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Statistics, event schedule and race information for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway.

Food City 500

Race Recap and Results Final Practice Speeds
Second Practice Speeds Pit Stall Assignments
Starting Lineup Qualifying Results
First Practice Speeds Fantasy Racing Preview
Driver Averages Driver Stats
Driver Ratings Laps Led Leaders
Past Race Winners Past Pole Winners
Entry List Schedule of Events

Track Length: .533 Mile (500 laps = 266.5 miles)
Race Length: 500 Laps
First Race: July 30, 1961 – Volunteer 500
Banking: Turns vary from 24 to 28 degrees, frontstretch varies from 5 to 9 degrees, backstretch varies from 4-8 degrees
Frontstretch: 650 feet
Backstretch: 650 feet

Stage 1 & 2: 125 laps
Final Stage: 250 laps

Qualifying: Denny Hamlin, Toyota, 131.668 mph (14.573 sec.); Aug. 19, 2016
Race: Charlie Glotzbach; Chevrolet, 101.074 mph (2:38:12); July 11, 1971


Starting Positions of Race Winners

Starting Pos. Races Won
1 24
2 13
3 9
4 9
5 10
6 9
7 1
8 7
9 5
10 2
11 1
12 5
13 4
14 2
15 1
18 2
19 3
20 1
24 2
26 1
27 1
30 1
38 1

Races won from Pole (24 of 112)

Driver Year
Fred Lorenzen 1963
Richard Petty 1967
David Pearson 1971
Bobby Allison 1972 (twice)
Cale Yarborough 1973, 1977 (twice), 1980
Darrell Waltrip 1981 (twice), 1982
Dale Earnhardt 1985
Rusty Wallace 1991, 1993, 1999, 2000
Alan Kulwicki 1992
Mark Martin 1993
Jeff Gordon 2002
Matt Kenseth 2005, 2015
Carl Edwards 2008, 2016

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