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2020 NASCAR Cup Series Spring Bristol Race Page

Food City presents the Supermarket Heroes 500
Sunday, May 31, 2020
(Rescheduled from Sunday, April 5, 2020)
Bristol Motor Speedway
3:30pm/et
Green flag: 3:53pm/et
Laps: 500 - Stages: Stages: 125/250/500
TV: FS1 -  Radio: PRN, Sirius XM NASCAR

Race Specific News

Weekend on-track schedule

Saturday, May 30
** ACCESS RESTRICTED – ESSENTIAL PERSONNEL ONLY **
** ENTRANCE SCHEDULE AVAILABLE BY DEPARTMENT **
10:30 AM-11:00 AM NCS ROOKIE MEETING (TELECONFERENCE)
3:00 PM TRACK SERVICES MEETING (RADIO CHANNEL ASSIGNMENT)
5:00 PM NCS DRIVER / CREW CHIEF MEETING (ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATION)
5:00 PM-7:00 PM DRIVER/OWNER MOTORHOME PARKING (SCREENING IN PROGRESS)
7:00 PM-9:00 PM NCS HAULERS ENTER (SCREENING & EQUIPMENT UNLOAD)

Sunday, May 31
** ACCESS RESTRICTED – ESSENTIAL PERSONNEL ONLY **
** ENTRANCE SCHEDULE AVAILABLE BY DEPARTMENT **
7:30 AM-3:00 PM NCS GARAGE ACCESS SCREENING IN PROGRESS
1:30 PM-2:30 PM NCS ENGINE PRIME & FINAL ADJUSTMENTS (PIT ROAD)
3:00 PM TRACK SERVICES MEETING (RADIO CHANNEL ASSIGNMENT)
3:20 PM NCS DRIVERS REPORT TO VEHICLES (GRID LOCATION)
3:30 PM NCS RACE (STAGES 125/250/500 LAPS = 266.5 MILES )
7:30 PM NCS HAULERS EXIT

Race Rundown

Brad Keselowski pulls off surprising win at Bristol: Providing exactly the kind of wild finish that has made Bristol Motor Speedway one of the most popular venues on the NASCAR Cup Series schedule, Brad Keselowski was in perfect position to take advantage of hard racing in the closing laps and earned the victory in Sunday’s Food City presents the SUPERMARKET HEROES 500. With two laps remaining race leaders Joey Logano and Chase Elliott collided in front of the field and Keselowski’s No. 2 Team Penske Ford rallied on to take the lead and earn his second win of the season – holding off fellow Ford driver Clint Bowyer by 0.471-second.[Read More](5-31-2020)

Paint Schemes

#2-Brad Keselowski won the Food City presents the Supermarket Heroes 500 NASCAR Cup Series race at Bristol Motor Speedway after starting from the pole. The win is his 2nd of the season, 3nd win at Bristol and 32nd career win.
#14-Bowyer finished 2nd followed by #48-Johnson, #18-Busch, #20-Jones, #3-Dillon, #1-Busch, #24-Byron, #95-Bell, and #43-Wallace.
Hamlin led late in the race but brought out the caution with 11 laps to go after getting lose and spinning out. The race restarted with 5 to go with #9-Elliott and #22-Logano up front.  With 3 laps remaining #9-Elliott got up into #22-Logano and they hit the wall.  Keselowski dove below them and took the lead with 2 laps remaining to get the win.
Stage 1 and 2 were both won by #9-Elliott.
There were 21 lead changes among 7 drivers and 17 cautions for 102 yellow flag laps.
There was an 11 minute red flag on lap 230 for track cleanup because of a multi-car wreck.
The average speed of the race was: 80.338mph.
See race details at: Race Results, Drivers Points Standings, Owners Points Standings, Cumulative Report, Penalty Report.

Race Fast Facts – Bristol:
Brad Keselowski won the 60th Annual Food City presents the SUPERMARKET HEROES 500, his 32nd victory in 386 NASCAR Cup Series races.
This is his second victory (Charlotte, Bristol) and sixth top-10 finish in 2020.
This is his third victory and seventh top-10 finish in 21 races at Bristol Motor Speedway.
Clint Bowyer (second) posted his 16th top-10 finish in 29 races at Bristol Motor Speedway. It is his third top-10 finish in 2020.
Jimmie Johnson (third) posted his 22nd top-10 finish in 37 races at Bristol Motor Speedway.
Christopher Bell (ninth) was the highest finishing rookie.
This is the 37th win by a Ford in the NASCAR Cup Series at Bristol Motor Speedway.
(NASCAR)(5-31-2020)

Cup Series Playoff Standings after Bristol:
1) #22-Joey Logano [2 wins], 346 pts
6) #2-Brad Keselowski [2 win], 315
2) #11-Denny Hamlin [2 win], 276
3) #4-Kevin Harvick [1 win], 370
4) #9-Chase Elliott [1 win], 325
5) #88-Alex Bowman [1 win], 289
8) #19-Martin Truex, Jr., 280
7) #12-Ryan Blaney, 274
12) #18-Kyle Busch, 256
10) #1-Kurt Busch, 253
9) #10-Aric Almirola, 240
14) #14-Clint Bowyer, 232
11) #21-Matt DiBenedetto, 230
13) #20-Erik Jones, 228
16) #48-Jimmie Johnson, 223
15) #3-Austin Dillon, 221
See the Drivers Points Standings and Owners Points Standings.

Cars to the rear: #27-Gaulding (failed pre-race inspection), #37-Preece (failed pre-race inspection)

Crew Rosters

Pit Stall Selections: The selections of pit stalls for the Food City 500 NASCAR Cup Series race at Bristol Motor Speedway have been made. Selections were made based on Thursday’s night’s race at Charlotte.
Charlotte race winner #9-Elliott chose pit stall 1.
Charlotte runner up, #11-Hamlin, chose the 20th pit stall, the last one on the frontstretch.
See all pit choices on Pit Stall chart.(5-29-2020)

#2-Brad Keselowski will start from the pole for the Food City presents the Supermarket Heroes 500 NASCAR Cup Series race at Bristol Motor Speedway.
#10-Almirola will start the race in second, followed by #22-Logano, #12-Blaney, #19-Truex, Jr., #9-Elliott, #18-Busch, #4-Harvick, #21-DiBenedetto, and #11-Hamlin.
The line up was set by random draw based on owner points.
See the complete Food City 500 Starting Lineup (pdf).(5-29-2019)

The Entry List for the Food City presents the Supermarket Heroes 500 NASCAR Cup Series race at Bristol Motor Speedway is posted, 40 teams/drivers [for 40 spots] are listed.
Some of the drivers entered include: #7-Yeley, #27-Gaulding, #51-Gase, #53-Currey, #77-Sorenson, #78-McLeod.
Since 40 cars are entered, everyone will make race.
See the full entry list on the Entry List (pdf)

Goodyear Tire Notes

Pit selection:

  • Order based on finishing position from the May 27 race at Charlotte, followed by new entries in order of points.

Starting lineup:

  • Positions 1-12: Random draw from charter teams in those positions in owner points
  • Positions 13-24: Random draw from charter teams in those positions in owner points
  • Positions 25-36: Random draw from charter teams in those positions in owner points
  • Positions 37-40: Open teams in order of owners points
  • Random Draw scheduled for May 28.

Past Bristol Races

Race Officials

Grand Marshal: Tennessee Governor Bill Lee
Command: Tennessee Governor Bill Lee
Honorary Starter: None
Honorary Pace Car Driver: None
Color Guard: None
Invocation: Mike Rife, Vansant (Va.) Church of Christ
National Anthem: Edwin McCain
Flyover: US Air Force Heritage Flight Team

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