The 2018 Short Track U.S. Nationals at Bristol Motor Speedway have come and gone. It was an action-packed weekend that included fights, paint-swapping racing and memorable moments. We take a look back at the weekend that was in this edition of “By the Numbers” on Speed51.com.
0: Number of prior Late Model starts for JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour Pro Late Model winner Josh Reeves. After starting 19th, Reeves survived a wild night to score an unexpected win.
2: Chuck Barnes Jr. won the Street Stock portion of the Short Track US Nationals at Bristol for the second straight year. His dad, Chuck Barnes Sr., came home in third to put the father-son combination on the podium.
7: The top seven finishers were on the lead lap in both the Vores Compact Touring Series and the ICAR All-Star Modified Tour races.
10: Jack Dossey and Brandon Curren became the only drivers to finish in the top 10 in both Pro Late Model races at Bristol. Curren finished eighth in the inaugural race and finished fourth on Friday night to give him an average finish of sixth. Dossey recorded finishes of sixth and 10th, giving him an average finish of eighth.
14.579: Trevor Noles had a blistering lap in time trials for the Super Late Models. Seventeen drivers were under the 15 second mark, which is lightning fast for the fastest cars of the weekend.
50: The Modifieds were able to race the full 50 laps this year as Kyle Purvis went to victory lane over Damon Breedlove.
51: Raphael Lessard visited victory lane at Bristol for the second straight year. However, this was his first year celebrating as a feature winner. He won a qualifying race in 2017.
58: Tyler Ankrum, the driver of the No. 58 car, is the only driver to log two top 10 finishes in Super Late Model action at Bristol’s Short Track U.S. Nationals.
64: The Late Model Stock Car races lasted only 64 laps after mother nature washed out the night on Saturday. Lee Pulliam, who had a strong car throughout the weekend, captured the victory.
64: A total of 64 Street Stocks took time in qualifying for the CRA Street Stock division.
69: A total of 69 cars recorded time for the Vores Compact Touring Series.
74: A total of 74 Late Models put down a lap in qualifying between the three divisions (Late Model Stock Cars, Pro Late Models, Super Late Models) competing. This does not include drivers who had problems in practice.
99: Layne Riggs in the No. 99 car wanted to see the CARS Tour Late Model Stock Car race go the full distance. He finished in second and thought he may have left some on the table after the race was called due to rain. Riggs has completed all 164 laps at Bristol in CARS Tour competition, earning finishes of 14th and second.
414: The number of laps completed in the six feature races this weekend at Bristol. The Super Late Models and Pro Late Models both ran their scheduled 100 laps, while the Late Model Stock Cars raced a rain-shortened 64 laps. Street Stocks, Modifieds and Compacts all completed their scheduled 50-lap distance.
-By Elgin Traylor, Speed51.com Southeast Correspondent
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