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It has been a tale of two practices for Justin Allgaier so far at Bristol Motor Speedway. He posted the third-quickest 10-lap average during Friday’s practice with a speed of 123.107 mph; 17 drivers ran 10 or more laps in that session. Allgaier had roughly the same speed in Saturday morning’s session with a 123.209 mph 10-lap average, but with more drivers working on race trim he slipped to 29th of 38 on the grid.

That is the nature of Bristol, but Allgaier had a strong qualification effort that landed him 15th on the grid. He should be able to finish in the low to mid-20s on Sunday.
Apr 18 - 11:07 AM

Kurt Busch posted the second-quickest 10-lap average in Saturday morning’s practice session for the Food City 500. His top speed was 125.158 mph in his first 10 laps on the track. He also had the fourth-fastest single lap of 126.088 during his fourth trip around the track.

Busch has five previous wins at Bristol and would like to visit Victory Lane once more. That will punch his ticket to the Chase and complete his return to racing.
Apr 18 - 11:02 AM

Kevin Harvick posted the quickest 10-lap average in the second practice session for the Food City 500 with a speed of 125.725 mph from laps two through 11.

Harvick also had the second-fastest single lap at 126.395 mph. He qualified fourth and has a great balance of early speed and durability. He is heavily favored to score his first Bristol top-five in the last 13 races on this track. His most recent triumph was a fourth in the 2008 Sharpie 500.
Apr 18 - 10:56 AM

Ryan Newman and the No. 31 team have decided to appeal again the penalty stemming from a tire doctoring issue at Auto Club Speedway. In their first appeal, heard by a three-man panel, their points’ deduction and monetary fines were reduced but the suspension upheld against crew chief Luke Lambert. Final Appeals Officer Bryan Moss will hear their arguments next week.

This will put Lambert back on top of the pit box at Bristol for the Food City 500 Supporting Steve Byrnes and Stand Up to Cancer. Newman qualified 18th for the race.
Apr 18 - 10:27 AM

Kasey Kahne posted the fastest single lap in the second practice session for the Food City 500 Supporting Steve Byrnes and Stand Up to Cancer. His top speed was 126.829 mph.

Kahne rolls off the grid eighth on Sunday. He is putting together a complete weekend and should be one of this week’s best values. He has struggled at times during 2015 and could be overlooked by the competition.
Apr 18 - 9:33 AM

Tony Stewart slapped the wall early in the second practice session for the Food City 500 Supporting Steve Byrnes and Stand Up to Cancer. The damage was probably not severe enough to give up his 21st-place qualification effort.

Stewart was one of many drivers who were much too loose to race. He still has at least one more practice session to get it right, but is looking like a risky fantasy proposition.
Apr 18 - 8:43 AM

Danica Patrick needs to avoid trouble if she wants to earn her first Bristol top-15. In five previous starts, she has sustained damage in four events and has a best result of 18th.

Patrick has also failed to finish on the lead lap a single time. Her performance is much improved in 2015 and the No. 10 team is on the cusp of being in Chase contention. She qualified 26th for Sunday’s Food City 500.
Apr 17 - 9:59 PM

David Gilliland qualified 32nd for Sunday’s Food City 500, which is the exact same position where he started last fall’s Irwin Tools Night Race. He finished 25th in that event.

That was Gilliland’s fifth straight 20-something finish at Bristol. If he can keep that streak alive, he will earn positive place differential points in games that offer them.
Apr 17 - 9:55 PM

David Ragan advanced to the top 12 in time trials for the first time in three weeks. He qualified 11th for the Food City 500 Supporting Steve Byrnes and Stand Up to Cancer at Bristol Motor Speedway.

The significance of this is that his last two finishing results ended in the top 15 even with modest qualification efforts. Those have been his best races of the season for Joe Gibbs Racing. His turnaround may actually have come at Auto Club Speedway, however, where he qualified third and was racing with the leaders before getting spun early.
Apr 17 - 9:46 PM

Greg Biffle spun after his first lap of qualification for the Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway. NASCAR allowed him to put on a fresh pair of scuffed tires, but he could not overcome the mistake and will start Sunday’s race 33rd.

Bad luck and trouble continues for Roush-Fenway Racing. Until they reverse their fortune, fantasy players should avoid Biffle until his salary cap drops to a bargain level.
Apr 17 - 9:37 PM

Fully recovered from ligaments injuries sustained in a qualifying crash in the NASCAR XFINITY Series season opener at Daytona in February, Carlos Contreras returns to action this weekend in time to make his Bristol debut in Saturday afternoon’s Drive To Stop Diabetes 300.

Following Bristol, the Mexico, City, Mexico driver is slated to compete in the next two NASCAR XFINITY Series races at Richmond (Va.) International Raceway and Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway respectively.
Apr 17 - 8:34 PM

Front Row Motorsports tweeted Friday morning that Reed Sorenson will drive the #34 Ford next weekend at Richmond.

Sorenson started the year with the #29 team of RAB Racing. He finished 32nd at Daytona. The team did not qualify at Atlanta, Las Vegas, or Fontana, withdrew from Phoenix, and have not attempted a race since.-jayski.com
Apr 17 - 8:19 PM

Matt Kenseth posted a lap of 128.632 mph and won the pole for the Food City 500 Supporting Steve Byrnes and Stand Up to Cancer.

This is his second career pole at Bristol. His first came in 2005 and he won the Sharpie 500 after earning it. He also has victories in the fall 2006 and 2013 races that came after he qualified inside the top five. Kenseth could be one of those overlooked drivers who could help differentiate a fantasy roster.
Apr 17 - 5:46 PM

Sprint Cup regular Kevin Harvick has the best 10-lap consecutive average speed in the XFINITY Series final practice for the Drive To Stop Diabetes 300 at Bristol Motor Speedway.

The average speed of 121.468 mph in the No. 88 Chevrolet Camaro was best of the 26 cars that ran 10 consecutive laps on the track for this final practice session. No. 54 Denny Hamlin, No. 60 Chris Buescher, No. 2 Brian Scott and No. 20 Erik Jones are the rest of the top five on this list.
Apr 17 - 5:05 PM

Sprint Cup regular Austin Dillon tops the speed chart in the Final Practice session for the XFINITY Series Drive To Stop Diabetes 300 at Bristol Motor Speedway.

The No. 33 Ruud Chevrolet Camaro driver ran a fast lap of 124.412 mph. No. 54 Denny Hamlin, No. 18 Daniel Suarez, No. 60 Chris Buescher and No. 2 Brian Scott round out the top-five of the 39 cars out on the track. The No. 74 Dodge driven by Mike Harmon was the slowest in the final practice session.
Apr 17 - 5:02 PM

Brendan Gaughan has the best 10-lap consecutive average speed in the first practice for the XFINITY Series Drive To Stop Diabetes 300 at Bristol Motor Speedway.

The average speed of 120.094 mph in the No. 62 Chevrolet Camaro was best of the 12 cars that ran 10 consecutive laps on the track for this session. No. 9 Chase Elliott, No. 7 Regan Smith, No. 20 Erik Jones and No. 60 Chris Buescher are the rest of the top five on this list.
Apr 17 - 4:56 PM

Kyle Larson posted the second-quickest 10-lap average in Bristol’s first practice session for the Food City 500 Supporting Steve Byrnes and Stand Up to Cancer on Friday. His top speed was 123.243 mph from laps 22 through 31.

That put him within a few hundredths of the leader Brad Keselowski. In most games he is less expensive and popular than the driver of the No. 2 and that could make him a good differentiator for one’s roster.
Apr 17 - 4:07 PM

Brad Keselowski had the quickest 10-lap average in the first practice session at Bristol with a speed of 123.670 from laps 23 through 32.

Seventeen drivers ran at least 10 laps in this session, so Keselowski’s average speed has some weight to it. Both Penske pilots have been strong all season and Keselowski should be able to keep his current six-race top-10 streak alive.
Apr 17 - 3:49 PM

Sprint Cup Series regular Denny Hamlin leads the first practice session for the XFINITY Series Drive To Stop Diabetes 300 at Bristol Motor Speedway.

The lap of 122.100 mph in the No. 54 Monster Energy Toyota was best of the 39 cars out on the track for this session. No. 2 Brian Scott, No. 22 Joey Logano, No. 20 Erik Jones and No. 33 Austin Dillon are the rest of the top five on the speed chart. Mike Harmon in the No. 74 Dodge was the slowest.
Apr 17 - 2:59 PM

Ross Kenseth will make his XFINITY Series debut with the same team, car number and sponsor his famous father has in the Sprint Cup Series.

It will be a family affair in the June 20 race at Chicagoland Speedway, where Ross Kenseth will drive the Dollar General-sponsored No. 20 Toyota for Joe Gibbs Racing in his first NASCAR national series start. With the Cup circuit off that weekend, Matt Kenseth will be on hand for the race after helping broker the deal to put his son in the No. 20, which is shared by JGR drivers and carried Erik Jones to victory last Friday at Texas Motor Speedway.
Source: NBC Sports
Apr 17 - 2:47 PM


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