), Roush Fenway Keselowski Racing Ford

  21. Kyle Busch (18), Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota

  22. Martin Truex Jr. (19), Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota

  23. Chase Elliott (9), Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet

  24. Erik Jones (43), Petty GMS Motorsports Chevrolet

  25. Ty Gibbs (45), 23XI Racing Chevrolet

  26. Ricky Stenhouse Jr. (47), JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet

  27. Harrison Burton (21), Wood Brothers Racing Ford

  28. Austin Dillon (3), Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet

  29. Daniel Suarez (99), Chevrolet Trackhouse Racing

  30. Todd Gilliland (38), Ford of motorsport in the front row

  31. Corey Lajoie (7), Spire Motorsports Chevrolet

  32. Cody Ware (51), Rick Ware Racing Chevrolet

  33. BJ McLeod (78), Live Fast Motorsports Ford

  34. Ty Dillon (42), Petty GMS Motorsports Chevrolet

  35. Landon Cassill (77), Spire Motorsports Chevrolet

  36. JJ Yeley (15), Rick Ware Racing Chevrolet

NASCAR Cup Series weekend schedule and how to watch

Fans in the United States can watch the race on the USA Network, the USA Mobile app, or the NBC Sports app (cable or satellite subscription required). Radio coverage is available on the Motor Racing Network and SiriusXM.

(Every hour ET)

Friday September 16

Qualifiers: 5:20-6:30 p.m. ET (US, MRN, SiriusXM)

Saturday September 17

Bass Pro Shops Night Race: 7:30 p.m. – 11 p.m. ET (US, MRN, SiriusXM)

Top drivers and best bets for the Bass Pro Shops Night Race

According to BetMGM, four playoff drivers – Hamlin, Chase Elliott, Kyle Larson and Kyle Busch – enter the weekend with the best moneline at +700. They are followed by fellow playoff contenders Bell and Kevin Harvick (+900 each).

Foreground Kyle Busch and Denny Hamlin enter NASCAR’s Bass Pro Shops night race in Bristol as favorites. (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images)

Yahoo Sports’ Nick Bromberg reports nearly half the money was bet on Busch or Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Martin Truex Jr. (+1600), who narrowly missed the playoff chase by a handful of points. Bromberg suggests good mid-level value can be found in Byron, who sports the same line of funding as Truex Jr. and suggests staying away from playoff driver Ross Chastain (+1400) as there is good chance that recovery will happen.

Bass Pro Shops Night Race Weather Forecast

Warm and clear. The nickname “Thunder Valley” is well earned by the track not only because of its roaring action, but also because thunderstorms are common in the area and have wreaked havoc on many race weekends there, but don’t seem to be a concern this time around.

#NASCAR #Cup #Series #Playoffs #Brad #Keselowski #Takes #Stage #Victory #Bristol #stream #playoff #bubble

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published.