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2022 NASCAR Cup Series Spring Bristol Race Page

Food City Dirt Race
Bristol Motor Speedway
Sunday, April 17
Time: 7:00pm/et
TV: FOX -  Radio: PRN, Sirius XM NASCAR

Race-Specific News

Race Information

Kyle Busch steals a milestone victory in wild race on Bristol Dirt: Kyle Busch has a special fondness for Bristol Motor Speedway, but the driver of the No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota needed a huge stroke of luck on Sunday night to rekindle his love affair with the half-mile track. Busch won the Food City Dirt Race from a distant third place after the Ford of second-place Chase Briscoe slid up the high-banked dirt track into the Chevrolet of leader Tyler Reddick in the final corner, turning both cars sideways. [Read More](4-17-2022)

#18-Kyle Busch won the Food City Dirt Race NASCAR Cup Series race at Bristol Motor Speedway. The win is his 1st win of the year, 9th at Bristol Motor Speedway and 60th career win.
#8-Reddick finished 2nd followed by #22-Logano, #5-Larson, #12-Blaney, #48-Bowman, #20-Bell, #9-Elliott, #34-McDowell, and #42-Larson.
#8-Reddick was leading #14-Briscoe at the white flag and looked to be on the way to his first career win.  However, Briscoe dive-bombed Reddick trying to take the lead and got loose, spinning them both out.  Busch, who was running more than 2 seconds back, was able to beat Reddick to the finish line by .3 second.
The race was red flagged twice for rain – once at the conclusion of stage 2 and again with less than 30 laps remaining.
Pole winner #41-Custer pitted on lap 11 under green with mud on the grill and lost a lap. He was able to get back on the lead lap and finished 13th.
Stage 1 was won by #5-Larson. Stage 2 was won by #14-Briscoe.
There were 6 lead changes among 5 drivers and 14 cautions for 82 yellow flag laps.
The average speed of the race was: 34.973mph.
See race details at: Race Results, Driver Points Standings, Owner Points Standings, Cumulative Report, Infraction Report.

Race Fast Facts – Bristol Motor Speedway:
Kyle Busch won the 62nd Annual Food City Dirt Race, his 60th victory in 615 NASCAR Cup Series races – Busch is ranked ninth all-time in Cup wins.
This is his first victory and sixth top-10 finish in 2022.
This is his first victory and first top-10 finish in two races at Bristol Motor Speedway Dirt.
Tyler Reddick (second) posted his second top-10 finish in two races at Bristol Motor Speedway Dirt. It is his fourth top-10 finish in 2022.
Joey Logano (third) posted his second top-10 finish in two races at Bristol Motor Speedway Dirt.
Austin Cindric (16th) was the highest finishing rookie.
Kyle Busch (2005-2022) has tied NASCAR Hall of Famer Richard Petty (1960-1977) with 18 consecutive seasons with a victory, an all-time record in the NASCAR Cup Series.
(NASCAR)

Cup Series Playoff Standings after Bristol Motor Speedway:
Race 9 of 26 in the regular season
1) #24-William Byron [2 wins], 295
2) #48-Alex Bowman [1 win], 273
3) #18-Kyle Busch [1 win], 273
4) #1-Ross Chastain [1 win], 250
5) #5-Kyle Larson [1 win], 249
6) #14-Chase Briscoe [1 win], 245
7) #2-Austin Cindric [1 win], 222
8) #11-Denny Hamlin [1 win], 159
9) #9-Chase Elliott, 324
10) #12-Ryan Blaney, 321
11) #22-Joey Logano, 303
12) #19-Martin Truex Jr., 253
13) #8-Tyler Reddick, 241
14) #10-Aric Almirola, 237
15) #4-Kevin Harvick, 225
16) #20-Christopher Bell, 220
See the Driver Points Standings and Owner Points Standings.

Paint Schemes

Cars to the rear: none reported

Pit Stall Selections: The selections of pit stalls for the Food City Dirt Race NASCAR Cup Series race at Bristol Motor Speedway have been made.
Pole winner #41-Custer chose pit stall 20, the last one on the frontstretch
Outside pole sitter#20-Bell took the 13th stall.
See all pit choices on the Bristol Motor Speedway Pit Stall page.

#41-Cole Custer won the Busch pole for the Food City Dirt Race NASCAR Cup Series race at Bristol Motor Speedway for his 1st career pole.
#20-Bell will start second followed by #8-Reddick, #14-Briscoe, #5-Larson, #31-Haley, #42-Dillon, #48-Bowman, #9-Elliott, and #22-Logano.
The lineup was set based on the results of 4 qualifying heats. Drivers earned points based on finishing position and passing points.
The winners of the four heats were #8-Reddick, #20-Bell, #31-Haley, and #42-Dillon.
36 teams were entered so everyone made the race.
See the complete qualifying race results and the Food City Dirt Race Starting Lineup.

The lineups have been set for the four qualifying heat races for the Food City Dirt Race NASCAR Cup Series race at Bristol Motor Speedway.
Each race will have 9 drivers. Lineups were set by random draw determining race designation and starting position. The draw was in order of current owner points.
#38-Gilliland and #1-Chastain start up front for heat 1; #4-Harvick, and #18-Busch for heat 2; #22-Logano, and #31-Haley for heat 3; #9-Elliott and #42-Dillon for heat 4.
Heat races will be 15 laps with only green flag laps counting.
See all lineups on the Food City Dirt Race Heat Race Lineups page.

Final Practice for the Food City Dirt Race NASCAR Cup Series race at Bristol Motor Speedway is over, after 50 scheduled minutes, the top-five, slowest and notes:
#11-Hamlin 87.218
#18-Busch 87.091
#38-Gilliland 87.028
#8-Reddick 86.978
#20-Bell 86.927
Slowest: #77-Allgaier 84.934
Most laps run: #3-Dillon, 106 laps.
Best 10 consecutive lap avg (of 36 drivers): #8-Reddick 86.327
See the fastest speeds, best 10 consecutive lap average, laps run on the Food City Dirt Race Practice 2 speeds page.

First Practice for the Food City Dirt Race NASCAR Cup Series race at Bristol Motor Speedway is over, after 50 scheduled minutes, the top-five, slowest and notes:
#2-Reddick 89.924
#14-Briscoe 89.753
#18-Busch 89.695
#31-Haley 89.673
#45-Busch 89.299
Slowest: #21-Burton 87.024
Most laps run: #22-Logano, 79 laps.
Best 10 consecutive lap avg (of 33 drivers): #47-Stenhouse, Jr., 88.669
Notes: #9-Elliott spun three times during the session.
See the fastest speeds, best 10 consecutive lap average, laps run on the Food City Dirt Race Practice 1 speeds page.

Crew Rosters

The entry list for the Food City Dirt Race NASCAR Cup Series race at Bristol Motor Speedway is posted, 36 teams/drivers [for 40 spots] are listed.
Some of the drivers entered include: #15-Yeley, #16-Gragson, #77-Allgaier, #78-Josh Williams
Since 36 cars are entered, no one will miss the race.
See the full entry list on the Food City Dirt Race Entry List page.

Goodyear Fast Facts — Bristol Motor Speedway

Cup Series TandemDraft Stats

Cup Series Tandem Next Gen Form Stats


Weekend on-track schedule

Thursday, April 14
4:30 PM NCS DRIVER / CREW CHIEF MEETING (VIRTUAL)
5:00 PM NCS ROOKIE MEETING (VIRTUAL)

Friday, April 15
8:30 AM-10:30 AM NCS HAULERS ENTER (EQUIPMENT UNLOADING)
11:00 AM10:00 PM NCS GARAGE OPEN
11:00 AM-4:00 PM NCS INSPECTION IN PROGRESS
3:00 PM NCS RANDOM DRAWING (QUALIFYING RACE ASSIGNMENT) (VIRTUAL)
4:05 PM4:55 PM NCS 1ST PRACTICE (ALL ENTRIES)
6:35 PM7:25 PM NCS FINAL PRACTICE (ALL ENTRIES)

Saturday, April 16
12:30 PM10:00 PM NCS GARAGE OPEN
2:00 PM6:00 PM NCS INSPECTION IN PROGRESS
6:00 PM NCS 1ST QUALIFYING RACE (15 LAPS)
6:15 PM NCS 2ND QUALIFYING RACE (15 LAPS)
6:30 PM NCS 3RD QUALIFYING RACE (15 LAPS)
6:45 PM NCS 4TH QUALIFYING RACE (15 LAPS)

Sunday, April 17
12:30 PM NCS GARAGE OPEN
2:00 PM-6:00 PM NCS INSPECTION IN PROGRESS
6:25 PM NCS DRIVERS REPORT FOR PRE-RACE (STAGE)
6:30 PM NCS DRIVER INTRODUCTIONS
7:00 PM NCS RACE (STAGES 75/150/250 LAPS = 125 MILES)
11:00 PM Approx NCS HAULERS EXIT