Friday, 20 July, 2018

Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway moved up on Sunday

Rain postpones Food City 500 until Monday Persistent rain at Bristol Motor Speedway forced the postponement of the remainder of the Food City 500 until
Kristopher Love | 14 April, 2018, 23:00

BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) - Second-year Cup Series driver Erik Jones may be on the verge of a getting a breakthrough win at Bristol Motor Speedway on Sunday. The green flag for the race was previously scheduled to wave at 2:13 p.m./et, but NASCAR bumped it back an hour to 1:13 p.m./et due to the threat of rain on Sunday.

"He always told everybody, 'If you think I'm good, wait for my younger brother, ' so I'm glad I'm living up to those expectations", Kyle said.

The MENCS regulars will qualify for the Bush Beans Pole Award late Friday afternoon and then look to dial in their cars with a practice session tomorrow morning, followed by qualifying for the Xfinity series and the 1:00pm running of the FItzgerald Glider Kits 300 race.

"If I am going to get beat by somebody if I don't hit a flawless lap I would rather it be my little brother", Kurt Busch said.

The Busch brothers are no strangers to success at Bristol Motor Speedway.

But Kurt Busch said they do communicate now.

"It's good to come back to a place where your team is fast, where you're comfortable and the auto unloads good", Jones said. Any little miss and you know you're not going to get the pole because there's no time to gain it back. "We got a little bit tight there in the final round but was able to still maintain a quick enough speed in order to beat Kurt out". "Just a little bit, but we're doing alright here this weekend".

Kyle Busch owns 20 victories across NASCAR's top three divisions.

Five drivers led laps and all five finished in the top 10: Joey Logano (176 laps, first place), Denny Hamlin (54 laps, third place), Brad Keselowski (four laps, sixth place), Carl Edwards (74 laps, seventh place), and Kyle Busch (192 laps, eighth place).

In the end, Ford placed seven cars in the top 10, including Team Penske's three entries.

Gragson, driver of the No. 54 Switch Toyota, ran a top lap of 15.159 at 126.578 miles per hour. Harvick went to a backup vehicle.