NASCAR at Bristol 2018: TV schedule, standings, qualifying drivers for Food City 500

After a weekend in Texas, NASCAR heads to the "World’s Fastest Half-Mile" at Bristol Motor Speedway.

Kyle Busch will look to extend his lead in the Cup Series standings and record a second straight win as NASCAR heads to the Tennessee mountains this weekend at Bristol Motor Speedway.

Also known as the "World’s Fastest Half-Mile," Bristol is actually most comparable to Dover's one-mile circuit due to its high banking and concrete surface.

Regardless of the surface, Busch has proven he can win anywhere and will be looking for his seventh Bristol win in the Cup Series.

Behind Busch in the standings, five other drivers among the top 10 have wins at Bristol — and with the exception of Denny Hamlin’s lone win in 2012 – the other four (Joey Logano, Kevin Harvick, Brad Keselowski and Kurt Busch) have multiple wins.

This weekend, the NASCAR Xfinity Series joins the Cup Series at Thunder Valley. Here's the full schedule.

NASCAR at Bristol 2018: TV channel and streaming info

Note: All times are ET

Friday, April 13
Noon-12:55 p.m.: Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series first practice, FS1
1:05-1:55 p.m.: NASCAR Xfinity Series first practice, FS1
3:05-3:55 p.m.: NASCAR Xfinity Series final practice, FS1
4:45 p.m.: Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Busch Pole Qualifying, FS1



Streaming: FuboTV (free 7-day trial)

Saturday, April 14
8:30-9:25 a.m.: Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series practice, FS1
9:35 a.m.: NASCAR Xfinity Series qualifying, FS1
11:05-11:55 a.m.: Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series final practice, FS1
1 p.m.: NASCAR Xfinity Series Fitzgerald Glider Kits 300 (300 laps, 159.9 miles), FS1



Streaming: FuboTV

Sunday, April 15
1 p.m.: Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Food City 500, Fox (Note: Because of a threat of inclement weather, NASCAR on Saturday moved up the starting time one hour.)

Streaming: FuboTV
Radio: PRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio
Distance: 266.5 miles (500 laps); Stage 1 (Ends on Lap 125), Stage 2 (Ends on Lap 250), Final Stage (Ends on Lap 500)




NASCAR Cup Series points standings

1. Kyle Busch Ldr., 7 playoff points
2. Joey Logano -38
3. Ryan Blaney -51, 2PP
4. Kevin Harvick -59, 12PP
5. Martin Truex Jr. -66, 7PP
6. Clint Bowyer -67, 5PP
7. Brad Keselowski -69, 1PP
8. Kurt Busch -92, 2PP
9. Denny Hamlin -94, 1PP
10. Kyle Larson -114
11. Erik Jones -123
12. Aric Almirola -139
13. Austin Dillon -157, 5PP
14. Alex Bowman -162
15. Chase Elliott -168

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16. Paul Menard -170
17. Ryan Newman -171
18. William Byron -181
19. Bubba Wallace -190
20. AJ Allmendinger -193
21. Jimmie Johnson -193
22. Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. -193
23. Jamie McMurray -194
24. Chris Buescher -198
25. Michael McDowell -202
26. Daniel Suarez -208
27. Kasey Kahne -218
28. Trevor Bayne -219
29. David Ragan -224
30. Ty Dillon -230

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There are 39 Cup drivers entered in Sunday's race, meaning all drivers will make the race with Friday's qualifying setting their starting positions. Here is the list of participating Cup drivers in alphabetical order by first name:

AJ Allmendinger
Alex Bowman
Aric Almirola
Austin Dillon
Brad Keselowski
Chad Finchum
Chase Elliott
Chris Buescher
Clint Bowyer
Corey LaJoie
Daniel Suarez
Darrell "Bubba" Wallace Jr.
David Ragan
Denny Hamlin
DJ Kennington

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Erik Jones
Gray Gaulding
Harrison Rhodes
Jamie McMurray
Jimmie Johnson
Joey Logano
Kasey Kahne
Kevin Harvick
Kurt Busch
Kyle Busch
Kyle Larson
Landon Cassill
Martin Truex Jr.
Matt DiBenedetto
Michael McDowell
Paul Menard
Reed Sorenson
Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
Ross Chastain
Ryan Blaney
Ryan Newman
Trevor Bayne
Ty Dillon
William Byron