BRISTOL, Tenn. (April 15, 2018) – NASCAR and Bristol Motor Speedway officials announced today that the conclusion of the Food City 500 has been postponed until Monday, April 16th. The race will resume at 1 p.m. and FOX will provide television coverage.
The Food City 500 green flag dropped Sunday afternoon and teams were able to complete 204 laps, including the first stage. There are 296 laps remaining in the race.
Kyle Larson, who started sixth in the 39-car field, is the race leader in the McDonald’s Chevy Camaro.
Denny Hamlin is second after starting 25th and Paul Menard is third after starting seventh. Pole winner Kyle Busch sits fourth in his Skittles Toyota.
Spectator gates will open at 11:30 a.m. Sunday’s tickets will be valid for gate admission.
About Bristol Motor Speedway
Forged amid the scenic mountains of Northeast Tennessee near the Virginia state line, Bristol Motor Speedway is The Last Great Colosseum, a versatile multi-use venue that hosts major auto races, football games, concerts and many other captivating events. The facility features a 0.533-mile concrete oval race track with 28-degree corner banking and 650-feet straightaways that offers racing in several NASCAR touring series, highlighted by two major Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series weekends. While at the track, fans are offered a unique viewing experience courtesy of Colossus, the world’s largest outdoor center-hung four-sided video screen with a 540,000-watt audio system. The adjacent quarter-mile dragstrip, Bristol Dragway, offers more than 70 events annually, including the marquee Fitzgerald USA NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals. Three football games have kicked-off inside the oval, most notably the 2016 Pilot Flying J Battle at Bristol, where border rivals the University of Tennessee and Virginia Tech met before an NCAA-record crowd of 156,990. In existence since 1961, Bristol Motor Speedway was purchased in 1996 by Speedway Motorsports, Inc., a publicly traded company that is a leading marketer and promoter of motorsports entertainment in the United States. For more information, please visit www.bristolmotorspeedway.com.