The legendary Bristol Motor Speedway hosts Around eight of Those NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series season.
A winner in the track is a safe wager.
The 2019 NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series season makes its way into a different track that is historical. Bristol Motor Speedway, TN, hosts the eight round of this championship. With seven wins in track, defending race winner Kyle Busch and championship leader is the early 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 throughout the first six races, securing success at Bristol means an almost guaranteed place in the postseason. Stage points can also be significant, along with the legendary bullring could deliver some unforeseen results.
Brad Keselowski scored his second win of the year after having a showing at Martinsville. Victories were scored by the 2012 champion in 2012 and 2011, but has not won at Bristol since then. Can he take 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 may 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.
Do not count 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 at the track, with ensured an unexpected victory last summer.
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Together with seven wins at Bristol, with all those coming at the spring race, championship leader Kyle Busch is the obvious favorite. After 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 name.
Joey Logano heads a three-way tie for the third most wins in the trail among active drivers. The reigning Monster Energy Cup Series champion has two wins at the track, his latest 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 at the monitor, he figures one of the favorites.
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