Burton Leads RCR Sweep of Top-Three in Thunder Valley
It may not be your daddy’s Bristol, but four new tires still trump four old ones.
Jeff Burton proved that in Sunday’s Food City 500 Sprint Cup race at Bristol Motor Speedway, as he took the lead from Denny Hamlin after a restart on a green-white-checkered finish that took the race six laps beyond its posted distance of 500 laps. Burton crossed the finish line .588 seconds ahead of Kevin Harvick. Clint Bowyer was third, followed by Greg Biffle and Dale Earnhardt Jr.
Cup Qualifying Rained Out, Johnson to Start from Pole
NASCAR Sprint Cup qualifying for Sunday’s Food City 500 at the Bristol Motor Speedway was washed out on Friday afternoon. The field for the first short track event of the season was set in accordance to the NASCAR rule book, giving Jimmie Johnson the top starting spot for third time this season. Teammate Jeff Gordon will join Johnson on the front row of the starting grid, followed by Clint Bowyer and Matt Kenseth in row two. Jeff Green, driving the Wood Brothers’ No. 21 car, John Andretti and Patrick Carpentier will miss the race.
NASCAR Newscast: Food City 500 Review
Watch the review of the first short-track race of the season that saw a first in Richard Childress Racing history with a thrilling green-white-checkered finish.
Video: Post-Race Press Conferences at Bristol
Jeff Burton says he may not have had the best car, but he got the win.
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Jeff Burton says his team put him in position to get his first Bristol NASCAR Sprint Cup Series victory.
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Jeff Burton says he'll take wins any way he can get them.
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Richard Childress salute No. 31 crew chief Scott Miller for making the right call and his entire organization on its 1-2-3 finish at Bristol.
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Kevin Harvick credits crew chief Todd Berrier with a good call for a late pit and admits to losing control of his car and getting into Tony Stewart.
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Clint Bowyer explains how he struggled in the sun but felt pride to be in a Richard Childress Racing ride.
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