Bristol Cup start moved up one hour

Grant Quinlan set to roll in Bristol K&N Pro Series debut with Rette Jones Racing

Grant Quinlan set to roll in Bristol K&N Pro Series debut with Rette Jones Racing

The track was resurfaced after that race and, from 2008 to 2011, nobody has been better at the concrete short track than Busch. And they have every reason to feel confident since the Bristol bullring and next weekend's race stop at Richmond (Va.) International Raceway are among his strongest tracks on the circuit.

What will happen this year? If the race is not held Sunday, it likely will be rescheduled for Monday when there is a 30 percent chance of showers.

HARVICK STARTS IN BACK: Kevin Harvick has won three Cup Series races already this year, but it won't be easy to win a fourth at Bristol starting at the back of the field.

Kevin Harvick, who was forced to a backup auto after a crash during practice on Friday, turned his first laps in the second vehicle finishing 16th overall at 128.134 miles per hour. The pre-race concert with A Thousand Horses moves from the backstretch stage to a stage in the infield and will begin at 11:20 a.m. Bristol's popular driver introductions, where each competitor enters The Last Great Colosseum to the tune of a favorite song, will begin at 12:20 p.m. He ran a lap speed of 14.874-seconds. The team has gone to a backup auto, which means Busch will need to start at the rear of the 39-car field.

Notables Denny Hamlin (qualified 25th), defending series champion Martin Truex Jr.

Things finally went right for Kyle Busch, who led 156 laps and didn't wreck this time!

"Winning my first Cup race is something that I really want to get done", Jones said. "All the fans love it because of the excitement, the run-ins and the close-quarter action with all the cars being packed on top of one another at a half-mile racetrack with us 40 lunatics running around in a tight circle".

What can we expect this year?

Add in that the 21-year-old had the top 10-lap average in the first practice Saturday and there are the makings of a first career Cup win. Could this be the day he breaks through and wins a non-restrictor plate race? Join the Beyond the Flag team! Joey Logano and Brad Keselowski could also get Ford into victory lane.

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