Winners and Losers from NASCAR Sprint Cup Series at Bristol

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Winners and Losers from NASCAR Sprint Cup Series at Bristol
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How can you tell that Sunday's Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway took place on St. Patrick's Day?

Because it ended with a huge fight and somebody throwing up.

More on those things later. Jokes about drinking holidays aside, the fourth race of the Sprint Cup season provided fans with plenty of entertainment. It proved that the old style of racing at Bristol is back to stay, with drivers wrecking as they went for the lead and tempers flaring.

It also helped demonstrate who this season's most competitive drivers are going to be. Race winner Kasey Kahne looks like he can build on last year's fourth-place points finish, while Brad Keselowski and Dale Earnhardt Jr. are re-establishing themselves as masters of consistency. And while their finishes on Sunday don't show it, Jimmie Johnson, Matt Kenseth and Denny Hamlin should be in the mix all season as well.

So who came out of Bristol all smiles, and who got the horns in the famous bullring?

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