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2016 Food City 500

The 2016 Food City 500 was a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race that was held on April 17, 2016, at Bristol Motor Speedway in Bristol, Tennessee. Contested over 500 laps on the 0.533 miles (0.858 km) concrete short track, it is the eighth race of the 2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season, The race had 16 lead changes among different drivers and fifteen cautions for 102 laps.

2016 Food City 500
Race details[1][2][3][4][5][6][7][8][9][10]
Race 8 of 36 in the 2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
2016 Food City 500 logo.png
Date April 17, 2016 (2016-04-17)
Location Bristol Motor Speedway in Bristol, Tennessee
Course Permanent racing facility
0.533 mi (0.858 km)
Distance 500 laps, 266.5 mi (429 km)
Weather Clear blue skies with a temperature of 72 °F (22 °C); wind out of the east at 2 mph (3.2 km/h)
Average speed 81.637 miles per hour (131.382 km/h)
Pole position
Driver Joe Gibbs Racing
Time 14.991
Most laps led
Driver Carl Edwards Joe Gibbs Racing
Laps 276
Winner
No. 19 Carl Edwards Joe Gibbs Racing
Television in the United States
Network Fox
Announcers Mike Joy, Jeff Gordon and Darrell Waltrip
Radio in the United States
Radio PRN
Booth Announcers Doug Rice, Mark Garrow and Wendy Venturini
Turn Announcers Rob Albright (Backstretch)

ReportEdit

BackgroundEdit

 
Bristol Motor Speedway, the track where the race was held.

Bristol Motor Speedway, formerly known as Bristol International Raceway and Bristol Raceway, is a NASCAR short track venue located in Bristol, Tennessee. Constructed in 1960, it held its first NASCAR race on July 30, 1961. Despite its short length, Bristol is among the most popular tracks on the NASCAR schedule because of its distinct features, which include extraordinarily steep banking, an all concrete surface, two pit roads, and stadium-like seating.

Entry listEdit

The entry list for the Food City 500 was released on Monday, April 11 at 11:39 a.m. Eastern time. Forty cars are entered for the race.

No. Driver Team Manufacturer
1 Jamie McMurray Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet
2 Brad Keselowski Team Penske Ford
3 Austin Dillon Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet
4 Kevin Harvick Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet
5 Kasey Kahne Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet
6 Trevor Bayne Roush Fenway Racing Ford
7 Regan Smith Tommy Baldwin Racing Chevrolet
10 Danica Patrick Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet
11 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota
13 Casey Mears Germain Racing Chevrolet
14 Ty Dillon (i) Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet
15 Clint Bowyer HScott Motorsports Chevrolet
16 Greg Biffle Roush Fenway Racing Ford
17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Roush Fenway Racing Ford
18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota
19 Carl Edwards Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota
20 Matt Kenseth Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota
21 Ryan Blaney (R) Wood Brothers Racing Ford
22 Joey Logano Team Penske Ford
23 David Ragan BK Racing Toyota
24 Chase Elliott (R) Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet
27 Paul Menard Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet
30 Josh Wise The Motorsports Group Chevrolet
31 Ryan Newman Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet
32 Jeffrey Earnhardt (R) Go FAS Racing Ford
34 Chris Buescher (R) Front Row Motorsports Ford
38 Landon Cassill Front Row Motorsports Ford
41 Kurt Busch Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet
42 Kyle Larson Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet
43 Aric Almirola Richard Petty Motorsports Ford
44 Brian Scott (R) Richard Petty Motorsports Ford
46 Michael Annett HScott Motorsports Chevrolet
47 A. J. Allmendinger JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet
48 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet
55 Reed Sorenson Premium Motorsports Chevrolet
78 Martin Truex Jr. Furniture Row Racing Toyota
83 Matt DiBenedetto BK Racing Toyota
88 Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet
95 Michael McDowell Circle Sport – Leavine Family Racing Chevrolet
98 Cole Whitt Premium Motorsports Chevrolet
Official entry list

First practiceEdit

Denny Hamlin was the fastest in the first practice session with a time of 14.913 and a speed of 128.666 mph (207.068 km/h).[11]

Pos No. Driver Team Manufacturer Time Speed
1 11 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 14.913 128.666
2 78 Martin Truex Jr. Furniture Row Racing Toyota 14.944 128.399
3 2 Brad Keselowski Team Penske Ford 14.970 128.374
Official first practice results

QualifyingEdit

Carl Edwards scored the pole for the race with a time of 14.991 and a speed of 127.997 mph (205.991 km/h).[12] He said afterwards that winning the pole was "just awesome. This place is really complicated and my guys did a good job making the car drive well on all different segments.”[13] Matt Kenseth, who qualified second, said that he was "just a little off. These guys did a great job with our Dollar General Camry today. Obviously, all of the JGR cars were fast again so thanks to everyone who’s building these things and TRD (Toyota Racing Development) with the engines. In the first round we were pretty good we thought and then the second round we tried something and we were too tight and then the third round we were a little too loose really. We were just that much off, but overall it was a great day and we’ll still get a good pit stop and a good place to start and hopefully we’ll get it driving good tomorrow and we can race them on Sunday.”[14] During round 1, Ty Dillon got loose exiting turn 3 and slammed into the back of Landon Cassill.[15]

Qualifying resultsEdit

Pos No. Driver Team Manufacturer R1 R2 R3
1 19 Carl Edwards Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 14.974 15.129 14.991
2 20 Matt Kenseth Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 15.002 15.137 15.059
3 22 Joey Logano Team Penske Ford 14.943 15.080 15.086
4 11 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 14.996 15.165 15.132
5 18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 15.046 15.078 15.162
6 48 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 15.126 15.166 15.173
7 4 Kevin Harvick Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet 15.145 15.178 15.215
8 78 Martin Truex Jr. Furniture Row Racing Toyota 15.106 15.239 15.226
9 47 A. J. Allmendinger JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet 15.165 15.290 15.251
10 6 Trevor Bayne Roush Fenway Racing Ford 15.155 15.277 15.251
11 5 Kasey Kahne Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 15.212 15.281 15.261
12 2 Brad Keselowski Team Penske Ford 15.098 15.160 15.266
13 1 Jamie McMurray Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 15.052 15.291
14 27 Paul Menard Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 15.154 15.294
15 3 Austin Dillon Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 15.061 15.297
16 13 Casey Mears Germain Racing Chevrolet 15.122 15.299
17 31 Ryan Newman Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 15.221 15.307
18 21 Ryan Blaney (R) Wood Brothers Racing Ford 15.068 15.310
19 24 Chase Elliott (R) Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 15.154 15.334
20 88 Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 15.186 15.344
21 34 Chris Buescher (R) Front Row Motorsports Ford 15.208 15.351
22 43 Aric Almirola Richard Petty Motorsports Ford 15.166 15.353
23 16 Greg Biffle Roush Fenway Racing Ford 15.139 15.400
24 23 David Ragan BK Racing Toyota 15.188 15.417
25 42 Kyle Larson Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 15.226
26 41 Kurt Busch Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet 15.249
27 44 Brian Scott (R) Richard Petty Motorsports Ford 15.256
28 38 Landon Cassill Front Row Motorsports Ford 15.268
29 7 Regan Smith Tommy Baldwin Racing Chevrolet 15.272
30 83 Matt DiBenedetto BK Racing Toyota 15.278
31 95 Michael McDowell Circle Sport – Leavine Family Racing Chevrolet 15.316
32 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Roush Fenway Racing Ford 15.325
33 10 Danica Patrick Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet 15.350
34 14 Ty Dillon (i) Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet 15.427
35 30 Josh Wise The Motorsports Group Chevrolet 15.444
36 15 Clint Bowyer HScott Motorsports Chevrolet 15.456
37 32 Jeffrey Earnhardt (R) Go FAS Racing Ford 15.561
38 55 Reed Sorenson Premium Motorsports Chevrolet 15.569
39 98 Cole Whitt Premium Motorsports Chevrolet 15.625
40 46 Michael Annett HScott Motorsports Chevrolet 15.694
Official qualifying results

Practice (post-qualifying)Edit

Second practiceEdit

Kyle Busch was the fastest in the second practice session with a time of 15.184 and a speed of 126.370 mph (203.373 km/h).[16]

Pos No. Driver Team Manufacturer Time Speed
1 18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 15.184 126.370
2 24 Chase Elliott (R) Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 15.196 126.253
3 41 Kurt Busch Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet 15.212 126.137
Official second practice results

Final practiceEdit

Denny Hamlin was the fastest in the final practice session with a time of 15.213 and a speed of 126.129 mph (202.985 km/h).[17]

Pos No. Driver Team Manufacturer Time Speed
1 11 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 15.213 126.129
2 24 Chase Elliott (R) Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 15.250 125.823
3 78 Martin Truex Jr. Furniture Row Racing Toyota 15.259 125.749
Official final practice results

RaceEdit

First halfEdit

StartEdit

Under clear blue Tennessee skies, Carl Edwards led the field to the green flag at 1:19 p.m. Dale Earnhardt Jr. made an unscheduled stop on the first lap after reporting he had no power.[18] “Yeah, we got the Roush system on our cars for the stuck throttle issue, and just warming the brakes up I engaged that system to kill the throttle,” Earnhardt said. “I was warming the brakes up like I always do, and apparently I applied too much pressure and it killed the motor. If your throttle is stuck and you mash the brake, you’re going to mash the [expletive] out of that brake when the throttle sticks. It will shut the motor off.”[19] He rejoined the race in 40th two laps down.[20] It only took 25 laps for Edwards to run into lapped traffic. This allowed Joey Logano to pull up to him and make a run on him. He was unable to pass him on the bottom and fell back. Logano caught Edwards behind a lapped car and passed him for the lead on lap 39. Matt Kenseth passed Logano to take the lead on lap 45. The first caution of the race flew on lap 52 for a single-car wreck in turn 2. Rounding the turn, Kyle Busch suffered a right-front tire blowout and slammed the wall.[21] Kenseth and Logano swapped the lead on pit road, but Kenseth exited with the lead. Jimmie Johnson and Brad Keselowski were tagged for speeding and David Ragan was tagged for crew over the wall too soon. All three restarted the race from the tail-end of the field.

The race restarted on lap 59. The second caution of the race flew on lap 70 for a single-car wreck on the backstretch. Exiting turn 2, Ricky Stenhouse Jr. got loose and spun out.

The race restarted on lap 78. Logano made an unscheduled stop for a vibration on lap 109. To add insult to injury, he was tagged for an uncontrolled tire and was forced to serve a pass-through penalty. The third caution of the race flew for a single-car spin in turn 2. Busch got turned by Chris Buescher. Kenseth and Edwards traded the lead on pit road, but Kenseth exited with the lead. Ragan was tagged for having too many men over the wall and restarted the race from the tail-end of the field.

Second quarterEdit

The race restarted on lap 122. The fourth caution of the race flew on lap 147 for a single-car wreck involving Kyle Larson.

The race restarted on lap 155. The fifth caution of the race flew on lap 187 for a single-car wreck in turn 2 involving race leader Kenseth who suffered a tire blowout and slammed the wall.[22] This handed the lead back to Edwards.

The race restarted on lap 195. The sixth caution of the race flew on lap 219 after Ragan lost an engine in turn 4. Greg Biffle and Austin Dillon were tagged for speeding and restarted the race from the tail-end of the field.

The race restarted on lap 227. The seventh caution of the race flew on lap 259 for a single-car wreck in turn 2. Rounding the turn, Busch slammed the wall for the third time. Landon Cassill opted not to pit and assumed the lead.

Second halfEdit

HalfwayEdit

The race restarted on lap 274. Edwards got under Cassill and retook the lead on lap 282. Johnson was running third when he made and unscheduled stop on lap 302. He rejoined the race in 31st two laps down. Kevin Harvick took the lead from Edwards on lap 320. The eighth caution of the race flew on lap 331 for a single-car wreck in turn 1 involving Josh Wise. Harvick swapped the lead with Edwards on pit road and Edwards exited in the lead.

The race restarted on lap 338. The ninth caution of the race flew for a single-car spin in turn 2. Entering turn 1, Casey Mears got tapped in the side by A. J. Allmendinger and sent him spinning.

The race restarted on lap 345. The tenth caution of the race flew on lap 349 for a single-car wreck in turn 2 involving Brian Scott.

The race restarted on lap 356. Kurt Busch cleared Edwards exiting turn 4 to take the lead on lap 357. Keselowski was running fourth when he made an unscheduled stop on lap 389. He rejoined the race in 27th two laps down. Edwards passed Busch in turn 2 to retake the lead on lap 399. The 11th caution of the race flew with 90 laps to go after Hamlin slammed the wall exiting turn 2. Larson was tagged for speeding and restarted the race from the tail-end of the field.

Fourth quarterEdit

The race restarted with 84 laps to go. The 12th caution of the race flew with 63 laps to go for a single-car wreck in turn 4. Rounding turn 3, Martin Truex Jr. got into the side of Aric Almirola and sent him spinning into the wall.[23]

The race restarted with 52 laps to go. The 13th caution of the race flew with 40 laps to go for a two-car wreck in turn 2 involving Cassill and Ty Dillon.

The race restarted with 34 laps to go. The 14th caution of the race flew with 15 laps to go for a single-car spin on the backstretch involving Michael Annett.

The race restarted with 10 laps to go. The 15th caution of the race flew with eight laps to go for a single-car spin on the backstretch involving Regan Smith.

The race restarted with five laps to go and Edwards drove on to score the victory.[24]

Post-raceEdit

Driver commentsEdit

“There were so many different things happening out there,” Edwards said. “Different guys were fast at different times. I have to work on my drag racing stuff, Kurt (Busch) has those restarts figured out. He was tough. Just awesome. This is a real testament to my team. The guys have been working really hard. We’ve got Comcast Business folks here and they helped put this whole thing together with ARRIS and Toyota, TRD, Stanley – all the folks that made this 19 team happen. Just great and so awesome. Thanks to Sprint and Cessna and all the folks that make this happen. Now we’re in the Chase and we can go have some fun. Just so cool, awesome to be here.”[25]

Race resultsEdit

Pos Grid No. Driver Team Manufacturer Laps Points
1 1 19 Carl Edwards Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 500 45
2 20 88 Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 500 39
3 26 41 Kurt Busch Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet 500 39
4 19 24 Chase Elliott (R) Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 500 37
5 10 6 Trevor Bayne Roush Fenway Racing Ford 500 36
6 30 83 Matt DiBenedetto BK Racing Toyota 500 35
7 7 4 Kevin Harvick Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet 500 35
8 36 15 Clint Bowyer HScott Motorsports Chevrolet 500 33
9 17 31 Ryan Newman Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 500 32
10 3 22 Joey Logano Team Penske Ford 500 32
11 18 21 Ryan Blaney (R) Wood Brothers Racing Ford 500 30
12 23 16 Greg Biffle Roush Fenway Racing Ford 500 29
13 13 1 Jamie McMurray Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 500 28
14 8 78 Martin Truex Jr. Furniture Row Racing Toyota 500 27
15 14 27 Paul Menard Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 500 27
16 32 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Roush Fenway Racing Ford 500 25
17 11 5 Kasey Kahne Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 500 24
18 12 2 Brad Keselowski Team Penske Ford 500 23
19 9 47 A. J. Allmendinger JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet 500 22
20 4 11 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 500 21
21 21 34 Chris Buescher (R) Front Row Motorsports Ford 500 20
22 28 38 Landon Cassill Front Row Motorsports Ford 500 20
23 6 48 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 499 18
24 16 13 Casey Mears Germain Racing Chevrolet 499 17
25 34 14 Ty Dillon (i) Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet 499 0
26 15 3 Austin Dillon Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 498 15
27 33 10 Danica Patrick Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet 498 14
28 39 98 Cole Whitt Premium Motorsports Chevrolet 496 13
29 31 95 Michael McDowell Circle Sport – Leavine Family Racing Chevrolet 495 12
30 27 44 Brian Scott (R) Richard Petty Motorsports Ford 493 11
31 40 46 Michael Annett HScott Motorsports Chevrolet 492 10
32 37 32 Jeffrey Earnhardt (R) Go FAS Racing Ford 488 9
33 35 30 Josh Wise The Motorsports Group Chevrolet 482 8
34 22 43 Aric Almirola Richard Petty Motorsports Ford 479 7
35 25 42 Kyle Larson Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 462 6
36 2 20 Matt Kenseth Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 460 6
37 29 7 Regan Smith Tommy Baldwin Racing Chevrolet 451 4
38 5 18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 258 3
39 24 23 David Ragan BK Racing Toyota 211 2
40 38 55 Reed Sorenson Premium Motorsports Chevrolet 169 1
Official race results

Race summaryEdit

  • Lead changes: 16
  • Cautions/Laps: 15 for 102
  • Red flags: 0
  • Time of race: 3 hours, 15 minutes and 52 seconds
  • Average speed: 81.637 miles per hour (131.382 km/h)

MediaEdit

TelevisionEdit

Fox Sports covered their sixteenth race at the Bristol Motor Speedway. Mike Joy, five-time Bristol winner Jeff Gordon and 12-time Bristol winner – and all-time Bristol race winner – Darrell Waltrip will have the call in the booth for the race. Jamie Little, Chris Neville, Vince Welch and Matt Yocum will handle the pit road duties for the television side.

Fox Sports 1 Television
Booth announcers Pit reporters
Lap-by-lap: Mike Joy
Color-commentator: Jeff Gordon
Color commentator: Darrell Waltrip
Jamie Little
Chris Neville
Vince Welch
Matt Yocum

RadioEdit

PRN had the radio call for the race which will also be simulcasted on Sirius XM NASCAR Radio. Doug Rice, Mark Garrow and Wendy Venturini will call the race in the booth when the field is racing down the frontstretch. Rob Albright called the race from atop the turn 3 suites when the field raced down the backstretch. Brad Gillie, Brett Mcmillan, Jim Noble, and Steve Richards covered the action on pit lane.

PRN Radio
Booth announcers Turn announcers Pit reporters
Lead announcer: Doug Rice
Announcer: Mark Garrow
Announcer: Wendy Venturini
Backstretch: Rob Albright Brad Gillie
Brett McMillan
Jim Noble
Steve Richards

Standings after the raceEdit

ReferencesEdit

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