NASCAR at Bristol: Highlights, results from the Food City 500

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A stormy forecast pressured NASCAR to maneuver the begin time of the Food City 500 up an hour and after 205 laps it pressured them to postpone it additional till Monday at 1 p.m.

The Bristol forecast had a ninety % probability of rain which pressured the begin time change with scattered rain and thunderstorms presupposed to proceed into the night time with a 60 % probability. To be official, at least half of the race (250 laps) wanted to be full. The forecast tomorrow has rain at a 30 % probability but in addition has an anticipated dip in temperature right down to forty levels.

NASCAR AT BRISTOL: Beginning lineup for the Food City 500

The rain was on and off for the whole race and in complete there have been 4 pink flags (three for rain) that halted the drivers. Kyle Larson is the chief as the race stands now in Stage 2. Ryan Blaney had led the most laps on the day with ninety nine however was caught up in a wreck as he tried to lap the drivers in the rear and wound up doing sufficient injury to knock him out of the race. A late warning had Stage 1 finish with a one lap sudden dying and noticed Brad Keselowski take the inexperienced and white checkered flag.

The Food City 500 is a 266.5 mile race over 500 laps at Bristol Motor Speedway in Tennessee. The three levels are damaged up at laps one hundred twenty five and 250.

Under you will discover highlights and results from the first 205 laps of NASCAR at Bristol. When the race resumes on Monday we’ll have extra updates and results.

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NASCAR at Bristol: Food City 500 updates, highlights and results:

(All occasions Japanese)

5:00 — The forecast simply is not going to clear up today so NASCAR has formally postponed the race for tomorrow at 1 p.m. ET.

four:25 — Bristol climate update: Not ideally suited.

four:08 — And pink flag comes out but once more and drivers will exit their automobiles, once more.

four:06 — You guessed it, one other warning. The rain is choosing up once more now. Erik Jones took a flip into the wall however seemed alright. Lower than 50 laps to go in Stage 2.

four:03 — Kyle Larson is out to a close to 5-and-a-half second lead now.

four:01 — Kurt Busch pressured to pit with a unfastened wheel right here and almost takes a couple of automobiles out in the course of.

three:fifty six — Again to inexperienced and it should be Kyle Larson, Paul Menard and Joey Logano in entrance.

three:fifty three — They’re again to yellow with eighty four laps to go in Stage 2 and to get this race official with 250 laps completed.

three:forty five — Drivers are headed again to their automobiles.

three:30 — And now the drivers will exit their automobiles.

three:25 — Purple flag out for extra rain however NASCAR is having the drivers keep of their automobiles. They do not appear to assume this one will final lengthy.

three:21 — One other wave of rain coming in Bristol so the restart is delayed.

three:19 — Bubba Wallace will get a penalty for rushing on pit street so he’ll be pushed to the rear.

three:17 — Warning flag out for Trevor Bayne who acquired into the wall at Flip four.

three:sixteen — Jimmie Johnson is making strikes today. He gained right here in 2017.

three:12 — Chad Finchum spins however they’re staying inexperienced. Kyle Larson, Kurt Busch and Erik Jones sit 1-2-three proper now.

three:10 — Inexperienced once more as Stage 2 begins. A majority of the area stayed out so Brad Keselowski shall be pushed again a bit on the restart. Jamie McMurray is now to the again after a too many crew members over the wall penalty.

three:08 — Jamie McMurray will get the free move and Ricky Stenhouse is pressured to the again after a penalty for an uncontrolled tire on pit street.

three:03 — Brad Keselowski takes Stage 1. Ryan Newman and Clint Bowyer comply with behind him.

three:02 — Again to inexperienced with one lap to go! Brad Keselowski and Clint Bowyer restart in entrance.

three:00 — Yellow now with 5 laps left in the stage.

2:fifty two — A pink flag comes out now to wash up the monitor after the wreck. Actually robust break for Ryan Blaney who led for ninety nine laps complete today.

2:50 — Hassle in Flip three! Warning flag is out. Ryan Blaney takes heavy injury making an attempt to lap others. Chris Buescher and Harrison Rhodes additionally concerned.

2:forty nine — Ten laps to go in Stage one and it is Ryan Blaney, Brad Keselowski and Kyle Larson in entrance.

2:38 — Not a nasty restart for Staff Penske right here.

2:36 — Restart on lap sixty eight and Ryan Blaney continues to be the chief. Kurt Busch has quietly made his method from the rear all the solution to P6.

2:31 — Not inexperienced for lengthy, Ricky Stenhouse will get some contact from Erik Jones and spins and we’ve got yet one more warning out.

2:30 — Again to inexperienced at lengthy final on lap 60. It is Ryan Blaney, Ricky Stenhouse and Erik Jones.

2:28 — Alex Bowman will get a penalty for an uncontrolled tire and Ryan Newman will get one for rushing on pit street.

2:22 — Chase Elliott will get a lap penalty for engaged on his automotive beneath pink. He was concerned in the first wreck of the day.

2:20 — Engines are re-fired they usually’ll get again it it. They’re utilizing this as the competitors warning.

2:thirteen — The rain has principally stopped (for now) and drivers are getting again into their automobiles.

1:fifty eight — Drivers are getting out of their automobiles and people automobiles are getting coated. Pink flag is official at lap 50.

1:fifty seven — Bristol radar update is not nice:

1:fifty five — Automobiles are being delivered to pit street. Seems to be like there might be a large rain delay arising.

1:fifty three — One other warning however this one is for rain.

1:50 — NASCAR has pushed the competitors warning to lap 50 now. 

1:forty eight — Kyle Busch driving very unfastened and almost wrecks. He is falling quick. All the approach again to P10.

1:forty six — Again to inexperienced on lap 22. We’ll see how lengthy it lasts and the way lengthy till the rain begins once more. The radar does not look promising.

1:forty three — One other warning out for A.J. Allmendinger. And Michael McDowell’s day is completed.

1:forty — A fast warning they usually’re again to inexperienced on lap 9. Kyle Busch and Ryan Blaney at the entrance of the pack.

1:36 — Warning flag is already out on lap three. Michael McDowell, Chase Elliott and Martin Truex Jr. all concerned in the wreck.

1:34 — Inexperienced flag is in the air. Let’s go racing!

1:24 — Engines are fired in Bristol!

1:07 — The plan is for the inexperienced flag to wave at 1:22.

12:30 — There is a break in the rain so NASCAR is trying to dry the monitor out. Driver intro will happen at 12:forty p.m.

12:07 — One hour till race time. That’s, if the climate holds up.