NASCAR returns to Bristol Motor Speedway for the 2017 season


This month NASCAR will return to its most celebrated track: Bristol Motor Speedway. Bristol Motor Speedway is one of the most popular tracks on NASCAR. With capacity of 162,000 Bristol is one of the loudest track of NASCAR. With its all concrete surface and steep banking the Bristol track has its share of love and hate from drivers.

Bristol Motor Speedway will host Food City 500 on 23rd April where Denny Hamlin, Ricky Stenhouse Jr, Jamie McMurray and Austin Dillon will compete with other drivers to win the race. Food City 500 is a 500 lap, 266.5 mile race.

Following is the NASCAR Bristol schedule for this year:

On Friday, April 21 there will be Cup Series practice, FS1 starting from 11:30 a.m.-12:55 p.m. After that there will be Xfinity Series practice, FS1 starting from 1-1:55 p.m. Xfinity Series final practice, FS1 will be helld between 3:30-4:25 p.m. the same day. The Cup Series qualifying, FS1 will start at 4:45 p.m.

On Saturday, April 22 there will be Cup Series practice, FS1 in the morning 8:30-9:25 a.m. Xfinity Series qualifying, FS1 will start at 9:35 a.m. Cup Series final practice, FS1 will be held between 11-11:55 a.m. Xfinity Series Fitzgerald Glider Kits 300 (300 laps, 159.9 miles), FS1 will start at 1 p.m.

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The list of participating Cup drivers who will be competing is as follow:

AJ Allmendinger

Aric Almirola

Austin Dillon

Brad Keselowski

Chase Elliott

Chris Buescher

Clint Bowyer

Cole Whitt

Corey LaJoie

Dale Earnhardt Jr.

Danica Patrick

Daniel Suarez

David Ragan

Denny Hamlin

Derrike Cope

Erik Jones

Gray Gaulding

Jamie McMurray

Jeffrey Earnhardt

Jimmie Johnson

Joey Logano

Kasey Kahne

Kevin Harvick

Kurt Busch

Kyle Busch

Kyle Larson

Landon Cassill

Martin Truex Jr.

Matt DiBenedetto

Matt Kenseth

Michael McDowell

Paul Menard

Reed Sorenson

Ricky Stenhouse Jr.

Ryan Blaney

Ryan Newman

Timmy Hill

Trevor Bayne

Ty Dillon

The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Food City 500 will begin at 2 p.m. on April 23. You can watch the race on Fox and the Fox Sports Go app.

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