The 2019 NASCAR Monster Energy Series heads to another historical race track as the Bristol Motor Speedway in Bristol, Tennessee hosts round 8 of those 2019 NASCAR season.
The Bristol Motor Speedway hosted the first ever NASCAR race on July 31, 1961. It is one of the shortest courses in .533 kilometers of track that is concrete. The Food City 500 is competed over 500 laps around the short track. This year’s edition will be held on April 7, 2019
Last year, Kyle Busch won the 2018 Food City 500 after overtaking Kyle Larson using just six laps to go in the race. Busch led a total of 117 laps in the race while Larson led 200 laps before yielding the lead.
Jimmie Johnson came in ar third while Ricky Stenhouse Jr. and Alex Bowman rounded out the Top five finishers. The triumph was Busch’s seventh career Cup victory at Bristol, the most among active drivers and fifth all-time in the background of the track.
Let’s take a look at the NASCAR Monster Energy standings. This is the official standings for the season before the O’Reilly Auto Parts 500 race at Texas Motor Speedway on Monday.:
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