NASCAR: 2018 Food City 500 at Bristol to resume tomorrow

The remaining laps of the Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway, the eighth race of the 2018 NASCAR Cup Series season, are set to take place tomorrow.

The Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway, the eighth race of the 2018 NASCAR Cup Series season, was initially scheduled to go green at 2:13 pm ET earlier on Sunday afternoon. However, a prediction of rain and thunderstorms caused that start time to be moved up.

NASCAR and track officials moved the race’s start time and the start times of all other pre-race festivities up by one hour. The race was then scheduled to start at 1:13 pm ET, but it ended up being slightly delayed due to rain earlier that morning.

Just 204 of the 500 scheduled laps around the four-turn, 0.533-mile oval in Bristol, Tennessee were completed before officials suspended the race and announced that it would be scheduled for completion tomorrow.

The race was halted three times during those 204 laps as a result of rain, and the drivers could not quite reach the end of stage two on lap 250, which would have made the race official and prevented it from being moved to tomorrow.

The remaining 296 of the race’s 500 laps are scheduled to be completed on Monday, April 16th. The resumption of this race is set to begin at 1:00 pm ET, and it is set to be broadcast live on Fox at that time.

Here was the running order of the 2018 Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway prior to its suspension and where the drivers are set to line up when the race goes green again tomorrow. The top 23 drivers are all on the lead lap of the race.

RankDriverCar, Team, Manufacturer
1Kyle Larson#42, Chip Ganassi Racing, Chevrolet
2Denny Hamlin#11, Joe Gibbs Racing, Toyota
3Paul Menard#21, Wood Brothers Racing, Ford
4Kyle Busch#18, Joe Gibbs Racing, Toyota
5Ricky Stenhouse Jr.#17, Roush Fenway Racing, Ford
6Joey Logano#22, Team Penske, Ford
7Daniel Suarez#19, Joe Gibbs Racing, Toyota
8Jimmie Johnson#48, Hendrick Motorsports, Chevrolet
9Kevin Harvick#4, Stewart-Haas Racing, Ford
10Austin Dillon#3, Richard Childress Racing, Chevrolet
11Kasey Kahne#95, Leavine Family Racing, Chevrolet
12Alex Bowman#88, Hendrick Motorsports, Chevrolet
13Ryan Newman#31, Richard Childress Racing, Chevrolet
14Brad Keselowski#2, Team Penske, Ford
15William Byron#24, Hendrick Motorsports, Chevrolet
16Clint Bowyer#14, Stewart-Haas Racing, Ford
17Aric Almirola#10, Stewart-Haas Racing, Ford
18Darrell Wallace Jr.#43, Richard Petty Motorsports, Chevrolet
19A.J. Allmendinger#47, JTG Daugherty Racing, Chevrolet
20Erik Jones#20, Joe Gibbs Racing, Toyota
21David Ragan#38, Front Row Motorsports, Ford
22Jamie McMurray#1, Chip Ganassi Racing, Chevrolet
23Landon Cassill#00, StarCom Racing, Chevrolet
24Matt DiBenedetto#32, Go Fas Racing, Ford
25Trevor Bayne#6, Roush Fenway Racing, Ford
26Kurt Busch#41, Stewart-Haas Racing, Ford
27Corey Lajoie#72, TriStar Motorsports, Chevrolet
28Reed Sorenson#55, Premium Motorsports, Chevrolet
29Martin Truex Jr.#78, Furniture Row Racing, Toyota
30D.J. Kennington#96, Gaunt Brothers Racing, Toyota
31Chad Finchum#66, MBM Motorsports, Toyota
32Ty Dillon#13, Germain Racing, Chevrolet
33Chase Elliott#9, Hendrick Motorsports, Chevrolet
34Gray Gaulding#23, BK Racing, Toyota
35Ryan Blaney#12, Team Penske, Ford
36Chris Buescher#37, JTG Daugherty Racing, Chevrolet
37Harrison Rhodes#51, Rick Ware Racing, Chevrolet
38Michael McDowell#34, Front Row Motorsports, Ford
39Ross Chastain#15, Premium Motorsports, Chevrolet

 

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Be sure to tune in to Fox at 1:00 pm ET tomorrow, Monday, April 16th to watch the conclusion of the 2018 Food City 500 from Bristol Motor Speedway in Bristol, Tennessee.

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