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2016 Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race

The 2016 Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race was a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series stock car race held on August 20-21, 2016 at Bristol Motor Speedway in Bristol, Tennessee. 48 laps were completed during the evening of August 20 before the race was stopped due to rain and completed on August 21, 2016. Contested over 500 laps on the .533-mile (0.858 km) short track, it was the 23rd race of the 2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season.

2016 Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race
Race details[1][2][3][4][5][6][7][8][9]
Race 23 of 36 in the 2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
2016 Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race logo.png
Date August 20, 2016 (2016-08-20)
Location Bristol Motor Speedway in Bristol, Tennessee
Course Permanent racing facility
.533 mi (.858 km)
Distance 500 laps, 266.5 mi (429 km)
Average speed 77.968 mph (125.477 km/h)
Pole position
Driver Joe Gibbs Racing
Time 14.602
Most laps led
Driver Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing
Laps 256
Winner
No. 4 Kevin Harvick Stewart-Haas Racing
Television in the United States
Network NBCSN
CNBC
Announcers Rick Allen, Jeff Burton and Steve Letarte
Radio in the United States
Radio PRN
Booth Announcers Doug Rice, Mark Garrow and Wendy Venturini
Turn Announcers Rob Albright (Backstretch)

Kevin Harvick scored his third win of the season, The race had eight lead changes among different drivers and nine cautions for 106 laps, as well as 3 red flags for a total of 8 hours, 21 minutes and 4 seconds.

ReportEdit

BackgroundEdit

 
Bristol Motor Speedway, the track where the race was held.

The Bristol Motor Speedway, formerly known as Bristol International Raceway and Bristol Raceway, is a NASCAR short track venue located in Bristol, Tennessee. Constructed in 1960, it held its first NASCAR race on July 30, 1961. Despite its short length, Bristol is among the most popular tracks on the NASCAR schedule because of its distinct features, which include extraordinarily steep banking, an all concrete surface, two pit roads, and stadium-like seating. It has also been named one of the loudest NASCAR tracks.

Entry listEdit

The preliminary entry list for the race included 40 cars and was released on August 15, 2016 at 9:25 a.m. Eastern time.

No. Driver Team Manufacturer
1 Jamie McMurray Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet
2 Brad Keselowski Team Penske Ford
3 Austin Dillon Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet
4 Kevin Harvick Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet
5 Kasey Kahne Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet
6 Trevor Bayne Roush Fenway Racing Ford
7 Regan Smith Tommy Baldwin Racing Chevrolet
10 Danica Patrick Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet
11 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota
13 Casey Mears Germain Racing Chevrolet
14 Tony Stewart Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet
15 Clint Bowyer HScott Motorsports Chevrolet
16 Greg Biffle Roush Fenway Racing Ford
17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Roush Fenway Racing Ford
18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota
19 Carl Edwards Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota
20 Matt Kenseth Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota
21 Ryan Blaney (R) Wood Brothers Racing Ford
22 Joey Logano Team Penske Ford
23 David Ragan BK Racing Toyota
24 Chase Elliott (R) Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet
27 Paul Menard Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet
30 Josh Wise The Motorsports Group Chevrolet
31 Ryan Newman Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet
32 Jeffrey Earnhardt (R) Go FAS Racing Ford
34 Chris Buescher (R) Front Row Motorsports Ford
38 Landon Cassill Front Row Motorsports Ford
41 Kurt Busch Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet
42 Kyle Larson Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet
43 Aric Almirola Richard Petty Motorsports Ford
44 Brian Scott (R) Richard Petty Motorsports Ford
46 Michael Annett HScott Motorsports Chevrolet
47 A. J. Allmendinger JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet
48 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet
55 Reed Sorenson Premium Motorsports Chevrolet
78 Martin Truex Jr. Furniture Row Racing Toyota
83 Matt DiBenedetto BK Racing Toyota
88 Jeff Gordon Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet
95 Michael McDowell Circle Sport – Leavine Family Racing Chevrolet
98 Cole Whitt Premium Motorsports Chevrolet
Official entry list

PracticeEdit

First practiceEdit

Kyle Busch was the fastest in the first practice session with a time of 14.878 and a speed of 128.969 mph (207.555 km/h).[10]

Pos No. Driver Team Manufacturer Time Speed
1 18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 14.878 128.969
2 11 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 14.915 128.649
3 42 Kyle Larson Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 14.921 128.597
Official first practice results

Final practiceEdit

Kyle Busch was fastest in the final practice session with a time of 14.796 and a speed of 129.684 mph (208.706 km/h).[11]

Pos No. Driver Team Manufacturer Time Speed
1 18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 14.796 129.684
2 78 Martin Truex Jr. Furniture Row Racing Toyota 14.807 129.587
3 20 Matt Kenseth Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 14.830 129.386
Official final practice results

QualifyingEdit

 
Qualifying for the race

Carl Edwards scored the pole for the race with a time of 14.602 and a speed of 131.407 mph (211.479 km/h).[12] He stated afterwards that his chances of sweeping Bristol after sweeping both poles "is good. The car is very fast. Our team just responds to anything thrown at us. (Crew chief) Dave Rogers isn’t afraid to make changes. We will see if we can finish this deal tomorrow night and be talking about how we were able to do it in the race."[13]

Denny Hamlin, who qualified second and broke the previous track record – that he also held – with a time of 14.573 and a speed of 131.668 mph (211.899 km/h), said that he couldn't "believe we’ve qualified as good as we have this year and not gotten a pole. I think we did all we could. We just came up a tiny bit short."[14]

"Third is a pretty solid place to start," Kyle Busch said after qualifying third. "Our car handled well today. Of course the pole position would’ve been awesome, but we’ll take third and give it our best shot tomorrow night."[15]

Qualifying resultsEdit

Pos No. Driver Team Manufacturer R1 R2 R3
1 19 Carl Edwards Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 14.769 14.779 14.602
2 11 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 14.573 14.704 14.625
3 18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 14.647 14.804 14.655
4 21 Ryan Blaney (R) Wood Brothers Racing Ford 14.746 14.778 14.688
5 20 Matt Kenseth Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 14.741 14.726 14.690
6 24 Chase Elliott (R) Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 14.892 14.837 14.777
7 78 Martin Truex Jr. Furniture Row Racing Toyota 14.858 14.732 14.812
8 47 A. J. Allmendinger JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet 14.924 14.786 14.819
9 2 Brad Keselowski Team Penske Ford 14.836 14.856 14.836
10 22 Joey Logano Team Penske Ford 14.735 14.842 14.855
11 88 Jeff Gordon Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 14.862 14.823 14.870
12 34 Chris Buescher (R) Front Row Motorsports Ford 14.828 14.867 14.956
13 3 Austin Dillon Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 14.902 14.872
14 41 Kurt Busch Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet 14.837 14.883
15 31 Ryan Newman Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 14.925 14.913
16 48 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 14.915 14.918
17 43 Aric Almirola Richard Petty Motorsports Ford 14.905 14.918
18 83 Matt DiBenedetto BK Racing Toyota 14.955 14.932
19 5 Kasey Kahne Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 14.754
20 27 Paul Menard Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 14.843
21 13 Casey Mears Germin Racing Chevrolet 14.943
22 6 Trevor Bayne Roush Fenway Racing Ford 14.894
23 42 Kyle Larson Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 14.863
24 4 Kevin Harvick Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet 14.943
25 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Roush Fenway Racing Ford 14.958
26 95 Michael McDowell Circle Sport – Leavine Family Racing Chevrolet 14.975
27 14 Tony Stewart Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet 15.010
28 1 Jamie McMurray Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 15.013
29 10 Danica Patrick Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet 15.032
30 44 Brian Scott (R) Richard Petty Motorsports Ford 15.039
31 15 Clint Bowyer HScott Motorsports Chevrolet 15.109
32 38 Landon Cassill Front Row Motorsports Ford 15.110
33 7 Regan Smith Tommy Baldwin Racing Chevrolet 15.162
34 16 Greg Biffle Roush Fenway Racing Ford 15.163
35 98 Cole Whitt Premium Motorsports Chevrolet 15.291
36 55 Reed Sorenson Premium Motorsports Chevrolet 15.306
37 23 David Ragan BK Racing Toyota 15.331
38 32 Jeffrey Earnhardt (R) Go FAS Racing Ford 15.436
39 46 Michael Annett HScott Motorsports Chevrolet 15.521
40 30 Josh Wise The Motorsports Group Chevrolet 15.694
Official qualifying results

RaceEdit

First halfEdit

 
Denny Hamlin leads early in the race

The start of the race was delayed by rain and lightning in the vicinity of the speedway for nearly 30 minutes. The drivers were called to their cars at 8:40 p.m. and rolled off pit road around 8:57. Under night Tennessee skies, Carl Edwards led the field to the green flag at 9:03. Teammate Denny Hamlin got a much better start and led the first lap. Chase Elliott worked his way up to Hamlin and passed him for the lead on the ninth lap. Kyle Busch reeled him in to pass under him in turn 4 to take the lead on lap 23. The first caution of the race flew on lap 30 for rain. It picked up in intensity to the point that the race was red-flagged on lap 38. The red flag period lasted for one hour, 24 minutes and four seconds before engines were refired at 10:42 and the cars rolled back onto the track. After eight laps riding around, the rain returned with greater intensity and the race was red-flagged a second time at lap 48. Just past 11:00, the rest of the race was postponed to Sunday at 1:00 p.m.[16]

The drivers were called to their cars, the red flag was withdrawn and the race resumed under caution at 4:33 p.m. on Sunday, August 21. The race restarted on lap 58. Half the field was running the bottom line of the track while the other half was running the high line. The field largely rode around until the second caution of the race flew on lap 85. It was a planned competition caution. Brian Scott opted not to pit under the caution and assumed the lead. Kyle Larson and Ricky Stenhouse Jr. were both tagged for speeding on pit road and restarted the race from the tail end of the field.

The race restarted on lap 91. Ryan Newman edged out Scott at the line to take the lead on lap 92. Busch drove around Newman on the high line to retake the lead on lap 102. The third caution of the race flew on lap 158 for a single-car wreck in turn 2 involving Regan Smith. Edwards exited pit road with the race lead.

The race restarted on lap 165. Edwards sat in command of the race for 27 laps before Busch took back the lead on lap 193. Debris in turn 3 brought the fourth caution of the race on lap 254.

Second halfEdit

The race restarted on lap 262. Kevin Harvick took the lead for the first time on lap 288. The fifth caution of the race flew on lap 308 for a single-car spin by Kyle Larson in turn 4. Hamlin was tagged for speeding and restarted the race from the tail end of the field.

The race restarted on lap 316. Busch controlled the race for the next 32 laps before losing the lead to Harvick on lap 348. Busch radioed to his team that a part on his car had failed. His car got loose going into turn 1, slid down the track, turned back up the track and came to a stop backwards.[17] Justin Allgaier, driving in place of Michael Annett, clipped the left-front of Busch's car.[18] He went up the track and collected Larson and Martin Truex Jr., which brought out the sixth caution. Busch said afterwards that the part failure was "a shame. The last few times we’ve been here, we’ve had really fast M&M’s Toyota Camrys and we haven’t been able to finish. We’ve been having parts failures here, so something we’ve got to address and fix. I’m really tired of losing races here with parts falling apart, so they’ll hear about it on Tuesday."[19] He also said that the "biggest moron out there is the spotter of the 46 and the driver of the 46 (Justin Allgaier). I’ve been wrecking for half a lap and they just come on through and clean us out. That’s stupid, so I don’t know – frustrating day. Let’s go home."[20] Allgaier went on to finish 40th.[21] Kurt Busch assumed the race lead.

The race restarted with 129 laps to go and a multi-car wreck brought out the seventh caution of the race. It started when Busch spun out and collected Brad Keselowski.[22] Matt Kenseth, Paul Menard, Ryan Blaney, Jimmie Johnson and Elliott all suffered damage in the wreck. Busch said afterwards that he thought he "just missed the bottom groove by a few inches, got loose and the wreck was on. The way that our car was restarting it felt comfortable, it felt good. That inside with the rosin and the VHT, if you don’t hit it exactly right you lose a lot of time. I tried to make up for it and got loose. I feel really bad for the Monster Energy guys. We had a win in our sights and I just drove the car at 101 percent instead of that 99 that I probably needed to be at."[23] Joey Logano assumed the race lead.

The race restarted with 111 laps to go. Harvick took the lead back from Logano with 95 laps to go. The eighth caution of the race flew when Clint Bowyer got into the wall. Hamlin exited pit road with the race lead.

The race restarted with 77 laps to go. The ninth caution of the race flew with 55 laps to go for rain. The cars were brought back down pit road as the race was red-flagged for a third time. After six minutes and 54 seconds, the race resumed under caution.

The race restarted with 51 laps. Harvick drove on to score the victory.[24]

Post-raceEdit

Driver commentsEdit

Harvick said afterwards that he thought his team had "a good plan. I think we have great cars, and we've made a lot of adjustments. ... Hopefully this win and everything getting ready to start with the Chase is going to put all the pieces together, and I think everybody has been working hard to do that."[25] In regards to the double burnout he did with Tony Stewart following the race, he said he "wanted him to go on a victory lap with so he could say goodbye to all the fans here at Bristol but that was pretty cool doing some burnouts with him."[26]

Stenhouse, who tied a career-best Sprint Cup Series finish with a runner-up finish in a special paint scheme dedicated to the late Bryan Clauson, said afterwards that he "knew we were going to have to get everything perfect, and it took me a minute to get the top going. I wanted to give up when we were two [laps] down, but I remembered we had Bryan Clauson’s tribute car here, and his favorite helmet, and I dug deep and the guys dug deep and made a lost of changes that made our Fastenal Ford a lot better. We really wanted to park it in Victory Lane for his whole family and all of his friends and fans for Tim, Di, Taylor and Lauren his fiancée… Just a little bit short."[27]

Hamlin, who recovered from a speeding penalty and loose wheel to finish third, said he "had a great car. We definitely got it a lot better there at the end and proud that we’re able to come back from two laps down and get a good finish out of it, but still a good overall day for our FedEx Express Camry. Just came up a little short."[28]

Race resultsEdit

Pos Grid No. Driver Team Manufacturer Laps Points
1 24 4 Kevin Harvick Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet 500 44
2 25 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Roush Fenway Racing Ford 500 39
3 2 11 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 500 39
4 13 3 Austin Dillon Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 500 37
5 12 34 Chris Buescher (R) Front Row Motorsports Ford 500 36
6 1 19 Carl Edwards Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 500 36
7 16 48 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 500 34
8 28 1 Jamie McMurray Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 500 33
9 8 47 A. J. Allmendinger JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet 500 32
10 10 22 Joey Logano Team Penske Ford 500 32
11 11 88 Jeff Gordon Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 500 30
12 22 6 Trevor Bayne Roush Fenway Racing Ford 500 29
13 19 5 Kasey Kahne Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 500 28
14 17 43 Aric Almirola Richard Petty Motorsports Ford 500 27
15 6 24 Chase Elliott (R) Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 500 27
16 34 16 Greg Biffle Roush Fenway Racing Ford 500 25
17 18 83 Matt DiBenedetto BK Racing Toyota 500 24
18 30 44 Brian Scott (R) Richard Petty Motorsports Ford 499 24
19 26 95 Michael McDowell Circle Sport-Leavine Family Racing Chevrolet 499 22
20 32 38 Landon Cassill Front Row Motorsports Ford 497 21
21 37 23 David Ragan BK Racing Toyota 497 20
22 29 10 Danica Patrick Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet 496 19
23 7 78 Martin Truex Jr. Furniture Row Racing Toyota 496 18
24 23 42 Kyle Larson Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 495 17
25 21 13 Casey Mears Germain Racing Chevrolet 495 16
26 33 7 Regan Smith Tommy Baldwin Racing Chevrolet 491 15
27 36 55 Reed Sorenson Premium Motorsports Chevrolet 489 14
28 15 31 Ryan Newman Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 487 14
29 38 32 Jeffery Earnhardt (R) Go FAS Racing Ford 479 12
30 27 14 Tony Stewart Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet 471 11
31 31 15 Clint Bowyer HScott Motorsports Chevrolet 470 10
32 20 27 Paul Menard Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 458 9
33 9 2 Brad Keselowski Team Penske Ford 458 8
34 35 98 Cole Whitt Premium Motorsports Chevrolet 442 7
35 4 21 Ryan Blaney (R) Wood Brothers Racing Ford 437 6
36 40 30 Josh Wise The Motorsports Group Chevrolet 416 5
37 5 20 Matt Kenseth Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 373 4
38 14 41 Kurt Busch Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet 372 3
39 3 18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 357 4
40 39 46 Justin Allgaier (i) HScott Motorsports Chevrolet 354 0
Official race results

Race summaryEdit

  • Lead changes: 8 among different drivers
  • Cautions/Laps: 9 for 106
  • Red flags: 3 for 18 hours, 21 minutes and 4 seconds
  • Time of race: 3 hours, 25 minutes and 5 seconds
  • Average speed: 77.968 miles per hour (125.477 km/h)

MediaEdit

TelevisionEdit

NBC Sports covered the race on the television side. Rick Allen, Jeff Burton and Steve Letarte had the call in the booth for the race. Dave Burns, Parker Kligerman, Mike Massaro and Marty Snider reported from pit lane during the race.

NBCSN
CNBC
Booth announcers Pit reporters
Lap-by-lap: Rick Allen
Color-commentator: Jeff Burton
Color-commentator: Steve Letarte
Dave Burns
Parker Kligerman
Mike Massaro
Marty Snider

RadioEdit

The Performance Racing Network had the radio call for the race, which was simulcast on Sirius XM NASCAR Radio.

PRN
Booth announcers Turn announcers Pit reporters
Lead announcer: Doug Rice
Announcer: Mark Garrow
Announcer: Wendy Venturini
Backstretch: Rob Albright Brad Gillie
Brett McMillan
Jim Noble
Steve Richards

Standings after the raceEdit

ReferencesEdit

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