Story By: Sol Tucker
Photos By: Sol Tucker and Matt Cullom
After a year hiatus due to COVID, NASCAR returned to Nashville tonight to kick off two days of activities in Downtown with the Burnouts on Broadway and after a bit of rain the drivers came prepared to put on a show for the fans.
One thing that was new was three drivers entering the burnout area together. At first with the smoke it looked like they were just going to do three staged burnouts, but when they went nose to nose it created a nice smoke show.
Later in the show, Kevin Harvick put on a smoke show and burnt the rubber right off his tired to put on a show for his fans.
The highlight of the night was all three cars from team Penske coming together for a three-car burnout in the middle of the street. Initially it looked like it might be a scene from Talladega with smoke and cars piling up, but yet it was Penske trying to steal the show again.
It was not only a last hurrah for Brad Keselowski, who rounded out his 12-year term with Roger Penske this season, but also for the Gen-6 car. With the Next Gen car making its debut in 2022, the current models used in the burnout were expendable.
Tomorrow night the fun continues with the annual Champions Awards Ceremony.