Points leader Rick Jackson led 31 laps and finished second at Bristol in the spring. He already has a 43-point advantage on the rest of the chase field after two-straight top-5's to begin the final ten-race stretch. John Battista absolutely shattered the rest of the field in qualifying with a new track record 131.173 miles-per-hour, continuing his current domination. He led the most laps at Vegas last week, and has led for five-straight events. Battista has 9 top-10 finishes in his last 12 races, and an average qualifying start of 4.8. He will share the first row with Aaron Cummings, who pulled off a miracle lap en route to his second top-10 start of 2022. He may be one of the independents who can compete for supremacy at Bristol. Can the rest of the chase field mow down Rick Jackson? We will find out under the lights!
Alan Nesfeder is back in action after a six-race hiatus recovering from injuries sustained at Indianapolis. He was top of the Happy Hour charts, eclipsing the 130 mile-per-hour mark. He was the winner of this event in 2019, looking to add to his 2022 win total to three after a very up and down season. Fellow independent John Tharp won this event in the Spring. Look for another independent team to dominate the masses at Bristol under the lights!
Current Points Positions (Race 28 of 36)
1. Rick Jackson: - (+1)
2. Dave Miller: -43 (+1)
3. Donald Stewart: -78 (+4)
4. Johnny Reed Foley: -97 (-3)
5. John Battista: -98 (+3)
6. Tony Pizzaro: -117 (+3)
7. Matthew Dominique: -141 (-3)
8. Craig Lee: -149 (-2)
9. Alex Crapser: -152 (+1)
10. Zach Michael: -160 (-5)
Friday, September 30th, 9:00 ET