Even though the NASCAR season is over, the intrigue of the NASCAR playoffs and championship race never ends. The final race of the season will be the big one—the Bristol Motor Speedway 300. The race is considered one of the most historic in NASCAR history. It was named after the legendary track owner Billy (White) Bristol.
The story of how Bristol Motor Speedway got its start will forever be intertwined with that of the legendary driver and team owner Jimmy (Flintstone) Clark. In 1902, while still a college student, Clark entered his first race at the age of 17. That same year, he became the youngest person ever to compete in a NASCAR race, finishing 28th. He went on to become one of the most successful team owners in history, winning the NASCAR Cup 10 times. In 1933, Bristol Motor Speedway became the first track to host a Cup race as part of an effort to increase revenue and attendance. That same year, the track also became one of the first to install the banking system, which eventually led to today’s high-speed racing.
With the 2019 NASCAR season now behind us, it’s time to look toward the future and the upcoming playoffs. The first round is scheduled to begin on Thursday, with the next round beginning on Sunday. Although tickets for the playoff races are sold out, there are some great seats still available for the regular season finale at Bristol Motor Speedway. If you’re interested, be sure to get your tickets in advance as the race organizers have fixed the prices for the last few tickets. This is also a must-see event for racing fans as it promises to be one of the most exciting races of the year. Tickets are on sale now, so be sure to get yours before they sell out!
How Do They Qualify For The Playoffs?
For many racing fans, the regular season finale at Bristol Motor Speedway is the last chance to see their favorite drivers compete for the championship. The regular season has been a struggle for many drivers as the season’s last race serves as a knockout tournament for drivers vying for a spot in the playoffs. The postseason consists of two rounds, with the winners meeting in the season finale. There are multiple ways for drivers to qualify for the playoffs, but the most common route is to have the best overall record among the drivers eligible for the playoffs. For example, at the end of the 2019 season, seven teams had an unblemished record and were automatically seeded in the tournament. Those seven teams—Chevrolet, Ford, Mustang, Dodge, Honda, Penske, and Toyota—will all be making their way to the big race in Tennessee.
What Will The Playoffs And Championship Race Be Like?
The NASCAR playoffs will be an exciting race to watch as the top drivers in the series contend for the championship title. This is one of the best events to be held at one of NASCAR’s biggest venues. The competition for the championship will be fierce as multiple drivers are trying to unseat the defending champion. Although the defending champion will be favored to retain the title, there is plenty of talent in the field who will be gunning for them. The drivers are all aware of the historic nature of the event and are going into it with this in mind. There will be plenty of crashes, tense moments, and unexpected surprises as the drivers vie for the top spot. The intensity of the rivalry and the focus on the track rather than the television screens will make this one of the most exciting races of the year.