Tim Byrd outran his old teammate for the win and pulled ahead of his biggest rival in the championship standings Saturday night at Volunteer Speedway.
Sidelined since a March motorcycle accident, Hawkins County racing legend Scott Bloomquist made his return to the track at Eldora Speedway in Ohio.
Three of the year’s biggest racing events take place Sunday — the Monaco Grand Prix, the Indy 500 and the Coca-Cola 600 — and the local scene will be hopping as well this weekend.
A forecast of 100 percent chance of rain Sunday unfortunately lived up to its billing, playing a major factor in the small crowd at Bristol Motor Speedway for the Food City 500.
After an early season highlighted by strung-out racing at the intermediate tracks, the Monster Energy Cup Series will get back to the close quarters action on Bristol’s high-banked, short track.
Weather has forced another change to the early season schedule at Kingsport Speedway. The next race is now scheduled for Friday, April 20.
It’s always tough to pick a favorite for the Daytona 500, although early indications are the Fords will be strong again this year.