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The BatBass Returns To Bristol Motor Speedway


Photo credit: Michael Ives

On August 19, NRA and Bass Pro Shops returned to Bristol Motor Speedway as cosponsors of the legendary Night Race, NASCAR’s celebration of breakneck speed and terrifying thunder. All of which would be spectacle enough for any race, but Bristol’s Night Race features the smallest track, and the largest venue, in the Monster Energy Series—at night.

When burnout smoke from Saturday night’s knife-fight-on-a-paper-clip had subsided, Kyle Busch had cemented his dominance of Bristol’s perilous banking by completing a sweep of the week’s races, winning Wednesday’s truck race and Friday’s Xfinity race, in addition to Saturday night’s Monster Energy Cup race.

Look for further coverage in the October print edition of NRA America’s 1st Freedom. Until then, let this gallery put you in the middle of the action of the 2017 Night Race. You can almost smell burning rubber …