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The 2017 Lucious Fox Night Race presented by Bass Pro Shops, was a Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race held on August 19, 2017 at Bristol Motor Speedway in Bristol, Tennessee. Contested over 500 laps on the short track, it was the 24th race of the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season.

Report

Background

Bristol Motor Speedway in Bristol

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 list

No. Driver Team Manufacturer Sponsor
1 Jamie McMurray Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet McDonald's/Cessna
2 Brad Keselowski Team Penske Ford Autotrader
3 Austin Dillon Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet Dow Energy & Water
4 Kevin Harvick Stewart-Haas Racing Ford Busch Beer
5 Kasey Kahne Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet Rated Red: Road to Race Day
6 Trevor Bayne Roush Fenway Racing Ford Ford EcoBoost
7 J. J. Yeley (i) Tommy Baldwin Racing Chevrolet TBR
10 Danica Patrick Stewart-Haas Racing Ford One Cure
11 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota Fedex Ground
13 Ty Dillon (R) Germain Racing Chevrolet Geico
14 Clint Bowyer Stewart-Haas Racing Ford Rush Truck Centers
15 Reed Sorenson Premium Motorsports Chevrolet Low T Centers
17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Roush Fenway Racing Ford Fastenal
18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota M&M's Caramel
19 Daniel Suárez (R) Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota Irwin/Lenox
20 Matt Kenseth Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota DEWALT
21 Ryan Blaney Wood Brothers Racing Ford Motorcraft/Quick Lane
22 Joey Logano Team Penske Ford Shell/Pennzoil
23 Joey Gase (i) BK Racing Toyota Best Home Furnishings
24 Chase Elliott Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet NAPA Auto Parts
27 Paul Menard Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet Knauf/Menards
31 Ryan Newman Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet Caterpillar
32 Matt DiBenedetto Go Fas Racing Ford E.J. Wade Construction
33 Jeffrey Earnhardt Circle Sport – The Motorsports Group Chevrolet hulu
34 Landon Cassill Front Row Motorsports Ford Love's Travel Stops
37 Chris Buescher JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet Bush's Grillin' Beans
38 David Ragan Front Row Motorsports Ford Juice Battery
41 Kurt Busch Stewart-Haas Racing Ford Monster Energy/Haas Automation
42 Kyle Larson Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet Huggies Little Movers
43 Aric Almirola Richard Petty Motorsports Ford Smithfield
47 A. J. Allmendinger JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet Kroger ClickList
48 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet Lowe's
51 B. J. McLeod (i) Rick Ware Racing Chevrolet NEX Transportation
55 Gray Gaulding (R) Premium Motorsports Chevrolet Twin Peaks Restaurants
66 Timmy Hill (i) MBM Motorsports Chevrolet MBM
72 Cole Whitt TriStar Motorsports Chevrolet Bad Boy Mowers
77 Erik Jones (R) Furniture Row Racing Toyota 5-hour ENERGY
78 Martin Truex Jr. Furniture Row Racing Toyota Bass Pro Shops/Ducks Unlimited
83 Corey LaJoie (R) BK Racing Toyota HMS Motorsport
88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet Axalta/Ducks Unlimited
95 Michael McDowell Leavine Family Racing Chevrolet Wipes.com
Official entry list

Practice

First practice

Denny Hamlin was the fastest in the first practice session with a time of 14.848 seconds and a speed of .[1]

Pos No. Driver Team Manufacturer Time Speed
1 11 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 14.848 129.230
2 18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 14.849 129.221
3 5 Kasey Kahne Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 14.881 128.943
Official first practice results

Final practice

Ryan Blaney was the fastest in the final practice session with a time of 14.926 seconds and a speed of .[2]

Pos No. Driver Team Manufacturer Time Speed
1 21 Ryan Blaney Wood Brothers Racing Ford 14.926 128.554
2 42 Kyle Larson Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 14.983 128.065
3 31 Ryan Newman Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 15.016 127.784
Official final practice results

Qualifying

Erik Jones scored the pole for the race with a time of 14.981 and a speed of .[3]

Qualifying results

Pos No. Driver Team Manufacturer R1 R2 R3
1 77 Erik Jones (R) Furniture Row Racing Toyota 14.959 14.980 14.981
2 42 Kyle Larson Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 15.028 15.025 14.984
3 5 Kasey Kahne Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 14.970 15.059 15.005
4 24 Chase Elliott Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 14.888 15.007 15.031
5 20 Matt Kenseth Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 14.966 14.940 15.042
6 78 Martin Truex Jr. Furniture Row Racing Toyota 14.954 15.082 15.046
7 11 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 14.850 14.917 15.062
8 22 Joey Logano Team Penske Ford 15.018 14.982 15.108
9 14 Clint Bowyer Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 15.135 15.023 15.117
10 21 Ryan Blaney Wood Brothers Racing Ford 14.974 15.019 15.126
11 1 Jamie McMurray Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 14.919 15.053 15.225
12 19 Daniel Suárez (R) Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 15.000 15.001 15.244
13 31 Ryan Newman Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 15.049 15.100
14 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Roush Fenway Racing Ford 15.010 15.108
15 37 Chris Buescher JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet 15.147 15.120
16 3 Austin Dillon Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 15.137 15.121
17 2 Brad Keselowski Team Penske Ford 15.010 15.133
18 18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 14.769 15.143
19 38 David Ragan Front Row Motorsports Ford 15.180 15.146
20 6 Trevor Bayne Roush Fenway Racing Ford 15.079 15.179
21 48 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 15.137 15.181
22 13 Ty Dillon (R) Germain Racing Chevrolet 15.092 15.230
23 47 A. J. Allmendinger JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet 15.156 15.337
24 10 Danica Patrick Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 15.183 15.403
25 41 Kurt Busch Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 15.194
26 95 Michael McDowell Leavine Family Racing Chevrolet 15.212
27 27 Paul Menard Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 15.255
28 43 Aric Almirola Richard Petty Motorsports Ford 15.255
29 4 Kevin Harvick Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 15.259
30 7 J. J. Yeley (i) Tommy Baldwin Racing Chevrolet 15.282
31 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 15.287
32 72 Cole Whitt TriStar Motorsports Chevrolet 15.329
33 34 Landon Cassill Front Row Motorsports Ford 15.376
34 32 Matt DiBenedetto Go Fas Racing Ford 15.406
35 83 Corey LaJoie (R) BK Racing Toyota 15.453
36 51 B. J. McLeod (i) Rick Ware Racing Chevrolet 15.503
37 55 Gray Gaulding (R) Premium Motorsports Chevrolet 15.531
38 33 Jeffrey Earnhardt Circle Sport – The Motorsports Group Chevrolet 15.554
39 15 Reed Sorenson Premium Motorsports Chevrolet 15.623
40 23 Joey Gase (R) BK Racing Toyota 15.777
Did not qualify
41 66 Timmy Hill (i) MBM Motorsports Chevrolet 15.725
Official qualifying results

Race

Race results

Stage results

Stage 1 Laps: 125

Pos No Driver Team Manufacturer Points
1 18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 10
2 77 Erik Jones (R) Furniture Row Racing Toyota 9
3 42 Kyle Larson Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 8
4 24 Chase Elliott Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 7
5 20 Matt Kenseth Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 6
6 11 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 5
7 21 Ryan Blaney Wood Brothers Racing Ford 4
8 22 Joey Logano Team Penske Ford 3
9 78 Martin Truex Jr. Furniture Row Racing Toyota 2
10 48 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 1
Official stage one results

Stage 2 Laps: 125

Pos No Driver Team Manufacturer Points
1 20 Matt Kenseth Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 10
2 48 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 9
3 4 Kevin Harvick Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 8
4 31 Ryan Newman Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 7
5 77 Erik Jones (R) Furniture Row Racing Toyota 6
6 42 Kyle Larson Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 5
7 11 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 4
8 18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 3
9 27 Paul Menard Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 2
10 14 Clint Bowyer Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 1
Official stage two results

Final stage results

Laps: 250

Pos Grid No Driver Team Manufacturer Laps Points
1 18 18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 500 53
2 1 77 Erik Jones (R) Furniture Row Racing Toyota 500 50
3 7 11 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 500 43
4 5 20 Matt Kenseth Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 500 49
5 25 41 Kurt Busch Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 500 32
6 13 31 Ryan Newman Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 500 38
7 20 6 Trevor Bayne Roush Fenway Racing Ford 500 30
8 29 4 Kevin Harvick Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 500 37
9 2 42 Kyle Larson Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 500 41
10 10 21 Ryan Blaney Wood Brothers Racing Ford 500 31
11 21 48 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 500 36
12 11 1 Jamie McMurray Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 500 25
13 8 22 Joey Logano Team Penske Ford 500 27
14 14 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Roush Fenway Racing Ford 500 23
15 12 19 Daniel Suárez (R) Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 500 22
16 27 27 Paul Menard Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 499 23
17 19 38 David Ragan Front Row Motorsports Ford 499 20
18 4 24 Chase Elliott Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 499 26
19 9 14 Clint Bowyer Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 499 19
20 26 95 Michael McDowell Leavine Family Racing Chevrolet 499 17
21 6 78 Martin Truex Jr. Furniture Row Racing Toyota 499 18
22 23 47 A. J. Allmendinger JTG Daughtery Racing Chevrolet 498 15
23 31 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 497 14
24 3 5 Kasey Kahne Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 497 13
25 24 10 Danica Patrick Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 496 12
26 34 32 Matt DiBenedetto Go Fas Racing Ford 496 11
27 15 37 Chris Buescher JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet 496 10
28 35 83 Corey LaJoie (R) BK Racing Toyota 495 9
29 17 2 Brad Keselowski Team Penske Ford 493 8
30 30 7 J. J. Yeley (i) Tommy Baldwin Racing Chevrolet 493 0
31 37 55 Gray Gaulding (R) Premium Motorsports Chevrolet 488 6
32 36 51 B. J. McLeod (i) Rick Ware Racing Chevrolet 482 0
33 32 72 Cole Whitt TriStar Motorsports Chevrolet 480 4
34 40 23 Joey Gase (i) BK Racing Toyota 476 0
35 33 34 Landon Cassill Front Row Motorsports Ford 412 2
36 22 13 Ty Dillon (R) Germain Racing Chevrolet 394 1
37 28 43 Aric Almirola Richard Petty Motorsports Ford 390 1
38 39 15 Reed Sorenson Premium Motorsports Chevrolet 352 1
39 16 3 Austin Dillon Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 230 1
40 38 33 Jeffrey Earnhardt Circle Sport – The Motorsports Group Chevrolet 225 1
Official race results

Race statistics

  • Lead changes: 6 among different drivers
  • Cautions/Laps: 8 for 53
  • Red flags: 0
  • Time of race: 2 hours, 46 minutes and 37 seconds
  • Average speed: 200mph

Media

Television

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, Marty Snider and Kelli Stavast reported from pit lane during the race.

NBC
Booth announcersPit reporters
Lap-by-lap: Rick Allen
Color-commentator: Jeff Burton
Color-commentator: Steve Letarte
Dave Burns
Parker Kligerman
Marty Snider
Kelli Stavast

Radio

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

PRN
Booth announcersTurn announcersPit 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 race

Drivers' Championship standings
Pos Driver Points
10px 1 Martin Truex Jr. 951
10px 1 2 Kyle Busch 850 (–101)
10px 1 3 Kyle Larson 845 (–106)
10px 4 Kevin Harvick 824 (–127)
10px 1 5 Denny Hamlin 753 (–198)
10px 1 6 Brad Keselowski 728 (–223)
10px 7 Chase Elliott 711 (–240)
10px 1 8 Matt Kenseth 703 (–248)
10px 1 9 Jamie McMurray 700 (–251)
10px 10 Clint Bowyer 642 (–309)
10px 11 Jimmie Johnson 628 (–323)
10px 12 Ryan Blaney 623 (–328)
10px 1 13 Kurt Busch 586 (–365)
10px 1 14 Joey Logano 583 (–368)
10px 15 Ryan Newman 574 (–377)
10px 16 Erik Jones 574 (–377)
Official driver's standings
Manufacturers' Championship standings
Pos Manufacturer Points
10px 1 Chevrolet 845
10px 2 Ford 840 (–5)
10px 3 Toyota 839 (–6)
Official manufacturers' standings

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