Bristol Confirms Date For Short Track U.S. Nationals

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Drivers jockey for position Saturday during the Short Track U.S. Nationals at Bristol Motor Speedway. (Chad Wells Photo)
Drivers jockey for position during the 2019 Short Track U.S. Nationals at Bristol Motor Speedway. (Chad Wells Photo)

BRISTOL, Tenn. – The Short Track U.S. Nationals will return to Bristol Motor Speedway in 2020 with a similar date and program.

The show will continue to be just two days, May 29-30, and will showcase four classes, headlined by the super late model division. Along with super late models, the event will feature races for the pro late models, street stock and compact divisions.

The two-day format will provide competitors with additional practice opportunities throughout the day on Friday and will be followed by practice, qualifying and racing on Saturday. Vore’s Welding and Steel will also return as the presenting sponsor for the weekend.

“We’ve received tremendous feedback from teams and spectators alike on last year’s two-day schedule of events and look forward to making 2020 even better,” said Jerry Caldwell, executive vice president and general manager of Bristol Motor Speedway. “Our collective teams are developing new programs that will help pave the path for future stars of NASCAR to cut their teeth on the high banks of Bristol and this coming year is shaping up to be the best yet.”

Florida-based super late model standout Stephen Nasse won the super late model race this year and he shared victory lane with NASCAR veteran Mike Skinner, who won the 100-lap pro late model race. Chuck Barnes Jr. won the street stock race for the third-straight year while Tom Gossar Jr. won the compact division race.

The sanctioning bodies leading the efforts in 2020 for the Super Late Models are the ARCA/CRA Super Series powered by JEGS, the Southern Super Series and the CARS Tour. The pro late models will be sanctioned by the JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour presented by Chevrolet Performance. The CRA Van Hoy Oil Street Stocks will oversee their portion of the show, while the Vore’s Compact Touring Series will handle the sanctioning of the Front Wheel Drive Compacts.

Additional details regarding the event, including new programs for 2020, will be announced in the coming months.