IT'S BRISTOL BABY!!!! This is one of the races this season that I absolutely LOVE! Bristol itself is always full of drama and excitement but it's something about the night race that really gets the blood pumping. Who will get mad tonight? Who is going to throw the helmet since Stewart is MIA? WHAT WILL HAPPEN!?!?!? Well, we are about to find out :)
Children of Military Parents are singing the National Anthem. This may be the best National Anthem ever.
Heck of a fly-over!
I have a headache...again.
Kyle Busch is determined to do the Bristol Sweep...but he is starting 43rd.
Junior needs a week in order to make the Chase. Plus a fan fell on his car and dented his bumper. Good luck maybe?
Will the reigning Champ make the Chase?
SO MANY QUESTIONS!!!!
Danica gives a shoutout to her "big brother" on the radio. Miss you Tony!
Tony Gibson tells her to "kick some ass" out there. Heck yeah girl!!!!
GREEN: Hamlin leads the field to green with Kurt Busch beside him.
Lap 4: 87 is already on pit road. SMOKIN'
Lap 8: Earnhardt is already up to 10th after starting 19th.
Lap 11: Keselowski and Johnson touch wheel-wells. Its Bristol Baby!
Lap 16: Kyle Busch has to keep ahead of the leaders after starting last. Can't afford to go a lap down.
Lap 26: I hate commercials.
Lap 27: Kurt Busch took the lead sometime under commercial.
Lap 28: Martin slips out of the groove and gets into the wall. Not too much damage.
Lap 40: Ryan Truex, making his Cup debut, blows a tire and hits the wall. Kyle Busch was close to going a lap down.
CAUTION: Many cars are taking advantage of the caution and hitting pit road.
PIT ROAD: Keselowski and Reutimann collide on pit road as Keselowski pulled out of his box.
Thanks to @Racecrazy for pointing this out... but BK hit the BK car. IRONIC!
Lap 49: RESTART: Kurt Busch leads! 11 didn't pit under caution.
Lap 59: Keselowski still running with the damage from the contact on pit road.
Lap 63: Kyle Busch is up to 25th after starting 43rd.
Lap 72: I need to make a pit stop of my own...but I don't want to miss anything!
Lap 78: The 78 loses the lead. Slowing down. Problem? He hits pit road. Then gets a penalty.
Lap 89: Carl Edwards, the leader, takes it 3 wide with lapped cars.
Lap 90: CAUTION: Josh Wise into the wall. Little help from Kurt Busch?
Pit Road: Who hits pit road? Almost everyone! Newman is first off picking up 6 spots.
Lap 98: RESTART: Junior is your leader. He did not pit.
Lap 105: Kyle Busch is up to 16th
Lap 107: CAUTION: Kyle Busch and Joey Logano make contact and hit the wall. Danica Patrick hit something on the track and slapped the wall.
PIT ROAD: Lots of drivers back on pit road for changes. Patrick hits pit road again to fix damage.
Lap 114: Patrick comes of pit road still sparking as the leaders take the green.
Lap 122: Yup....Junior still leads.
Lap 125: Boywer to the lead!
Lap 142: Bowyer still leading.
Lap 166: GUESS WHO IS LEADING!!!! Yup...Still Bowyer.
Lap 176: CAUTION: Bowyer gets turned from the lead. Labonte gets turned as well and spins into the side of the No.15.
Pit Road: Most teams take 2 tires. Stenhouse and Hamlin only take 2.
COMMERCIAL: The Napa Know How commercials always make me laugh!
Labonte is behind the wall with damage. Bowyer is now running 26th after getting spun from the lead.
Lap 186: RESTART: Carl Edwards is your race leader.
Lap 195: Kasey Kahne....my how I love you :)
Lap 197: Truex slips... barely misses the wall.
Lap 199: Kvapil clips the wall... no caution.
Lap 202: CAUTION: Don't know what for... It's a commercial break.
CAUTION: Tony Raines in the 33 slows up top. Johnson gets a piece of it. Left front damage.
Lap 209: RESTART: Edwards is your leader.
Lap 213: We haven't seen any big wrecks yet. No thrown helmets. Still a little over half the race to go.
HALFWAY! Commercial Break.... shocker.
Lap 238: Kenseth takes the lead from Edwards as they try to get around Patrick.
Lap 249: Kenseth and Edwards continue to battle around lap traffic.
Lap 258: CAUTION: Debris.
PIT ROAD: Hamlin tried to play a game and get on the top line... let Junior pass on pit road... then Kenseth got penalized. Hamlin on the bottom.
Lap 266: Paul Menard and Kyle Busch lead the field to green.
Lap 267: Kyle Busch started last and is now in second place.
Lap 276: I am getting awkward snapchat faces from my friend...
Lap 292: Commercial... and I'm 2 followers away from 1900 on Twitter.
Lap 293: Johnson in trouble after contact with Kenseth. Still running.
Lap 303: Paul Menard is still leading.
Lap 306: I can't even see the No.40 car out on the track...it's invisible! (Camo Car)
Lap 314: Nicole Briscoe, I want your job.
Lap 325: Edwards takes the lead from Menard.
Lap 333: No big wrecks yet tonight. I am quite disappointed.
Lap 335: CAUTION: Car into the wall.
Lap 345: RESTART: Edwards is the leader.
Lap 341: Kyle Busch just got punted but SAVES it! Holy Wheelman!
Lap 359: CAUTION: Reutimann into the wall, Vickers and Johnson collide with him with no where to go. Johnson to the garage with front end damage. Junior's team is behind the wall helping with repairs on the No.48.
Lap 369: RESTART: Edwards still up front.
Lap 375: CAUTION: Kenseth gets by Edwards just as the caution comes out. Montoya gets into Stremme who slides up into Burton who hits the wall.
COMMERCIAL: I died part of my hair purple today.
Lap 381: RESTART: Edwards in trouble with his ignition. Dropping to the bottom. Kenseth leads.
Lap 387: Edwards keeps getting slower and slower after leading well over 100 laps of the race.
Lap 389: Edwards hits pit road. Goes behind the wall. First RFR car to not finish a race this season.
Lap 400: 100 to go. Kenseth still leads with Gordon close behind.
99 to go: Cousin Carl is out of the race.
86 to go: Johnson back on track.
63 laps to go: Kenseth is still leading.
60 laps to go: CAUTION: Debris.
PIT ROAD: Who will hit pit road and who will gamble and stay out. That is the big question.
Lap 448: RESTART: CAUTION!!!!! THERE IS THE BIG ONE!
RED FLAG: Turex Jr, Harvick, Hamlin, Keselowski, Newman, Stremme and Schrader get the most of it. Others with slight damage.
PIT ROAD: Who will hit pit road this time? Earnhardt Jr is one of them.
47 to go: Kenseth leading with Montoya and Bowyer behind.
41 to go: Kasey Kahne is running third. He won here in the Spring.
35 to go: Can Montoya get his first oval win?
30 laps to go: Kahne is catching Montoya...who is catching Kenseth.
19 laps to go. Kahne got around Montoya and is closing in on Kenseth.
16 to go: Vickers and Ambrose battle hard and touch as they race for 9th.
14 to go: Kenseth gets caught behind traffic and Kahne gets around him...BUT WAIT! Kenseth gets back around and takes the lead back!
11 to go: Kahne and Kenseth touch! Keep it off the wall.
5 to go: Kenseth still leads. Kahne on his tale.
CHECKERS: Kahne couldn't close the deal. Kenseth takes the checkers for his 5th win of the season.
Post-Race: Kenseth has officially clinched himself a spot in the Chase along with Jimmie Johnson.
Montoya, Vickers, Gordon and Junior all in the top 10.
The No.20 team had to push the car to VL.
Kenseth giving props to Kahne for being a great racer.
Kahne wanted to race him clean and NOT wreck for the win. That's why I cheer for him.
Bowyer also into the Chase via points.
Well...thanks for joining me tonight! Gotta love BRISTOL BABY!!!
Until Next Time :)