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The 2017 Food City 500 was a Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race held on April 23, 2017, at Bristol Motor Speedway in Bristol, Tennessee. Contested over 500 laps on the 0.533 miles (0.858 km) concrete short track, it was the eighth race of the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season.

2017 Food City 500
Race details[1][2][3][4][5][6][7][8][9][10]
Race 8 of 36 in the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series
2017 Food City 500 logo.png
Date April 24, 2017 (2017-04-24)
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)
Average speed 86.674 miles per hour (139.488 km/h)
Pole position
Driver Chip Ganassi Racing
Time N/A
Most laps led
Driver Kyle Larson Chip Ganassi Racing
Laps 202
Winner
No. 48 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports
Television in the United States
Network Fox
Announcers Mike Joy, Jeff Gordon and Darrell Waltrip
Nielsen Ratings 1.5/3 (Overnight)[11]
Radio in the United States
Radio PRN
Booth Announcers Doug Rice, Mark Garrow and Wendy Venturini
Turn Announcers Rob Albright (Backstretch)

Contents

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

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 Ford
5 Kasey Kahne Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet
6 Trevor Bayne Roush Fenway Racing Ford
10 Danica Patrick Stewart-Haas Racing Ford
11 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota
13 Ty Dillon (R) Germain Racing Chevrolet
14 Clint Bowyer Stewart-Haas Racing Ford
15 Reed Sorenson Premium Motorsports Chevrolet
17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Roush Fenway Racing Ford
18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota
19 Daniel Suárez (R) Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota
20 Matt Kenseth Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota
21 Ryan Blaney Wood Brothers Racing Ford
22 Joey Logano Team Penske Ford
23 Gray Gaulding (R) BK Racing Toyota
24 Chase Elliott Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet
27 Paul Menard Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet
31 Ryan Newman Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet
32 Matt DiBenedetto Go Fas Racing Ford
33 Jeffrey Earnhardt Circle Sport – The Motorsports Group Chevrolet
34 Landon Cassill Front Row Motorsports Ford
37 Chris Buescher JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet
38 David Ragan Front Row Motorsports Ford
41 Kurt Busch Stewart-Haas Racing Ford
42 Kyle Larson Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet
43 Aric Almirola Richard Petty Motorsports Ford
47 A. J. Allmendinger JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet
48 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet
51 Timmy Hill (i) Rick Ware Racing Chevrolet
55 Derrike Cope Premium Motorsports Toyota
72 Cole Whitt Tri-Star Motorsports Chevrolet
77 Erik Jones (R) Furniture Row Racing Toyota
78 Martin Truex Jr. Furniture Row Racing Toyota
83 Corey LaJoie (R) BK Racing Toyota
88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet
95 Michael McDowell Leavine Family Racing Chevrolet
Official entry list

First practiceEdit

Erik Jones was the fastest in the first practice session with a time of 15.009 seconds and a speed of 127.843 mph (205.743 km/h).[12]

Pos No. Driver Team Manufacturer Time Speed
1 77 Erik Jones (R) Furniture Row Racing Toyota 15.009 127.843
2 18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 15.098 127.090
3 21 Ryan Blaney Wood Brothers Racing Ford 15.110 126.989
Official first practice results

QualifyingEdit

Qualifying for Friday was cancelled due to rain and Kyle Larson, the point leader, was awarded the pole as a result.[13]

Starting LineupEdit

Pos No. Driver Team Manufacturer
1 42 Kyle Larson Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet
2 24 Chase Elliott Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet
3 78 Martin Truex Jr. Furniture Row Racing Toyota
4 2 Brad Keselowski Team Penske Ford
5 22 Joey Logano Team Penske Ford
6 21 Ryan Blaney Wood Brothers Racing Ford
7 18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota
8 1 Jamie McMurray Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet
9 14 Clint Bowyer Stewart-Haas Racing Ford
10 4 Kevin Harvick Stewart-Haas Racing Ford
11 48 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet
12 6 Trevor Bayne Roush Fenway Racing Ford
13 31 Ryan Newman Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet
14 77 Erik Jones (R) Furniture Row Racing Toyota
15 41 Kurt Busch Stewart-Haas Racing Ford
16 11 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota
17 5 Kasey Kahne Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet
18 43 Aric Almirola Richard Petty Motorsports Ford
19 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Roush Fenway Racing Ford
20 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet
21 3 Austin Dillon Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet
22 20 Matt Kenseth Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota
23 19 Daniel Suárez (R) Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota
24 13 Ty Dillon (R) Germain Racing Chevrolet
25 47 A. J. Allmendinger JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet
26 27 Paul Menard Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet
27 37 Chris Buescher JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet
28 95 Michael McDowell Leavine Family Racing Chevrolet
29 10 Danica Patrick Stewart-Haas Racing Ford
30 34 Landon Cassill Front Row Motorsports Ford
31 72 Cole Whitt Tri-Star Motorsports Chevrolet
32 32 Matt DiBenedetto Go Fas Racing Ford
33 38 David Ragan Front Row Motorsports Ford
34 15 Reed Sorenson Premium Motorsports Chevrolet
35 83 Corey LaJoie (R) BK Racing Toyota
36 23 Gray Gaulding (R) BK Racing Toyota
37 33 Jeffrey Earnhardt Circle Sport – The Motorsports Group Chevrolet
38 51 Timmy Hill (i) Rick Ware Racing Chevrolet
39 55 Derrike Cope Premium Motorsports Toyota
Official starting lineup

Practice (post-qualifying)Edit

Second practiceEdit

Kyle Busch was the fastest in the second practice session with a time of 14.890 seconds and a speed of 128.865 mph (207.388 km/h).[14]

Pos No. Driver Team Manufacturer Time Speed
1 18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 14.890 128.865
2 77 Erik Jones (R) Furniture Row Racing Toyota 14.915 128.649
3 11 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 14.970 128.176
Official second practice results

Final practiceEdit

Kyle Busch was the fastest in the final practice session with a time of 14.925 and a speed of 128.563 mph (206.902 km/h).[15]

Pos No. Driver Team Manufacturer Time Speed
1 18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 14.925 128.563
2 19 Daniel Suárez (R) Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 14.960 128.262
3 5 Kasey Kahne Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 14.961 128.253
Official final practice results

RaceEdit

First stageEdit

The race was scheduled to be held on Sunday, April 23, but rain delayed it to Monday, April 24.[16]

Kyle Larson led the field to the green flag at 1:11 p.m. The first caution flew on lap 54 when Kurt Busch bounced off Trevor Bayne exiting Turn 4, slid down the front stretch and hit the inside wall. Chris Buescher slammed into the back of Reed Sorenson while slowing down to avoid Busch. Buescher went on to finish last.[17] This brought out the red flag for five minutes and 10 seconds to facilitate cleanup in Turns 1 and 2.[18]

The race restarted on lap 71. It remained green the remainder of the stage, that was won by Larson, and went back under caution on lap 125 for the end of the stage.[18]

Second stageEdit

The race restarted on lap 137. Martin Truex Jr. passed Larson in Turn 2 to take the lead on lap 202. The third caution flew on lap 210 when Kyle Busch suffered a right-front tire blowout and slammed the wall in Turn 2.[19]

The race restarted on lap 217 and the fourth caution flew the same lap when Dale Earnhardt Jr. suffered a right-front tire failure and slammed the wall in Turn 1.[20] “We broke something in the oil system and oil got onto the tires,” Earnhardt told USA TODAY Sports. “We got into the wall.”[21] He added that his crew "said there was some oil in the pit stall after our pit stop. I noticed when I was getting lined up double file for the restart the car was smoking. I just thought maybe we had a tire rub for some reason, but I couldn’t remember what might have caused that. And went into Turn 1 on the restart and the car went straight into the wall with oil all over the tires. Came into the garage there and they are working on where the hole in the system is. Just something is messed up, but that is going to be the finish for us."[22]

The race restarted on lap 228. Truex won the second stage and the fifth caution flew for the conclusion of the stage. Landon Cassill opted not to pit and assumed the lead.[18]

Final stageEdit

The race restarted on lap 260 and Truex passed Cassill with ease exiting Turn 2 to retake the lead. David Ragan attempted to pass through the middle of teammate Cassill on top and Danica Patrick on the bottom exiting Turn 2 on lap 323, but Patrick hit him and sent them both spinning into the backstretch wall, bringing out the sixth caution.[18]

The race restarted on lap 329 and Joey Logano, restarting on the outside line, took the lead from Truex on the restart. The seventh caution flew with 116 laps to go when Busch suffered another right-front tire blowout and slammed the wall in Turn 3.[23]

The race restarted with 110 to go. Jimmie Johnson made contact with Logano as he took the lead with 106 to go. The eighth caution flew with 80 to go when Erik Jones made contact with Gray Gaulding, cut his right-front tire and slammed the wall in Turn 3.[24] A. J. Allmendinger clipped Jones's left-rear corner while trying to avoid him. Denny Hamlin assumed the lead by taking just 2 left side tires only. Larson restarted from the tail-end of the field for speeding on pit road.[25]

The race restarted with 73 to go. Johnson took back the lead with 67 to go. The ninth caution flew with 37 to go when Kasey Kahne hit the wall in Turn 3 and was rear-ended by Paul Menard. Kevin Harvick took the lead by not pitting along with Hamlin who also did not pit. Truex exited pit road first and would've restarted third, but restarted from the tail-end of the field after he was busted for speeding on pit road.[26]

The race restarted with 32 to go. Harvick held off challenges for his lead at first, but his old tires were no match for Johnson's four fresh tires and lost the lead to Johnson with 21 to go.[27] Johnson drove on to score the victory.[28]

Post-raceEdit

Driver commentsEdit

“Yeah, it was kind of interesting because when the No. 42 (Kyle Larson) was there, it just created an environment to run the top and I wasn’t as good on the top,” Johnson said in victory lane. “The No. 42, not being up there and that first couple of cars; the bottom was really where it was at for the short run. This Lowe’s Chevrolet was flying! This track has been difficult over the years and we really hit on something Saturday afternoon in that last practice session around the bottom and honestly, it’s what I’ve been looking for here for 16 years and we finally figured it out. So, I’m very, very happy.”[29]

Clint Bowyer, who finished second, said of the final pit stop that he believed "the 48 (of Johnson) was the other one (to take four tires) and he won the race, so the right strategy was there. The team effort was there. You know, that's what a weekend is all about. It's just been this long since I've won a race and here is pretty special. It would have been pretty cool to be over there in Victory Lane."[30]

Race resultsEdit

Stage resultsEdit

Stage 1 Laps: 125

Pos No Driver Team Manufacturer Points
1 42 Kyle Larson Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 10
2 78 Martin Truex Jr. Furniture Row Racing Toyota 9
3 77 Erik Jones (R) Furniture Row Racing Toyota 8
4 22 Joey Logano Team Penske Ford 7
5 48 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 6
6 24 Chase Elliott Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 5
7 1 Jamie McMurray Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 4
8 11 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 3
9 47 A. J. Allmendinger JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet 2
10 18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 1
Official stage one results

Stage 2 Laps: 125

Pos No Driver Team Manufacturer Points
1 78 Martin Truex Jr. Furniture Row Racing Toyota 10
2 22 Joey Logano Team Penske Ford 9
3 48 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 8
4 4 Kevin Harvick Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 7
5 1 Jamie McMurray Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 6
6 77 Erik Jones (R) Furniture Row Racing Toyota 5
7 42 Kyle Larson Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 4
8 11 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 3
9 6 Trevor Bayne Roush Fenway Racing Ford 2
10 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Roush Fenway Racing Ford 1
Official stage two results

Final stage resultsEdit

Stage 3 Laps: 250

Pos Grid No Driver Team Manufacturer Laps Points
1 11 48 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 500 54
2 9 14 Clint Bowyer Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 500 35
3 10 4 Kevin Harvick Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 500 41
4 22 20 Matt Kenseth Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 500 33
5 5 22 Joey Logano Team Penske Ford 500 48
6 1 42 Kyle Larson Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 500 45
7 2 24 Chase Elliott Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 500 35
8 3 78 Martin Truex Jr. Furniture Row Racing Toyota 500 48
9 19 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Roush Fenway Racing Ford 500 29
10 16 11 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 500 33
11 12 6 Trevor Bayne Roush Fenway Racing Ford 500 28
12 8 1 Jamie McMurray Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 500 35
13 21 3 Austin Dillon Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 500 24
14 13 31 Ryan Newman Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 500 23
15 24 13 Ty Dillon (R) Germain Racing Chevrolet 500 22
16 26 27 Paul Menard Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 499 21
17 14 77 Erik Jones (R) Furniture Row Racing Toyota 499 33
18 23 19 Daniel Suárez (R) Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 498 19
19 32 32 Matt DiBenedetto Fas Lane Racing Ford 498 18
20 17 5 Kasey Kahne Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 498 17
21 31 72 Cole Whitt TriStar Motorsports Chevrolet 498 16
22 18 43 Aric Almirola Richard Petty Motorsports Ford 497 15
23 33 38 David Ragan Front Row Motorsports Ford 497 14
24 35 83 Corey LaJoie (R) BK Racing Toyota 497 13
25 15 41 Kurt Busch Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 494 12
26 28 95 Michael McDowell Leavine Family Racing Chevrolet 494 11
27 37 33 Jeffrey Earnhardt Circle Sport – The Motorsports Group Chevrolet 491 10
28 34 15 Reed Sorenson Premium Motorsports Chevrolet 490 9
29 36 23 Gray Gaulding (R) BK Racing Toyota 487 8
30 25 47 A. J. Allmendinger JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet 482 9
31 39 55 Derrike Cope Premium Motorsports Toyota 465 6
32 30 34 Landon Cassill Front Row Motorsports Ford 458 5
33 6 21 Ryan Blaney Wood Brothers Racing Ford 452 4
34 4 2 Brad Keselowski Team Penske Ford 433 3
35 7 18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 383 3
36 29 10 Danica Patrick Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 320 1
37 38 51 Timmy Hill (i) Rick Ware Racing Chevrolet 234 0
38 20 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 218 1
39 27 37 Chris Buescher JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet 53 1
Official race results

Race statisticsEdit

  • Lead changes: 7 among different drivers
  • Cautions/Laps: 9 for 76
  • Red flags: 1 for 5 minutes and 10 seconds
  • Time of race: 3 hours, 4 minutes and 29 seconds
  • Average speed: 86.674 miles per hour (139.488 km/h)

MediaEdit

TelevisionEdit

Fox Sports covered their 17th 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 had the call in the booth for the race. Jamie Little, Chris Neville, Vince Welch and Matt Yocum handled the pit road duties for the television side.

Fox Sports 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 was also be simulcasted on Sirius XM NASCAR Radio. Doug Rice, Mark Garrow and Wendy Venturini called the race in the booth when the field was 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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