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NASCAR - Nationwide - Food City 250 Preview

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DATE: Friday, Aug. 23
SITE: Bristol Motor Speedway -- Bristol, Tenn.
TRACK: 0.533-mile oval
CAPACITY: 160,000
ANNUAL: 32nd
TELEVISION: ESPN
RADIO: Performance Racing Network (PRN)/SIRIUS NASCAR Radio
START TIME: 7:30 p.m. ET
QUALIFYING TIME: Friday, Aug. 23/3:40 p.m. ET
DEFENDING CHAMPION: Joey Logano (not defending)
RUNNER-UP: Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
POLE WINNER: Trevor Bayne (finished 16)
LAPS: 250
MILES: 133.25
QUALIFYING RECORD: Greg Biffle, 2004 (127.132 mph)
RACE RECORD: Elliott Sadler, 2012 (94.740 mph)
 
2012 Finish
FinishDriverStartFinishDriverStart
1Joey Logano26Cole Whitt19
2Ricky Stenhouse Jr 57Ryan Blaney12
3Kyle Busch108Michael Annett18
4Austin Dillon49Danica Patrick34
5Elliott Sadler710Sam Hornish Jr9
2012 Food City 250 Facts and Figures
AVERAGE SPEED: 76.556 mph
TIME OF RACE: 1 hr., 44 mins., 26 secs.
MARGIN OF VICTORY: 0.503 secs.
CAUTION FLAGS: 9 for 59 laps
LEAD CHANGES: 7 among 4 drivers
POLE WINNER: Trevor Bayne (121.190 mph)
Past Food City 250 Winners (Starting Position) Car -- Speed
2012 -- Joey Logano (2) -- Toyota -- 76.556 mph
2011 -- Kyle Busch (1) -- Toyota -- 93.218 mph
2010 -- Kyle Busch (3) -- Toyota -- 83.166 mph
2009 -- David Ragan (9) -- Ford -- 74.216 mph
2008 -- Brad Keselowski (37) -- Chevrolet -- 93.509 mph
2007 -- Kasey Kahne (23) -- Dodge -- 76.119 mph
2006 -- Matt Kenseth (4) -- Ford -- 64.458 mph
2005 -- Ryan Newman (3) -- Dodge -- 58.810 mph
2004 -- Dale Earnhardt Jr (1) -- Chevrolet -- 64.872 mph
2003 -- Michael Waltrip (4) -- Chevrolet -- 71.951 mph
2002 -- Jimmy Spencer (10) -- Chevrolet -- 83.455 mph
2001 -- Kevin Harvick (2) -- Chevrolet -- 78.872 mph
2000 -- Kevin Harvick (1) -- Chevrolet -- 88.164 mph
1999 -- Matt Kenseth (3) -- Chevrolet -- 83.761 mph
1998 -- Kevin Lepage (4) -- Ford -- 76.887 mph
1997 -- Jimmy Spencer (16) -- Chevrolet -- 65.515 mph
1996 -- Jeff Fuller (1) -- Chevrolet -- 74.603 mph
1995 -- Steve Grissom (28) -- Chevrolet -- 87.234 mph
1994 -- Kenny Wallace (7) -- Ford -- 87.616 mph
1993 -- Todd Bodine (12) -- Chevrolet -- 73.014 mph
1992 -- Todd Bodine (11) -- Buick -- 80.635 mph
1991 -- Dale Jarrett (11) -- Pontiac -- 71.822 mph
1990 -- Rick Mast (12) -- Buick -- 85.447 mph
1989 -- Mark Martin (8) -- Ford -- 76.309 mph
1988 -- Larry Pearson (7) -- Chevrolet -- 72.135 mph
1987 -- Larry Pearson (4) -- Chevrolet -- 70.609 mph
1986 -- Brett Bodine (1) -- Oldsmobile -- 76.293 mph
1985 -- Brett Bodine (4) -- Pontiac -- 71.331 mph
1984 -- Morgan Shepherd (1) -- Pontiac -- 75.872 mph
1983 -- Sam Ard (2) -- Oldsmobile -- 85.255 mph
1982 -- Jack Ingram (6) -- Pontiac -- 79.923 mph
 
NOTE: Name changed from Pet Dairy 150 (1982), Free Service 200 (1983), Free
Service 250 (1984), Tri-City Pontiac 200 (1985-88), Jay Johnson 200
(1989), Jay Johnson 250 (1990-91). Race changed from 150 miles to 200 in
1984, and 200 miles to 250 in 1990.
 
Past Food City 250 Pole Winners (Finish)
2012 -- Trevor Bayne -- 16
2011 -- Kyle Busch -- 1
2010 -- Elliott Sadler -- 3
2009 -- Brad Keselowski -- 3
2008 -- Cale Gale -- 4
2007 -- Jason Leffler -- 2
2006 -- Ryan Newman -- 6
2005 -- Kyle Busch -- 38
2004 -- Dale Earnhardt Jr -- 1
2003 -- Jason Keller -- 11
2002 -- Jason Keller -- 9
2001 -- Mike Skinner -- 11
2000 -- Kevin Harvick -- 1
1999 -- Jeff Green -- 12
1998 -- Steve Grissom -- 27
1997 -- Randy LaJoie -- 4
1996 -- Jeff Fuller -- 1
1995 -- Stevie Reeves -- 14
1994 -- Harry Gant -- 28
1993 -- None (weather)
1992 -- Kenny Wallace -- 7
1991 -- Chuck Bown -- 8
1990 -- Bobby Labonte -- 15
1989 -- Morgan Shepherd -- 27
1988 -- Tommy Ellis -- 24
1987 -- Mark Martin -- 27
1986 -- Brett Bodine -- 1
1985 -- Ron Bouchard -- 24
1984 -- Morgan Shepherd -- 1
1983 -- Phil Parsons -- 13
1982 -- Morgan Shepherd -- 3
Last Race Results
RACE: Nationwide Children's Hospital 200 (Aug. 17)
SITE: Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course -- Lexington, Ohio
MILES: 225.6
LAPS: 94
WINNER: A.J. Allmendinger
RUNNER-UP: Michael McDowell
THIRD: Sam Hornish Jr.
FOURTH: Max Papis
FIFTH: Brian Vickers
POLE WINNER: Michael McDowell (finished 2)
TIME OF RACE: 2 hrs., 43 mins., 51 secs.
AVERAGE SPEED: 77.724 mph
MARGIN OF VICTORY: 1.164 secs.
CAUTION FLAGS: 7 for 18 laps
LEAD CHANGES: 8 among 7 drivers
LAP LEADERS: M. McDowell 1-8; A. Allmendinger 9-21; M. Papis 22-26; S. Hornish
Jr 27-29; A. Allmendinger 30-58; A. Dillon 59-60; J. Allgaier
61-62; C. Hackenbracht 63-63; A. Allmendinger 64-94.
Food City 250 Entry List
CarDriver, HometownCar/Name
00Blake Koch (West Palm Beach, FL)Toyota/M&W Transportation
01Mike Wallace (St. Louis, MO)Chevrolet/TBA
2Brian Scott (Boise, ID)Chevrolet/Hoosier Mama
3Austin Dillon (Welcome, NC)Chevrolet/AdvoCare
4Landon Cassill (Fairfax, IA)Chevrolet/Flex Seal
5Kasey Kahne (Enumclaw, WA)Chevrolet/Great Clips Shark Week
6Trevor Bayne (Knoxville, TN)Ford/Pillow Pets
7Regan Smith (Cato, NY)Chevrolet/taxslayer.com
10Cole Whitt (Alpine, CA)Toyota/Gold Bond/Carnegie Hotel
11Elliott Sadler (Emporia, VA)Toyota/One Main Financial
12Sam Hornish Jr. (Defiance, OH)Ford/Wurth
14To Be AnnouncedToyota/Hefty/Reynolds Wrap
15Carl Long (Roxboro, NC)Chevrolet/Rick Ware Racing
16Ryan Reed (Bakersfield, CA)Ford/ADA
17Tanner Berryhill (Bixby, OK)Toyota/nationalcashlenders.com
18Drew Herring (Benson, NC)Toyota/Z-Line Designs
19Mike Bliss (Milwaukie, OR)Toyota/Tweaker Energy Shot
20Brian Vickers (Thomasville, NC)Toyota/Dollar General
21Brendan Gaughan (Las Vegas, NV)Chevrolet/South Point
22Brad Keselowski (Rochester Hills, MI)Ford/Discount Tire
23Robert Richardson Jr. (McKinney, TX)Chevrolet/Stalk It
24Ken Butler (Lilburn, GA)Toyota/TBA
29Kenny Wallace (St. Louis, MO)Toyota/American Ethanol
30Nelson Piquet Jr. (Brasilia, Brazil)Chevrolet/Worx
31Justin Allgaier (Riverton, IL)Chevrolet/AccuDoc/Brandt
32Kyle Larson (Elk Grove, CA)Chevrolet/Cessna
33Ty Dillon (Welcome, NC)Chevrolet/Wesco
37Matt DiBenedetto (Grass Valley, CA)Dodge/nationalcashlenders.com
40Reed Sorenson (Peachtree City, GA)Chevrolet/E-Swisher.com
42Josh Wise (Riverside, CA)Chevrolet/Curtis Key Plumbing
43Michael Annett (Des Moines, IA)Ford/Pilot Travel Centers
44Chad Hackenbracht (New Phila., OH)Toyota/Tastee Apple Inc.
46J.J. Yeley (Phoenix, AZ)Chevrolet/Curtis Key Plumbing
47T.J. Bell (Reno, NV)Chevrolet/Curtis Key Plumbing
51Jeremy Clements (Spartanburg, SC)Chevrolet/U.S. Petroleum Consultants
52Joey Gase (Cedar Rapids, IA)Chevrolet/TBA
54Kyle Busch (Las Vegas, NV)Toyota/Monster Energy
60Travis Pastrana (Annapolis, MD)Ford/X-Games L.A.
70Tony Raines (LaPorte, IN)Toyota/TBA
74To Be AnnouncedChevrolet/TBA
77Parker Kligerman (Westport, CT)Toyota/Kyle Busch Motorsports
79Kyle Fowler (Smyrna, GA)Ford/TBA
86Kevin Lepage (Shelburne, VT)Ford/Qello
87Joe Nemechek (Lakeland, FL)Toyota/TBA
89Morgan Shepherd (Ferguson, NC)Chevrolet/TBA
90Martin Roy (Napierville, QC, Canada)Chevrolet/TBA
91Jeff Green (Owensboro, KY)Toyota/TriStar Motorsports
98Kevin Swindell (Germantown, TN)Ford/Carroll Shelby Motors
99Alex Bowman (Tucson, AZ)Toyota/TBA
 
Leading Contenders (Finish the last nine years)
Driver200420052006200720082009201020112012
Kyle Busch33874728WonWon3
Austin Dillon------------------------4
Elliott Sadler------------21---385
Sam Hornish Jr.------------14---------10
Kasey Kahne14344Won---37371914
Trevor Bayne---------------2461316
Justin Allgaier---------------27331530
Brad Keselowski---------7Won314---32
Brian Scott---------------30251034
Regan Smith---3219------------------
Brian Vickers---------369------------
Kyle Larson---------------------------
 
Mover of the Week
Jeffrey Earnhardt - started 37 and finished 18
 
Sports Network Selections
Pick to Win - Kyle Busch
Last Week's Pick to Win (A.J. Allmendinger) - finished 1
 
NOTES:
The Food City 250 at Bristol Motor Speedway is the 23rd race on the 2013 Nationwide Series schedule.

There have been 62 Nationwide races held at Bristol. The series has competed twice there each season since 1982, with the exception of 1984. The August event was the only one for that year.

Phil Parsons won the inaugural Nationwide race at Bristol, the Southeastern 150, on March 13, 1982.

Kyle Busch and Kevin Harvick share the record for most Nationwide victories at Bristol with five each. Busch won there for the fifth time in March.

Eight Nationwide races at Bristol have been won from the pole, which is more than any other starting position there. Busch most recently did it in August 2011.

Since NASCAR began using electronic timing and scoring in 1993, the closest margin of victory in a Nationwide race at Bristol occurred in August 2011 when Busch beat his then Joe Gibbs Racing teammate, Joey Logano, to the finish line by just 0.019 seconds. Earlier this year, Busch beat rookie Kyle Larson to the line by 0.023 seconds for the win.

Justin Allgaier is the only driver entered in this race that scored his first career Nationwide victory at Bristol. Allgaier won the spring event in 2010.

Trevor Bayne is the lone driver on the entry list that made his first Nationwide start at Bristol. Bayne started 26th and finished 23rd there on March 21, 2009.

The next race is the Aug. 31 Great Clips/Grit Chips 300 at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Ricky Stenhouse Jr. won last year's race there.

08/20 13:24:16 ET

As of August 20, 2013, at 01:24 PM ET