For pure racing in the 3,500-pound NASCAR Cup cars, nothing beats what we’ve seen in recent months on the short tracks
Once again during Sunday’s Food City 500, Kyle Busch was the most entertaining driver on the track. His eighth win at the “World’s Fastest Half-Mile” — in which he beat older brother Kurt for the victory — came with its own set of challenges.
After winning his eighth Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Bristol Motor Speedway, Kyle Busch gave a figurative tip of the hat to NASCAR legend Darrell Waltrip.
“It doesn’t matter who it is. You just try to get away from him. But when I saw him closing in on me, I was like, ‘I have to get away from him, I can’t lose to my brother.’ ”
Heading into Sunday’s Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway, drivers from Joe Gibbs Racing and Team Penske have won all seven Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series races this season.
Darrell Waltrip will drop the green flag and Bobby Allison will serve as grand marshal for Sunday’s Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway.
Chase Elliott, aka NASCAR’s Most Popular Driver, was NASCAR’s fastest driver Friday evening at Bristol Motor Speedway.
The Bristol Chapter of Speedway Children’s Charities is holding multiple fundraisers during Food City 500 race week, including your chance to turn laps around the “World’s Fastest Half-Mile.”
William Byron, the 21-year-old from Charlotte, N.C., who developed as a driver through iRacing, can be called the face of NASCAR’s computer generation.
Going into Sunday’s Food City 500, Kevin Harvick has 45 career wins, which puts him one ahead of NASCAR Hall of Famer Bill Elliott on the sport’s all-time wins list. Two of those wins have come at Bristol.
The 59th running of the Food City 500 is scheduled for Sunday, April 7 at Bristol Motor Speedway and the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race caps a week of big events.
“We had a super-fast car, and that’s why we won. I missed pit road under green, that cost three or four seconds as well. We tried every way that we could to give it away. We just found a way to do it.”
Brad Keselowski gave Team Penske and the new Ford Mustang its third victory through the first six Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series races of the season on Sunday.
Kyle Busch tied Richard Petty’s record with his 200th career victory in NASCAR on Sunday, using an impressive late surge through the field following a speeding penalty to win at Auto Club Speedway.
Kyle Busch scored his 199th NASCAR national event victory Sunday at ISM Raceway, drawing the inevitable comparisons to Richard Petty’s 200 Cup Series wins.