Busch and Gibbs team hope for breakthrough at Bristol

Busch and Gibbs team hope for breakthrough at Bristol

Busch and Gibbs team hope for breakthrough at Bristol

But his most recent win at BMS came back in the spring of 2006 before a series of radical changes to the track surface ended his dominance.

"If it's applied properly, which I assume it will be, water won't get underneath it or there won't be any type of moisture issues with it, but, yes, it's tough to trust, it's tough to predict because we don't run on it all that much, and a track like Bristol you need to rub it in, it needs to get groomed in and with the lack of practice time we might have, it might not be as consistent as we want it to be, so you've got to just ease into it", he said. Nine drivers ended up missing qualifying, which by some could be viewed as an advantage as the cars get to start on fresh tires. "I feel as though we're competitive and we're close, but we're not there". If you fail at one of the inspection stations you now have to start right at the beginning of the line rather than make a few adjustments and go back to the same station. "Everyone should set their clocks for 'Daylight Racing Time, ' because it's going to be an unforgettable weekend of racing".

Before getting into my early week picks, let's take a look at some of the top trends from Bristol Motor Speedway.

Just like last week, we see the top of the current track history ranks filled with Hendrick Motorsports drivers Jimmie Johnson, Dale Earnhardt Jr, and Chase Elliott. In 22 starts there, Bowyer has racked up six top five and ten top ten finishes with an average run of 15.7.

Following a rare weekend off, the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series returns to the 0.533-mile Bristol Motor Speedway for what is always an entertaining race.

You can't think Bristol without considering the Busch brothers. There's lots of marbles, built up rubber outside the grooves so it makes it hard to move up the race track, as you've seen some cars hit the will.

Joey Logano is fifth with six top-10s.

"I feel like it would still be really fast up there, it's just nobody is courageous enough to go up there and work in the groove", said Larson, who won the pole for Saturday's XFINITY Series race. Brad Keselowski has been strong, as well.

Last race: Chase Elliott opened April with a win at Martinsville. Harvick has two wins at the Colosseum, including a victory last fall where he led 128 laps.

Now? The team is winless through the first seven races of the season and looking to break the drought at Bristol Motor Speedway.

Race distance: 266.6 miles, 500 laps.

"So far, pretty good", said the driver of the No. 78 Toyota. In four spring races at B.M.S., Patrick has finished no better than the 18th position once, and that was a Bristol career-best ninth-place finish in 2015. Larson has been one of the two best drivers in the series this year, and I think a breakout performance could be on tap at a track that he has made it clear is among his favorites.

Kyle Busch is another driver who surprisingly has yet to win this season and like teammate Matt Kenseth, he is very good at Bristol.

Schedule: Friday, practice, 11:30 a.m. (FS1), qualifying, 4:45 p.m. (FS1); Saturday, practice, 8:30 a.m. (FS1); practice, 11 a.m. (FS1); Sunday, race, 2 p.m., FOX.

For the second time in the last three races, Mother Nature has no cooperated on pole day.

News 5's Jessica Griffith finds out how they will help fans get to and from the track without having to fight traffic and parking congestion.

Trevor Bayne ($6,800) - Bayne's salary also dropped a $100 this week but that is not why I will be targeting him.

Matt Kenseth has yet to win this season and so far his luck hasn't been all that great as he only has one top five finish, but Bristol is the flawless place for him to turn that around.

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