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Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race - Aug. 19
By: Staff Writer - StatFox
Published: 8/16/2017  at  2:40:00 PM
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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series
Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race

Saturday, Aug. 19 Ė 7:45 p.m. EDT
Bristol Motor Speedway Ė Bristol, TN

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The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series heads to Bristol Motor Speedway for the Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race on Saturday. This is one of only three regular season races remaining, so all of these drivers are going to be doing everything they can to help themselves move up in the standings on Saturday. Last year, Kevin Harvick was the driver that came away with the win here. He was the first driver to win in a Chevrolet since Dale Earnhardt Jr. did so back in 2004. He also snapped a two-year winning streak for Joey Logano, who is one of three active drivers that has won this race more than once in their careers. Matt Kenseth has won it more than anybody in the race on Saturday, though. Kenseth is a three-time champion in this event, and he actually won it as recently as 2013. Junior Johnson & Associates is the team that has won this race the most, as they have won this thing nine times. They are, however, no longer around, as the team only ran until 1995. With that out of the way, letís now take a look at who might win this race this weekend:

Kyle Busch (4-to-1) - Kyle Busch has been driving extremely well lately, as he has finished inside the top-10 in each of the past three races. Busch came in 10th in Michigan last week, but he won three weeks ago in the Overtonís 400. He now heads to Bristol, where he has won the Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race twice in his career. Busch also has three other victories at Bristol in his career, which came in the Food City 500. He enjoys racing on this track and will be a serious contender to win on Saturday. For that reason, he is worth a play at 4-to-1.

Joey Logano (12-to-1) - Prior to Kevin Harvick winning the Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race last year, Joey Logano had won two straight events here. And itís not like he was awful here a year ago, as he came in 10th in this race in 2016. Look for Logano to get right back to the front of the pack here, as he clearly has an edge in this race. Logano can also badly use a victory here, as he has finished outside the top-20 in three straight races and four of the past five. This year is going downhill fast and he knows he needs as many wins as he can get the next couple of weeks.

Matt Kenseth (12-to-1) - As previously mentioned, Matt Kenseth has more wins in the Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race than any other active driver. Kenseth won this race in both 2005 and 2006, and then he won again back in 2013. He might not be the driver he used to be, but he can easily win this thing again on Saturday. Kenseth came in third here three years ago, but he has not shown up the past two years. Look for that to change this weekend and donít be afraid to back him at 12-to-1.

Kasey Kahne (75-to-1) - Kasey Kahne will be moving teams soon, but that shouldnít change anything for this season. He is still a solid driver, and he is a lot better than the 75-to-1 odds he is getting in this race. Taking a chance on him to win here could end up paying off big, and a lot crazier things have happened than Kahne coming away with a win in Bristol. He won a race in Bristol back in 2013, but that was in the Food City 500 and not this race.

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