Take a lap around Bristol with NASCAR driver - Cincinnati News, Weather, Sports from FOX19 NOW-WXIX

Inside look

Take a lap around Bristol with NASCAR driver

(PHOTO: FOX19 NOW/ Adam Niemeyer) (PHOTO: FOX19 NOW/ Adam Niemeyer)
(PHOTO: FOX19 NOW/ Adam Niemeyer) (PHOTO: FOX19 NOW/ Adam Niemeyer)
(PHOTO: FOX19 NOW/ Adam Niemeyer) (PHOTO: FOX19 NOW/ Adam Niemeyer)
(PHOTO: FOX19 NOW/ Adam Niemeyer) (PHOTO: FOX19 NOW/ Adam Niemeyer)
Bristol, TN (FOX19) -

By: Adam Niemeyer

Justin Allgaier gave FOX19 NOW Sports a ride around the Bristol Motor Speedway on Saturday morning. The NASCAR Xfinity Series driver described what racers will do to make their fastest laps around the .533-mile, high-banked oval in northeast Tennessee.

“The bottom seems slow, even though you’re not going slow,” he said, describing the lowest line around the track. He also ventured up into the upper groove of the track, explaining that “you slow down a lot less to go around the top” which is why “it feels faster up top.”

Allgaier, who drives the No. 7 for JR Motorsports—owned by NASCAR star Dale Earnhardt Jr.—said drivers can make up time in this weekend’s races by having a good setup that allows them to run in the middle of the turns. “You can pass some guys if you’re able to get down in the middle and they’re running up top,” Allgaier explained.

On your mobile device? Click here

Allgaier, a native of Riverton, Ill., took the pace car around the track to show media members what he and 39 other competitors will experience during the weekend. The high banks of the turns, which vary from 24 degrees nearer to the bottom groove and extend to 28 degrees up nearer to the wall, throw drivers to the right side of their seats as they drive laps around 15 to 16 seconds at Bristol, a track which deems itself as “The World’s Fastest Half-Mile.”

The NASCAR Xfinity Series Fitzgerald Gilder Kits 300 features heat racing for the first time in NASCAR’s second-tier series, and will start at 12:30 p.m. on Fox Sports 1.

The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Food City 500 will start at 1 p.m. on FOX19 NOW. Carl Edwards won the pole for the race on Friday afternoon at the speedway.

Copyright 2016 WXIX. All rights reserved.

  • FOX19 HeadlinesMore>>

  • As Prince's health waned, alarm grew in inner circle

    As Prince's health waned, alarm grew in inner circle

    Friday, April 20 2018 2:13 AM EDT2018-04-20 06:13:24 GMT
    Friday, April 20 2018 6:54 AM EDT2018-04-20 10:54:41 GMT
    (Carver County Sheriff's Office via AP). In this image made from surveillance video provided Thursday, April 19, 2018, by the Carver County Sheriff's Office, as part of an investigative file into Prince's death, the superstar, center, enters a clinic o...(Carver County Sheriff's Office via AP). In this image made from surveillance video provided Thursday, April 19, 2018, by the Carver County Sheriff's Office, as part of an investigative file into Prince's death, the superstar, center, enters a clinic o...
    Investigative files in Prince's death show that members of his inner circle were growing increasingly alarmed about an opioid addition as his health waned in the final days of his life, and that they sought help.Full Story >
    Investigative files in Prince's death show that members of his inner circle were growing increasingly alarmed about an opioid addition as his health waned in the final days of his life, and that they sought help.Full Story >
  • In Comey memos, Trump talks of jailed journalists, 'hookers'

    In Comey memos, Trump talks of jailed journalists, 'hookers'

    Friday, April 20 2018 1:03 AM EDT2018-04-20 05:03:06 GMT
    Friday, April 20 2018 6:45 AM EDT2018-04-20 10:45:19 GMT
    (AP Photo/Susan Walsh). Copies of the memos written by former FBI Director James Comey are photographed in Washington, Thursday, April 19, 2018. President Donald Trump told former FBI Director James Comey that he had serious concerns about the judgment...(AP Photo/Susan Walsh). Copies of the memos written by former FBI Director James Comey are photographed in Washington, Thursday, April 19, 2018. President Donald Trump told former FBI Director James Comey that he had serious concerns about the judgment...

    President Donald Trump told former FBI Director James Comey that he had serious concerns about his first national security adviser, Michael Flynn.

    Full Story >

    President Donald Trump told former FBI Director James Comey that he had serious concerns about his first national security adviser, Michael Flynn.

    Full Story >
  • Trump legal team in Russia probe gets Rudy Giuliani

    Trump legal team in Russia probe gets Rudy Giuliani

    Friday, April 20 2018 1:02 AM EDT2018-04-20 05:02:52 GMT
    Friday, April 20 2018 6:44 AM EDT2018-04-20 10:44:53 GMT
    (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File). FILE - In this Nov. 20, 2016, file photo, then-President-elect Donald Trump, right, and former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani pose for photographs as Giuliani arrives at the Trump National Golf Club Bedminster clubhouse i...(AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File). FILE - In this Nov. 20, 2016, file photo, then-President-elect Donald Trump, right, and former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani pose for photographs as Giuliani arrives at the Trump National Golf Club Bedminster clubhouse i...
    Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani is joining the legal team defending President Donald Trump in the special counsel's Russia investigation.Full Story >
    Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani is joining the legal team defending President Donald Trump in the special counsel's Russia investigation.Full Story >
Powered by Frankly