Date: April 17th, 2016
Distance: 266.5 miles (428.9 km)
Location: Bristol Motor Speedway
The Food City 500 NASCAR competition will be held at the Bristol Motor Speedway,?"The Worlds Fastest Half-Mile", located in Tennessee. The 2015 Food City is a 500 lap race and part of the Sprint Cup series event.
The race has had several different names since it first started in 1961. Among those are; Southeastern 500, Southeastern 400, Valleydale Southeastern 500, Valleydale 500, Valleydale Meats 500, Food City 500 and the 2011 race was name in honor of Jeff Byrd former Speedway President and General Manager who died in October of 2010, this was an initiative of the sponsor Food City.
Details of the Bristol International Speedway
Despite its small size, Bristol is among the most popular tracks in NASCAR due to its distinct features that include extraordinarily steep banking, an all concrete surface, two pit roads and amphitheater-like seating.
The track is one that tends to be either loved or hated by fans and drivers alike racers who grew up driving or attending races at older short tracks located at fairgrounds and similar places tend to love Bristol while those raised on superspeedway racing tend to hate at the lower speeds.
2016 Food City 500 Schedule
|Sunday, April 19, 2015|
|9:00 AM||Spectator Gates Open|
|9:00 / 10:45||Hospitality Track Tours|
|11:00 AM||“Hot Pass in Effect” (Entire Infield Area)|
|12:30 PM||Food City 500 Sprint Cup Driver Introductions|
|1:00 PM||Start of the Food City 500 NSCS Race|
|2015||Joey Logano||Toyota||33 / 267 (432.3)||2:45:05|
|2014||Carl Edwards||Ford||503 / 268.1 (431.46)||3:11:23|
|2013||Kasey Kahne||Chevrolet||500 / 266.5 (428.89)||2:53:25|
|2012||Brad Keselowski||Doge||500 / 266.5 (428.89)||2:51:52|
|2011||Kyle Busch||Toyota||500 / 266.5 (428.89)||2:53:55|
|2010||Jimmie Johnson||Chevrolet||500 / 266.5 (428.89)||3:20:50|
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