All the Information You Need for This Weekend’s Race in Bristol

For the eighth time of the 2017 season, the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series drivers will take to the track. This weekend, it’s a return to the short tracks with Sunday’s Food City 500 (2 p.m. ET/FOX/PRN) at the Bristol Motor Speedway. Racing at Bristol typically is edge of your seat good, but with the return of the bottom groove, it should make this weekend’s race even more interesting. 

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Kurt Busch Hoping for Early Bristol Success Again This Weekend

One upon a time, Kurt Busch was on track to be the king of Bristol. He finished 42nd and 25th respectively in his first two starts at the .533-mile Bristol Motor Speedway in 2001, but, in his third ever start at the high banked Tennessee track, Busch reached victory lane after starting 27th in that race. It was also his first career Cup victory, but in winning in just his third ever start at Bristol, he became the driver with the fewest starts at “Thunder Valley” to record his first win…

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What’s Acceptable for Bumping and Banging at Bristol?

The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series drivers head to “Thunder Valley” this weekend and will take on the daunting Bristol Motor Speedway. The two annual stops at the .533-mile Tennessee oval are always two of the most exciting races of the year, because when you fit 40 cars on a short bullring, it typically leads to carnage. With that being said, what is acceptable in terms of “bumping and banging” your way around the short track? When do you give and take and when do you send a message? “Well,…

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Will Joey Logano End Up in Victory Lane Sunday in Bristol?

The start to the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season has gone about as good as Joey Logano could have hoped for. He obviously would have loved to win a race by now, as he’s watched his Team Penske teammate Brad Keselowski win twice already this season, but where Logano is thriving, is his consistency up front. Through the first seven races of the season, Logano has six top six finishes in those seven starts. He’s finished sixth, sixth, fourth, 31st, fifth, fourth and now third respectively. He’s also…

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Time for NASCAR To Experimenting With Shortening Races, Moving Start Times Back Up

I’ve said it for the last few years, but Kevin Harvick talked about this topic on his Sirius XM NASCAR Radio Show on Tuesday night, as he talked about it being time for NASCAR to shorten their races. Outside of their “triple crown” per say, Harvick said every race other than the Daytona 500, the Coca-Cola 600 and the Southern 500 should move down to shorter lengths of their respective races. My thoughts, I 100-percent agree. Nothing against those other tracks, but to me, all Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series…

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Throw Out All the Previous Stats, This Weekend’s Race at Texas Will Be Different

NASCAR has been coming to the Texas Motor Speedway every year since 1997. But, with that being said, this weekend’s race at the 1.5-mile track will be completely different than the previous years. There’s been 32 races on the track, but with the offseason changes, I don’t expect any stat prior to this weekend’s race to be valid. Among the changes were installation of an extensive drainage system and a reduction in the traditional banking in Turns 1 and 2 from 24 to 20 degrees. “I haven’t seen the track…

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Same 7 Drivers Dominating Laps Led So Far This Season

Parity may be as high as ever in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series this season. We’ve seen all three manufacturers win races already and have had five different winners from five different teams win the first six races. But, parity isn’t king among the lap leaders though. We’ve had 1,808 laps completed for the 2017 season, and out of those 1,808 circuits in six races, seven drivers have combined to lead 1,683 of them. Yes, seven of the 36 chartered drivers have led 93-percent of the overall laps this…

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