NASCAR Bristol Night Race 2016: Winner, Results & Highlights

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Rains caused delays at Bristol Motor Speedway on Saturday night. (Getty)

We finally have a winner at Bristol.

Kevin Harvick took the checkered flag in the rain-delayed Bass Pro Shop NRA Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway on Sunday night.

The race, originally scheduled for Saturday night, was postponed until Sunday due to inclement weather.

Then more rain on Sunday forced the re-start to be delayed. But the skies finally cleared and the tracked was dried, allowing the race to continue.

Harvick led for 128 laps to secure his second victory of the season.

Ricky Stenhouse Jr. placed second and Denny Hamlin third.

The second-place finish was Stenhouse’s career-best in the Sprint Cup Series.

Austin Dillon and Chris Buescher rounded out the top 5.

Kyle Busch led for a race-best 256 laps, but got caught up in a crash on lap 357, ending his day. A few minutes later, Kurt Busch lost control and a 11-car crash ensued, taking out Brad Keselowski, among others.

NASCAR Bristol Night Race Results

1. Kevin Harvick
2. Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
3. Denny Hamlin
4. Austin Dillon
5. Chris Buescher
6. Carl Edwards
7. Jimmie Johnson
8. Jamie McMurray
9. AJ Allmendinger
10. Joey Logano
11. Jeff Gordon
12. Trevor Bayne
13. Kasey Kahne
14. Aric Almirola
15. Chase Elliott
16. Greg Biffle
17. Matt DiBenedetto
18. Brian Scott
19. Michael McDowell
20. Landon Cassill
21. David Ragan
22. Danica Patrick
23. Martin Truex Jr.
24. Kyle Larson
25. Casey Mears

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NASCAR Bristol Night Race Highlights


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When it rains, it pours.

After a week off the Sprint Cup Series was set to get back to the track Saturday night in Tennessee at Bristol Motor Speedway for the Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race.

But the rains came and washed out Saturday night’s race with the drivers completing only 48 laps.

The race was rescheduled for Sunday at 1 p.m., but weather has forced another delay.

When racing does get started again, it will be televised by CNBC.

Carl Edwards was on the pole after Friday’s qualifying with Denny Hamlin joining the No. 19 car in the front row on the oval short track. Joey Logano, who has won the past two night races here, starts 10th.