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Wynonna and NASCAR This Weekend

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Classic Country artist Wynonna will be part of the pre-race entertainment at tonight’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Bristol Motor Speedway.

Five-time Grammy winner Wynonna and The Big Noise will headline the festivities at the track that has been dubbed the Last Great Colosseum. NASCAR’s gladiator drivers will battle on the highbanks of Bristol tonight in the Irwin Tools Night Race.

Kevin Harvick won the pole in qualifying on Friday afternoon for the 5th time this season beating out a red-hot Jeff Gordon. Gordon leads the drivers point standings, won at Michigan last week and was fastest in qualifying for NASCAR’s last two races. This week Gordon will again start on the front row as he was second best in qualifying. Carl Edwards, Kyle Busch and Joey Logano round out the top five qualifiers. Here is the complete starting lineup.

In Friday night racing at Bristol, 20-year old 3rd generation driver Ryan Blaney stole victory away from Kyle Busch in the Nationwide Series in the Food City 300. Busch dominated the event but Blaney got by on a late race restart with six laps to go and held on for victory. It was Blaney’s first Nationwide win of the season and second of his career. Chase Elliott, Ty Dillon and Regan Smith completed the top five.

In local racing last night, Mark Kislowski scored an emotional win over Brett Hearn in the modified feature at Albany-Saratoga Speedway. Mike Perrotte, Ronnie Johnson and Brian Gleason completed the top five. Kim Duell won a thriller over Byron Wescott in the Pro Stock feature and Chris Johnson won the Sportsman feature event.

 

 

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