Let the official countdown begin: In less than 366 days there will be official playoff racing action in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series (MENCS) at iconic Bristol Motor Speedway.

Diehard fans of The Last Great Colosseum have pleaded and begged for the historic racetrack to be a part of the post-season for many years, and NASCAR delivered by placing The World's Fastest Half-Mile in a key playoff spot on its 2020 season schedule. The race weekend will feature playoff races in both the Xfinity Series and the Gander Outdoors Truck Series as well.

The drama on Saturday, September 19th is guaranteed to be at an all-time high when the best stock car drivers in the world face the first cut-off race in the 2020 MENCS Playoffs. That evening on the fabled all-concrete high-banks, four drivers will be eliminated from championship contention, reducing the eligible champion's list from 16 to 12.  

Based on past history alone under the lights at the legendary bullring, which was tagged "The Holy Grail of Short Tracks" by Kurt Busch in 2018, all the scenarios at play here will surely produce an epic finish.

Can you imagine the beating and banging among rivals that will be sure to materialize during the final 10 laps with playoff implications on the line as drivers are muscling their cars into position? Not only will there be drivers up front rubbing fenders for the victory, but there will be several drivers scattered throughout the field who will be fighting with everything they've got to keep their Playoff dreams alive.

It's certainly going to be a race that you don't want to miss.

To officially celebrate the one-year out date from the running of the first official NASCAR Cup Series Playoff race at Bristol Motor Speedway, our friends at Bass Pro Shops have created an offer that fans can take advantage of to honor the historic moment.

In a three-day flash sale that runs from Thursday through Saturday, Bass Pro Shops is offering $50 tickets to the 2020 Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race. All tickets will feature blind-reserved seats selected by knowledgeable members of the BMS ticket office. To take advantage of this limited time special offer, please click here: http://bit.ly/BassProFlashSale and enter the Promo Code: B20PLAYOFFS.

During the Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race weekend you'll definitely want to take advantage of many activities to make a complete weekend of family fun, including great video entertainment provided by Colossus TV, the world's largest center-hung video screen, premium VIP experiences like the Chairman's Experience, tailgating, a visit to the Kids Zone, on-site camping, concerts, great food and beverages in the concession stands throughout the property, and so much more. 

In addition to Saturday night's Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race, there will also be NASCAR Playoff racing in Friday's Food City 300 NASCAR Xfinity Series race and Thursday night's NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series race, the UNOH 200 presented by Ohio Logistics. For ticket information, please call 423-BRISTOL or visit www.BristolTix.com