It’s Bristol Baby! Food City 500 at Bristol Preview

Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway Preview

Date- March 18th, 2012

Location- Bristol, TN

Start Time- 1:13 PM EST

Distance- 500 Laps, 266.5 Miles

Track Distance- Short Track 0.533 Miles

Broadcast TV- FOX

Broadcast Radio- PRN

Weather Forecast

High- 73 F Low- 51 F

Chance of Rain- 40%

Scattered Thunder Storms

Past Race Winners

2011- Kyle Busch

2010- Jimmie Johnson

2009- Kyle Busch

2008- Jeff Burton

2007- Kyle Busch

Notables yet to win Spring Race at Track

Tony Stewart (3-Time Champion)

Greg Biffle (Roush-Fenway hasn’t won spring race since 2004)

Matt Kenseth (Roush-Fenway hasn’t won spring race since 2004)

Carl Edwards (Roush-Fenway hasn’t won spring race since 2004)

Dale Earnhardt Jr.

Ryan Newman (SHR has no wins)

Kasey Kahne

Aric Almirola (RPM has no wins)

Marcos Ambrose (RPM has no wins)

A.J Allmendinger


News & Notes

Kyle Busch looks to win 2 straight spring race

Kurt Busch looks to win 5th spring race

Jimmie Johnson keeps Knaus on pit box after appeal was withheld and appealed again

Since new configuration at Bristol we haven’t seen a wreck-fest, will that be the case this weekend?

Dale Earnhardt Jr. continues to attempt to get back to Victory Lane, last visit to victory lane was 132 races ago in Michigan last year in the Bristol Spring Race Earnhardt Jr. finished 11th

Brian Vickers makes first appearance of the season in the No.55 Aaron’s Dream Machine for Michael Waltrip Racing

My Fantasy Racing Picks

Group A- Kyle Busch, Jimmie Johnson

Group B- Jeff Burton, Kurt Busch, Joey Logano, Dale Earnhardt Jr.

Group C- Bobby Labonte, Brian Vickers

Event Schedule

Friday March 16th, 2012

Cup Practice 12:00 PM EST Televised on SPEED

Qualifying 3:30 PM EST Televised on SPEED

Saturday March, 17th, 2012

Practice 9:30 AM EST Televised on SPEED

Practice 12:00 PM EST Televised on SPEED

Sunday March, 18th, 2012

12:30 Food City 500 at Bristol Televised on FOX

Next Race

Auto Club 400 @ Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, CA

Entry List @ Bristol Motor Speedway







1 Jamie McMurray Joplin, MO Chevrolet McDonald’s Teresa Earnhardt
2 Brad Keselowski Rochester Hills, MI Dodge Miller Lite Roger Penske
5 Kasey Kahne Enumclaw, WA Chevrolet Farmers Insurance Linda Hendrick
7 Robby Gordon Orange, CA Dodge Speed Energy Robby Gordon
9 Marcos Ambrose Launceston, Tasmania Ford Mac Tools Richard Petty
10 David Reutimann Zephyrhills, FL Chevrolet Tommy Baldwin Racing Tommy Baldwin
11 Denny Hamlin Chesterfield, VA Toyota FedEx Ground J D Gibbs
13 Casey Mears Bakersfield, CA Ford GEICO Bob Germain
14 Tony Stewart Rushville, IN Chevrolet Office Depot / Mobil 1 Margaret Haas
15 Clint Bowyer Emporia, KS Toyota 5-hour Energy Rob Kauffman
16 Greg Biffle Vancouver, WA Ford 3M / 811 Jack Roush
17 Matt Kenseth Cambridge, WI Ford Best Buy John Henry
18 Kyle Busch Las Vegas, NV Toyota Wrigley Joe Gibbs
20 Joey Logano Middletown, CT Toyota The Home Depot Joe Gibbs
22 A.J.   Allmendinger Los Gatos, CA Dodge Shell / Pennzoil Walter Czarnecki
23 Scott Riggs Bahama, NC Chevrolet North Texas Pipe Robert Richardson
24 Jeff Gordon Pittsboro, IN Chevrolet Drive to End Hunger Rick Hendrick
26 Josh Wise* Riverside, CA Ford Morristown Driver’s Service Jerry Freeze
27 Paul Menard Eau Claire, WI Chevrolet Moen / Menards Richard Childress
29 Kevin Harvick Bakersfield, CA Chevrolet Budweiser Richard Childress
30 David Stremme South Bend, IN Toyota Inception Motorsports Kevin Buckler
31 Jeff Burton South Boston, VA Chevrolet BB&T Richard Childress
32 Ken Schrader Fenton, MO Ford FAS Lane Racing Jack Roush
33 Brendan Gaughan Las Vegas, NV Chevrolet South Point Hotel & Casino Richard Childress
34 David Ragan Unadilla, GA Ford Front Row Motorsports Bob Jenkins
36 Dave Blaney Hartford, OH Chevrolet Seal Wrap / Widow Wax Allan Heinke
37 Timmy Hill* Port Tobacco, MD Ford Larry Gunselman
38 David Gilliland Riverside, CA Ford Taco Bell Brad Jenkins
39 Ryan Newman South Bend, IN Chevrolet Quicken Loans Tony Stewart
42 Juan Montoya Bogota, Colombia Chevrolet Target Chip Ganassi
43 Aric Almirola Tampa, FL Ford Charter Comm. Richard Petty
47 Bobby Labonte Corpus Christi, TX Toyota Clorox / Scott Products Tad Geschickter
48 Jimmie Johnson El Cajon, CA Chevrolet Lowe’s / Kobalt Tools Jeff Gordon
51 Kurt Busch Las Vegas, NV Chevrolet Phoenix Construction Services James Finch
55 Brian Vickers Thomasville, NC Toyota Aaron’s Dream Machine Bill Jenkins
56 Martin Truex Jr. Mayetta, NJ Toyota NAPA Auto Parts Michael Waltrip
74 Stacy Compton Grit, VA Chevrolet Turn One Racing Vickie Compton
78 Regan Smith Cato, NY Chevrolet Furniture Row / CSX “Play it Safe” Barney Visser
83 Landon Cassill Cedar Rapids, IA Toyota Burger King / Dr Pepper Thomas Ueberall
87 Joe Nemechek Lakeland, FL Toyota / Pellet & Wood Stoves Andrea Nemechek
88 Dale Earnhardt   Jr. Kannapolis, NC Chevrolet National Guard / Diet Mountain Dew Rick Hendrick
93 Travis Kvapil Janesville, WI Toyota Burger King / Dr Pepper Thomas Ueberall
98 Michael McDowell Phoenix, AZ Ford Curb Records Dusty Whitney
99 Carl Edwards Columbia, MO Ford Cheez-It Jack Roush
40 Tony Raines La Porte, IN Toyota Little Joes A
Michael Hillman
49 J.J. Yeley Phoenix, AZ Toyota America Israel Racing Jay Robinson






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