Saturday, April 22, 2017

Burton Will Start On Point For the #KNEast Race

Burton Will Start On Point For the #KNEast Race

Rain Set Starting Line-up For K&N East at Bristol

Burton Will Start On Point For the #KNEast Race


Harrison Burton may not have had the 2016 season he was looking for, but his production earned him a small bonus Friday when weather washed out qualifying at Bristol Motor Speedway.

Burton, who finished seventh in NASCAR K&N Pro Series East championship points last year, will start on the pole for today's Zombie Auto 125 after the lineup was set according to the rule book.

This is the third and final race of the 2017 season for the East in which the lineup is based on 2016 results. The Zombie Auto 125 is scheduled for 4 p.m., weather permitting.



Starting Line-Up


ROW 1

1 12 Harrison Burton, Huntersville, N.C.
2 40 Sheldon Creed, Alpine, Calif. *
ROW 2

3 41 Vinnie Miller, Metamora, Mich. *
4 11 Ryan Truex, Mayetta, N.J.
ROW 3

5 13 Hunter Baize, Bremen, Ky.
6 2 Collin Cabre, Tampa, Fla.
ROW 4

7 30 Tyler Dippel, Wallkill, N.Y.
8 6 Ruben Garcia Jr., Mexico City, Mexico
ROW 5

9 4 Chase Cabre, Tampa, Fla. *
10 42 Jay Beasley, Las Vegas, Nev.
ROW 6

11 39 Chad Finchum, Knoxville, Tenn.
12 96 Spencer Davis, Dawsonville, Ga.
ROW 7

13 44 Dillon Bassett, Winston-Salem, N.C.
14 4 Ronnie Bassett, Jr., Winston-Salem, N.C.
ROW 8

15 14 Trey Hutchens, Lexington, N.C.
16 43 Zane Smith, Huntington Beach, Calif. *
ROW 9

17 66 Reid Wilson, Huntersville, N.C. *
18 71 Eddie MacDonald, Rowley, Mass.
ROW 10

19 23 J.P. Morgan, Mooresville, N.C.
20 88 Julia Landauer, New York City, N.Y.
ROW 11

21 16 Todd Gilliland, Sherrills Ford, N.C.
22 17 Chase Purdy, Meridian, Miss. *
ROW 12

23 9 Brandon Lynn, Polkton, N.C.
24 5 Luis Rodriguez, Jr., Miami, Fla. *
ROW 13

25 18 Sam Hunt, Midlothian, Va.
26 97 Jesse Little, Sherrills Ford, N.C.

* - Denotes Sunoco Rookie of the Year Contender

Because of the weather, there are a number of notable drivers who will take the green flag in the back half of the field.






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NASCAR Xfinity Series Returns Today at BMS

NASCAR Xfinity Series Returns Today at BMS

$1 Million Bonus Again Attainable In Dash 4 Cash

After a rare off weekend, NASCAR Fans are primed for some racing action. Bristol Motor Speedway will provide some extra excitement today as the second race of four in the program known as the 2017 NASCAR XFINITY Series "Dash 4 Cash"

The NASCAR XFINITY Series Dash 4 Cash has an updated format with the implementation of stages in each race of the series' 33-event circuit. Stage 1 and Stage 2 will determine which four drivers are eligible in the main race for the Dash 4 Cash prize, and a $100,000 check for each event.

Plus, $600,000 would be awarded to a driver who wins all four Dash 4 Cash bonuses, making the total possible winnings $1 million this year.

Eligibility

The top two XFINITY Series points-earning drivers in each of the two stages will make up the four-driver Dash 4 Cash lineup in the final stage. Once Stage 1 is complete, the two drivers who lock into the main field won't have their position counted following Stage 2 to ensure a four-driver field.

Chase Eligibility

Two Dash 4 Cash wins (not race wins) over the four races are equivalent to one regular-season race win in determining post-season Chase eligibility. 


Xfinity Points Leader, Elliott Sadler and the OneMain Financial team earned their fifth consecutive top-10 finish in the My Bariatric Solutions 300 at Texas Motor Speedway.


Xfinity Points Leader, Elliott Sadler and the OneMain Financial team earned their fifth consecutive top-10 finish in the My Bariatric Solutions 300 at Texas Motor Speedway. His second-place running position at the conclusion of Stage Two allowed Sadler to hold his NASCAR Xfinity Series point standings lead over teammate William Byron by six. 

William Bryon  is second in the #NASCAR Xfinity points.


William Bryon  is second in the points.

"We started out a little insecure on entry today in practice. Once we got that underneath us, we were able to get a little better and improve. I think we have a good direction to go in, especially with Justin (Allgaier) being as fast as he is. We will move in that direction and hopefully have a good car for tomorrow's race." Bryon reported about his practice session yesterday.

Justin Allgaier took home a $100,000 bonus by winning the first NASCAR XFINITY Series Dash 4 Cash race at Phoenix Raceway last month.


Justin Allgaier took home a $100,000 bonus by winning the first NASCAR XFINITY Series Dash 4 Cash race at Phoenix Raceway last month. To take home the bonus today, Allgaier doesn't even need to win the race. He simply needs to beat the four Dash 4 Cash-eligible drivers to the finish line at the end of the race.

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series points leader, Kyle Larson won pole for today’s Xfinity race.

SATURDAY, APRIL 22:

ON TRACK

  • -- 8:30-9:25 a.m.: Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series practice, FS1
  • -- 9:35 a.m.: NASCAR XFINITY Series Coors Light Pole Qualifying, FS1
  • -- 11-11:55 a.m.: Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series final practice, FS1
  • -- 1 p.m.: NASCAR XFINITY Series Fitzgerald Glider Kits 300 (300 laps, 159.9 miles), FS1



Race Stages

  1. Stage 1 – Lap 85
  2. Stage 2 – Lap 170
  3. Final – Lap 300

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Russell Dickerson To Lend His Emerging Country Sound To The Food City 500 Pre-Race Concert

Russell Dickerson To Lend His Emerging Country Sound To The Food City 500 Pre-Race Concert Emerging country music star Russell Dickerson will get fans revved up for the Food City 500 green flag as the Nashville native has been named the official pre-race entertainment by Bristol Motor Speedway officials. 


Russell Dickerson To Lend His Emerging Country Sound To The Food City 500 Pre-Race Concert


Dickerson, who has headlined numerous venues and toured with Billy Currington, Florida Georgia Line and Canaan Smith, will perform Sunday, April 23 on the backstretch prior to the 1:20 PM driver introductions. Wrestling legend and recent WrestleMania 33 participant Bill Goldberg will get the crowd pumped up when he introduces Dickerson.

"We can't wait to welcome Russell Dickerson to Bristol as he gets the party started for the 25th anniversary of the Food City 500," said Jerry Caldwell, executive vice president and general manager of Bristol Motor Speedway. "He's toured with some of the biggest names in music and has performed solo in some of music's most iconic venues, including Tennessee's own The Grand Ole Opry. Now he'll get to put on an awesome show for fans at The Last Great Colosseum."


Dickerson's star is quickly rising. With over 37 million on-demand streams and more than 2.9 million views on YouTube, his newest single "Yours" will begin impacting country radio on April 24. Dickerson's EP "Yours" was also a success, debuting at No. 2 on the iTunes country store and the No. 1 album on Billboard's Heat Seeker chart. With his ever growing catalog, Dickerson is ready to be a force to be reckoned with on the country music charts.

"I've grown up around racing and Bristol is a legendary track," said Dickerson, who is currently on the "Home Team" tour with country music star Thomas Rhett. "I could not be more excited to kick off the Food City 500 with a big ol' bang!"

While supplies last, Food City 500 ticket holders may add on a Pre-Race SuperPass and be stage-side (on the track) for the concert featuring Russell Dickerson. The SuperPass also includes a Track Walk and track access for Bristol's wildly popular Food City 500 Driver Introductions.

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Friday, April 21, 2017

Dale Jr. Spotted at Blountville Elementary in Tennessee

Dale Jr. Spotted at Blountville Elementary in Tennessee

Mr. Brown Can Moo! Can You?

NASCAR Star Dale Earnhardt Jr went to the Blountville Elementary School to read Dr Seuss to some great students!

"We had fun." Junior tweeted, "Thanks @DollarGeneral @unileverusa for inviting me."

Dale Jr. Spotted at Blountville Elementary in Tennessee
Dale Jr. Spotted at Blountville Elementary in Tennessee
Dale Jr. Spotted at Blountville Elementary in Tennessee
Dale Jr. Spotted at Blountville Elementary in Tennessee

Blountville Elementary is located in Blountville, Tennessee, the County seat of Sullivan County. They are located in the heart of the Tri-Cities in Upper East Tennessee.

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Bristol Motor Speedway 2016

Bristol Motor Speedway 2016

A Wild, Action-Filled Afternoon at Thunder Valley

Carl Michael Edwards II 'walked away' from NASCAR with one year remaining on his contract with Joe Gibbs Racing before the start of the 2017 season; therefore he will not be able to defend his 2016 win.

The recent retiree won the 2016 Food City 500 at the Bristol Motor Speedway (BMS) in a controlling manner. 

Starting from the preferred positon of pole, Edwards lead two hundred and seventy-six (276) and beat Dale Earnhardt Jr. to the checkered by .766 seconds.




However, that was not the only story of the April BMS event.

Rookie Chase Elliott posted a career-best fourth-place result a week after recording a career-best fifth at Texas. Chase earned himself ten top-five finishes last season.



Trevor Bayne ran fifth, scoring his first top-five since his surprise victory in the 2011 season-opening Daytona 500. Bayne makes his sixth career Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series (MENCS) start at Bristol Motor Speedway on Sunday afternoon.



However, most heartwarming, was the tale of Matt DiBenedetto. He crossed the finish line in sixth, scoring a best-ever finish (and only the second top 10) for BK Racing. Matt’s emotional interview after the race was moving. 




The Food City 500 is the cornerstone event of the 2017 Spring race weekend at Bristol Motor Speedway, and one of the most anticipated events on the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series schedule.


Food City 500 Sunday
Apr. 23 / 2:00 PM ET


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Thursday, April 20, 2017

SCC Always Ready For an Exciting Food City 500 Weekend

SCC Always Ready For an Exciting Food City 500 Weekend Speedway Children's Charities reached its $1 million goal in 2016 and is primed to have another successful year, beginning with the Food City 500 race weekend.

Some of SCC's opportunities include the Track Laps presented by Johnny Brusco's, Spring Race 5K presented by Agero, annual SCC dinner presented by Tele-Optics, Meade Tractor Cornhole Classic, Bristol Ultimate Experiences Online Auction and Half-Mile Hot Laps driven by Seat Time Racing School

"We had an incredible year in 2016, but we aren't resting on our laurels," said Claudia Byrd, executive director of speedway children's charities. "We want to continue raising the bar and doing what we can to make a difference in the lives of the region's children, and with your help, we can achieve those goals."

On Thursday, April 20, Track Laps presented by Johnny Brusco's will be held at 7 and 8 p.m. For $35, guests can drive their own vehicle around the World's Fastest Half-Mile for five laps. Additionally, fans can get their picture taken in Victory Lane for an extra $10 donation. Guests are asked to arrive 30 minutes prior to their session time.

The official Spring Race 5K presented by Agero will also take place on Friday, April 21 at 7:30 p.m. It is the first race of a three-race series for BMS in 2017. Guests will be able to take in the sights and sounds of Food City Family Race Night, BMS campgrounds and go for a lap around The Last Great Colosseum. Registration is $25 at www.bristol.speedwaycharities.org.

The annual SCC Dinner presented by Tele-Optics will be held Thursday, April 20, beginning at 6:30 p.m. in the third floor banquet room of the Bruton Smith Building. NASCAR Hall of Famer and two-time Bristol winner Mark Martin will be the special guest for the evening. Please contact Betsy Holleman at (423) 989-6975 for details and to reserve a space.

The Meade Tractor Cornhole Classic will take place April 21, 22 and 23 in the Fan Engagement Area at BMS. Cost is $40 to enter per team. Guests can register at www.bristol.speedwaycharities.org or on site, pending open spaces. Qualifying will take place on Friday, April 21 at 2 and 5 p.m. and Saturday, April 22 at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. The Grand Championship will be held Sunday, April 23 at 9 a.m.

The Bristol Ultimate Experiences Online Auction runs until April 21. Auction items include the Bristol Motor Speedway All-Access Package and the Ride of a Lifetime package, which could include a driver intro truck ride with Dale Earnhardt Jr., Kevin Harvick and Clint Bowyer to name a few. For more information, visit www.sccauctions.com.

For guests who want to experience the thrill of top speeds around BMS, check out Half-Mile Hot Laps driven by Seat Time Racing School. Experiences will be set up on track from 8:30 - 11:30 p.m. on Friday, April 21. For more information, visit www.seattimeracingschool.com. A portion of the proceeds will benefit SCC.

On race day, guests are encouraged to participate in the Red Bucket Brigade. During the first caution or at the end of the first stage, whichever comes first, volunteers will be passing around red buckets in the grandstands. Fans are encouraged to donate their loose change into the buckets.

For more information, visit www.bristol.speedwaycharities.org.


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BMS to Host Solar Powered Go-Kart Challenge

BMS to Host Solar Powered Go-Kart Challenge

Featuring Regional Schools in Tennessee

Bristol Motor Speedway will welcome some of the region's brightest young minds to The Last Great Colosseum in May as the historic facility hosts a solar powered go-kart race for regional schools in Tennessee.

The Monday, May 8th event will showcase students from 20 schools in 13 school systems. The challenge will feature a speed race around the apron of The World's Fastest Half-Mile and an endurance test, utilizing different obstacles in the BMS infield. Teams have been hard at work since last fall to build their solar powered go-karts. The schools will be converting gasoline powered go-karts to electric power, complete with DC motors, battery arrays and on-board solar panels.

"We're big proponents of STEM programs in school and think this is the perfect event for the state to showcase its young talent," said Jerry Caldwell, executive vice president and general manager at Bristol Motor Speedway. "It's important for high school students to continue learning, even outside of the classroom. We're glad to be hosting this event and can't wait to see the students in competition with their innovative solar go-kart designs."

Each school received a "Perkins Reserve Grant" from the Tennessee Department of Education to fund the project. About $1 million in grants are awarded in Tennessee each year and all grants are extremely competitive in nature. Each school system participating was awarded $99,000 for the project.

"The greatest benefit of this whole project is that students are faced with a real world engineering task," said Dr. William Flanary of the Washington County Department of Education. "And to have an organization as iconic as Bristol Motor Speedway lend their support makes this whole experience unforgettable for the students involved."

The solar go-kart challenge will be open to the public. Racing is expected to begin at approximately 10 a.m. and finish by 4 p.m.