Sprint Cup Series IRWIN Tools Night Race

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series

Race: IRWIN Tools Night Race

Track: Bristol Motor Speedway

Date and Time: Saturday, Aug. 22 at 7:30 p.m. ET

Tune-in: NBCSN, PRN, SiriusXM Ch. 90

Distance: 266.5 miles (500 laps)

What to Watch For: Matt Kenseth goes for his third victory in four races … Ryan Newman makes his 500th career start, while Ricky Stenhouse Jr. makes his 100th career start. … Joey Logano tries to win at Bristol in August for the second straight season. … Brothers Kyle and Kurt Busch along with Jeff Gordon lead active drivers with five wins each at Bristol. …  Kasey Kahne and Tony Stewart are two drivers who have previously won at Bristol who need to win to one of the last three races of the regular season to qualify for the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup.

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Greg is a published award winning sportswriter who spent 23 years combined active and active reserve military service, much of that in and around the Special Operations community. Greg is the author of "The Nuts and Bolts of NASCAR: The Definitive Viewers' Guide to Big-Time Stock Car Auto Racing" and has been published in major publications across the country including the Los Angeles Times, the Cleveland Plain Dealer and the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. He was also a contributor to Chicken Soup for the NASCAR Soul, published in 2010, and the Christmas edition in 2016. He wrote as the NASCAR, Formula 1, Auto Reviews and National Veterans Affairs Examiner for Examiner.com and has appeared on Fox News. He holds a BS degree in communications, a Masters degree in psychology and is currently a PhD candidate majoring in psychology. He is currently the weekend Motorsports Editor for Autoweek.