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Apr 20
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Danica Patrick Rewrites Record Book At Bristol Motor Speedway

2015 NSCS Driver Danica Patrick (GoDaddy) - Photo Credit: Alex Trautwig/Getty Images BRISTOL – It took nearly eight hours start to finish, but Danica Patrick made NASCAR history Sunday at Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway. With her ninth place finish in the rain-delayed Food City 500 in Support of Steve Byrnes, Patrick eclipsed former female Cup Series driver Janet Guthrie for the most top-10s in the history of the sport’s highest level by a female competitor. Patrick had to work hard for her second top-10 finish of the season. Virtually all day and night. “I didn’t think this day was ever going to end,” Patrick said. “I’m proud of everybody for keeping their heads up and staying positive and these are the things that happen when you work together as a team. Just keep at it. We had ... FULL STORY »

Season-Best For Ricky Stenhouse Jr.

Ricky Stenhouse Jr., driver of the #17 Zest Ford, stands in the garage area during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series STP 400 at Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Kansas. - Photo Credit: Jerry Markland/Getty Images Even though Bristol doesn’t have characteristics common to any other race track, Ricky Stenhouse Jr.’s fourth-place finish—the first top five for Roush Fenway Racing this season—has to be an encouraging sign for an organization that has been floundering this year. ... FULL STORY »

Ailing Denny Hamlin Gives Erik Jones Unexpected Cup Experience At Bristol Motor Speedway

Denny Hamlin, driver of the #11 FedEx Freight Toyota - Photo Credit: Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images BRISTOL – The Food City 500 in Support of Steve Byrnes resumed Sunday afternoon after a nearly four-hour rain delay without driver Denny Hamlin. Hamlin complained of a neck spasm that occurred at the beginning of the race and ... FULL STORY »

Ryan Newman Fights For Top-Five Finish At Bristol Motor Speedway

2015 NSCS Driver Ryan Newman (Caterpillar) - Photo Credit: Jerry Markland/Getty Images BRISTOL – Awaiting a final appeal for allegations of tampering with their tires last month at Auto Club (Calif.) Speedway, Newman and the Richard Childress Racing continue to fight through the controversy with solid finishes on the racetrack. Their ... FULL STORY »

Brandon Jones Races Through the Field for Fifth-Place Finish at Bristol Motor Speedway

Brandon Jones BRISTOL, Tenn. (April 19, 2015) - Making his 2015 season debut in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East (NKNPSE), Brandon Jones entered this weekend's event at Bristol Motor Speedway looking to secure his second-career win in the MasterForce Chevrolet. ... FULL STORY »

Daniel Hemric Earns Eighth-Place Finish at Bristol Motor Speedway

Daniel Hemric BRISTOL, Tenn. (April 19, 2015) - After an impressive debut in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East (NKNPSE) two weeks ago at Greenville-Pickens Speedway, Daniel Hemric came into this weekend's event at Bristol Motor Speedway looking to close the deal ... FULL STORY »

Nick Drake Sees Chance For Top-Five Bristol Finish Slip Away

Nick Drake See-Saw Day In NASCAR K&N Pro Series East BRISTOL, Tenn. (April 18, 2015) – Nick Drake appeared to be headed for another great finish in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East on Saturday, as he made an early charge into ... FULL STORY »



2015 Food City 500 in Support of Steve Byrnes
Food City 500 In Support Of Steve Byrnes Driver Introductions Songs
Posted 04.19.15
BRISTOL, TENN. (April 19, 2015) - Bristol Motor Speedway secured its status long ago as one of the tracks with the most unique driver introductions, allowing the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series premiere stars to choose their introductory song. From Denny Hamlin’s “Teach Me How to Dougie” to drivers picking ...FULL STORY »
Daniel Suarez, driver of the #18 ARRIS Toyota, stands in the garage area during practice for the NASCAR XFINITY Series Drive To Stop Diabetes 300 at Bristol Motor Speedway on April 17, 2015 in Bristol, Tennessee. - Photo Credit: Sean Gardner/Getty Images
In Any Language, Daniel Suarez’s XFINITY Debut At Bristol Impressive
Posted 04.19.15
BRISTOL – No matter what languge you speak, Daniel Suarez’s runner-up finish in Saturday’s Drive To Stop Diabetes 300 can’t be overlooked. Of course, Joey Logano became the first NASCAR XFINITY Series driver to lead wire-to-wire at Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway, but in his mirror, he had a ...FULL STORY »
2015 Food City 500 in Support of Steve Byrnes
Statement from Jerry Caldwell, general manager, Bristol Motor Speedway, on today’s Food City 500
Posted 04.19.15
“The gates open at 9 a.m., and we’re looking forward to welcoming guests. We have a full day of activities in the works. With special appearances in the display area, the AutoTrader Pre-Race Concert with Old Crow Medicine Show and of course, our unrivaled driver introductions hosted by Bill Goldberg, ...FULL STORY »
2015 NXS Driver Elliott Sadler (OneMain Financial) - Photo Credit: Brian Lawdermilk/Getty Images
Elliott Sadler Brings Home Top-10 Finish at Bristol Motor Speedway
Posted 04.18.15
BRISTOL, Tenn. (April 18, 2015) – Roush Fenway Racing’s Elliott Sadler finished in 10th-place during Saturday’s NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS) race at Bristol Motor Speedway (BMS). Sadler qualified for the Drive to Stop Diabetes 300 on Saturday morning and started the race from the 12th position. Sadler took care of ...FULL STORY »
2015 NXS Driver Blake Koch - Photo Credit: Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images
Blake Koch Finishes 22nd in the Drive to Stop Diabetes 300
Posted 04.18.15
Blake Koch and the No. 8 LeafFilter Gutter Protection team thrashed during practice on Friday afternoon to shake down the Toyota Camry. Koch qualified 32nd for Saturday's race. Early into the race, Koch was quiet on the radio and was scored in the 30th position on lap 50. When a ...FULL STORY »
NASCAR Driver Mike Bliss - Photo Credit: Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images
Mike Bliss Finishes 20th in the Drive to Stop Diabetes 300
Posted 04.18.15
Mike Bliss started the 33rd Drive to Stop Diabetes 300 from the 25thposition. The No. 19 TriStar Motorsports Camry was experiencing loose conditions as Goodyear rubber began to build up on the .533 concrete track. Bliss maneuvered through the field two spots to 22nd, as the event's second caution fell ...FULL STORY »
2015 NXS Driver Blake Koch - Photo Credit: Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images
Cale Conley finishes 19th in the Drive to Stop Diabetes 300
Posted 04.18.15
Cale Conley and the No. 14 IAVA team unloaded at Bristol Motor Speedway with hopes of improving upon their last finish. Conley used his experience at this track to avoid contact throughout the race and bring home a 19th-place finish. Race day started out on a frustrating note after Conley ...FULL STORY »
2015 NXS Driver David Starr (Zachry) - Photo Credit: Lachian Cunningham/Getty Images
David Starr Finishes 18th in the Drive to Stop Diabetes 300
Posted 04.18.15
David Starr strapped into his No. 44 BYF / Zachry Toyota Camry Saturday afternoon and was ready to take the green flag from his 29th qualifying position. When the caution flag waved on lap 56, Starr was scored in the 24th position and came to pit road for four tires, ...FULL STORY »
Kyle Benjamin Wins The PittLite125 At Bristol Motor Speedway (Photo Credit: Matthew Bishop)
Kyle Benjamin Scores First K&N Pro Series Win
Posted 04.18.15
Three Different Winners As Many East Races This Year Bristol, Tenn. (April 18, 2015) – At 17 years old, making only his seventh K&N Pro Series East start, Kyle Benjamin, driver of the No. 27 Eibach Ford, raced side-by-side with William Byron, driver of the No. 9 Liberty University ...FULL STORY »


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