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Bristol rainout puts Kyle Larson on pole for Food City 500

 

Bristol rainout puts Kyle Larson on pole for Food City 500

 

April 21, 2017

 

By Reid Spencer

NASCAR Wire Service

 

BRISTOL, Tenn. – For the third time this season, Kyle Larson will start a Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race from the pole.

 

And for the second time this year, he gained the top starting spot not through qualifying in time trials, but with an assist from Mother Nature.

 

Because of intermittent rain at Bristol Motor Speedway, NASCAR canceled qualifying in favor of necessary practice for teams in the Cup, XFINITY and K&N Pro Series East Series.

 

With the field for Sunday’s Food City 500 (2 p.m. ET on FOX) ordered according to owner points, Larson will start up front as the series leader, with second-place Chase Elliott beside him. Those are familiar positions for both drivers, who started in the same spots when rain wiped out qualifying for the April 2 race at Martinsville.

 

Interestingly, Larson posted his worst finish of the season in that race — 17th. Otherwise, in the six events since he ran 12th in the season-opening Daytona 500, the driver of the No. 42 Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet has a victory from the pole at Fontana, California, and four second-place finishes.

 

Elliott, on the other hand, finished third at Martinsville, matching his best result of the season.

 

Martin Truex Jr. will start third on Sunday, followed by Team Penske teammates Brad Keselowski and Joey Logano.

 

Keselowski is the only two-time winner this season, having gone to Victory Lane at both Atlanta and Martinsville.

 

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Qualifying – Food City 500

Bristol Motor Speedway

Bristol, Tennessee

Friday, April 21, 2017

 

               1. (42) Kyle Larson, Chevrolet, Charter Team – 2017 Owner Point 1st.

               2. (24) Chase Elliott, Chevrolet, Charter Team – 2017 Owner Point 2nd.

               3. (78) Martin Truex Jr., Toyota, Charter Team – 2017 Owner Point 3rd.

               4. (2) Brad Keselowski, Ford, Charter Team – 2017 Owner Point 4th.

               5. (22) Joey Logano, Ford, Charter Team – 2017 Owner Point 5th.

               6. (21) Ryan Blaney, Ford, Charter Team – 2017 Owner Point 6th.

               7. (18) Kyle Busch, Toyota, Charter Team – 2017 Owner Point 7th.

               8. (1) Jamie McMurray, Chevrolet, Charter Team – 2017 Owner Point 8th.

               9. (14) Clint Bowyer, Ford, Charter Team – 2017 Owner Point 9th.

               10. (4) Kevin Harvick, Ford, Charter Team – 2017 Owner Point 10th.

               11. (48) Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet, Charter Team – 2017 Owner Point 11th.

               12. (6) Trevor Bayne, Ford, Charter Team – 2017 Owner Point 12th.

               13. (31) Ryan Newman, Chevrolet, Charter Team – 2017 Owner Point 13th.

               14. (77) Erik Jones #, Toyota, Charter Team – 2017 Owner Point 14th.

               15. (41) Kurt Busch, Ford, Charter Team – 2017 Owner Point 15th.

               16. (11) Denny Hamlin, Toyota, Charter Team – 2017 Owner Point 16th.

               17. (5) Kasey Kahne, Chevrolet, Charter Team – 2017 Owner Point 17th.

               18. (43) Aric Almirola, Ford, Charter Team – 2017 Owner Point 18th.

               19. (17) Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Ford, Charter Team – 2017 Owner Point 19th.

               20. (88) Dale Earnhardt Jr., Chevrolet, Charter Team – 2017 Owner Point 20th.

               21. (3) Austin Dillon, Chevrolet, Charter Team – 2017 Owner Point 21st.

               22. (20) Matt Kenseth, Toyota, Charter Team – 2017 Owner Point 22nd.

               23. (19) Daniel Suarez #, Toyota, Charter Team – 2017 Owner Point 23rd.

               24. (13) Ty Dillon #, Chevrolet, Charter Team – 2017 Owner Point 24th.

               25. (47) AJ Allmendinger, Chevrolet, Charter Team – 2017 Owner Point 25th.

               26. (27) Paul Menard, Chevrolet, Charter Team – 2017 Owner Point 26th.

               27. (37) Chris Buescher, Chevrolet, Charter Team – 2017 Owner Point 27th.

               28. (95) Michael McDowell, Chevrolet, Charter Team – 2017 Owner Point 28th.

               29. (10) Danica Patrick, Ford, Charter Team – 2017 Owner Point 29th.

               30. (34) Landon Cassill, Ford, Charter Team – 2017 Owner Point 30th.

               31. (72) Cole Whitt, Chevrolet, Charter Team – 2017 Owner Point 31st.

               32. (32) Matt DiBenedetto, Ford, Charter Team – 2017 Owner Point 32nd.

               33. (38) David Ragan, Ford, Charter Team – 2017 Owner Point 33rd.

               34. (15) Reed Sorenson, Chevrolet, Charter Team – 2017 Owner Point 34th.

               35. (83) * Corey LaJoie #, Toyota, Open Team – 2017 Owner Point 35th.

               36. (23) Gray Gaulding #, Toyota, Charter Team – 2017 Owner Point 36th.

               37. (33) Jeffrey Earnhardt, Chevrolet, Charter Team – 2017 Owner Point 39th.

               38. (51) * Timmy Hill(i), Chevrolet, Open Team – 2017 Owner Point 40th.

               39. (55) * Derrike Cope, Toyota, Open Team – 2017 Owner Point 41st.

 

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NASCAR Cup Series 2017 Top 16 at Bristol

The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series 2017 Top 16 at Bristol Motor Speedway

Rank Driver Races Poles Wins Top Fives Top 10s DNFs Average Finish Driver Rating  
 
1 Kyle Larson 6 0 0 0 2 1 21.5 87.4  
2 Chase Elliott 2 0 0 1 1 0 9.5 94.9  
3 Martin Truex Jr 22 0 0 2 2 2 20.9 82.0  
4 Brad Keselowski 14 0 2 4 5 0 15.9 91.5  
5 Joey Logano 16 1 2 3 6 1 17.6 85.8  
6 Ryan Blaney 3 0 0 0 0 0 22.7 79.0  
7 Kyle Busch 23 1 5 8 13 3 14.3 100.5  
8 Jamie McMurray 28 0 0 3 11 1 16.5 80.1  
9 Clint Bowyer 22 0 0 6 10 2 15.7 79.6  
10 Kevin Harvick 32 1 2 11 15 3 13.9 95.7  
11 Jimmie Johnson 30 1 1 10 17 1 14.2 91.6  
12 Trevor Bayne 5 0 0 1 1 0 18.8 64.7  
13 Ryan Newman 30 3 0 2 16 3 16.4 85.6  
15 Kurt Busch 32 1 5 9 16 3 14.8 93.1  
16 Denny Hamlin 22 3 1 6 10 2 16.2 90.2  

* – Based on last 24 races at Bristol Motor Speedway (2005 – 2016).

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2017 Stage Winners / Drivers with Playoff Points

2017 Stage Winners / Drivers with Playoff Points

Track Stage 1 Winner Stage 2 Winner Race Winner   Playoff Pts. Following Race #7
Daytona Kyle Busch Kevin Harvick Kurt Busch   Drivers Playoff Points
Atlanta Kevin Harvick Kevin Harvick Brad Keselowski   Brad Keselowski 10
Las Vegas Martin Truex Jr. Martin Truex Jr. Martin Truex Jr.   Martin Truex Jr. 9
Phoenix Joey Logano Chase Elliott Ryan Newman   Kyle Larson 6
Auto Club Kyle Larson Martin Truex Jr. Kyle Larson   Ryan Newman 5
Martinsville Martin Truex Jr. Chase Elliott Brad Keselowski   Kurt Busch 5
Texas Ryan Blaney Ryan Blaney Jimmie Johnson   Jimmie Johnson 5
Bristol   Kevin Harvick 3
Richmond         Chase Elliott 2
Talladega   Ryan Blaney 2
          Joey Logano 1
          Kyle Busch 1

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2017 Stage 1 And 2 Points / 2017 MENCS Playoff Grid Outlook

2017 Stage 1 And 2 Points

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series

 

Rank Drivers Stage 1 Pts Stage 2 Pts Combined
1 Kyle Larson 45 42 87
2 Chase Elliott 35 50 85
3 Brad Keselowski 44 38 82
4 Martin Truex Jr. 45 28 73
5 Ryan Blaney 36 25 61
6 Kyle Busch 33 21 54
7 Jamie McMurray 30 21 51
8 Kevin Harvick 26 25 51
9 Joey Logano 22 18 40
10 Jimmie Johnson 13 24 37
11 Clint Bowyer 10 13 23
12 Denny Hamlin 16 4 20
13 Dale Earnhardt Jr. 8 11 19
14 Erik Jones # 3 16 19
15 Ryan Newman 7 12 19
16 Kurt Busch 0 13 13
17 Austin Dillon 2 5 7
18 Danica Patrick 1 6 7
19 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. 7 0 7
20 Matt Kenseth 2 4 6
21 AJ Allmendinger 0 5 5
22 Trevor Bayne 0 3 3
23 Kasey Kahne 0 1 1

 

 

2017 MENCS Playoff Grid Outlook
Pos. Drivers Wins Playoff Points Points
1 Brad Keselowski 2 10 274
2 Martin Truex Jr. 1 9 275
3 Kyle Larson 1 6 315
4 Jimmie Johnson 1 5 190
5 Ryan Newman 1 5 163
6 Kurt Busch 1 5 151
7 Kevin Harvick 0 3 198
8 Chase Elliott 0 2 298
9 Ryan Blaney 0 2 224
10 Joey Logano 0 1 243
11 Kyle Busch 0 1 211
12 Jamie McMurray 0 0 209
13 Clint Bowyer 0 0 204
14 Trevor Bayne 0 0 164
15 Erik Jones 0 0 159
16 Denny Hamlin 0 0 151

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Milestones

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Milestones
Drivers Has Needs Milestones
Chris Buescher 49 1 Attempt to make his 50th MENCS career start (282nd all-time)
Jimmie Johnson 81 2 Tie Cale Yarborough for sixth on MENCS all-time wins list
Kyle Busch 38 1 Tie Tim Flock (39) for 18th on all-time MENCS wins list
Matt Kenseth 38 1 Tie Tim Flock (39) for 18th on all-time MENCS wins list
Kevin Harvick 35 2 Tie Bobby Isaac (37) for 21st on MENCS all-time wins list
Kurt Busch 29 3 Tie Dale Jarrett (32) for 24th on all-time MENCS wins list
Denny Hamlin 29 3 Tie Dale Jarrett (32) for 24th on all-time MENCS wins list
Brad Keselowski 23 2 Tie Joe Weatherly, Jim Paschal (25) for 31st on all-time MENCS wins list
Ryan Newman 51 3 To tie Bill Elliott for eighth on the all-time MENCS poles list
Jimmie Johnson 35 1 Tie Rusty Wallace and Rex White for 17th on all-time MENCS poles list
Kasey Kahne 27 1 Break the tie with Terry Labonte to become solely 25th on all-time MENCS poles list
Denny Hamlin 24 1 Break the tie with Alan Kulwicki to become solely 28th on all-time MENCS poles list
Kevin Harvick 48 1 Break the tie with Lee Petty and become solely 10th on all-time MENCS second-place finishes list
Jimmie Johnson 46 2 Tie Lee Petty and Kevin Harvick for 10th on all-time MENCS second-place finishes list
Matt Kenseth 29 1 Tie Ricky Rudd for 25th on all-time MENCS second-place finishes list
Kyle Busch 149 1 To become the 23rd driver to post 150 or more MENCS top-five finishes
Dale Earnhardt Jr 149 1 To become the 23rd driver to post 150 or more MENCS top-five finishes
Jimmie Johnson 331 1 Tie Lee Petty for 12th on the MENCS all-time top-10 finishes list
AJ Allmendinger 49 1 To post his 50th career MENCS top-10 finish
Kyle Busch 12,770 230 To become the 11th MENCS driver all-time to lead 13,000 or more laps
Kevin Harvick 10,660 340 To become 17th MENCS driver all-time to lead 11,000 or more laps
Kurt Busch 8,863 137 To become 20th MENCS driver all-time to lead 9,000 or more laps
Ryan Newman 4,711 289 To become 40th MENCS driver all-time to lead 5,000 or more laps
Joey Logano 3,930 70 To become the 52nd MENCS driver all-time to lead 4,000 or more laps
       
Track Specific Milestones
Drivers Has Needs Milestones
Kurt Busch 5 1 Break tie with Jeff Gordon, Kyle Busch to become solely fifth all-time on MENCS Bristol wins list and series most among active drivers
Kyle Busch 5 1 Break tie with Jeff Gordon, Kyle Busch to become solely fifth all-time on MENCS Bristol wins list and series most among active drivers
Jack Roush 11 1 Tie Roger Penske for the second-most MENCS wins all-time at Bristol
Rick Hendrick 10 1 Tie Jack Roush for the third-most MENCS wins all-time at Bristol
Joe Gibbs 9 1 Tie Rick Hendrick for the fourth-most MENCS wins all-time at Bristol
Richard Childress 9 1 Tie Rick Hendrick for the fourth-most MENCS wins all-time at Bristol

 

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BRISTOL-SPECIFIC STATISTICS

Statistical Advance: Analyzing the Food City 500

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (April 17, 2017) – Below is a look at some of the top statistical performers at Bristol Motor Speedway in Bristol, Tennessee going into the Food City 500 on April 23 at 2 p.m. ET on FOX, PRN and SiriusXM NASCAR radio.

 

BRISTOL-SPECIFIC STATISTICS

 

Kyle Busch (No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota Camry)

  • Five wins, eight top fives, 13 top 10s; one pole
  • Average finish of 14.261, third-best
  • Average Running Position of 13.750, sixth-best
  • Driver Rating of 100.5, second-best
  • 750 Fastest Laps Run, 11th-best
  • Average Green Flag Speed of 116.266, fifth-fastest
  • 7316 Laps in the Top 15 (63.5), seventh-most
  • 563 Quality Passes, ninth-most

 

Kurt Busch (No. 41 Stewart-Haas Racing Ford Fusion)

  • Five wins, nine top fives, 16 top 10s; one pole
  • Average finish of 16.250, 10th-best
  • Average Running Position of 13.296, fourth-best
  • Driver Rating of 93.1, fifth-best
  • 438 Fastest Laps Run, fourth-best
  • Average Green Flag Speed of 116.184, sixth-fastest
  • 8032 Laps in the Top 15 (66.8), fourth-most
  • 796 Quality Passes, series-most

 

Dale Earnhardt Jr (No. 88 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet SS)

  • One win, eight top fives, 16 top 10s
  • Average finish of 11.522, second-best
  • Average Running Position of 15.131, 10th-best
  • Driver Rating of 87.4, ninth-best
  • 272 Fastest Laps Run, 12th-best
  • Average Green Flag Speed of 116.102, ninth-fastest
  • 6615 Laps in the Top 15 (57.4), 10th-most
  • 588 Quality Passes, seventh-most

 

Chase Elliott (No. 24 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet SS)

  • One top five, one top 10
  • Average finish of 9.500, series-best
  • Average Running Position of 12.854, third-best
  • Driver Rating of 94.9, fourth-best
  • 36 Fastest Laps Run, 13th-best
  • Average Green Flag Speed of 116.387, second-fastest
  • 685 Laps in the Top 15 (68.5), second-most
  • 112 Quality Passes, 13th-most

 

Denny Hamlin (No. 11 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota Camry)

  • One win, six top fives, ten top 10s; three poles
  • Average finish of 16.182, ninth-best
  • Average Running Position of 15.083, ninth-best
  • Driver Rating of 90.2, eighth-best
  • 483 Fastest Laps Run, fifth-best
  • Average Green Flag Speed of 116.106, eighth-fastest
  • 6512 Laps in the Top 15 (59.1), ninth-most
  • 565 Quality Passes, eighth-most

 

Kevin Harvick (No. 4 Stewart-Haas Racing Ford Fusion)

  • Two wins, 11 top fives, 15 top 10s; one pole
  • Average finish of 15.417, sixth-best
  • Average Running Position of 12.179, second-best
  • Driver Rating of 95.7, third-best
  • 650 Fastest Laps Run, eighth-best
  • Average Green Flag Speed of 116.367, third-fastest
  • 8135 Laps in the Top 15 (67.6), third-most
  • 689 Quality Passes, fourth-most

 

Jimmie Johnson (No. 48 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet SS)

  • One win, ten top fives, 17 top 10s; one pole
  • Average finish of 14.667, fourth-best
  • Average Running Position of 13.480, fifth-best
  • Driver Rating of 91.6, sixth-best
  • 596 Fastest Laps Run, 10th-best
  • Average Green Flag Speed of 116.037, 11th-fastest
  • 8012 Laps in the Top 15 (66.6), fifth-most
  • 613 Quality Passes, sixth-most

 

Kasey Kahne (No. 5 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet SS)

  • One win, five top fives, ten top 10s; one pole
  • Average finish of 17.208, 11th-best
  • Average Running Position of 16.322, 12th-best
  • Driver Rating of 87.0, 11th-best
  • 494 Fastest Laps Run, third-best
  • Average Green Flag Speed of 115.998, 12th-fastest
  • 6751 Laps in the Top 15 (56.1), 12th-most
  • 770 Quality Passes, second-most

 

Matt Kenseth (No. 20 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota Camry)

  • Four wins, 13 top fives, 20 top 10s; two poles
  • Average finish of 14.708, fifth-best
  • Average Running Position of 11.401, series-best
  • Driver Rating of 100.9, series-best
  • 628 Fastest Laps Run, ninth-best
  • Average Green Flag Speed of 116.347, fourth-fastest
  • 9347 Laps in the Top 15 (77.7), series-most
  • 763 Quality Passes, third-most

 

Brad Keselowski (No. 2 Team Penske Ford Fusion

  • Two wins, four top fives, five top 10s
  • Average finish of 15.929, eighth-best
  • Average Running Position of 14.042, seventh-best
  • Driver Rating of 91.5, seventh-best
  • 242 Fastest Laps Run, sixth-best
  • Average Green Flag Speed of 116.102, 10th-fastest
  • 4419 Laps in the Top 15 (63.0), eighth-most
  • 543 Quality Passes, 10th-most

 

Kyle Larson (No. 42 Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet SS)

  • Two top 10s
  • Average finish of 21.500, 13th-best
  • Average Running Position of 16.311, 11th-best
  • Driver Rating of 87.4, 10th-best
  • 135 Fastest Laps Run, series-best
  • Average Green Flag Speed of 116.416, series-fastest
  • 1731 Laps in the Top 15 (57.4), 11th-most
  • 253 Quality Passes, 12th-most

 

Joey Logano (No. 22 Team Penske Ford Fusion)

  • Two wins, three top fives, six top 10s; one pole
  • Average finish of 17.563, 12th-best
  • Average Running Position of 17.800, 13th-best
  • Driver Rating of 85.8, 12th-best
  • 250 Fastest Laps Run, second-best
  • Average Green Flag Speed of 116.133, seventh-fastest
  • 4066 Laps in the Top 15 (50.7), 13th-most
  • 487 Quality Passes, 11th-most

 

Ryan Newman (No. 31 Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet SS)

  • Two top fives, 16 top 10s; three poles
  • Average finish of 15.875, seventh-best
  • Average Running Position of 15.078, eighth-best
  • Driver Rating of 85.6, 13th-best
  • 171 Fastest Laps Run, seventh-best
  • Average Green Flag Speed of 115.912, 13th-fastest
  • 7764 Laps in the Top 15 (64.6), sixth-most
  • 689 Quality Passes, fifth-most

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Bristol Motor Speedway: History

Bristol Motor Speedway:

History

  • Groundbreaking for Bristol International Speedway, as Bristol Motor Speedway was originally known, took place in 1960. The track was an exact half-mile.
  • First Monster Energy NASCAR Cup race was July 30, 1961; Jack Smith won the event (with relief from Johnny Allen).
  • All of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series races have been scheduled for 500 laps, except for both races in 1976 and the second in 1977, which were 400 laps.
  • In the fall of 1969, the track was reshaped and re-measured to .533-miles.
  • The name changed to Bristol International Raceway in 1978.
  • The first night race was held in the fall of 1978.
  • The surface was changed from asphalt to concrete in 1992.
  • The name changed to Bristol Motor Speedway in May 1996.
  • The track was resurfaced between races in 2007, and the turns were ground down in 2012 to eliminate part of the progressive banking.

Starts

  • There have been 112 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series races at Bristol Motor Speedway since the first race in 1961, two races each season.
  • 441 drivers have competed in at least one Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Bristol; 311 in more than one.
  • NASCAR Hall of Famer Richard Petty leads the series in starts at Bristol with 60. Matt Kenseth leads all active MENCS drivers with 34 starts.
  • Joey Logano leads all active MENCS drivers in average starting position at Bristol with a 7.760. 
  • Logano (7.760) and Chase Elliott (9.500) are the only two active drivers with an average starting position inside the top 10.

 

  • Ryan Newman leads the series among active drivers with the most Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series starts at Bristol without visiting Victory Lane at 30.
  • Paul Menard (19 starts) leads the series in starts with the fewest DNFs (0) at Bristol.
  • Thirty-three drivers have made their first series career start at Bristol Motor Speedway; but only one is currently active in the MENCS – AJ Allmendinger (03/25/2007).  

 

Poles

  • Fred Lorenzen won the inaugural Coors Light pole with a speed of 79.225 mph in a Ford.
  • 48 different drivers have poles at Bristol, led by Mark Martin and Cale Yarborough with nine each.  Denny Hamlin and Ryan Newman lead all active drivers with three each.
  • 10 different drivers have posted consecutive poles at Bristol Motor Speedway; Mark Martin is the only of the 10 to win four consecutive poles at Bristol: Fireball Roberts (swept 1962), Fred Lorenzen (swept 1963), Richard Petty (1967-’68), Bobby Allison (swept 1972), Cale Yarborough (swept 1973; swept 1977; swept 1980), Darrell Waltrip (swept 1981), Geoff Bodine (swept 1986), Mark Martin (swept 1995-1996– all four races; and swept 2009); Rusty Wallace (swept 1998), Jeff Gordon (swept 2002) and Denny Hamlin (fall 2013, spring 2014).
  • Youngest Bristol pole winner: Joey Logano (3/21/2010 – 19 years, 9 months, 25 days) – his first career series pole.
  • Oldest Bristol pole winner: Harry Gant (8/27/1994 – 54 years, 7 months, 17 days).
  • Seven different drivers have posted their first Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series career pole at Bristol. Joey Logano is the only active driver to win his first MENCS pole at Bristol (03/21/2010).

 

Wins

  • 42 different drivers have won at Bristol, led by Darrell Waltrip (12). Kurt Busch and Kyle Busch each have five wins, the most among active drivers.
  • 12 drivers have won consecutive MENCS races at Bristol led by Darrell Waltrip with seven consecutive victories from 1981-1984. The other 11 are Fred Lorenzen (1963-1964 sweep), David Pearson (1968 sweep), Bobby Allison (1972 sweep), Cale Yarborough did it twice (1974 sweep and four straight from 1976-1977), Richard Petty (1975 sweep), Dale Earnhardt also did twice (1985 sweep and 1987 sweep), Alan Kulwicki (1992 sweep), Rusty Wallace (2000 sweep), Kurt Busch (2003 sweep and 2004 spring race), Kyle Busch (2009 sweep) and Brad Keselowski (2011 fall-2012 spring).
  • Youngest Bristol winner: Kyle Busch (03/25/2007 – 21 years, 10 months, 23 days).
  • Oldest Bristol winner: Dale Earnhardt (08/28/1999 – 48 years, 3 months, 30 days).
  • Five drivers have posted their first Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series career win at Bristol Motor Speedway: Dale Earnhardt (04/01/1979), Rusty Wallace (04/06/1986), Ernie Irvan (03/25/1990), Elliott Sadler (03/25/2001) and Kurt Busch (03/24/2002).

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SCHEDULE

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series

Next Race: Food City 500

The Place: Bristol Motor Speedway

The Date: Sunday, April 23

The Time: 2 p.m. ET

TV: FOX, 2 p.m. ET

Radio: PRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio

Distance: 266.5 miles (500 laps); Stage 1 (Ends on lap 125),

Stage 2 (Ends on lap 250), Final Stage (Ends on lap 500)

 

NASCAR XFINITY Series

Next Race: Fitzgerald Glider Kits 300

The Place: Bristol Motor Speedway

The Date: Saturday, April 22

The Time: 1 p.m. ET

TV: FS1, 12 p.m. ET

Radio: PRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio

Distance: 159.9 miles (300 laps); Stage 1 (Ends on lap 85),

Stage 2 (Ends on lap 170), Final Stage (Ends on lap 300)

 

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series

Next Race: Toyota Tundra 250

The Place: Kansas Speedway

The Date: Friday, May 12

The Time: 8 p.m. ET

TV: FS1, 8:30 p.m. ET

Radio: MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio

Distance: 250.5 miles (167 laps); Stage 1 (Ends on lap 40), 

Stage 2 (Ends on lap 80), Final Stage (Ends on lap 167)

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NASCAR Cup Series Race – O’Reilly Auto Parts 500 Results

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Race – O’Reilly Auto Parts 500

Texas Motor Speedway

Fort Worth, Texas

Sunday, April 9, 2017

 

               1. (24) Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet, 334.

               2. (32) Kyle Larson, Chevrolet, 334.

               3. (4) Joey Logano, Ford, 334.

               4. (1) Kevin Harvick, Ford, 334.

               5. (37) Dale Earnhardt Jr., Chevrolet, 334.

               6. (5) Brad Keselowski, Ford, 334.

               7. (6) Jamie McMurray, Chevrolet, 334.

               8. (7) Martin Truex Jr., Toyota, 334.

               9. (33) Chase Elliott, Chevrolet, 334.

               10. (10) Kurt Busch, Ford, 334.

               11. (3) Clint Bowyer, Ford, 334.

               12. (2) Ryan Blaney, Ford, 334.

               13. (12) Trevor Bayne, Ford, 334.

               14. (11) Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Ford, 334.

               15. (34) Kyle Busch, Toyota, 334.

               16. (8) Matt Kenseth, Toyota, 334.

               17. (14) Ty Dillon #, Chevrolet, 334.

               18. (18) Aric Almirola, Ford, 334.

               19. (20) Daniel Suarez #, Toyota, 334.

               20. (16) AJ Allmendinger, Chevrolet, 334.

               21. (38) Chris Buescher, Chevrolet, 333.

               22. (36) Erik Jones #, Toyota, 333.

               23. (13) Michael McDowell, Chevrolet, 333.

               24. (19) Danica Patrick, Ford, 333.

               25. (17) Denny Hamlin, Toyota, 333.

               26. (9) Ryan Newman, Chevrolet, 332.

               27. (27) * JJ Yeley(i), Chevrolet, 330.

               28. (21) David Ragan, Ford, 329.

               29. (15) Landon Cassill, Ford, 329.

               30. (28) Cole Whitt, Chevrolet, 327.

               31. (26) Matt DiBenedetto, Ford, 327.

               32. (23) * Corey LaJoie #, Toyota, 326.

               33. (25) Austin Dillon, Chevrolet, 322.

               34. (29) Gray Gaulding #, Toyota, 322.

               35. (30) Reed Sorenson, Chevrolet, 319.

               36. (22) Paul Menard, Chevrolet, 314.

               37. (40) * Derrike Cope, Toyota, 313.

               38. (35) Kasey Kahne, Chevrolet, 303.

               39. (39) * Timmy Hill(i), Chevrolet, Engine, 104.

               40. (31) Jeffrey Earnhardt, Chevrolet, Accident, 9.

 

Average Speed of Race Winner:  147.137 mph.

Time of Race:  3 Hrs, 24 Mins, 18 Secs. Margin of Victory:  0.340 Seconds.

Caution Flags:  8 for 35 laps.

Lead Changes:  16 among 6 drivers.

Lap Leaders:   K. Harvick 1-15; R. Blaney 16-32; K. Harvick 33-36; R. Blaney 37-88; M. Truex Jr. 89-92; R. Blaney 93-125; M. Truex Jr. 126; R. Blaney 127-172; K. Harvick 173-219; B. Keselowski 220-223; J. Logano 224-228; M. Truex Jr. 229-272; J. Johnson 273; J. Logano 274-290; K. Harvick 291-301; J. Logano 302-317; J. Johnson 318-334.

Leaders Summary (Driver, Times Lead, Laps Led):  R. Blaney 4 times for 148 laps; K. Harvick 4 times for 77 laps; M. Truex Jr. 3 times for 49 laps; J. Logano 3 times for 38 laps; J. Johnson 2 times for 18 laps; B. Keselowski 1 time for 4 laps.

Stage #1 Top Ten: 21,78,1,4,2,42,14,17,22,18

Stage #2 Top Ten: 21,48,1,42,24,41,4,2,88,78

 

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NASCAR XFINITY Series Race – My Bariatric Solutions 300 Results

NASCAR XFINITY Series Race – My Bariatric Solutions 300

Texas Motor Speedway

Fort Worth, Texas

Saturday, April 8, 2017

               1. (2) Erik Jones(i), Toyota, 200.

               2. (4) Ryan Blaney(i), Ford, 200.

               3. (14) Kevin Harvick(i), Ford, 200.

               4. (3) Austin Dillon(i), Chevrolet, 200.

               5. (6) Cole Custer #, Ford, 200.

               6. (8) Darrell Wallace Jr., Ford, 200.

               7. (5) William Byron #, Chevrolet, 200.

               8. (12) Ty Dillon(i), Chevrolet, 200.

               9. (19) Matt Tifft #, Toyota, 200.

               10. (10) Elliott Sadler, Chevrolet, 199.

               11. (9) Ryan Reed, Ford, 199.

               12. (15) Daniel Suarez(i), Toyota, 199.

               13. (20) Justin Allgaier, Chevrolet, 199.

               14. (16) Spencer Gallagher #, Chevrolet, 199.

               15. (13) Brandon Jones, Chevrolet, 199.

               16. (18) Blake Koch, Chevrolet, 198.

               17. (23) Dakoda Armstrong, Toyota, 198.

               18. (17) Ryan Sieg, Chevrolet, 198.

               19. (24) Brendan Gaughan, Chevrolet, 198.

               20. (34) Michael Annett, Chevrolet, 197.

               21. (28) Jeremy Clements, Chevrolet, 197.

               22. (27) JJ Yeley, Toyota, 197.

               23. (22) Ross Chastain, Chevrolet, 197.

               24. (38) David Starr, Chevrolet, 196.

               25. (29) Ray Black Jr., Chevrolet, 195.

               26. (35) Joey Gase, Chevrolet, 195.

               27. (30) BJ McLeod, Chevrolet, 194.

               28. (33) Alex Labbe, Chevrolet, 194.

               29. (21) Jeb Burton, Toyota, 192.

               30. (32) Garrett Smithley, Chevrolet, 188.

               31. (37) Timmy Hill, Chevrolet, 179.

               32. (7) Daniel Hemric #, Chevrolet, 172.

               33. (11) Tyler Reddick, Chevrolet, 148.

               34. (1) Joey Logano(i), Ford, Engine, 145.

               35. (36) Harrison Rhodes, Chevrolet, Clutch, 137.

               36. (40) Jeff Green, Chevrolet, Suspension, 114.

               37. (25) Brennan Poole, Chevrolet, Accident, 66.

               38. (26) Casey Mears, Ford, Rear Gear, 50.

               39. (39) Carl Long, Toyota, Steering, 24.

               40. (31) Jordan Anderson(i), Chevrolet, Electrical, 17.

Average Speed of Race Winner:  131.563 mph.

Time of Race:  02 Hrs, 16 Mins, 49 Secs. Margin of Victory:  0.512 Seconds.

Caution Flags:  6 for 31 laps.

Lead Changes:  11 among 7 drivers.

Lap Leaders:   J. Logano(i) 1-19; E. Jones(i) 20-48; W. Byron # 49-57; D. Suarez(i) 58-59; R. Blaney(i) 60-84; W. Byron # 85-92; E. Jones(i) 93-130; R. Blaney(i) 131-148; D. Wallace Jr. 149; B. Jones 150-154; D. Suarez(i) 155; E. Jones(i) 156-200.

Leaders Summary (Driver, Times Lead, Laps Led):  E. Jones(i) 3 times for 112 laps; R. Blaney(i) 2 times for 43 laps; J. Logano(i) 1 time for 19 laps; W. Byron # 2 times for 17 laps; B. Jones 1 time for 5 laps; D. Suarez(i) 2 times for 3 laps; D. Wallace Jr. 1 time for 1 lap.

Stage #1 Top Ten: 20,22,12,9,16,18,6,42,2,41

Stage #2 Top Ten: 9,1,16,7,33,20,39,11,62,6

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