Hello Readers! This week, a NASCAR coverage format change is coming. Instead of a traditional race recap looking back at Kevin Harvick’s win at Michigan last week, enjoy this Michigan look-back and race preview as a “Column.”
By: Andrew Gallinger
Kevin Harvick dominated the Consumers Energy 400 at Michigan International Speedway, earning win number seven on the 2018 Monster Energy Cup Series season. The “Big 3” of Harvick, Kyle Bush and Martin Truex Jr. appear to be setting themselves up for a heavyweight fight towards the championship in November.
Three iconic, unique and prestigious races remain before the beginning of the MENCS playoffs. This weekend, the Bristol Night Race. Following the duel at the Tennessee blender-like track, NASCAR’s top-tier series has a week off before a date with the “Lady in Black” and 500-mile event at Darlington Raceway. Finally, the second weekend of September, the regular-season ends with the pageantry of racing at the Brickyard, Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Three iconic races to determine who gets to fight for a championship over the final 10 weeks of the season.
Tonight at Bristol Motor Speedway truly has the potential to be a night of aggravation for a handful of drivers as they fight for the final spots as a championship contender. In the spring, Bristol was actioned-packed with two, and at times, three groove racing. With a championship contending spot on the line, will tempers flare and calamity ensue. There’s a good chance of that. We’ll see tonight because…It’s Bristol Baby!
Next week, the Bristol Night Race recap will be in it’s traditional format with the Track Talk podcast being a Playoff Preview.