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.
Donny Lia (No. 4 Mystic Missile Racing Dodge) leads the first practice for the combined NASCAR Whelen Modified and Southern Modified Tours Bush’s Beans 150 at Bristol (TN) Motor Speedway.
Todd Szegedy (NWMT No. 05 15-40 Connection Chevrolet) the 2003 NWMT champion has 18 wins, 10 poles and 114 top 10s in 184 career NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour starts.
Ron Silk (NWMT No. 6 TS Haulers/Calverton Tree Farm Chevrolet) the 2011 NWMT champion has nine wins, nine poles and 80 top 10s in 134 career NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour starts.
Andy Seuss (NWSMT No. 11 NE Race Cars & Parts/Ideal Finance Chevrolet) has 18 wins, 11 poles and 66 top 10s in 86 career NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour starts.
Bobby Santos (NWMT No. 44 Tinio Racing/ImperialCars.com Chevrolet) the 2010 NWMT champion has 13 wins, 15 poles and 48 top 10s in 89 career NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour starts.
Ryan Preece (NWMT No. 16 East West Marine/Diversified Metals Ford) the 2013 NWMT champion has nine wins, 12 poles, 26 podiums, 46 top fives and 62 top 10s in 104 career NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour starts.
Sprint Cup Series (No. 31 Chevrolet SS) regular Ryan Newman (NWMT No. 7 Menards/Wix Filters Chevrolet) has four wins, four poles and 11 top 10s in 16 combined NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour and NASCAR Southern Whelen Modified Tour starts.
Burt Myers (NWSMT No. 1 CitruSafe/Speedway Auto Auction/Adam’s Ford) the 2010 NWSMT champion has 11 wins, a tour record 26 poles and 91 top 10s in 110 career NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour starts.