NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Irwin Tools Night Race
Formed in 1948, NASCAR remains the leading car racing company that arranges several auto events. Headquartered mainly in Florida, it also has its offices in Houston, New York and Charlotte. While the company is known for many popular events that take place annually, NASCAR Sprint Cup Series is its toughest and most acclaimed. The Series hosts two major racing events in Bristol each year; Irwin Tools Night Race and Food City 500.
Irwin Tools Night Race held its first race in 1961 and since then has been treating the fans to some unforgettable moments. The 2013 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Irwin Tools Night Race was won by Matt Kenseth who represents Joe Gibbs Racing. It was Kenseth’s fifth victory of the season and what a finish it was. He held off the award winning Kasey Kahne in the last 40 laps, although Kahne was in striking distance. Amidst lights and falling confetti, Kenseth was awarded the trophy as he stood next to his number 20 Toyota Camry. 2014 event will pit these two against each other once again along with several other equally talented drivers.
Nothing beats the thrill and excitement of attending the live race in Bristol. Car and Driver Magazine placed Irwin Tools Night Race on its list of “10 Events to See Before You Die”. One of the main reasons for its popularity and success is the Bristol Motor Speedway. It has a spectacular racetrack with high banking and extremely sharp turns. Offering unmatched facilities, Bristol Motor Speedway treats the attendees to adrenaline pumping racing action. Besides hosting the two major events, Irwin Tools Night Race and Food City 500, the venue also holds NASCAR Nationwide Series, NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series, among others. Bristol Motor Speedway has a capacity of 160,000 and even this huge space feels short when Irwin Tools Night Race takes place. In 2000, the arena witnessed its lap record of 0:13.86 made by Sammy Swindell.
More record breaking moments await you, which you can catch live by getting your NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Irwin Tools Night Race tickets. They won’t last long in inventory, so book yours now.