The Bristol Motor Speedway hosts Around eight of the NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series season.
A winner at the track is a safe wager.
The 2019 NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series season makes its way to a different track. Bristol Motor Speedway, TN, hosts the eight round of this tournament. With seven wins in track, championship leader and defending race winner Kyle Busch is the first 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 Is At Stake?
With four different winners through the first six races, securing victory means an almost spot in the postseason. Stage points can also be significant, along with the mythical bullring could deliver some unexpected results.
Brad Keselowski scored his second win of the year following a showing at Martinsville. Back-to-back victories were scored by the 2012 champion in 2012 and 2011, but hasn’t won at Bristol since then. Can he carry on the momentum?
Kevin Harvick is currently 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 place 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 champion is also the latest winner in the track, with ensured an unexpected victory past 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. Following a strong start to the season, the driver of the #18 Joe Gibbs Racing car has yet to finish outside the top 10 through six races. Busch includes two race wins and a series-leading four stage victories to his name.
Joey Logano heads a three dimensional tie for the third most wins in the track among active drivers. The reigning Monster Energy Cup Series champion has two wins in 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 10 races in Bristol, and even though the #22 may be the most dominant driver at the monitor, he still figures one of the favorites.