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Denny Hamlin wins at Bristol to spoil Matt DiBenedetto’s upset bid

Denny Hamlin spoiled Matt DiBenedetto’s shot at his first career victory – just days after DiBenedetto learned he’d been fired – with a late pass at Bristol Motor Speedway. Hamlin was the first Toyota and Joe Gibbs Racing driver to start from the pole this season but his race was a roller-coaster that began when his car was damaged when he bounced off of Jimmie Johnson.

Tyler Reddick drives from last to 1st to win Bristol

Tyler Reddick drove from last to first and won the Xfinity Series race at Bristol Motor Speedway after leader Justin Allgaier hit the wall late. Reddick, the Xfinity Series points leader, had to start last in the field because his car failed inspection four times before the race.

Denny Hamlin wins 1st pole of season for Toyota and Gibbs

Denny Hamlin has won the pole for Saturday night’s race at Bristol Motor Speedway, a critical short-track showdown for drivers trying to qualify for the playoffs. The Daytona 500 winner turned a lap at 129.230 mph in his Toyota for Joe Gibbs Racing in Friday’s qualifying session.

Drivers eyeing playoff spots and job security at Bristol

There is very little wiggle room in the race to make NASCAR’s playoffs. And as free agency hits full steam, drivers need to secure their futures as fast as possible. Among those on the bubble is Clint Bowyer. He was 12th in the Cup Series standings just seven races ago, but is now trying to hold off seven-time NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson as the series heads into Saturday night’s race at Bristol Motor Speedway in Tennessee.

Top-seeded Brett Moffitt wins NASCAR Truck playoff opener

Brett Moffitt pulled away won a restart with three laps to go and won the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series’ playoff opener at Bristol Motor Speedway to earn a spot in the Round of 6. Moffitt finished 0.743 seconds ahead of 17-year-old Chandler Smith for his 10th series victory and first at Bristol. The top seed and defending series champion won the pole and led 65 laps on the 0.533 oval.

Christopher Bell wins $100,000 bonus with Bristol win

Christopher Bell earned his first career Bristol Motor Speedway victory and a $100,000 bonus with the Xfinity Series win. Bell got his second victory of the season, his 10th in 48 starts, by passing Brandon Jones with 17 laps remaining. The race was the first of four in sponsor Xfinity’s bonus program that qualifies four drivers for the $100,000 bonus in designated events.

Chase Elliott earns 1st short track pole with run at Bristol

Chase Elliott earned his first pole on a short track with a fast lap around Bristol Motor Speedway in qualifying. Elliott has five career poles but his previous four were at either Daytona or Talladega, the biggest and fastest tracks on the NASCAR circuit. Elliott edged teammate William Byron for the top starting spot and an all-Hendrick Motorsports front row on Sunday.

Kyle Larson takes NASCAR Cup pole at Bristol

Kyle Larson won his third pole of the season as he eyes his first NASCAR Cup Series victory of the year. Larson turned a lap at 127.792 mph in qualifying at Bristol Motor Speedway. Chase Elliott was second at 127.665.

Johnny Sauter wins NASCAR Truck race at Bristol

Johnny Sauter took the lead with five laps left when John Hunter Nemechek slowed because of late fuel pickup issues, then held off Stewart Friesen at Bristol Motor Speedway for his fifth NASCAR Camping World Truck Series victory of the season. The 40-year-old Sauter wrapped up the series regular-season title by starting the race on the 0.533 oval, and went on to break a tie with Brett Moffitt for the series victory lead heading into the playoffs.

Kyle Busch passes Kyle Larson to win rain-delayed race at Bristol

Kyle Busch was all smiles and Kyle Larson was all scowls. Busch passed Larson with five laps remaining at Bristol Motor Speedway on Monday to win his second straight Cup Series race, culminating a rain-delayed weekend when temperatures dipped into the high 30s.

Ryan Preece earns big Xfinity race pay day at Bristol to pay debt

Ryan Preece won the Xfinity Series race at Bristol Motor Speedway and took home the Dash 4 Cash $100,000 bonus prize. The 27-year-old Preece became the seventh different winner this year in the Xfinity Series in as many races, beating Justin Allgaier and Daniel Hemric to the line. Elliott Sadler finished fourth and Spencer Gallagher was fifth.

Erik Jones in search of breakthrough win at Bristol

Second-year Cup Series driver Erik Jones may be on the verge of a getting a breakthrough win at Bristol Motor Speedway. Jones is coming off a fourth-place finish last week at Texas and has finished in the top 11 five times in seven Cup races this season. He also has a history of running well at Bristol, earning the pole last August and leading a race-high 260 laps before finishing second to current teammate Kyle Busch. Kyle Busch will start on the pole Sunday.

Busch brothers will start on the front row at Bristol

NASCAR points leader Kyle Busch edged older brother Kurt Busch by 0.002 seconds to take the pole for the Cup Series race at Bristol Motor Speedway. Kyle Busch is coming off a victory last week at Texas Motor Speedway.

Kyle Busch wins at Bristol for 19th time in NASCAR

Kyle Busch continued his domination at Bristol Motor Speedway with a victory in Friday night’s Xfinity Series race. The win was the 19th national series victory at Bristol for Busch, who also won the Truck Series race on Wednesday night.