The 2011 spring race at Bristol is named in honor of the track’s long-time president and general manager, who died on October 17, 2010.
The Jeff Byrd 500 presented by Food City takes place at the Bristol Motor Speedway in Bristol, Tennessee, on March 20, 2011.
Jeff Byrd promoted the track in a time of tremendous growth for NASCAR and the track itself.
Jimmie Johnson is the defending race winner.
This year marks the 50th NASCAR season for the speedway. In addition to the Sprint Cup event, other events that weekend include the Scotts EZ Seed 300 on March 19.
In August, NASCAR racing returns to Bristol for the Irwin Tools Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway, on August 27, 2011. It is one of the most popular events of the Sprint Cup Season.