The cream rose to the top at Bristol Motor Speedway over the past decade. Of the 10 most recent Food City 500s, seven were won by NASCAR Cup Series champions.
Rusty Wallace welcomed a new century of racing at Bristol Motor Speedway with a milestone victory in the 2000 Food City 500.
It’s the second longest race sponsorship in NASCAR with the Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway starting in 1992. The Bristol spring race was originally known as the Southeastern 500 and was later sponsored by Valleydale Meats.
Beginning Monday on Facebook and Twitter, “Spring Race Madness” will present eight of the most iconic moments in the history of the Food City 500 and allow fans to vote in a bracket-style competition.
The wait is almost over for NASCAR fans. The engines roar to life Sunday with qualifying for the Daytona 500 at noon, followed by the Busch Clash at 3 p.m.
Sunday’s Food City 500 all seemed perfect with plenty of hard-nosed, side-by-side racing and passes for the lead as well as ideal weather conditions. What was missing were the fans.
Once again during Sunday’s Food City 500, Kyle Busch was the most entertaining driver on the track. His eighth win at the “World’s Fastest Half-Mile” — in which he beat older brother Kurt for the victory — came with its own set of challenges.
After winning his eighth Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Bristol Motor Speedway, Kyle Busch gave a figurative tip of the hat to NASCAR legend Darrell Waltrip.
“It doesn’t matter who it is. You just try to get away from him. But when I saw him closing in on me, I was like, ‘I have to get away from him, I can’t lose to my brother.’ ”
Heading into Sunday’s Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway, drivers from Joe Gibbs Racing and Team Penske have won all seven Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series races this season.
Darrell Waltrip will drop the green flag and Bobby Allison will serve as grand marshal for Sunday’s Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway.
Chase Elliott, aka NASCAR’s Most Popular Driver, was NASCAR’s fastest driver Friday evening at Bristol Motor Speedway.
William Byron, the 21-year-old from Charlotte, N.C., who developed as a driver through iRacing, can be called the face of NASCAR’s computer generation.
The 59th running of the Food City 500 is scheduled for Sunday, April 7 at Bristol Motor Speedway and the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race caps a week of big events.
Saturday, April 6 is the busiest day of the spring race weekend at BMS with Cup Series practice, Xfinity Series qualifying, the Xfinity Alsco 300 and the Zombie Auto 150 for the NASCAR K&N Series.