NASCAR & Auto Racing

2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series: Bristol schedule, TV times

Food City 500

What: 500 laps or 266.5 miles

Where: Bristol Motor Speedway, a .533-mile highly banked concrete oval in Bristol, Tenn.

When: 1 p.m. Sunday

TV: Fox

Radio: Performance Racing Network

Last year’s winner: Kasey Kahne

Also this week: Drive to Stop Diabetes 300, Nationwide Series, Bristol Motor Speedway, 2 p.m. Saturday, ESPN2.

Worth mentioning: Team Penske’s Brad Keselowski and Joey Logano have owned the Sprint Cup Series’ new knock-out qualifying format, with Keselowski winning the pole at Phoenix and Logano at Las Vegas. Can they make it three in a row this weekend?

Who’s Hot/Who’s Not


Brad Keselowski: Only the second driver to sweep the Nationwide and Sprint Cup series races in the same weekend at Las Vegas.

Dale Earnhardt Jr.: He gambled and finished second – that’s not a bad result at all.

Paul Menard: Best Cup finish since fall of 2012 and best of the Richard Childress Racing drivers at Las Vegas.

Joey Logano: He quickly became a valued and talented teammate to Keselowski.

Danica Patrick: She was best among the four-member Stewart-Haas Racing class.


Tony Stewart: A 33rd-place finish with no easily identifiable answer. Not a good sign.

Kevin Harvick: Was in contention for the victory at Las Vegas until a broken wheel hub ended his day.

Jim Utter