When NASCAR fans sit down in the cold of winter and try to look forward to warmer days with faster cars, The Night Race is one of the first that gets circled on the schedule (after New Hampshire Motor Speedway, of course).  Situated each year in the late August, it's not just a night race, it's The Night Race.  The Bristol Motor Speedway event always proves to be one of the most exciting of the year with plenty of twisted bumpers and bent feelings.

Here's a look at three drivers that may or may not finish the race with both:

Green Flag - Matt Kenseth

He has three top-threes in the last four races at Bristol, including two wins.  Plus, he's won two of the last three races currently, and his third win on the season came at Bristol in April.  Bad luck at BMS can ruin even the best car's day, but Kenseth is the closest thing to a lock right now.

Yellow Flag - Kyle Busch

Bristol used to be Busch's personal playground.  Between Aug. 2010 and March 2011, he won all five NASCAR National Series races at the track.  That was in the middle of a stretch where he won four of five Cup Series races at the track.  He's cooled off recently at BMS, failing to register a top-10 in each of the last three races.  However, he did lead laps in two of those three races and has been one of the best drivers in the series since returning from his injury earlier this year.

Red Flag - Ryan Newman

Looking to maintain his spot inside the NASCAR Chase, Newman will need to be better at Bristol than usual.  He has only two career top-fives at that track and an average finish of 16.4.  He's not in jeopardy of falling out of the Chase (yet), but hasn't won a race since 2013 and needs to get points at BMS to stay firmly above the bubble.