NASCAR and Bristol Motor Speedway announced a date change for the Camping World Truck Series race at the venue this summer.
The UNOH 200 will now be run on Thursday, August 16 instead of in its typical Wednesday night slot.
In making the change, the track will host three consecutive nights of NASCAR action. Thursday’s Truck race leads into the Friday night Xfinity Series event followed by the Saturday night Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race.
It was also announced the Truck race would be televised on Fox.
“Moving the Camping World Truck Series race to Thursday allows for three consecutive nights of NASCAR action, making it easier for fans to attend each race of this can’t-miss weekend,” said Ben Kennedy, NASCAR Camping World Truck Series general manager. “We appreciate the effort from our partners at Bristol Motor Speedway, Fox and the race teams in putting the fans’ interest first.”
The NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour race has also been moved from Wednesday to Thursday.
“We’re blessed to work with so many quality partners who pulled together for the fans to make this schedule change happen,” said BMS executive vice president and general manager Jerry Caldwell. “We have received a lot of feedback over the years suggesting this change and through a number of meetings with NASCAR, television and sponsor partners, we all agreed that this move was in the best interest of the fans.
“We’re looking forward to showcasing the best three consecutive summer nights of racing in all of motorsports this August.”