Is Nascar going to race on dirt?

Building on the success of the dirt races at Bristol Motor Speedway, Speedway Motorsports and Las Vegas Motor Speedway announced the 2021 fall NASCAR tripleheader weekend will be run on entirely on dirt at the speedway.

Is NASCAR going to race on dirt again?

“There has been so much buzz and excitement around the inaugural Food City Dirt Race weekend that with NASCAR’s blessing, we are thrilled to announce that we will be bringing back dirt in 2022 as part of the NASCAR Cup Series spring schedule,” Caldwell said in a statement.

Is NASCAR running a dirt track?

The weekend marks the first time the Cup Series will race on dirt since 1970, when it raced at North Carolina State Fairgrounds Speedway. “It’s the longest dirt race in the history of mankind, so who knows what the race track is going to be like at the end of 250 laps,” No.

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What NASCAR track are they putting dirt on?

This will be unlike anything in the recent history of the Cup Series. The NASCAR Cup Series will contest its first race on dirt since 1971 on March 28 at Bristol Motor Speedway. The track’s traditional concrete surface has been covered with multiple layers of clay to create a temporary 18-degree banked dirt track.

Will there be a NASCAR race on dirt in 2022?

BRISTOL, Tenn. (WJHL) — For the first time, Bristol Motor Speedway will host two NASCAR Cup Series night races in 2022. Dirt will return to the speedway for the Food City Dirt Race on Easter night, Sunday, April 17.

Are they going to keep Bristol dirt?

Bristol can’t remain a dirt track. It’s set to host NASCAR for its annual night race in September on the concrete. “As crazy as it sounds, it’s a lot easier to deconstruct than it is to construct,” Swift said.

Is NASCAR racing on dirt in 2021?

Building on the success of the dirt races at Bristol Motor Speedway, Speedway Motorsports and Las Vegas Motor Speedway announced the 2021 fall NASCAR tripleheader weekend will be run on entirely on dirt at the speedway.

Is NASCAR running on dirt in 2021?

The 2021 Food City Dirt Race was a NASCAR Cup Series race held on March 29, 2021, at Bristol Motor Speedway in Bristol, Tennessee.

2021 Food City Dirt Race.

Race details
Scheduled Distance 250 laps, 133.25 mi (214.445 km)
Average speed 46.313 miles per hour (74.534 km/h)
Pole position
Driver Kyle Larson Hendrick Motorsports
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Who is the best dirt track racer in NASCAR?

After more than two weeks of fan votes, the results are in and fans have named Kyle Larson the winner of the BMS Best Racer on Dirt Challenge, which featured 16 legendary dirt racing drivers from multiple disciplines going head to head in a series of fan votes on the BMS Insta Stories page.

Why is NASCAR on dirt?

The roots of stock-car racing are firmly planted in dirt — from the sand of Daytona Beach, Fla., where NASCAR staged its first race in 1948, to the red clay of the Carolinas, where former moonshine runners made their fame on oval tracks carved by bulldozers.

What happened to Bristol dirt race?

Citing flood warnings and persistent rain, Bristol Motor Speedway officials postponed the most anticipated race of the season Sunday — an audacious attempt to stage a NASCAR Cup Series race on a concrete oval coated with tons of red clay — three hours before its scheduled start.

When was the last time Bristol was covered in dirt?

The track includes a bottom layer of soil that was used the last time Bristol had dirt events in 2000 and 2001. The second layer came from a campground near the track, and the third layer came from Bluff City about 20-30 miles away.

What is the next gen car in Nascar?

When NASCAR’s seventh-generation Cup race car—a.k.a. the Next Gen—opens the 2022 season at the Daytona 500, it’ll be the first one to have aluminum wheels, rack-and-pinion steering, and an independent rear suspension.

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Where should I sit at Bristol Motor Speedway?

The Allison Terrace are our most popular ticket option at Bristol Motor Speedway. These seats are located on the frontstretch just across from pit road and the start/finish line. From these seats you will have a great view of the entire track.

Who won Bristol spring 2021?

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Kyle Larson stays ahead of Kevin Harvick to win the NASCAR Cup Series playoff race at Bristol Motor Speedway, as the Round of 12 field is set ahead of Las Vegas Motor Speedway.