Bristol Tag

By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Ryan Newman has had the reputable trait of being the hardest competitor to battle in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series and Sunday’s Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway was no different as that aggression led to his first top-10 with Roush Fenway Racing after scoring a ninth-place result. “It was a good run for us,” said Newman. “We had a car better than what we finished.” “The Rocket Man” showed strong and consistent pace all afternoon, running inside the top-five for a majority ofRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Chaos ensued in the opening laps of Sunday’s Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway in Tennessee, where it collected multiple cars but only one wasn’t able to continue and that’s Aric Almirola’s No. 10 Shazam! Ford Mustang, who’s top-10 streak at six ended and pending on post-race inspection, he’ll take 37th place. Almirola started in sixth and right out of the gate, moving up to third after the first lap. Then coming into Turn 2, Almirola was running the high line and targeted on passingRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Justin Allgaier’s demoralizing NASCAR Xfinity Series season takes another steep hit after a mechanical failure led to a cut right front tire resulted in a 30th place finish during Saturday’s Alsco 300 at Bristol Motor Speedway in Tennessee. Not only Allgaier’s second DNF damaged his bid of turning his year around, but also his armored spirit as the 2010 Bristol winner couldn’t believe his No. 7 Armour Vienna Sausage Chevrolet Camaro all of sudden gave up when it appeared he was going to score his 11th XfinityRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer “Two Doors Down” was probably Tyler Reddick’s main tune out of the Dolly Parton discography, as it was nothing but the number two that truly defined his afternoon in Saturday’s Alsco 300 at Bristol Motor Speedway as his No. 2 pink and white Dolly Parton Chevrolet Camaro started and finished all three stages in second, even ended up second in laps led and in the Dash4Cash. “It’s funny because we were two in Stage 1, two in Stage 2, and we finished second in Stage 3,”Read More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Joe Gibbs Racing announced Monday that current NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series rookie points leader Harrison Burton has signed an eight-race deal to run in the Xfinity Series this season, driving the No. 18 DEX Imaging Toyota Supra, beginning at Bristol Motor Speedway this Saturday. Following Bristol, Burton will also run at Iowa Speedway (June 16), New Hampshire Motor Speedway (July 20), Richmond Raceway (Sept. 20), the Roval at Charlotte Motor Speedway (Sept. 28), Dover International Speedway (Oct. 5), Kansas Speedway (Oct. 19), and Texas Motor SpeedwayRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Kyle Larson’s season has included six top-five finishes, four of which have resulted in runner-up efforts, including Saturday night at Bristol, as he came up short of passing Kurt Busch to score his first Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series victory of the season in the Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race. His result also clinched him a spot in the playoffs via points. Also clinching playoff berths Saturday were Busch, who snapped a 58-race winless streak, Ryan Blaney and Brad Keselowski. He currently holds theRead More