Dirt racing will remain on the NASCAR Cup Series bill at Bristol into 2022, following Monday’s race at the circuit – the championship’s first dirt event since 1970. … While rain marred much of the weekend, the Truck and Cup races themselves – which were both held on Monday – were generally considered a success.
Is NASCAR going to run on a dirt track?
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 racing on dirt in 2021?
So with NASCAR’s blessing, track officials decided their March 2021 Cup race would be on their own, dirt-covered oval.
Is NASCAR going to race on dirt at Bristol?
NASCAR’s debut on Bristol Motor Speedway’s dirt-track layout won’t be a one-off. Track owner Speedway Motorsports Inc. announced that its spring NASCAR weekend in 2022 will be held on the dirt. The announcement was made during Monday’s Food City Dirt Race, the NASCAR Cup Series’ first event on a dirt track since 1970.
What 2021 NASCAR tracks were dropped?
New on the 2021 schedule are road-course races at Circuit of The Americas (May 23) and Road America (July 4), a second race at Atlanta Motor Speedway (July 11) and a shift from the oval layout to the road-course layout at Indianapolis Motor Speedway (Aug. 15).
Was Bristol dirt race a success?
Bristol hosted NASCAR’s first Cup Series dirt race since 1970, and by most measures it was a success. BRISTOL, TENN. — The pandemic gave NASCAR an overdue opportunity to break from the way things had always been done in the sport.
How much dirt did they bring into Bristol?
It Took 2,300 Truck Loads of Dirt to Transform Bristol Motor Speedway for NASCAR’s Most Hyped Short-Oval Race.