The Bristol Motor Speedway hosts round eight of Those NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series season.
A winner at the track, championship leader Kyle Busch is a safe wager.
The 2019 NASCAR Dragon Energy Cup Series season makes its way to a different track that is historic. Bristol Motor Speedway, TN, hosts the eight round of this championship. With seven wins at half-mile monitor, 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’s At Stake?
With four winners through the first six races, securing victory at Bristol signifies an almost spot in the postseason. Stage points can also be significant, along with the legendary bullring could provide some unforeseen results.
Brad Keselowski scored his second win of the season following a dominant showing at Martinsville. Back-to-back successes were scored by the 2012 champion in 2012 and 2011, but hasn’t 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 season. The 2015 champion has two wins in 30 races at the track, but his form has improved with seven consecutive top 10 finishes. Bristol may 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 count Kurt Busch out. The elder Busch brother is second among active drivers with five wins at the bullring. The 2004 winner is also the latest winner at the track, with secured an unexpected victory past summer.
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Together with seven wins at Bristol, with five of those coming in the spring race, championship leader Kyle Busch is the clear 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 includes two race wins and a series-leading four stage victories to his title.
Joey Logano heads a three dimensional tie to the third most wins in the trail among active drivers. The reigning Monster Energy Cup Series winner has two wins in the track, his latest victory being back-to-back wins at the summertime back in 2014 and 2015. Logano has seven top 10 finishes in the last ten races at Bristol, and even though the #22 might not be the most dominant driver in the monitor, he figures one of the favorites.
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