Bristol, Winchester NASCAR Race Review with Hot Topics on Fan4Racing Radio

Bristol, Winchester NASCAR Race Review is presented by host Sharon Burton and co-host Sal Sigala. Join us for the smartest race talk around! Then stick around for Hot Topics Sound Off with the Fan4Racing crew!

Bristol, Winchester NASCAR Race Review is presented by host Sharon Burton and co-host Sal Sigala. Join us for the smartest race talk around! Then stick around for Hot Topics Sound Off with the Fan4Racing crew!

This episode centers around the Bristol Motor Speedway for the NASCAR Cup, Xfinity, and Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series, along with the ARCA Menards Series and ARCA East at Winchester Speedway. We’ll also give a few updates for the ARCA West with post-race audio as time allows.

The Agenda

  • First, we review the ARCA Menards Series and ARCA East in Bristol and their second race at Winchester
  • Then, we review the NASCAR Trucks, Xfinity, and Cup Series at Bristol.
  • Next is Hot Topics Sound Off with our Fan4Racing Crew.

As always…Thanks for listening!

Harvick Wins Ninth Race of the Season in Bristol

Kevin Harvick wins ninth race of the season in the NASCAR Cup Series Bass Pro Shops Night Race on Saturday night at Bristol Motor Speedway.
BRISTOL, TENNESSEE – SEPTEMBER 19: Kevin Harvick, driver of the No. 4 Busch Light Ford, crosses the finish line to win the NASCAR Cup Series Bass Pro Shops Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway on September 19, 2020, in Bristol, Tennessee. Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images

Harvick wins ninth race of the season in the NASCAR Cup Series Bass Pro Shops Night Race on Saturday night at Bristol Motor Speedway.

Bristol Motor Speedway played host for the final race in the first round of the NASCAR Cup Series playoffs. The fight for the Round of 12 final spots are tight through the first two races, and those looking to advance had one last chance. That opportunity is in a 500-lap run on the bull ring of Bristol Motor Speedway, and the event surely lives up to the drama unfolding in the last few weeks.

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Harvick Holds Off Busch for Intense Bristol Victory

Harvick holds off Busch to win the NASCAR Cup Series Bass Pro Shops Night Race on Saturday night at Bristol Motor Speedway.
BRISTOL, TENNESSEE – SEPTEMBER 19: Kevin Harvick, driver of the No. 4 Busch Light Ford, celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Cup Series Bass Pro Shops Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway on September 19, 2020, in Bristol, Tennessee. Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images

Harvick holds off Busch to win the NASCAR Cup Series Bass Pro Shops Night Race on Saturday night at Bristol Motor Speedway.

In a battle of two of stock car racing’s titans, Kevin Harvick swapped the lead with Kyle Busch and held off the defending NASCAR Cup Series champion over an intense string of closing laps to win Saturday’s Bass Pro Shops Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway.

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A Late Pass for Chase Briscoe Nets a Coveted NASCAR Xfinity Win at Bristol

A late pass for Chase Briscoe nets a victory in the NASCAR Xfinity Series Food City 300 on Friday night at Bristol Motor Speedway.
BRISTOL, TENNESSEE – SEPTEMBER 18: Chase Briscoe, driver of the No. 98 Ford Performance Racing School Ford, celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Xfinity Series Food City 300 at Bristol Motor Speedway on September 18, 2020, in Bristol, Tennessee. Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images

A late pass for Chase Briscoe nets a victory in the NASCAR Xfinity Series Food City 300 on Friday night at Bristol Motor Speedway.

It was a perfect rub-and-run.

A Late Pass for Chase Briscoe

In a race to fill the final position for the NASCAR Xfinity Series Playoff, Chase Briscoe nudged close friend, fellow Ford driver, and regular-season champion Austin Cindric out of the way with six laps left. Then, Briscoe was able to pull away to win Friday night’s Food City 300 at Bristol Motor Speedway.

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Mayer Sweeps at Thunder Valley

Sam Mayer sweeps at Thunder Valley in the ARCA Menards Series East Bush Beans 200 on Thursday night at Bristol Motor Speedway.
Sam Mayer, the driver of the No. 21 Starr Children’s Fund Chevrolet, celebrates winning the Bush’s Beans 200 at Bristol Motor Speedway for the ARCA Menards Series/ARCA Menards Series East in Bristol, Tennessee on September 17, 2020. Photo by Jacob Kupferman/ARCA Menards

Mayer sweeps at Thunder Valley in the ARCA Menards Series and ARCA East Bush Beans 200 on Thursday night at Bristol Motor Speedway.

It’s hard to top winning three times at a race track in a single season, a feat Sam Mayer was able to finish off last Thursday night.

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Mayer Foils Playoff Drivers with a Bristol Victory

Sam Mayer foils playoff drivers after winning the NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series UNOH 200 at Bristol Motor Speedway on Thursday night.
BRISTOL, TENNESSEE – SEPTEMBER 17: Sam Mayer, driver of the No. 24 Armour Guard Chevrolet, celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series UNOH 200 presented by Ohio Logistics at Bristol Motor Speedway on September 17, 2020, in Bristol, Tennessee. (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images)

Mayer foils playoff drivers after winning the NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series UNOH 200 at Bristol Motor Speedway on Thursday night.

A 17-year-old stole the thunder from the Playoff drivers at Thunder Valley.

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William Byron Needs One More Clutch Moment

Byron is in need of another clutch moment after mediocre results in two of three NASCAR Cup Series playoff races in the Round of 16.
RICHMOND, VIRGINIA – SEPTEMBER 12: William Byron, driver of the No. 24 Liberty University Chevrolet, waits on the grid prior to the NASCAR Cup Series Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond Raceway on September 12, 2020, in Richmond, Virginia. Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images

William Byron needs one more clutch moment after mediocre results in two of three NASCAR Cup Series playoff races in the Round of 16.

The buzzer-beater basket; The go-ahead field goal as time expires; the walk-off home run; These are the clutch moments in sports that are the reason people watch and look forward to seeing. 

In the Coke Zero Sugar 400 at Daytona International Speedway, 22-year-old William Byron pulled off NASCAR’s version of that moment.  Byron entered the race in a tight battle with Hendrick Motorsports teammate Jimmie Johnson and Wood Brothers Racing’s Matt DiBenedetto for the final two playoff spots. In Byron’s Daytona clutch moment, he not only advances to the playoffs but he scores his first career NASCAR Cup Series victory.

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NASCAR: Two Procedure Changes Ahead of Playoff Races

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NASCAR: Two procedure changes for all three national series given before playoff races, starting at Michigan International Speedway this week.

Choose Rule Added to Majority of Races; Performance Metrics Set Starting Lineup, Busch Pole Award & Cometic Gaskets Pole Award

NASCAR: Two procedure changes for all three national series given before playoff races, starting at Michigan International Speedway this week.

NASCAR is incorporating the ‘choose rule’ into the restart procedure for all national series races except those held on road courses and superspeedways (Daytona and Talladega). The rule made its NASCAR national series debut during the NASCAR All-Star Race at Bristol Motor Speedway last month. As drivers approach a designated spot on the track, they must commit to the inside or outside lane for the restart. The rule will add strategy and is especially important on those tracks that have a distinctly dominant lane on restarts; the drivers will have their choice of track position or the preferred lane as the race returns to green flag conditions. 

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Elliott Claims First All-Star Victory

Chase Elliott claims first All-Star victory in the NASCAR Cup Series exhibition event on Wednesday, July 15th at Bristol Motor Speedway.
BRISTOL, TENNESSEE – JULY 15: Chase Elliott, driver of the #9 UniFirst Chevrolet, crosses the finish line to win the NASCAR Cup Series All-Star Race at Bristol Motor Speedway on July 15, 2020 in Bristol, Tennessee. (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images)

Elliott claims first All-Star victory in the NASCAR Cup Series exhibition event on Wednesday, July 15th at Bristol Motor Speedway.

For the second time in thirty-two years, the NASCAR Cup Series All-Star race moved the venue to a different track. The first switch happened in 1986 at Atlanta Motor Speedway. The All-Star event, typically at Charlotte Motor Speedway, was moved to Bristol Motor Speedway this season.

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Elliott Wins All-Star Race

Chase Elliott wins All-Star race in the NASCAR Cup Series at Bristol Motor Speedway in a rare mid-week event on July 15th - the first All-Star event at the Tennessee track.
BRISTOL, TENNESSEE – JULY 15: Chase Elliott, driver of the #9 UniFirst Chevrolet, celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Cup Series All-Star Race at Bristol Motor Speedway on July 15, 2020 in Bristol, Tennessee. (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images)

Elliott wins All-Star race in the NASCAR Cup Series at Bristol Motor Speedway in a rare mid-week event on July 15th – the first All-Star event at the Tennessee track.

The sport’s reigning Most Popular Driver, Chase Elliott earned his first NASCAR All-Star Race win Wednesday night at Bristol Motor Speedway – holding off the reigning NASCAR Cup Series champion Kyle Busch in the closing laps.

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