The legendary Bristol Motor Speedway hosts round eight of the NASCAR Dragon Energy Cup Series season.
A seven-time winner in the track, championship leader Kyle Busch is a safe bet.
The 2019 NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series season makes its way into another track. TN, bristol Motor Speedway, hosts the eight round of the championship. With seven wins at half-mile track, championship leader and defending race winner Kyle Busch is the early 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 Is At Stake?
With four winners throughout the first six races, securing success at Bristol means an almost guaranteed spot in the postseason. Stage points are also important, and the legendary bullring could deliver some unforeseen outcomes.
Brad Keselowski scored his second win of the season following a showing at Martinsville. Back-to-back victories were scored by the 2012 winner in 2012 and 2011, but hasn’t won at Bristol since then. Can he take on the momentum?
Kevin Harvick is currently 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 place for Harvick’s first win of this year, however, the bullring always has a surprise or two in store.
Don’t rely Kurt Busch out. 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, with secured an unexpected victory past summer.
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With seven wins at Bristol, together with five of those coming in the spring race, championship leader Kyle Busch is the clear favorite. Following 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 point victories to his name.
Joey Logano heads a three dimensional tie to the third most wins in the trail among active drivers. The reigning Monster Power Cup Series champion has two wins in the track, his most recent victory being back-to-back wins in the summer race back in 2014 and 2015. Logano has seven top 10 finishes in the last 10 races in Bristol, and even though the #22 might be the most dominant driver in the monitor, he still figures one of the favorites.