- Associated Press - Wednesday, March 12, 2014

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NASCAR

SPRINT CUP

FOOD CITY 500


Site: Bristol, Tenn.

Schedule: Friday, practice (Fox Sports 1, noon-1:30 p.m.), qualifying (Fox Sports 1, 4:30-6 p.m.); Saturday, practice (Fox Sports 1, 9-10 a.m.; Fox Sports 2, noon-1 p.m.); Sunday, race, 1 p.m. (Fox, 12:30-4:30 p.m.).

Track: Bristol Motor Speedway (oval, 0.533 miles).

Race distance: 500 laps, 266.5 miles.

Last year: Kasey Kahne held off Kyle Busch after a bumper-banging battle with Brad Keselowski.

Last week: Keselowski won at Las Vegas, surging ahead on the final lap when Dale Earnhardt Jr. ran out of fuel. Keselowski also won the Nationwide race for his first weekend sweep.

Fast facts: The race is the fourth of the season. Earnhardt finished second in Phoenix and Las Vegas after winning the season-opening Daytona 500. Kevin Harvick won a Phoenix. … NASCAR tweaked its new knockout qualifying rules Tuesday, banning drivers from making cool-down laps after their attempts and allowing teams to hook up cooling units to engines through hood flaps. … Matt Kenseth won in August at the track.

Next race: Auto Club 400, March 23, Auto Club Speedway, Fontana, Calif.

Online: http://www.nascar.com

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