On Friday, the Xfinity Series teams will be practicing, qualifying, and racing at Bristol Motor Speedway as they start off the playoffs. The Cup Series teams will also be on track, going via pre-race inspection just before practicing and qualifying for their personal race on Saturday. This race at Bristol marks the starting of the Xfinity Series Round of 12, as NASCAR decided to move the race into the playoffs this year.
Bristol Motor Speedway has noticed a total of 79 Xfinity Series races, with 51 various drivers celebrating wins on the .533-mile paved track. The inaugural occasion in 1982 was won by Phil Parsons, even though Noah Gragson emerged as the winner of final season’s race. The drivers from Joe Gibbs Racing hold the record with a combined 13 wins at Bristol. Amongst the drivers in the field, only Justin Allgaier (2010) and Dale Earnhardt Jr. (2004) have preceding Xfinity wins at Bristol. On top of that, playoff drivers Sam Mayer (2020) and Chandler Smith (2021) have every single won a Truck Series race at Bristol.
The climate forecast for Bristol Motor Speedway on Friday incorporates partly cloudy skies with a higher of 78 degrees. At the start off of the Xfinity Series race, the temperature is anticipated to be about 70 degrees with only a 1% opportunity of precipitation.
The garage opens at 9:30 a.m. for the Xfinity Series teams, followed by the Cup Series teams at 11:30 a.m. All through the day, there will be several track activities, which includes Xfinity practice and qualifying, as properly as Cup practice and qualifying. The Xfinity Series race, consisting of 300 laps and covering 159.9 miles, will commence at 7:30 p.m. and can be watched on USA Network or via the NBC Sports App. The race will also be broadcasted on the Efficiency Racing Network and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio.