NASCAR Food City Dirt Race Top moments from Bristol Motor

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Food City Dirt Race Top Moments From Bristol Motor Speedway

There are plenty of memorable moments in the 2017 Food City Dirt Race‚ including Reddick taking on all of his challengers and Jeff Gordon's bump-n-run. However‚ you may be wondering what made this race a winner. In this article‚ you'll find out about Reddick's comeback win and more. Read on to discover which moments stood out the most.

Reddick took on all challengers

Tyler Reddick made it through his first test of the season on the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series at Bristol Motor Speedway. Starting 19th in the No. 19 truck‚ Reddick finished eighth to retain his top spot in the season points standings. On the last lap‚ Reddick was squeezed between a wrecked truck and the wall. The incident fueled a wild celebration after the race. The win gave Kyle Busch his sixth career victory at Bristol Motor Speedway. He was the first driver to win the event since 1989. Kyle Busch led for 99 of the 250 laps‚ tying Richard Petty's record for consecutive victories in the series. In the closing stages of the race‚ Reddick took on all challengers in an effort to keep Busch's streak alive. In the closing stages of the race‚ Kyle Busch slipped past Tyler Reddick in the final corner and took the checkered flag. Reddick fought to correct his car but Busch was able to hold him off by a single hundredth of a second. But he did not give up and ended up finishing second. Despite this setback‚ Reddick held off Busch's relentless pursuit. Tyler Reddick won the Food City 300 at Bristol Motor Speedway. He was up front for 131 laps before Justin Allgaier spun his tire and hit the wall. Reddick capitalized on Allgaier's misfortune and led by a half-second at the end of the race. After the race‚ only six drivers were left on the lead lap. Reddick won the race by a mere.655 seconds over Briscoe. Austin Cindric‚ John Hunter Nemechek and Gray Gaulding completed the Top 10.

Briscoe's tire go down

Kyle Busch's performance in the Food City Dirt Race Top at Bristol Motor Speedway helped him win the race from third place. Briscoe's tire went down during the final corner of the race and he made contact with Tyler Reddick. The race was stopped twice due to rain‚ but the track remained fast and produced a high-quality dirt race. On lap 98‚ Kyle Larson will start on the outside of Ty Dillon. Larson makes his move to get around Kyle Briscoe‚ who appears to have a flat tire and spins out. This causes the cautionary flag to come out and allow teams to repair the damage. Kyle Larson takes advantage of his outside starting position to pass Ty Dillon‚ but Kyle Briscoe spins out on lap 50. Chase Briscoe's top-10 finish at Martinsville Speedway in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series last weekend secured him a spot in the playoff field. He also won the Phoenix Raceway on March 13‚ earning him a spot in the sixteen-driver field. While he did not win the Food City Dirt Race in the inaugural edition‚ he has since found his first victory on dirt in NASCAR's premier series. The drivers who have raced on dirt have a head start over those without experience. Christopher Bell‚ Kyle Larson‚ Ryan Newman‚ Ricky Stenhouse Jr.‚ and Ryan Newman‚ to name a few‚ will be looking to improve on their first time on dirt. Some drivers who have been around the dirt circuit for years will be able to make an impact in the race.

Jeff Gordon's bump-n-run

One of Jeff Gordon's famous bump-n-run moments from the 1997 Bristol Motor Speedway race came in the closing laps of the race. Wallace had taken the lead with two laps to go but Gordon swung around him to grab the lead. Wallace was caught in lapped traffic‚ but Gordon quickly moved up the track and passed him in Turn 3. In 1997‚ Jeff Gordon was the victim of boos and a blatant naughty comment. His actions were so insensitive that some fans even threw beer cans at the #24 car. The incident was stopped by NASCAR officials. But some fans were not happy with the bump and were determined to make Jeff Gordon pay for it. The driver was fined a total of $10‚000. A bump-and-run is a racing maneuver in which one driver moves a rival out of the way. The stronger bump can cause a car to spin out of control‚ leading to a multi-car crash. Jeremy Mayfield applied a bump-and-run on Dale Earnhardt during the 2000 Pocono 500. In the 2001 Bristol Motor Speedway‚ Jeff Gordon's teammate Joe Nemechek used the same quote. This bump-and-run maneuver became popular and became known as a Bristol Night Race. In 2002‚ Jeff Gordon won the only night race at Bristol Motor Speedway. His bump-n-run move put him in the lead of the race. Wallace tried to catch him‚ but Gordon was too strong. Gordon went on to win his fifth Bristol Motor Speedway race‚ thereby giving Wood Brothers Racing its first-ever night race. And in 2004‚ Jeff Gordon won the Bristol Motor Speedway race despite being outmatched by Rusty Wallace.

Kyle Busch's comeback win

After starting in 38th place in the Cup race and finishing second in the Xfinity race‚ Kyle Busch won the Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway. This win was his 200th career victory for Hendrick Motorsports and 600th for Chevrolet. His victory came after Tony Stewart bumped him into Casey Mears' car‚ which spun out of control and went over the outside wall. Busch's comeback race at Bristol was his best ever‚ and he was the first driver to win the Xfinity series race at this track for a third time. His comeback win was his second in three weeks‚ after finishing third at Martinsville and Auto Club Speedway. He also finished third in his last two starts of the season‚ but was still able to finish first in each of them. Earlier in the season‚ he had finished third in two races‚ one at Richmond and one at Talladega. In his last race‚ the Quaker State 400‚ Kyle Busch led 31 laps before being passed by Brad Keselowski with 16 laps left. However‚ despite finishing second‚ Kyle Busch told media in an interview that it felt like a win. After a bad luck streak‚ he was ranked as low as 12th going into the Kentucky race. It was a dream come true for Kyle Busch‚ who is a huge fan of the track and has a great passion for the Bristol Motor Speedway. His comeback win came from third place after Chase Briscoe slid uphill into Tyler Reddick's Chevrolet on the last corner‚ but he corrected the camaros. And that is exactly what happened in the Food City Dirt Race. The final stage is a classic example of the driver's ability to be in the right place at the right time.

LeVox's performance

Levox has been singing the National Anthem for several years now. The first time he sang it was during a special Easter Celebration. This year he'll sing the anthem during the Food City Dirt Race. He's also performing at the Easter Celebration. Levox's anthem-singing debut is a highlight in his career. During the Easter Sunday race‚ a former member of Rascal Flatts sang the national anthem. The event features a variety of entertainers‚ including Rascal Flatts lead singer Gary Levox. This race is a special event that includes several entertainers and the Easter egg hunt. The winner of the event takes home a trophy. During the first six races‚ the Best Season Ever has been an exciting ride. This weekend's Food City Dirt Race could be one of the most memorable moments in the history of the sport. The race is broadcast on FOX at 7 p.m. ET. The drivers who won Friday morning heat races will start in the top four in Sunday's race. The race will have three stages. Several drivers have expressed their excitement about racing on Easter Sunday. The Food City Dirt Race will be the first Cup Series race on Easter Sunday since 1989. The track was built with dirt to accommodate the Food City Dirt Race and is temporary. The event is broadcast on FOX‚ Sirius XM NASCAR radio‚ and PRN radio. When the race takes place‚ it's a huge event for the local community.