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Bristol viewer's guide

March 13, 2013, NASCAR.com

Bristol Motor Speedway Food City 500

How are you watching the races at Bristol? Find out how to get the latest from wherever you are using the table below

WATCHING AT HOME?

GOING TO THE RACE?
GOING MOBILE?
PLAYING FANTASY?

Even if you're not at the track, you can keep up with all the live action on TV and at NASCAR.com. (All times Eastern, unless noted.)

Watch practices and the race on TV:

SPRINT CUP SERIES:

Friday, March 15:

Practice on SPEED, noon

Coors Light Pole qualifying on SPEED, 3:30 p.m.

Saturday, March 16:

Practice on SPEED, 9 a.m.

Final practice on SPEED, noon

Sunday, March 17:

Food City 500 on FOX, 1 p.m.

NATIONWIDE SERIES:

Friday, March 15:

Practice on SPEED, 10:30 a.m.

Final practice on SPEED, 2 p.m.

Saturday, March 16:

Jeff Foxworthy's Grit Chips 300 on ESPN2, 2 p.m.

Get inside the garage:

GarageCam will be live streaming on Friday, March 15 from the Nationwide garages at 10 a.m. and the Sprint Cup garages at 11:30 a.m. ET.

Keep an eye on the media center:

Press Pass will have live news conferences. All times local.

Friday, March 15

Trevor Bayne | 9 a.m.

Jimmie Johnson | 11 a.m.

Dale Earnhardt Jr. | 11:15 a.m.

Post Sprint Cup qualifying | 4:30 p.m.

Want more?

Get lap-by-lap updates on NASCAR.com during practice laps, qualifying and races.

Re-live the race:

Watch race highlights from your favorite driver and top moments shortly after the race using Race Replay  delivered by FedEx Racing.

Keep the fun going:

Dale Earnhardt Jr., Kasey Kahne and Tony Stewart will be making cartoon appearances on FOX's "The Cleveland Show" at 7:30 p.m. ET on Sunday.

Want to attend the races this weekend? Buy tickets to the Food City 500 and Jeff Foxworthy's Grit Chips 300.

Know the track:

Check out our Bristol Motor Speedway track page to take a video tour of the track and explore the best fan views.

Want to meet a driver?

Here is a list of appearances. (List subject to change, all times local.)

Friday, March 15:

Eric McClure autograph session | 5 p.m.

David Ragan autograph session | 5 p.m.

Dale Earnhardt Jr. autograph session | 5:30 p.m., wristband required

Kevin Harvick autograph session | 5:30 p.m., wristband required

Ricky Stenhouse Jr. autograph session | 5:30 p.m., wristband required

Matt Kenseth, Greg Biffle and Jeff Burton Q&A session | 5:45 p.m.

Danica Patrick Q&A session | 6 p.m.

Kasey Kahne autograph session | 6 p.m., wristband required

Trevor Bayne autograph session | 6:30 p.m., wristband required

Bobby Labonte autograph session | 7 p.m.

Saturday, March 16:

Justin Allgaier | Bristol Club, 12:15 p.m.

Travis Pastrana | Guest Welcome Village, 9:10 a.m.

Sunday, March 17:

Clint Bowyer | Guest Welcome Village, 9 a.m.

David Ragan | Guest Welcome Village, 9:30 a.m.

Jeff Burton | Bristol Club, 10 a.m.

Danica Patrick Q&A session | Bristol Club, 9:45 a.m.

Matt Kenseth | Guest Welcome Village, 9:45 a.m.

Kevin Harvick | Bud Tap Room, 10 a.m.

Jeff Gordon | Pepsi Max Half-Mile Club, 10:15 a.m.

Kurt Busch | Guest Welcome Village, 10:20 a.m.

Brad Keselowski Q&A session | Bristol Club, 10:20 a.m.

Kasey Kahne | Pit Road Party Zone, 10:30 a.m.

Get packing:

The weather in Bristol is:

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Built in 1960, Bristol Motor Speedway will host the first short-track race with the Generation-6 car. The Food City 500 will feature 500 laps on the half-mile track.

Keep all eyes on the race:

With RaceView Premium and NASCAR RaceView Mobile '13, formerly RaceView 360, you can watch live, virtual 3-D video with in-car audio as well as national radio broadcasts, telemetry data and real-time stats.

Follow from anywhere:

NASCAR Mobile '13: This new app is free to download with an upcoming in-app subscription for premium content including live driver audio, live advanced leaderboards and live alternate camera angles (when available).

Buddy system:

Watch live enhanced coverage with 10 HD cameras, a live chat and live standings for this week's Nationwide series races with RaceBuddy.

Play NASCAR FANTASY LIVE:

Don't forget to do your research and set your lineup.

Expert tip of the week:

At Bristol, patience will earn a top 10, but aggression will win. Or is the other way around? This week, load up on drivers who know when to give and when to take -- with an emphasis on "take." Get more tips from Dan Beaver's fantasy blog.

Keep up with the latest:

Use our weekly Driver Reports for a quick breakdown of how each driver is looking. Also each week, our writers vote on which drivers are making moves. Read the resulting driver Power Rankings to help power up your lineup.

Last year's top three finishers:

1. Jeff Gordon

2. Clint Bowyer

3. Ryan Newman

See the complete results from last year's event here.

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