Best photos from a rare Monday afternoon in Thunder Valley
A rare Monday afternoon race for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series at Bristol Motor Speedway had no shortage of excitement.
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Jimmie Johnson (left) and Chad Knaus (right) talk strategy on the grid before Monday’s race.
A cool shot of Kyle Larson (42) and Chase Elliott (24) from the back of the pace car.
Kyle Larson (42) and Chase Elliott (24) lead the field to the green flag.
Kurt Busch made contact with Trevor Bayne on the frontstetch in Stage No. 1, sending his NO. 41 Stewart-Haas Racing Ford hard into the inside wall.
Leading the way
Kyle Larson (42) led the first 182 laps after starting on pole.
Kyle Busch (18) slammed the Turn 2 wall on Lap 210 after a right-front tire bead failed on his No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota.
Four-tire pit stop
Martin Truex Jr.’s No. 78 crew services his Toyota during a round of pit stops under caution.
Bad day for Junior
After hanging around the 20th position throughout the day, a mechanical issue caused Dale Earnhardt Jr. to slide into the Turn 1 wall on Lap 218.
Assessing the damage
Earnhardt chats with NASCAR official and former XFINITY Series driver David Green in the garage area after taking his No. 88 Hendrick Motorsports Chevy behind the wall.
Truex to the lead
Martin Truex Jr. (78) and Landon Cassill (34) lead the field after a restart in the final stage.