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Articles tagged ‘Food City 500’

Apr 17
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2015 NSCS Food City 500 Q&A with Jimmie Johnson

Jimmie Johnson, driver of the #48 Lowe's Chevrolet, stands on top of a hauler prior to practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway on April 17, 2015 in Bristol, Tennessee. - Photo Credit: Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images JIMMIE JOHNSON, NO. 48 LOWE’S CHEVROLET SS, met with members of the media at Bristol Motor Speedway and discussed the addition of the SAFER Barriers and how it has affected the track, his history of racing success at Bristol, the effect of crashes on a driver and many other topics.  TALK ABOUT YOUR SEASON SO FAR AND NOW COMING TO A SHORT TRACK AT BRISTOL AND YOUR THOUGHTS AND COMING INTO THIS RACE ON THE HEELS OF A VICTORY: “It’s always great to come back to the race track after a win.  When I look back on the season I think that our 1.5-mile and restrictor plate programs at the bigger tracks we were very competitive and very proud of where we ... FULL STORY »

2015 NSCS Food City 500 Q&A with Matt Kenseth

2015 NSCS Driver Matt Kenseth (Dollar General) - Photo Credit: Justin Edmonds/Getty Images MATT KENSETH, No. 20 Dollar General Toyota Camry, Joe Gibbs Racing How has this track changed in recent years? "It's changed a lot over the years. It should be a little bit different with the spring race being later, although the forecast ... FULL STORY »

2015 NSCS Food City 500 First Practice Session Speeds

2015 NSCS Driver Kasey Kahne (Great Clips) -Photo Credit: Ronald Martinez/Getty Images Kasey Kahne, on Friday - with a lap speed of 128.168 MPH - was the quickest during the first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) practice session for Sunday's Food City 500 in Support of Steve Byrnes and Stand Up to ... FULL STORY »

2015 NSCS Food City 500 Q&A with Todd Parrott

NASCAR Crew Chief Todd Parrott - Photo Credit: Geoff Burke/Getty Images TODD PARROTT, INTERIM CREW CHIEF FOR THE NO. 31 CATERPILLAR CHEVROLET SS, met with members of the media to discuss his challenge filling in as crew chief of the No. 31. Full Transcript: WHAT IS THE CHALLENGE LIKE?  “Well I’m sure I ... FULL STORY »

Sports, Fans Honor Long-Time FOX Sports Broadcaster Byrnes This Weekend in Bristol

2015 Food City 500 in Support of Steve Byrnes NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Race a Vehicle for Supporting Byrnes, Others Battling Cancer Charlotte, N.C. -- Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race from Bristol Motor Speedway -- the FOOD CITY 500 IN SUPPORT OF STEVE BYRNES AND STAND UP TO CANCER -- ... FULL STORY »

Roush revival: Roush Fenway Racing heads to Bristol ready to turn season around

Roush Fenway Racing Logo One of the most storied organizations in auto racing, Roush Fenway Racing boasts two championships and 135 wins in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. Recently, RFR has hit some rough roads. The Concord, North Carolina-based team has failed to win a ... FULL STORY »

Tony Stewart – More Feast, Less Famine

2015 NSCS Driver Tony Stewart - Photo Credit: Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images KANNAPOLIS, N.C., (April 16, 2015) – In his 30 career NASCAR Sprint Cup Series starts at Bristol Motor Speedway dating back to 1999, Tony Stewart has endured a feast-or-famine existence at the half-mile, high-banked oval in eastern Tennessee. The feasting has ... FULL STORY »



2015 NSCS Driver Kyle Busch - Photo Credit: Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images
(April) 2015 NSCS Q&A with Injured Driver Kyle Busch
Posted 04.15.15
KYLE BUSCH, No. 18 M&M's Crispy Toyota Camry, Joe Gibbs Racing "As all of you are aware, this is obviously the first time for me speaking publicly about my accident in Daytona in the NASCAR XFINITY Series race, so thank you all for coming here today to Joe Gibbs Racing to ...FULL STORY »
NSCS/Chip Ganassi Racing Drivers Jamie McMurray (McDonalds) abd Kyle Larson (Target) - Photo Credit: Jeff Curry/Getty Images
Jamie McMurray, Kyle Larson 2015 NSCS Food City 500 Race Previews
Posted 04.15.15
Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates Advance Notes RACE SETUP Race: Food City 500 In Support Of Steve Byrnes and Stand Up To Cancer #FoodCity500 Track: Bristol Motor Speedway (0.5 mile oval) @BMSupdates Drivers: @jamiemcmurray, @KyleLarsonRacin Cars: No. 1 McDonald’s Chevrolet SS, No. 42 Target Chevrolet SS Television: FOX (1 p.m. ET) Social: @CGRnascar #TeamGanassi #TeamTarget #TeamMcD I BET ...FULL STORY »
2015 NSCS Michael Annett (Pilot/Flying J) - Photo Credit: : Rainier Ehrhardt/Getty Images
Michael Annett 2015 NSCS Food City 500 Race Preview
Posted 04.15.15
Michael Annett No. 46 Pilot Flying J Chevrolet Bristol Motor Speedway Food City 500 | April 15, 2015 Back to the Short Track...Michael Annett and his No. 46 Pilot Flying J team will compete at Bristol Motor Speedway in Tennessee this Sunday, the second short track race of the 2015 NASCAR ...FULL STORY »
NSCS Driver Justin Allgaier (HScott Motorsports) - Photo Credit: Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images
Justin Allgaier 2015 NSCS Food City 500 Race Preview
Posted 04.15.15
Justin Allgaier No. 51 Auto-Owners Insurance Chevrolet Bristol Motor Speedway Food City 500 in Support of Steve Byrnes | April 19, 2015 Welcome Back Auto-Owners Insurance...Auto-Owners Insurance returns to Allgaier's No. 51 Chevy this weekend for their second season, and first 2015 race, with HScott Motorsports. The Tennessee-based Griffin Insurance Agency ...FULL STORY »
2015 NSCS Driver Danica Patrick (GoDaddy) - Photo Credit: Alex Trautwig/Getty Images
Danica Patrick – ‘This Girl is on Fire’
Posted 04.15.15
KANNAPOLIS, N.C. (April 15, 2015) – The 14-time Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Alicia Keys co-wrote the song “Girl on Fire” for her fifth studio album in 2012. The powerful song climbed the Billboard charts and received critical acclaim as an anthem brimming with self-confidence and empowerment. As the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series ...FULL STORY »
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Chevrolet SS Drivers Ready to Take on the ‘World’s Fastest Half-Mile’
Posted 04.15.15
Bristol Motor Speedway Brings Short Track Action and Drama DETROIT - (April 15, 2015) – The next stop on the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series tour is Bristol Motor Speedway (BMS).  Dubbed the ‘World’s Fastest Half-Mile’ the coliseum-shaped venue is well-known for high banks, fast lap times, cramped racing conditions and hot tempers. This ...FULL STORY »
2015 NSCS Driver Brett Moffitt (Aaron's) - Photo Credit: Jerry Markland/Getty Images
Brett Moffitt 2015 NSCS Food City 500 Race Preview
Posted 04.15.15
CORNELIUS, N.C. — No. 55 Aaron’s Dream Machine driver Brett Moffitt gets a rare opportunity to race on a familiar track this weekend when the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series visits the high-banked, half-mile Bristol Motor Speedway. In his 14 career Sprint Cup starts, Moffitt has made only two return visits to ...FULL STORY »
NSCS Driver David Gilliland - Photo Credit: Christian Petersen/Getty Images
David Gilliland 2015 NSCS Food City 500 Race Preview
Posted 04.15.15
David Gilliland | No. 38 MDS Transport Ford "Bristol is my favorite racetrack, so I always look forward to it. Over the years, the groove has changed, and it changes where you want to run. With them grinding the track and everything else they've done to it, the top has got ...FULL STORY »
2015 NSCS Cole Whitt (Front Row Motorsports)
Cole Whitt 2015 NSCS Food City 500 Race Preview
Posted 04.15.15
Cole Whitt | No. 35 Tweaker Energy Shot Ford "Bristol is always challenging because it's really easy to lose your cool there. It can test your patience. Especially when you're all running single-file, and you come up on a car that's a little slower than you but you can't do anything ...FULL STORY »


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