NASCAR Racing Schedule for Bristol – Updated

by Angela Campbell On Thu, Apr. 20, 2017

Photo Credit: Rainier Ehrhardt/NASCAR via Getty Images

NASCAR travels to Bristol Motor Speedway for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series and the NASCAR XFINITY Series this weekend. Saturday’s XFINITY Series Fitzgerald Glider Kits 300 will be broadcast on Saturday on FS1 at 1 p.m. The action wraps up on Sunday with the Food City 500 at 2 p.m. on FOX. Radio coverage for both events will be carried by PRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio.

Kyle Larson enters the race at the top of the MENCS points standings. The Chip Ganassi Racing driver has six starts at Bristol with two top 10s and a driver rating of 87.4. Joe Gibbs Racing’s Matt Kenseth has the series-best driver rating (100.9) with four wins, 13 top fives, 20 top 10s and two poles. There are 39 drivers on the entry list for the Food City 500.

Please check below for the complete schedule of events. All times are Eastern.

Friday, April 21:

On Track:
2-2:55 p.m.: NASCAR XFINITY Series Practice – FS1
3-3:55 p.m.: Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Practice – FS1
4:45 p.m.: Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Coors Light Pole Qualifying – FS1 – Canceled due to rain

Press Conferences: (Watch live)
9:30 a.m.: Kurt Busch
10:30 a.m.: Jimmie Johnson
10:45 a.m.: Chase Elliott
11 a.m.: XFINITY Series Dash 4 Cash drivers: Justin Allgaier, Michael Annett, Darrell Wallace Jr.
1:45 p.m.: Trevor Bayne
2:15 p.m.: Kyle Busch
3:55 p.m.: Kyle Larson and Chase Elliott

Garage Cam: (Watch live)
11 a.m.: Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series – Canceled

Saturday, April 22:

On Track:
8:30-9:25 a.m.: Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Practice – FS1
9:35 a.m.: NASCAR XFINITY Series Coors Light Pole Qualifying – FS1
11-11:55 a.m.: Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Final Practice – FS1
1 p.m.: NASCAR XFINITY Series Fitzgerald Glider Kits 300 (300 laps, 159.9 miles) – FS1
Stage 1 (Ends on lap 85), Stage 2 (Ends on lap 170), Final Stage (Ends on lap 300)

Press Conference: (Watch live)
3 p.m.: Post-XFINITY Series Race (time approx.)

Sunday, April 23: – All activities canceled due to rain

On Track:
2 p.m.: Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Food City 500 (500 laps, 266.5 miles) – FOX
Stage 1 (Ends on lap 125), Stage 2 (Ends on lap 250), Final Stage (Ends on lap 500)

Press Conference: (Watch live)
5:30 p.m.: Post-Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Race (time approx.)

Monday, April 24:

On Track:
12:20 p.m.: Driver Introductions
12:53 p.m.: Presentation of Colors: Grundy High School JROTC Color Guard
12:53 p.m.: Invocation: Mike Rife, Vansant Church of Christ, Vansant, Virgina
12:54 p.m.: National Anthem: TBD
12:56 p.m.: Flyover TOT by: (4) T-38s 49th Fighter Training Squadron from Columbus AFB, Mississippi (Turn 1 to Turn 4)
12:56 p.m.: Food City Salute Commercial (Colossus TV)
12:57 p.m.: Bristol August Video (Colossus TV)
12:58 p.m.: Bristol Motor Speedway Hype Video (Colossus TV)
1 p.m.: Dale Earnhardt Jr Congratulations Food City Video (on Colossus TV)
1:01 p.m.: “Drivers, Start Your Engines”: Kerry Earnhardt and Kelley Earnhardt Miller
1:07 p.m.: Start of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Food City 500 (500 laps, 266.5 miles), FOX

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Complete NASCAR TV Schedule

Fitzgerald Glider Kits 300 Entry List

Odds to win NASCAR Food City 500
Kyle Busch +550
Joey Logano +604
Kyle Larson +650
Kevin Harvick +705
Chase Elliott +705
Brad Keselowski +750
Martin Truex Jr +908
Matt Kenseth +1207
Denny Hamlin +1207
Jimmie Johnson +1214
Clint Bowyer +2554
Jamie McMurray +3077
Dale Earnhardt Jr +3605
Ryan Blaney +3605
Kurt Busch +3605
Erik Jones +5000
Kasey Kahne +5000
Ryan Newman +6000
Austin Dillon +7500
Ricky Stenhouse Jr +7500
Field (Any Other Driver) +255

Food City 500 Entry List:

Bristol Cup Series Entry List C1708_PREENTNUM
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