It’s been touch and go for a while, but NASCAR is back underway from Bristol Motor Speedway, and we’re keeping you up to date with highlights and results.
Maybe Mother Nature isn’t a fan of short track racing even though most other people are. The Food City 500 got underway on Sunday, but the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series drivers didn’t even get halfway done before the weather literally rained on their parade.
It was an eventful opening stage, with Ryan Blaney crashing out despite leading almost 100 laps. Plenty of other drivers got into incidents as well, with fast cars like the ones belonging to Kevin Harvick and Kurt Busch trying to race from the back of the field to the front.
When the smoke clear and heavy rain came, Kyle Larson was in the lead. But things can definitely change quickly at Bristol, especially with conditions as unpredictable as they should be for the remainder of the race.
It rained and even sleeted on Monday morning, preventing the Food City 500 from resuming right at 1:00 p.m. as scheduled. Still, we’re underway now, and we’ll keep you updated with the latest from the Last Great Colusseum
Larson chose to stay out during the caution that started Day 2, gambling that he could get out in front and stay there until the end of Stage 2. That strategy almost worked, but Brad Keselowski and Kyle Busch caught him and engaged in a pretty tense battle amid lapped traffic.
In the end, Keselowski prevailed, winning his second stage of the race and banking another bonus playoff point.
Stage 2 results
- Brad Keselowski, 10 points plus one bonus playoff point
- Kyle Busch, 9 points
- Jimmie Johnson, 8 points
- Denny Hamlin, 7 points
- Kyle Larson, 6 points
- Ricky Stenhouse Jr., 5 points
- Alex Bowman, 4 points
- Kevin Harvick, 3 points
- Austin Dillon, 2 points
- Bubba Wallace, 1 point
Please bookmark this page and refresh throughout the afternoon as we’ll add in more highlights and stage results as they happen. For Day 1 Food City 500 highlights, click here.