The legendary Bristol Motor Speedway hosts round eight of the NASCAR Dragon Energy Cup Series season.
A winner in the track, championship leader Kyle Busch is a safe bet.
The 2019 NASCAR Dragon Energy Cup Series season makes its way to a different track that is historical. TN, bristol Motor Speedway, hosts the eight round of this championship. With seven wins at half-mile monitor, championship leader and defending race winner Kyle Busch 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 different winners through the first six races, securing victory at Bristol signifies an almost guaranteed spot in the postseason. Stage points can also be significant, and the mythical bullring could provide some unforeseen outcomes.
Brad Keselowski scored his second win of the season following a showing at Martinsville. Back-to-back successes were scored by the 2012 winner in 2011 and 2012, but hasn’t won at Bristol since then. Can he carry on the momentum?
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 at the track, but his form has improved with seven consecutive top 10 finishes. Bristol might not be the most likely spot for Harvick’s first win of this year, however, the bullring always has a surprise or two in store.
Don’t rely out Kurt Busch. The elder Busch brother is second among active drivers with five wins in the bullring. The 2004 winner is also the latest winner in the track, having secured an unexpected victory last summer.
Favorites To Acquire The 2019 O’Reilly Auto Parts 500
With seven wins at Bristol, with all those coming at 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 includes two race wins and a series-leading four point victories to his title.
Joey Logano heads a three-way tie for the third most wins in the track among active drivers. The reigning Monster Power Cup Series winner has two wins in the track, his most recent success being back-to-back wins at the summer race back in 2014 and 2015. Logano has seven top 10 finishes in the last ten races in Bristol, and even though the #22 might not be the most dominant driver at the monitor, he figures among the favorites.
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