Those are his only wins at the Cup Series level at Bristol.
"There is just a small line at the bottom that has a grip", said Larson, who normally likes to run on the top side of this Bristol monitor.
Which driver has the best shot to rally for the win? Busch has also had his troubles here including a wreck in last year's Food City 500 in April and wrecks in both races in 2016. He won the first stage before falling off the pace.
Heavy rain had already been forecast for Sunday afternoon, forcing NASCAR to push their race start time one hour forward.
Could Busch vs. Harvick make it all the way to Homestead in November? "At that time, I didn't have a lot of experience at Bristol and I wasn't that comfortable here".
Brad Keselowski was the victor of stage one, as he stayed out as the majority of the field opted to pit.
NASCAR's hope of completing the remainder of Sunday's Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway has came to an end.
Among active drivers, Harvick and Jimmie Johnson have an all-time high of 13 races where they finished a combination of first and second. This is the race for those who love the roar of those high-powered engines. Denny Hamlin has to be on your radar if you're looking for a sleeper this week.
"But as far as Jones calling me during the week or talking to me about going to particular race tracks and stuff like that, I think he's probably been around long enough that he's comfortable with what he knows".
Pole sitter Kyle Busch has the early lead. Brad Keselowski, Johnson and Harvick all have six each.
The Bristol race is the third Cup event this year that has been affected my weather. He did win on the three-quarter-mile track at Richmond, but three of his four wins past year came on two-mile raceways and his lone win in 2016 did as well.
Last week's victor at Texas and the current leader in the points standings Kyle Busch barely edged out brother Kurt with the fastest qualifying lap time so he'll start on the pole. Kyle Larson and his #42 auto have shown on certain racetracks they have the speed and ability to lead laps. His 116.3 driver rating is tops as well, even though he hasn't won a Cup race there. Yet. The NASCAR exhibition at Charlotte Motor Speedway next month will run with a similar setup that the XFINITY Series used at Indianapolis last summer with great success. He started on the outside pole in the fall night race.
"My auto was really bad on the short run", Busch said. "This is a good two-week stretch". Fun weeks for me, two of my favorite tracks. "We were all just getting ready to move up to the top". They just haven't gotten the wins to show for it outside of Kevin Harvick and Joey Logano. In all seven, Fords will start in the top 10. Menard was third with Kyle Busch and Ricky Stenhouse Jr. completing the top five. That left him three laps down in 26th. Byron moves to 18th in the season championship rankings and Wallace is 19th, nine points behind.
If the race is postponed, it would be run Monday. It's exactly the type of stability Jamie McMurray has provided during much of his career with Chip Ganassi Racing. Kyle Larson is the leader.
The tough Bristol bullring where they race this weekend, however, may give the team some optimism.
Before the race could resume, more rain wet the track and brought out another red flag - the second of the race for moisture at that time.
In round one of qualifying, Kyle was the fastest auto on the track with a lap speed average of 128.950 miles per hour. He had five runner-up efforts in his 2004 rookie year. "There's always going to be a last-place guy".
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