The legendary Bristol Motor Speedway hosts round eight of Those NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series season.
A seven-time winner at the track is a safe wager.
The 2019 NASCAR Dragon Energy Cup Series season makes its way to another historical track. Bristol Motor Speedway, TN, hosts the eight round of the tournament. With seven wins in half-mile track, defending race winner Kyle Busch and championship leader is the favorite.
The Way to See
What: Food City 500
Where: Bristol Motor Speedway in Bristol, TN
When: Sunday, April 7th at 2:00 PM EST
How: Fox Sports 1 (TV) | Performance Racing Network (Web radio)
What’s At Stake?
With four unique winners through the first six races, securing success means an almost spot in the postseason. Stage points are also important, and the mythical bullring could provide some unexpected outcomes.
Brad Keselowski scored his second win of the season after having a showing at Martinsville. The 2012 champion scored back-to-back victories in 2011 and 2012, but has not won at Bristol since then. Can he carry on the momentum to alter this?
Kevin Harvick is now third in the standings but has yet to win a race this year. The 2015 winner has two wins in 30 races in the track, but his form has improved with seven consecutive top 10 finishes. Bristol may not be the most likely spot for Harvick’s first win of this year, but the bullring always has a surprise or two in store.
Do not rely Kurt Busch out. The elder Busch brother is second among active drivers with five wins at the bullring. The 2004 winner is also the latest winner at the track, having secured an unexpected victory last summer.
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With seven wins at Bristol, together with all those coming in the spring race, championship leader Kyle Busch is the clear favorite. After a solid start to the season, the driver of the #18 Joe Gibbs Racing car has yet to finish outside the top 10 throughout six races. Busch has two race wins and a series-leading four stage victories to his name.
Joey Logano heads a three-way tie to the next most wins at the track among active drivers. The reigning Monster Power Cup Series winner has two wins in the track, his latest success being back-to-back wins at the summer race back in 2014 and 2015. Logano has seven top 10 finishes in the last 10 races in Bristol, and although the #22 may be the most dominant driver in the track, he figures among the favorites.
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