Kevin Harvick is finally starting to find his groove. He won his second race of the year last week at Michigan and is starting to round into form as the playoffs creep closer and closer.
But this week the Cup Series heads to Bristol Motor Speedway, where it pays to be a Busch brother.
Kyle and Kurt Busch have combined to win each of the last four races at the 0.533-mile track (Kyle 3, Kurt 1) and the two even dueled for the win earlier this season with Kyle coming out on top and Kurt finishing as the runner-up.
Both drivers already have their playoff spots locked up with wins this season, but you can bet they’ll be dueling once again for supremacy in Tennessee.
Clint Bowyer, Daniel Suarez, Jimmie Johnson and Paul Menard are also some names to watch as they all sit right on the cutline of the playoffs and a win would guarantee any of them a spot in the last-16.
The Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race will take place Saturday, August 17. Live coverage begins at 7:30 p.m. ET.
The Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race will be broadcast nationally on NBCSN. The race also can be live-streamed on the NBC Sports App or by subscribing to fuboTV, which offers a seven-day free trial.
Here’s a daily schedule of events leading up to the Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race.
(All times Eastern)
|9:05 a.m.||Truck Series first practice||No TV|
|10:05 a.m.||Xfinity Series first practice||NBCSN App|
|11:05 a.m.||Truck Series final practice||No TV|
|1:35 p.m.||Xfinity Series final practice||NBCSN App|
|7 p.m. ET||Truck Series qualifying (tape delay)||FS1|
|8:30 p.m.||Truck Series UNOH 200 presented by Ohio Logistics||FS1/MRN|
|11:05 a.m.||Cup Series first practice||NBCSN/NBCSN App|
|1:05 p.m.||Cup Series final practice||NBCSN/NBCSN App|
|4:05 p.m.||Xfinity Series qualifying||NBCSN/NBCSN App|
|5:35 p.m.||Cup Series qualifying||NBCSN/NBCSN App/PRN|
|7:30 p.m.||Xfinity Series Food City 300||NBCSN/NBCSN App/PRN|
|7:30 p.m.||Cup Series Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race||NBCSN/NBCSN App/PRN|
Below is the entry list for the Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race.
|TBD||Ricky Stenhouse Jr.||17|
|TBD||Martin Truex Jr.||19|
|TBD||Darrell “Bubba” Wallace Jr.||43|