The legendary Bristol Motor Speedway hosts Around eight of the NASCAR Dragon Energy Cup Series season.
A seven-time winner at the track, championship leader Kyle Busch is a safe wager.
The 2019 NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series season makes its way to a different historical track. Bristol Motor Speedway, TN, hosts the eight round of the championship. With seven wins in half-mile monitor, defending race winner Kyle Busch and championship leader 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 (Internet radio)
What’s At Stake?
With four winners through the first six races, securing victory means an almost place in the postseason. Stage points are also significant, along with the mythical bullring could provide some unexpected outcomes.
Brad Keselowski scored his second win of the season after having a showing at Martinsville. The 2012 winner scored successes in 2012 and 2011, but has not won at Bristol since then. Can he take on the momentum to change that?
Kevin Harvick is currently third in the standings but has yet to win a race this year. The 2015 champion has two wins in 30 races in the track, but his form has improved with seven consecutive top 10 finishes. Bristol might not be the most likely place for Harvick’s first win of this year, but the bullring always has a surprise or two in store.
Don’t rely Kurt Busch out. The elder Busch brother is second among active drivers with five wins in the bullring. The 2004 champion is also the latest winner in the track, with ensured an unexpected victory past summer.
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With seven wins at Bristol, together with all those coming at the spring race, championship leader Kyle Busch is the obvious favorite. After a solid start to the season, the driver of the #18 Joe Gibbs Racing car has yet to finish outside the top 10 through six races. Busch has two race wins and a series-leading four stage victories to his name.
Joey Logano heads a three dimensional tie to the next most wins at the track among active drivers. The reigning Monster Energy Cup Series champion has two wins in the monitor, his most recent victory being back-to-back wins at the summer race back in 2014 and 2015. Logano has seven top 10 finishes in the last 10 races in Bristol, and although the #22 may not be the most dominant driver in the track, he still figures one of the favorites.