Five Favorites: Joe Gibbs Racing Could Sweep the Top 3 at Bristol


By Jared Turner

5 favorites

A five-time Bristol winner at the Sprint Cup Series level, Kyle Busch almost always brings his “A” game to Thunder Valley. The only concern: He last won here in 2011.

Looking for the ultimate favorite to win on Saturday night? There’s not a better one anywhere than Team Penske’s Joey Logano, a winner of Bristol’s past two August night races.

Carl Edwards has won at Bristol with both his current team at Joe Gibbs Racing and his former team at Roush Fenway Racing. He’s the track’s most recent winner, too.

Brad Keselowski has triumphed in both the spring day race and the August night race at Bristol, where his No. 2 Team Penske car has a long history of success.

Matt Kenseth knows the way to Victory Lane at Bristol well. He’s been there four times – twice in his days with Roush Fenway Racing and twice since joining Joe Gibbs Racing.


Driver To Beat: Kyle Busch

Team To Beat: Joe Gibbs Racing

Sleeper Pick: Jeff Gordon