The legendary Bristol Motor Speedway hosts round eight of the NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series season.
A winner in the track, championship leader Kyle Busch is a safe wager.
The 2019 NASCAR Energy Cup Series season makes its way to a different track. TN, bristol Motor Speedway, hosts the eight round of this championship. With seven wins at half-mile track, championship leader and defending race winner Kyle Busch is the early favorite.
How 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 (Web radio)
What’s At Stake?
With four winners throughout the first six races, securing victory at Bristol signifies an almost place in the postseason. Stage points can also be significant, along with the legendary bullring could deliver some unforeseen results.
Brad Keselowski scored his second win of the year after having a dominant showing at Martinsville. Victories were scored by the 2012 winner in 2011 and 2012, but hasn’t won at Bristol since then. Can he carry on the momentum to alter that?
Kevin Harvick is now third in the standings but has yet to win a race this season. The 2015 champion 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 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 secured an unexpected victory last summer.
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Together with seven wins at Bristol, with all those coming in 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 has two race wins and a series-leading four point victories to his name.
Joey Logano heads a three-way tie to the next most wins in the track among active drivers. The reigning Monster Energy Cup Series champion has two wins at 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 although the #22 may not be the most dominant driver in the track, he still figures one of the favorites.