Food City 500 Odds

[caption id="attachment_684194" align="aligncenter" width="520"] Courtesy: Jared C. Tilton/Getty Image[/caption] Short track racing is back. Bristol always brings action, usually ruffles feathers and rarely offers a surprise winner. Those making the odds certainly hedged their bets in way that will change how you think about Sunday's Food City 500. (more...) ...

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IRWIN TOOLS NIGHT RACE ODDS

I don't know who will win at Bristol. I know who won't.Kyle Busch.In the last five years, Busch has five wins at Brstol. Only twice has he finished worse than tenth.This year, Busch hasn't finished worse than fifth in any short track start. He has the shortest odds of any driver I've ever since since writing this column. And I still won't pick the guy. Here's why: History is against him:There's only been one repeat winner all year. In the year where everyone wins, that's not a good precedent. ...

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PAUL MENARD IS TURNING HEADS

Paul Menard stood on Bristol's pit road. He had just climbed from his Richard Childress Racing machine. After 500 laps around Thunder Valley, Menard finished fifth. He is also ranked fifth in Cup Series points. Menard's PR representative was joyful, his crew chief was smiling, and his spotter gave him a high five while walking past.  But Menard did not look overly happy. He didn’t look angry or disappointed either. Without appearing to have a bead of sweat on his face a ...

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EDWARDS AND KESELOWSKI MEET WITH NASCAR

BRISTOL, TENN. _ Before the action got under way at the Bristol Motor Speedway on Saturday morning, Carl Edwards and Brad Keselowski, along with team owners Jack Roush and Roger Penske, met with NASCAR officials to discuss their incident that occurred two weeks ago in Atlanta. Meeting for over half an hour, the two drivers eventually emerged side-by-side, smiling and pointing at each other as they rushed in different directions to Nationwide Series qualifying. Rolling off right after one another ...

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Crash Video of the Week: Bristol 1999

What with all the talk recently about both the quality of last Sunday's race at Bristol Motor Speedway and the inevitable comparisons being made between Kyle Busch and Dale Earnhardt Sr., it seems appropriate to take a look back at one of the more memorable finishes in recent NASCAR history.There are those who will tell you that the reconfigured Bristol demands real racing, and that the beating, bumping, and banging that so many fans seem to enjoy wasn't, in fact, "rea ...

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