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NASCAR race at Bristol Motor Speedway today!

Bristol : TN : USA | Mar 20, 2011 at 10:21 AM PDT
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Bristol Sprint Cup race renamed to honor Jeff Byrd

NASCAR races are taking place at the Bristol Motor Speedway today. Today’s race at the Bristol Motor Speedway is known as the Jeff Byrd 500. This has been named in the honor of the Bristol Motor Speedway track’s longtime president who passed away last fall.

Apart from this year, all races on the Bristol Motor Speedway are sponsored by Food City. However, this time around, they have given up their name to honor Byrd. The race at the Bristol Motor Speedway today will start at 1:13 pm. At 1:07 pm, the Byrd family members including his wife, Claudia, and children, Christian and Belton, will give the command to start engines and officiate the Bristol Motor Speedway race.

Different TV and radio stations are planning to air the NASCAR race at Bristol Motor Speedway. Before the race at the Bristol Motor Speedway, country music star Billy Ray Cyrus will be singing the national anthem.

The race at the Bristol Motor Speedway will be 500 laps around the half mile oval. The total distance of the Bristol Motor Speedway is 266.5 miles.

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General view of the race track at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in 2009
General view of the race track at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in 2009
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