Short Tracks

Saturday August 23, 2014
  • Saturday night lights: Gordon looks to continue hot streak
  • All week I've been getting asked who my pick is for Saturday night's race at Bristol Motor Speedway. That's an easy one to answer -- Jeff Gordon. 

  • Danica joins the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge fray
  • One of the first in a line of numerous Sprint Cup drivers and well-known NASCAR personalities to take part in the popular ALS Ice Bucket Challenge sweeping the nation is NASCAR's most prominent female driver, Danica Patrick.

  • Crunch time: Several drivers carry major pressure into Bristol race
  • Several NASCAR Sprint Cup drivers face extra pressure entering Saturday's Irwin Tools Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway.

  • Blaney steals 1 from Kyle Busch on final restart
  • BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) Ryan Blaney bolted past Kyle Busch on a restart with six laps remaining and won the NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Bristol Motor Speedway on Friday night for his second career victory.

  • Ryan Blaney passes Kyle Busch late to win Bristol NNS race (VIDEO)
  • Ryan Blaney captured Friday night's wild, wreck-filled NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Bristol Motor Speedway.

  • NASCAR president Helton takes part in the Ice Bucket Challenge
  • After being challenged by Sprint Cup Series drivers Jimmie Johnson and Jamie McMurray, NASCAR president Mike Helton became the latest to take part in the ASL Association Ice Bucket Challenge. 

  • Harvick wins Bristol pole; 5th of this season
  • BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) Kevin Harvick has become the best qualifier in NASCAR's top series, at least for this season.

  • NASCAR moves Bristol spring race to mid-April
  • BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) Bristol Motor Speedway is getting its wish - a later race date in the spring.

  • Freaky fast again: Kevin Harvick wins fifth pole of 2014
  • Stewart-Haas Racing driver Kevin Harvick won the pole for the Irwin Tools Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway.

  • Friday NASCAR Notebook: Bristol gets new spring date for 2015
  • NASCAR and Bristol Motor Speedway officials announced Friday that Bristol's annual spring Sprint Cup Series weekend is being pushed back in 2015 from its traditional mid-March date, and will be held April 17-19.

    Short Tracks

    Bristol_Motor_Speedway (70K) Short track racing, has often been associated with fairgrounds and similar venues, Short tracks is where stock car racing first got off the back roads and into organized and regulated competition. Many traditional fans and purists still see short track racing as the "real" NASCAR, because the lower speeds make "trading paint," where the bodies of the cars actually rub against one another, practical without a very high likelihood of serious accidents. In recent years, there has been a gradual push away from short track venues for Sprint Cup (the highest level of NASCAR) in favor of longer tracks. This is due to larger venues having accommodations for more fans.



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