NASCAR Sprint Cup at Bristol, Tennessee

(Garry Eller for Chevrolet)

Kahne Scores First Career Win at Bristol Motor Speedway

Kasey Kahne, No. 5 Great Clips Chevrolet SS, won the 53rd annual Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway Sunday, March 17, in a hard fought battle at the series’ first short track event of 2013. The win was Kasey’s first ever victory at Bristol and his 15th career NASCAR Sprint Cup Series win. It was also his first victory of 2013 and second top-ten finish. The finish helped Kasey move up seven positions to 7th in the point standings after four races.

"This is a tough track to win at, and we pulled it off today,” Kahne said. “This whole team stepped up and did an unbelievable job. The pit stops were flawless; the adjustments to the car; the preparation Friday-Saturday, and prior to that. The engine in the car is unbelievable.

(Harold Hinson for Chevrolet)

“I had a great day,” Kahne continued. “This is a lot of fun. I have always wanted to win a Cup race here. To finally do it feels really good."