Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 9/11/14
A race at Bristol Motor Speedway wouldn't be complete without drivers and teams confronting one another in the pits afterward, and Sunday's Food City 500 delivered just that. The close confines of running at the tight, fast track wore competitors' patience thin, and caused a few tempers to boil over. Kyle Busch, who claimed a commanding pole position, rallied from an early penalty on pit road to finish in second to claim consecutive top-5s. However, at the front of the field it was Kasey Kahne who grabbed the lead and ran away in the closing laps. Kahne left a handful of drivers to battle for second place as he streaked away to his first win of the season with an impressive closing performance. This week the teams head to Auto Club Speedway in California. It is a 2-mile D-shaped oval, with just 14 degrees of banking in the turns. The long straights require maximum performance from the engines, and reliability can become a factor. Another strategy that usually requires thought at t...
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