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Apr 25
Saturday

What Competition Meeting? (Team Penske)

Brad Keselowski, driver of the #2 Miller Lite Ford, and Joey Logano, driver of the #22 Autotrader Ford, sit on the apron after an on track incident during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway on April 19, 2015 in Bristol, Tennessee. - Photo Credit: Brian Lawdermilk/Getty Images On Lap 18 of last Sunday’s Food City 500 in Support of Steve Byrnes at Bristol Motor Speedway, Brad Keselowski spun exiting Turn 4 and collected Team Penske teammate Joey Logano. Given that both cars were wrecked early on and lost double-digit laps during repairs, the competition debriefing at the Penske shop following the race was probably a short one, right? How about non-existent? “We didn’t have one, because there was nothing to talk about,” Logano said on Friday at Richmond International Raceway. “I had a meeting with my team and we went over what went on through the weekend, but we didn’t talk much as a team because there wasn’t as much to go over after such a short run. “Everything ... FULL STORY »

Toyota Racing 2015 NSCS Food City 500 Post-Race Recaps

Toyota Racing Logo Matt Kenseth claimed the victory for Toyota in Sunday night's rain-delayed NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) race at Tennessee's Bristol Motor Speedway. The victory was the seventh for Toyota and fourth for Kenseth at the half-mile bullring, now the most for ... FULL STORY »

Kenseth breaks 51-race drought with win at rain-soaked Bristol

Matt Kenseth, driver of the #20 Dollar General Toyota, takes the checkered flag to win the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway on April 19, 2015 in Bristol, Tennessee. - Photo Credit: Sarah Glenn/Getty Images BRISTOL, Tenn.—In a race delayed and interrupted by rain, and ended in overtime, Matt Kenseth broke a drought of more than a year’s standing in Sunday’s Food City 500 in Support of Steve Byrnes at Bristol Motor Speedway. In a NASCAR ... FULL STORY »

Jimmie Johnson Leads Team Chevy with Runner-Up Finish at Bristol

Jeff Gordon, driver of the #24 3M Chevrolet, races Jimmie Johnson, driver of the #48 Lowe's Chevrolet, during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway on April 19, 2015 in Bristol, Tennessee. - Photo Credit: Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images Chevrolet SS Parade Features Eight Race Cars in Top 10 BRISTOL, Tenn. – April 19, 2015 – Jimmie Johnson led a parade of Chevrolets to the checkered with a second-place finish in his No. 48 Lowe’s Chevy SS in the Food City 500 in ... FULL STORY »

Team Chevy 2015 NSCS Food City 500 Post-Race Recaps

Team Chevy Logo JIMMIE JOHNSON, NO. 48 LOWE’S CHEVROLET SS – FINISHED 2ND WHAT A RESTART YOU HAD THERE AT THE END: “Yes, is was a wild night. But I just have to thank my crew for all their hard work. They burned the midnight oilon Friday night ... FULL STORY »

Ford Racing 2015 NSCS Food City 500 Post-Race Recaps

Ford Racing Logo BRAD KESELOWSKI – No. 2 Miller Lite Ford Fusion – WHAT DID YOU FEEL.  DID THE RAIN DROPS HAVE ANYTHING TO DO WITH IT?  “It’s been raining since we started the race.  It was just a really light sprinkle and ... FULL STORY »

2015 NSCS Food City 500 Race Results & Point Standings

Matt Kenseth, driver of the #20 Dollar General Toyota, leads a pack of cars during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway on April 19, 2015 in Bristol, Tennessee. - Photo Credit: Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images From the pole to victory lane, Matt Kenseth broke a 51-race winless streak Saturday night, as he held off Jimmie Johnson in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) Food City 500 in Support of Steve Byrnes and Stand Up to ... 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 »
Kyle Larson, driver of the #42 Target Chevrolet, stands in the garage area during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway in Bristol, Tennessee. - Photo Credit: Sean Gardner/Getty Images
2015 NSCS Food City 500 Q&A with Kyle Larson
Posted 04.18.15
KYLE LARSON, NO. 42 TARGET CHEVROLET SS, joined his good friend Rico Abreu to meet with members of the media at Bristol Motor Speedway.  Larson discussed his transition from sprint cars to stock cars, his relationship with Rico and many other topics.  YOU MADE THAT TRANSITION FROM SPRINT CARS TO STOCK ...FULL STORY »
Kurt Busch, driver of the #41 Haas Automation Chevrolet, stands in the garage area during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway in Bristol, Tennessee. - Photo Credit: Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images
2015 NSCS Food City 500 Final Practice Session Speeds
Posted 04.18.15
In Saturday's final NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) practice session at Bristol Motor Speedway (BMS), it was Kurt Busch - with a lap speed of 127.554 MPH - posting the fastest lap in the Food City 500 in Support of Steve Byrnes and Stand Up to Cancer practice. Kasey Kahne was second fastest ...FULL STORY »
Kasey Kahne, driver of the #5 Great Clips Chevrolet, stands on the grid during qualifying - Photo Credit: Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images
2015 NSCS Food City 500 Second Practice Session Speeds
Posted 04.18.15
The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) teams were up early Saturday morning and on track for their second Food City 500 in Support of Steve Byrnes and Stand Up to Cancer practice session at Bristol Motor Speedway. And, at the end of the session, it was Kasey Kahne - with ...FULL STORY »
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Toyota Racing 2015 NSCS Food City 500 Post-Qualifying Recaps
Posted 04.17.15
MATT KENSETH, No. 20 Dollar General Toyota Camry, Joe Gibbs Racing Starting Position:  1st How strong was the Camry in qualifying? "Our Dollar General Camry had some really good speed. Jason (Ratcliff, crew chief) and the guys made some really great adjustments. They had the very best for the last lap and we ...FULL STORY »
2015 NSCS Driver Landon Cassill - Photo Credit: Christian Petersen/Getty Images
Landon Cassill, Others Solid In Cup Qualifying At Bristol Motor Speedway
Posted 04.17.15
BRISTOL – Several drivers had noteworthy qualifying efforts in NASCAR Sprint Cup Series qualifying Friday afternoon in advance of Sunday’s Food City 500 at Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway. Landon Cassill in the No. 40 Hillman Smith Racing Chevrolet was able to capitalize on a solid performance in the first ...FULL STORY »
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Team Chevy 2015 NSCS Food City 500 Post-Qualifying Recaps
Posted 04.17.15
KEVIN HARVICK, NO. 4 JIMMY JOHN’S/BUDWEISER CHEVROLET SS – QUALIFIED 4TH ON HIS QUALIFYING EFFORT: “We just got really loose on entry into the corner.  We carried that through all three session.  Just kind of really had to guard against it all three runs.  All-in-all the Jimmy John’s team did a great ...FULL STORY »
Matt Kenseth, driver of the #20 Dollar General Toyota, stands on the grid during qualifying for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway on April 17, 2015 in Bristol, Tennessee. - Photo Credit: Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images
2015 NSCS Food City 500 Starting Lineup
Posted 04.17.15
Matt Kenseth, with a qualifying lap speed of 128.632 MPH, captured the pole Friday for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) Food City 500 in Support of Steve Byrnes and Stand Up to Cancer, which will be held on Sunday at Bristol Motor Speedway (BMS). This was Kenseth's first series pole ...FULL STORY »
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Ford Racing 2015 NSCS Food City 500 Post-Qualifying Recaps
Posted 04.17.15
GREG BIFFLE – No. 16 Ortho Ford Fusion – YOU SPUN ON YOUR FIRST QUALIFYING RUN AND THEN HAD TO GO BACK OUT ON SCUFFED TIRES.  HOW BIG OF A HANDICAP WAS THAT?  “It was a pretty big handicap.  The track just changed quite a bit.  We made a change ...FULL STORY »


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