Friday, April 21, 2017

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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