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Food City 500

American Government Special Collections Reference Desk

Food City 500
Event

A NASCAR Nextel Cup/Sprint Cup race held in the spring at Bristol Motor Speedway.

DateWinnerWinner's Car
March 24, 2002Kurt BuschFord2002 Race Information & Results
2006Kurt Busch2006 Article Index
20072007 Article Index
September 26, 2010Jimmie JohnsonChevrolet2010 Race Information & Results
March 18, 2012Brad KeselowskiDodge2012 Race Information & Results


2002 Results

March 24, 2002
Time of race 3:14:20
Average speed 82.281 mph
Margin of victory:  1.556 seconds
Lead changes:  15
Cautions:  5-8, 43-47, 52-56, 82-88, 117-123, 133-138, 159-165, 168-173, 211-218, 283-289, 343-360, 366-374, 409-414, 480-485
Pole:  Jeff Gordon

FinishStartDriverMakeCar #SponsorLapsStatusWinningsPoints/Bonus
127Kurt BuschFord97Rubbermaid500Running$143,840180/5
24Jimmy SpencerDodge41Target500Running$110,665175/5
320Ricky RuddFord28Havoline500Running$123,242165/0
423Dale Earnhardt, Jr.Chevrolet8Budweiser500Running$87,850170/10
532Bobby LabontePontiac18Interstate Batteries500Running$113,423155/0
66Matt KensethFord17DeWalt Power Tools500Running$74,670150/0
733Jimmie JohnsonChevrolet48Lowe's500Running$56,720146/0
87Jerry NadeauChevrolet25UAW/Delphi500Running$67,720142/0
915Rusty WallaceFord2Miller Lite500Running$98,865138/0
1022Kevin HarvickChevrolet29GM Goodwrench500Running$103,643134/0
1137Mark MartinFord6Pfizer/Viagra500Running$93,378130/0
1235Kyle PettyDodge45Sprint500Running$54,615127/0
1311Ricky CravenFord32Tide500Running$65,540124/0
143Jeremy MayfieldDodge19Dodge Dealers/UAW500Running$65,465121/0
1513Tony StewartPontiac20Home Depot500Running$103,043123/5
1638Terry LabonteChevrolet5Kellogg's500Running$85,473115/0
1717Dave BlaneyFord77Jasper Engines & Transmissions500Running$79,390112/0
1819Casey AtwoodDodge7Sirius Satellite Radio500Running$69,040109/0
1916Sterling MarlinDodge40Coors Light499Running$94,447106/0
202Robby GordonChevrolet31Cingular Wireless499Running$85,331103/0
2130Bill ElliottDodge9Dodge Dealers/UAW499Running$81,771100/0
2218Ken SchraderPontiac36M&M's499Running$73,61597/0
235Mike SkinnerChevrolet4Kodak499Running$63,23494/0
2434Steve ParkChevrolet1Pennzoil497Running$84,44091/0
2529Ward BurtonDodge22Caterpillar497Running$94,52088/0
2626Jeff BurtonFord99CITGO497Running$95,65790/5
2724Jeff GreenChevrolet30America Online496Running$50,88582/0
2812Bobby HamiltonChevrolet55Schneider Electric496Running$61,90079/0
2925Dale JarrettFord88UPS492Running$70,58576/0
309Michael WaltripChevrolet15NAPA Auto Parts488Running$61,83573/0
31PoleJeff GordonChevrolet24DuPont480Running$117,41875/5
3243Hermie SadlerChevrolet02Autism Awareness468Out (Accident)$49,39567/0
3341Rick MastFord90Duke's Mayonnaise/Sauer's463Running$52,35064/0
3421John AndrettiDodge43Cheerios462Running$79,36861/0
3540Hut StricklinDodge23Hills Bros Coffee448Running$51,74058/0
3631Brett BodineFord11Hooters Restaurants444Running$49,19555/0
378Ryan NewmanFord12ALLTEL429Running$57,16052/0
3814Stacy ComptonPontiac14Conseco400Running$49,11549/0
3928Johnny BensonPontiac10Valvoline375Out (Accident)$75,83046/0
4036Buckshot JonesDodge44Georgia Pacific370Running$49,01543/0
4110Elliott SadlerFord21Motorcraft Quality Parts346Out (Accident)$56,96540/0
4242Dick TrickleChevrolet71Marcis Racing239Out (Engine)$48,91037/0
4339Joe NemechekFord26167Out (Accident)$73,40334/0

Bud Pole:  Jeff Gordon
EA Sports Move of the Race:  Kurt Busch
Gatorade Front Runner:  Jeff Gordon
Infogrames Pit Strategy Award:  Jimmy Fennig (#97)
Outback Steakhouse Bloomin' Favorite:  Kurt Busch
Raybestos Rookie of the Race:  Jimmie Johnson
True Value Man of the Race:  Kurt Busch
Waste Management Picking Up Places:  Bobby Labonte

2006

Article Index

DateArticleAgency/Author/Speaker
March 30, 2006Kurt Busch wins at BristolAlfred Johnson


2007

Article Index

DateArticleAgency/Author/Speaker
March 26, 2007The 2007 Food City 500: In Their Words


2008

Article Index

DateArticleAgency/Author/Speaker
March 16, 2008NASCAR Sprint Cup Series: Food City 500Clint Bowyer
Kevin Harvick
March 16, 2008NASCAR Sprint Cup Series: Food City 500Jeff Burton
Richard Childress
Scott Miller


2009

Article Index

DateArticleAgency/Author/Speaker
March 22, 2009NASCAR Sprint Cup Series: Food City 500Steve Addington
Kyle Busch
Joe Gibbs
March 22, 2009NASCAR Sprint Cup Series: Food City 500Denny Hamlin
Jimmie Johnson


2010

Date:  March 21, 2010

Results

Average Speed:  79.618 mph
Margin of Victory:  0.894 seconds
Time of Race:  03:20:50
Lead Changes:  29
Cautions:  42-46, 57-63, 117-123, 128-147, 205-210, 265-271, 324-331, 343-358, 392-411, 484-490

FinishStartDriverMakeCar #SponsorLapsStatusPointsWinnings
14Jimmie JohnsonChevrolet48Lowe's500Running190/5$199,978
211Tony StewartChevrolet14Office Depot/Old Spice500Running175/5$161,323
32Kurt BuschDodge2Miller Lite500Running175/10$167,523
425Greg BiffleFord16U.S. Census500Running165/5$123,175
57Matt KensethFord17Crown Royal500Running155/0$143,951
68Carl EdwardsFord99Scotts500Running150/0$130,173
718Dale Earnhardt, Jr.Chevrolet88National Guard/Amp Energy500Running146/0$101,175
817Jamie McMurrayChevrolet1Bass Pro Shops/Tracker500Running142/0$124,604
938Kyle BuschToyota18M&M's500Running138/0$139,631
1014Jeff BurtonChevrolet31Caterpillar500Running139/5$131,515
1133Kevin HarvickChevrolet29Shell/Pennzoil500Running130/0$128,501
1219Martin Truex, Jr.Toyota56NAPA Auto Parts500Running127/0$89,475
1336Brad KeselowskiDodge12Penske Racing500Running129/5$121,210
145Jeff GordonChevrolet24DuPont500Running121/0$133,026
1528Brian VickersToyota83Red Bull500Running118/0$125,923
1621Ryan NewmanChevrolet39Haas Automation500Running115/0$117,179
1723A.J. AllmendingerFord43Insignia/Best Buy500Running112/0$125,301
1812Paul MenardFord98Pittsburgh Paints/Menards500Running109/0$96,050
1915Denny HamlinToyota11FedEx Express500Running106/0$103,675
2037Elliott SadlerFord19Stanley500Running103/0$97,050
2143Bobby LabonteChevrolet71TaxSlayer.com500Running100/0$86,975
2232Robby GordonToyota7Warner Music Nashville/Blake Shelton499Running97/0$105,273
2316David GillilandFord38Taco Bell499Running94/0$106,135
2431David StremmeFord26Air National Guard498Running91/0$94,150
2541Travis KvapilFord34Long John Silver's498Running88/0$86,350
266Juan Pablo MontoyaChevrolet42Target498Running90/5$126,631
271Joey LoganoToyota20The Home Depot495Running87/5$127,415
2842Kevin ConwayFord37Extenze492Running79/0$104,398
2930David RaganFord6UPS483Running76/0$90,225
3034Casey MearsChevrolet90Juice Air Fresheners/SmellMyCar.com483Running73/0$82,875
3129Scott SpeedToyota82Red Bull480Running70/0$95,648
3222Sam Hornish, Jr.Dodge77Mobil 1477Running67/0$89,000
339Marcos AmbroseToyota47Little Debbie448Running64/0$102,473
3424Kasey KahneFord9Budweiser432Running61/0$123,390
3513Mark MartinChevrolet5GoDaddy.com408Running58/0$100,850
3620Regan SmithChevrolet78Furniture Row Companies329Out (Accident)55/0$88,800
3740Terry CookDodge46Whitney Motorsports285Out (Brakes)52/0$80,750
3810David ReutimannToyota00Aaron's Dream Machine113Out (Engine)49/0$111,106
3927Aric AlmirolaChevrolet09Phoenix Construction/Graceway Pharmaceuticals59Out (Brakes)46/0$80,650
4026Clint BowyerChevrolet33BB&T56Out (Engine)43/0$88,575
4139Michael WaltripToyota55Prism Motorsports46Out (Suspension)40/0$80,500
423Dave BlaneyToyota66Prism Motorsports40Out (Accident)37/0$80,715
4335Joe NemechekToyota87Computer Works30Out (Rear Gear)34/0$79,982
DNQMike BlissChevrolet36Wave Energy Drink
DNQMax PapisToyota13GEICO

Contingency Awards

Coors Light Pole:  Joey Logano DIRECTV Crew Chief of the Race:  Todd Parrott, #17 Goodyear Gatorback Fastest Lap:  Greg Biffle Mahle Clevite Engine Builder of the Race: No Name, #2 Mobil 1 Command Performance Driver of the Race:  Kurt Busch Moog Chassis Parts Problem Solver of the Race:  Steve Addington, #2 O'Reilly Auto Parts Position Improvement:  Kyle Busch Raybestos Rookie of the Race:  Kevin Conway Sunoco Diamond Performance:  Jimmie Johnson Tissot Pit Road Precision:  Brad Keselowski WIX Filters Lap Leader:  Juan Pablo Montoya

DateArticleAgency/Author/Speaker
March 21, 2010NASCAR Sprint Cup Series: Food City 500Kurt Busch
Tony Stewart
March 21, 2010NASCAR Sprint Cup Series: Food City 500Rick Hendrick
Jimmie Johnson
Chad Knaus


2012

Race Results

March 18, 2012
Average Speed:  93.037 mph
Margin of Victory:  0.714 seconds
Time of Race:  2:51:52
Lead Changes:  13
Cautions:  5 for 49 laps

FinishStartDriverMakeCar #SponsorLapsStatusPointsWinnings
15Brad KeselowskiDodge2Miller Lite500Running48$186,770
221Matt KensethFord17Best Buy500Running43$179,821
315Martin Truex, Jr.Toyota56NAPA Auto Parts500Running41$147,149
416Clint BowyerToyota155-hour Energy500Running40$135,124
525Brian VickersToyota55Aaron's500Running40$98,535
633Jeff BurtonChevrolet31BB&T500Running38$139,810
717Jamie McMurrayChevrolet1McDonald's500Running37$127,793
830Juan Pablo MontoyaChevrolet42Target500Running36$124,351
922Jimmie JohnsonChevrolet48Lowe's/Kobalt Tools500Running35$136,596
1011Paul MenardChevrolet27Menards/Moen500Running34$102,060
1114Kevin HarvickChevrolet29Budweiser500Running33$139,546
123Ryan NewmanChevrolet39Quicken Loans500Running32$132,818
131Greg BiffleFord16811/3M500Running32$111,085
1423Tony StewartChevrolet14Office Depot/Mobil 1500Running30$140,810
1518Dale Earnhardt, Jr.Chevrolet88National Guard/Diet Mountain Dew500Running30$100,035
169Joey LoganoToyota20The Home Depot498Running28$99,935
172A.J. AllmendingerDodge22Shell/Pennzoil498Running28$132,635
1827Kurt BuschChevrolet51HendrickCars.com498Running26$116,893
197Aric AlmirolaFord43Charter Communications498Running25$127,446
2020Denny HamlinToyota11FedEx Ground498Running24$132,901
2119David ReutimannChevrolet10TradeBank497Running23$90,010
2232Brendan GaughanChevrolet33South Point Hotel & Casino496Running22$97,735
2331David RaganFord34Front Row Motorsports496Running21$105,618
246Regan SmithChevrolet78Furniture Row Racing/CSX "Play It Safe"496Running20$111,343
2524Casey MearsFord13GEICO496Running19$101,068
2626David GillilandFord38Taco Bell496Running18$98,207
2734Travis KvapilToyota93Burger King/Dr. Pepper496Running17$96,510
2836Bobby LabonteToyota47Clorox/Scott Products495Running16$95,860
2929Landon CassillToyota83Burger King/Dr. Pepper495Running15$111,605
3040J.J. YeleyToyota49JPO Absorbents493Running14$86,410
3139Michael McDowellFord98K-Love/Let It Start With Me492Running13$84,110
3213Kyle BuschToyota18Wrigley Doublemint423Running12$131,243
3342Ken SchraderFord32We Drive Sales - TMone.com420Running11$91,985
3435Dave BlaneyChevrolet36Widow Wax/SealWrap417Running10$83,935
354Jeff GordonChevrolet24Drive to End Hunger/Chase AARP Visa395Running10$131,921
3612Marcos AmbroseFord9MAC Tools389Running8$111,743
3710Kasey KahneChevrolet5Farmers Insurance366Running7$91,780
3828David StremmeToyota30Inception Motorsports334Out (Crash)6$83,703
398Carl EdwardsFord99Kellogg's/Cheez-It245Running5$127,191
4041Joe NemechekToyota87AM/FM Energy Pellet & Wood Stoves57Out (Brakes)0$80,875
4143Scott RiggsChevrolet23North Texas Pipe26Out (Vibration)3$80,800
4238Reed SorensonChevrolet74Turn One Racing17Out (Vibration)0$80,720
4337Josh WiseFord26Morristown Driver's Service16Out (spindle)1$80,289


Did Not Qualify: Timmy Hill (#37)

Article Index

DateArticleAgency/Author/Speaker
March 9, 2012Walmart Store Events Bring NASCAR Driver Appearances, Race Time Savings to Bristol Starting March 14Walmart
March 18, 2012NASCAR Sprint Cup Series: Food City 500Matt Kenseth
Martin Truex, Jr.
March 18, 2012NASCAR Sprint Cup Series: Food City 500Brad Keselowski
Paul Wolfe


Article Index

DateArticleAgency/Author/Speaker
March 17, 2013NASCAR Sprint Cup Series: Food City 500Kenny Francis
Kasey Kahne
March 17, 2013NASCAR Sprint Cup Series: Food City 500Kyle Busch
Brad Keselowski


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