The 2018 season came to an end on November 20, and it was a wild one for the Bristol Motor Speedway. The half mile oval in Bristol, Tennessee, hosted the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Championship — and it was a battle all the way to the last race. The final score: Kurt Busch (88 points) beat Kyle Busch (87 points) by one point to win the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Championship. On the last lap at the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Championship, it was Busch and Kyle battling for the last spot on the podium. But Kurt would prevail, taking the checkered flag and the title.
The season had started promising for Kyle. After winning the Daytona 500, he led the league in most of the statistical categories, including laps led (342), average speed (161.6 mph), and car owner points (2,851). But he lost the Championship going into the final race of the season in Richmond, Virginia. In that race, he dropped to fourth gear and was passed by Kevin Harvick. He would finish eighth in the Championship.
Kurt, on the other hand, started the season strong and led the league in several categories, including laps led (345), average speed (161.9 mph), and car owner points (2,851). But he also lost the Championship going into the final race. In that race, he dropped to fifth gear and was passed by Dale Earnhardt Jr. He would finish second in the Championship.
The 2019 season is already underway, and the battle for the championship will likely continue, with a new challenger to the throne, Chad (Klara) Kaemingk, joining the fray.
The 2019 Season Has Brought Changes To Bristol
The 2019 season has brought about many changes to the Bristol Motor Speedway. One of the biggest changes is the new track surface. Since the inception of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series in 1969, Bristol has used a mixture of asphalt, concrete, and crushed rock surfaces for its speedways. But now, with the help of DiamondRock, the track will be resurfaced with a pure asphalt treatment. The result will be a better transition from tire to road, and better traction for drivers.
Another big change for this year is the reconfiguration of the paddock area, and the installation of a new fence between the teams and the public. The reconfiguration of the paddock area makes it easier for the fans to get a better look at the cars. Additionally, the installation of a new fence between the teams and the public makes it safer for the fans to be more closely associated with the racing action. This is especially important in an era where fans are more accessible than ever before, thanks to social media platforms.
The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Is The Most Popular Racing Series In The Country
The popularity of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series in the country can be quantified in several ways. First, the season kicks off in Nashville, Tennessee, which is the country music capital of the United States. Second, Bristol, Tennessee, the home of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, is located in the heart of the Appalachian Mountains, considered by many to be the most scenic area in the country. And third, the half-mile oval at Bristol is one of the fastest speedways in the country, which helps contribute to its popularity.
According to a study done by the Sports Business Forum, the annual revenue of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series rose by 19% in 2018. The study also predicted the series’ revenue will hit $11.9 billion by next year. In 2018, the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series attracted a record 1.96 million viewers, on average, per race. With a combination of cable television and digital streaming, that is a pretty good indication that more and more people are gaining interest in NASCAR as a whole, and the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series in particular.
The Future Of The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series
It is safe to say that the future of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series looks pretty good. In fact, the series has more promise than ever before. With a combination of bigger cars and trucks, more advanced technology, and better driver talent, there is no reason why the series can’t continue to grow and prosper.
With the right management and the right owners, the series can continue to attract the best drivers in the country and the best sponsors. And if all of those things come together, the series could become even more popular than it already is.
In closing, let’s take a moment to recognize the men and women who keep this sport alive. Without the support of the crews, the drivers, and the fans, there would be no sport. So, on this Veterans Day, let us remember those who served our country and those who continue to serve our country today. Thanks for your service.