NASCAR: Hottest Topics at the Irwin Tools Night Race in Bristol

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NASCAR: Hottest Topics at the Irwin Tools Night Race in Bristol
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Saturday night racing under the lights is traditionally a NASCAR fan favorite, but when it is at Bristol Motor Speedway with a major unknown looming over the third race from the Chase, drama can't be far behind.

Winning is all that matters for those trying to secure the wild-card slots. Drivers in the top 10 of the standings look for the coveted bonus points that come with wins to better their ranking in the Chase.

The track, known as "The Fastest Half-Mile," has undergone some reconfiguration in the turns with the hope that a tighter racing groove equates to better racing. The effect on racing is yet to be determined.

It is game on for some drivers and the level of aggression is being ratcheted up with each race. Points racing is not an option this late in the season.

This slideshow will highlight some of the hottest topics on tap for the Irwin Tools Night Race. It's Bristol Baby!

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