NASCAR Bristol 2013 schedule: Irwin Tools Night Race slated for Saturday night

Geoff Burke

Kasey Kahne looks to pick up another victory at Bristol after winning in March.

The 2013 Irwin Tools Night Race headlines what should be a busy weekend of racing in Bristol.

As the Sprint Cup Series winds down, drivers are running out of chances to make up ground on points leader Jimmie Johnson. Kasey Kahne, who currently holds one of the Chase for the Cup wild card spots in 11th place, won at Bristol earlier in the year. Denny Hamlin claimed the checkered flag last year.

As for this weekend, Nationwide Series qualifying is scheduled for 3:40 p.m. ET. It will be televised on FOX Sports 1. Sprint Cup qualifying will follow at 5:40 p.m. with coverage on ESPN2. The green flag will wave at 7:30 p.m. for the Food City 250. ESPN will televise the race.

On Saturday night at 7:30 p.m., the Irwin Tools Night Race is scheduled to begin. With temperatures in the low 70s and no rain in the forecast, it should be a beautiful night for racing as the drivers fight for 500 grueling laps on the high-banked half-mile. The race will be televised on ABC.

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