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Staff picks for Food City 500 at Bristol

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Food City 500 - Practice

BRISTOL, TN - APRIL 21: Kyle Larson, driver of the #42 Credit One Bank Chevrolet, drives during practice for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway on April 21, 2017 in Bristol, Tennessee. (Photo by Matt Sullivan/Getty Images)

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Here’s a look at who the NBC Sports staff is picking to the NASCAR Cup race at Bristol Motor Speedway.

Nate Ryan

Kyle Busch. He has five wins here, more than any other track on the circuit, but none in more than six years. So he definitely is overdue, both on the 0.533-mile oval and for the 2017 season.

Dustin Long

Kyle Larson. The top lane becomes the fastest way around and Larson leads the way.

Daniel McFadin

Kyle Larson. His breakout year continues with his first short-track win in “Thunder Valley.”
Jerry Bonkowski

Matt Kenseth. The four-time Bristol winner breaks out of the slump he’s been in to start the season and finally gives Joe Gibbs Racing its first win of the season.