The legendary Bristol Motor Speedway hosts round eight of Those NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series season.
A winner in the track is a safe bet.
The 2019 NASCAR Dragon Energy Cup Series season makes its way into a different track that is historic. Bristol Motor Speedway, TN, hosts the eight round of the tournament. With seven wins at half-mile track, championship leader and defending race winner Kyle Busch is the first favorite.
The Way to Watch
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 (Internet radio)
What’s At Stake?
With four different winners through the first six races, securing victory means an almost guaranteed place in the postseason. Stage points are also important, and the legendary bullring could provide some unexpected results.
Brad Keselowski scored his second win of the season following a dominant showing at Martinsville. Back-to-back successes were scored by the 2012 champion in 2011 and 2012, but has not won at Bristol since then. Can he take 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 in the track, but his form has improved with seven consecutive top 10 finishes. Bristol might not be the most likely place for Harvick’s first win of the year, however, the bullring always has a surprise or two in store.
Don’t count Kurt Busch out. The elder Busch brother is second among active drivers with five wins in the bullring. The 2004 champion is also the latest winner in the track, with ensured an unexpected victory last summer.
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With seven wins at Bristol, together with five of those coming at the spring race, championship leader Kyle Busch is the clear favorite. After a strong 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 stage victories to his title.
Joey Logano heads a three dimensional tie for the next most wins at the trail among active drivers. The reigning Monster Power Cup Series winner has two wins at the track, his most recent victory being back-to-back wins in the summertime 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 still figures one of the favorites.
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