After an off-weekend, the NASCAR Monster Energy Series returns to competition this weekend at Bristol Motor Speedway (BMS). The famed 0.533-mile speedway known as "The Last Great Colosseum" has many nicknames and never falls short on delivering some of the best racing on the NASCAR circuit. Serving as this week's venue for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series (MENCS) Food City 500, Cole Whitt will head to BMS in the RTIC Coolers No. 72. He has six previous MENCS starts and has turned 2859 laps at the concrete oval; scoring a best finish of 18th.
Adding even more excitement to the competitive mix, this weekend also marks the second race for primary sponsor RTIC Coolers, the preferred cooler and tumbler of TriStar Motorsports. RTIC and TriStar also welcome local favorite, Food City, as a partner on the No. 72 featuring the Food City 500 25th Anniversary decal commemorating their longstanding race entitlement sponsorship with Bristol Motor Speedway.
Meet Cole Whitt: Partnering with other Food City 25th Anniversary initiatives throughout race weekend, driver Cole Whitt will represent TriStar and RTIC Coolers and the below events:
- Food City Race Night and Antique Tractor Show: Thursday, April 14th: Knoxville Expo Center starting at 4:00pm ET
- Food City Race Night at Bristol Motor Speedway: Friday, April 15th: Bristol Motor Speedway Hospitality Area starting at 4:00pm. Cole Whitt appearance at 5:30pm
The Food City 500 is scheduled for Sunday, April 23, at 2:00pm ET, airing live on FOX.