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Bristol adding Saturday Night Thunder iRacing event for non-Cup drivers

AUTO: AUG 17 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series - Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race

BRISTOL, TN - AUGUST 17: Kyle Busch, Joe Gibbs Racing, Toyota Camry M&M’s (18) and Erik Jones, Joe Gibbs Racing, Toyota Camry Stanley (20) during the NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race on August 17, 2019, at Bristol Motor Speedway in Bristol, TN.(Photo by Jeffrey Vest/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

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More NASCAR racers are jumping into the iRacing pool starting this weekend at virtual Bristol Motor Speedway.

Sunday’s Food City Showdown (1 p.m. ET on FOX and FS1) will continue to feature current and former NASCAR Cup drivers. There will be will two heat races to set the lineup for that afternoon’s main event. Those heat races will be televised by FOX, FS1 and the Fox Sports App.

Being added to the weekend menu is a Saturday night race – Saturday Night Thunder – that will feature drivers from the NASCAR Xfinity and Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series, as well as the NASCAR PEAK Mexico Series, the NASCAR Whelen Euro Series and ARCA.

All drivers in Saturday night’s event – which will be streamed on eNASCAR.com – will compete in ARCA Menards Series cars. The format will be true short track racing with multiple heat races leading up to the evening’s main event.

No drivers from Saturday night’s race will advance to Sunday’s action.

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