Food City 500 Tickets
The Food City 500 is one of two races held at Bristol Motor Speedway. It made history in ‘07 when it was the first NASCAR race to feature the “Car of Tomorrow,” that edition of the race was won by Kyle Busch. In last year’s Food City 500 Brad Keselowski earned the checked flag for Penske Racing. You can be their to witness all the action by ordering Food City 500 tickets today from GoTickets.
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Bristol Motor Speedway is one of the hottest tickets in sports, and for good reason - fast, furious, fender banging short track racing at its best. Bristol tickets place you squarely in the heart of Thunder Valley, along with 160,000 avid race fans for what will be one of the most exhilarating sports events you will ever attend. Bristol, the half-mile, high banked, ultra-fast race track in the hills of Northeast Tennessee is the perfect place to be a part of the family atmosphere of a great NASCAR event. Travel packages are available for what will be one of the greatest vacations you and your family will ever enjoy.
Kevin Harvick doesn’t know the meaning of the word impossible. The driver of the Richard Childress Racing #29 GM Goodwrench Chevrolet started the Food City 500 at Bristol riding shotgun on the field - the last of 43 cars. An impossible situation and a recipe for a futile night at a difficult race track, but Harvick overcame what many considered impossible odds to win his first race of the year and his first victory in two years. Pole sitter Elliott Sadler ran second, followed by Tony Stewart, Dale Earnhardt, Jr., and Dale Jarrett to round out the top five.
Bristol is so fast and short (less than 15 seconds per lap) that Fox announcer Mike Joy likened racing there to “flying fighter jets in a gymnasium”. One doesn’t really win at Bristol; one just displays his survival skills better than everyone else on the 36 degree concrete banking. The late Dale Earnhardt noted that the key to winning at Bristol is “anger management,” and that is exactly what Harvick did to outlast a competitive field.
Harvick qualified thirteenth, but was forced to start last after making unauthorized repairs. Fourteen caution periods took its toll as a number of drivers fell out of contention throughout the grueling event. Four-time Bristol winner (including three consecutive Food City 500’s) and 2004 Nextel Cup Champion Kurt Busch finished 35th after a crash with Jeff Burton on lap 362 left his car severely damaged. Nextel Cup points leader Jimmie Johnson was involved in two incidents, including the Burton/Busch crash, but his chances for winning ended after a brush with Michael Waltrip with just 80 laps to go. Johnson managed a respectable sixth place finish, retaining the series lead, just 94 points ahead of ninth place finisher Greg Biffle whose #16 Roush Racing Ford was a strong contender but began to fade in the closing laps.
Harvick performed a NASCAR double by winning the rain delayed Busch Series event the following day at Bristol.
Track: Bristol Motor Speedway
Defending Champion: Brad Keselowski
Previous Names: Jeff Byrd 500 presented by Food City, Food City 500