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Published: Mon, April 16, 2018
Sport | By Billy Aguilar

Red flag out at Bristol after 49 laps for rain

Red flag out at Bristol after 49 laps for rain

Bristol, TN- Friday afternoon, Kyle Busch in the No. 18 Skittles Toyota won his 2nd pole of the season and his 29th overall of his career.

Believe it or not, it took awhile for Busch to adapt to the half-mile concrete-coated BMS thrill ride. "They weren't lap down cars yet, I guess, but I don't know".

Kyle Busch is growing exhausted of stock vehicle racing's governing body trying to manufacture tighter competition in the annual All-Star race at the expense of the Cup Series' heavy hitters. He also has a history of running well at Bristol, earning the pole last August and leading a race-high 260 laps before finishing second to current teammate Kyle Busch.

"What's the highlight for me here, you can't dismiss the sweeps", Busch said.

"Unfortunately, we were in one of the accidents before that and it got us back there where we really shouldn't have been", said Buescher.

"By the time you lift it's a little too late".

NASCAR and Bristol Motor Speedway officials announced today that the conclusion of the Food City 500 has been postponed until Monday, April 16th. NASCAR stopped the race while the track was cleared to prevent Stage 1 from ending under caution.

SHORT TRACK SUCCESS The Cup Series completes its early spring short track trio of races with Bristol this weekend and Richmond Raceway next weekend. Also if you have read through the practice notes, you will see that the track has put down a traction compound around the bottom four feet of the turns in order to try and make it a two-groove track with the top and bottom being driveable at speed.

The Monday forecast at Bristol is drier, according to meteorologist and SB Nation contributor Brian Neudorff, though rain and possibly snow could hamper the proceedings at times.

"Definitely there's a difference with the new right side tire", Busch said. Chastain's is the only vehicle that had to go behind the wall.

Kyle Larson will lead the field to the green flag when racing resumes. "That stinks. I thought we had a good vehicle and nothing to show for it".

Larson qualified in the No. 6 spot. He turned a fast lap of 127.157 miles per hour.

"We chose to move the race to a 1 p.m. start after discussing the forecast scenarios with our team of meteorologists, NASCAR and our television partner", said Jerry Caldwell, executive vice president and general manager, Bristol Motor Speedway.

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