2019 Food City 500: Predictions and Odds – Bristol Motor Speedway
The legendary Bristol Motor Speedway hosts round eight of the NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series season.
A seven-time winner at the track is a safe bet.
The 2019 NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series season makes its way into a different track. Bristol Motor Speedway, TN, hosts the eight round of the tournament. With seven wins in monitor, defending race winner Kyle Busch and championship leader is the favorite.
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What’s Food City 500
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 unique winners through the first six races, securing success signifies an almost guaranteed place in the postseason. Stage points can also be important, along with the legendary bullring could deliver some unforeseen outcomes.
Brad Keselowski scored his second win of the season after having a showing at Martinsville. The 2012 winner scored back-to-back victories in 2012 and 2011, but has not won at Bristol since then. Can he carry on the momentum?
Kevin Harvick is now third in the standings but has yet to win a race this season. The 2015 winner has two wins in 30 races at the track, but his form has improved with seven consecutive top 10 finishes. Bristol might not be the most likely spot for Harvick’s first win of this year, but the bullring always has a surprise or two in store.
Do not count out Kurt Busch. The elder Busch brother is second among active drivers with five wins at the bullring. The 2004 winner is also the most recent winner in the track, with ensured an unexpected victory past summer.
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Together with seven wins at Bristol, together 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 through six races. Busch includes two race wins and a series-leading four stage victories to his name.
Joey Logano heads a three-way tie to the third most wins at the track among active drivers. The reigning Monster Energy Cup Series winner has two wins in the monitor, 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 not be the most dominant driver in the track, he still figures one of the favorites.