This Week's Race

Posted: March 18, 2010

Food City 500

Bristol Motor Speedway

Bristol, Tenn.

When: Sunday, 1 o'clock

TV/radio: Fox/WNPV (1440-AM), WDSD (94.7-FM)

Race course: .533-mile oval

Race distance: 500 laps

Last year's race winner:

Kyle Busch

Last year's pole winner:

Mark Martin, 125.773 mph

Track qualifying record:

Ryan Newman, 128.709 mph (March 2003)

Track facts: Kurt Busch and Jeff Gordon have the most wins (5) among active drivers at Bristol . . .

Kyle Busch swept last year's races at the track. In winning the spring race he led 378 laps, including the last 59. He's won three of the last six races at Bristol . . . Denny Hamlin was runner-up last year . . . Carl Edwards begins his three-race probation Sunday for sending Brad Keselowski's car airborne at Atlanta . . . Format tweak for the May 22 All-Star race at Charlotte: Teams will be required to make a mandatory four-tire pit stop before the final 10-lap segment.

SPRINT CUP STANDINGS

Through four races

Last Wk. Pts. Back

1. Kevin Harvick. . . 1 644 -

2. Matt Kenseth. . . 4 618 -26

3. Greg Biffle. . . 6 585 -59

4. Jimmie Johnson. . . 5 570 -74

5. Clint Bowyer. . . 2 558 -86

6. Jeff Burton. . . 7 538 -106

7. Mark Martin. . . 3 521 -123

8. Tony Stewart. . . 11 510 -134

9. Paul Menard. . . 17 505 -139

10. Kurt Busch. . . 19 502 -142

11. Jeff Gordon. . . 13 482 -162

12. Scott Speed. . . 16 482 -162

13. Dale Earnhardt Jr.. . . 15 475 -169

14. Joey Logano. . . 8 471 -173

15. Kyle Busch. . . 12 468 -176

Note: Jeff Gordon is higher than Scott Speed because of his better finishes.

Up next: Goody's Fast Pain Relief 500, March 28, Martinsville Speedway, Martinsville, Va., 1 p.m.; TV: Fox; last year's winner: Jimmie Johnson.

-Bill Fleischman

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