David Gilliland has shown a lot of consistency at Bristol during the past five seasons. In nine races since the start of 2010 he has finished in a narrow band from 20th to 27th.
Carl Edwards is the most recent Bristol winner after scoring the victory this spring. He started the Food City 500 in 12th.
Jimmie Johnson lost his momentum at Bristol in 2013 and seems to be carrying very little with him from the 2014 season. Four of his latest six races this year ended outside the top 25.
Kyle Busch earned four victories in five races from 2009 through 2011, but reality has set in since. In the six races after his latest victory he has only two top-10s and an average of 15.7.
Clint Bowyer has an active streak of five consecutive top-15s at Bristol that includes top-five finishes in spring 2012 and 2013.
Rookie Tommy Barrett Jr. out-muscled veterans Bobby Santos and Justin Bonsignore with a dozen laps to go and drove on to his first NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour victory in Wednesday’s Bush’s Beans 150 at Bristol Motor Speedway.
Following his win last week in Connecticut, NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour driver Justin Bonsignore stated he was looking forward to today’s Bush’s Beans 150 since his team has always had good speed at Bristol Motor Speedway. He’s backing that statement up.
Sprint Cup regular (No. 18 Toyota Camry) Kyle Busch wins the Keystone Light Pole Award for the 17th Annual UNOH 200 presented by ZLOOP with a lap of 15.392 seconds, 124.662 mph.
In 2012 and 2013, Paul Menard swept the top 10 in both Bristol races, showing a consistently strong tendency on this track. He slipped this spring and finished 21st in the Food City 500.
Joey Logano has been hit or miss at Bristol during his career. In 11 starts there he has two top-10s and another top-15, but he also has four results outside the top 20.
Matt Kenseth will defend his 2013 victory in the Irwin Tools Night Race. Last year he spent almost 300 of the 500 laps inside the top five on his way to grabbing the checkered flag.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. entered the spring Food City 500 with a 10-race streak of finishes 16th or better at Bristol. All but one of these was a top-15 and both 2013 races ended in top-10s.
Kevin Harvick brings the momentum of a second-place Michigan finish to the track this week and hopes to earn his first top-10 at Bristol since finishing sixth in the spring 2011 Jeff Byrd 500.
Current NASCAR K&N Pro Series East point leader Ben Rhodes will make his ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards debut this weekend at Madison International Speedway.
Montreal-based driver Ray Courtemanche Jr. will drive the No 07 SS Green Light Racing truck in the Labor-Day NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) event at the Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, this coming August 31.