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NASCAR Truck: Bristol Motor Speedway race moves to Thursday

BRISTOL, TN – AUGUST 16: Kyle Busch, driver the #46 Banfield Pet Hospital Toyota, leads the field during the start of the NASCAR Camping World Truck UNOH 200 at Bristol Motor Speedway on August 16, 2017 in Bristol, Tennessee. (Photo by Brian Lawdermilk/Getty Images)

By AMANDA VINCENT

The schedule for the August Bristol (Ten.) Motor Speedway NASCAR race weekend has been modified, as the Camping World Truck Series race has been moved from its traditional Wednesday night slot to Thursday night. As a result, the track will host three-consecutive nights of NASCAR national-series competition with the Truck Series running Aug. 16, the Xfinity Series Aug. 17 and the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series closing out the weekend on Aug. 18.

“Moving the Camping World Truck Series race to Thursday allows for three consecutive nights of NASCAR action, making it easier for fans to attend each race of this can’t-miss weekend,” NASCAR Camping World Truck Series General Manager and former series driver Ben Kennedy said. “We appreciate the effort from our partners at Bristol Motor Speedway, FOX and the race teams in putting the fans’ interest first.”

Previously, the August race weekend at Bristol included a Wednesday race for the Truck Series, followed by Xfinity and Cup series races on Friday and Saturday nights, respectively.

The race at Bristol has been one of two races on the Camping World Truck Series yearly schedule traditionally held on Wednesday night, with the other being the yearly visit to Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio, the only NASCAR national-series race on dirt. The Eldora race is scheduled for July 18 this year.

Also, the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour race will make the move to Thursday, remaining a same-day event to the Truck Series race.

In addition to the date change, the Truck Series race also will make a network change, as the live broadcast of the race will be on FOX, as opposed the the series’ regular TV home, FOX Sports 1.

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