The Bristol Motor Speedway hosts Around eight of the NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series season.
A winner in the track is a safe bet.
The 2019 NASCAR Dragon Energy Cup Series season makes its way to another historical track. Bristol Motor Speedway, TN, hosts the eight round of the tournament. With seven wins at half-mile track, championship leader and defending race winner Kyle Busch is the favorite.
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Where: Bristol Motor Speedway in Bristol, TN
When: Sunday, April 7th at 2:00 PM EST
How: Fox Sports 1 (TV) | Performance Racing Network (Web radio)
What Is At Stake?
With four winners throughout the first six races, securing victory at Bristol signifies an almost guaranteed place in the postseason. Stage points can also be important, along with the legendary bullring could provide some unforeseen results.
Brad Keselowski scored his second win of the year following a showing at Martinsville. Victories were scored by the 2012 winner in 2012 and 2011, but has not won at Bristol since then. Can he carry on the momentum?
Kevin Harvick is currently third in the standings but has yet to win a race this year. The 2015 winner has two wins in 30 races at the track, but his form has improved with seven consecutive top 10 finishes. Bristol might not be the most likely spot for Harvick’s first win of this year, however, the bullring always has a surprise or two in store.
Don’t count Kurt Busch out. The elder Busch brother is second among active drivers with five wins in the bullring. The 2004 winner is also the most recent winner at the track, having secured an unexpected victory last summer.
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Together with seven wins at Bristol, with five of those coming at the spring race, championship leader Kyle Busch is the obvious favorite. Following a strong start to the season, the driver of the #18 Joe Gibbs Racing car has yet to finish outside the top 10 throughout six races. Busch includes two race wins and a series-leading four point victories to his title.
Joey Logano heads a three-way tie for the next most wins at the track among active drivers. The reigning Monster Energy Cup Series winner has two wins in the monitor, his most recent victory being back-to-back wins in the summer race back in 2014 and 2015. Logano has seven top 10 finishes in the last ten races in Bristol, and although the #22 may be the most dominant driver in the track, he still figures one of the favorites.