The NASCAR Cup Series is set to race at Bristol Motor Speedway today, but on a dirt surface, marking the first dirt race for the series in over five decades.
Will the NASCAR Cup Series race on dirt?
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.
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 a dirt track next year?
“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.
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).
What is the new Nascar schedule for 2021?
2021 NASCAR Cup Series Schedule
|Sun, Jul 4 2:30 PM ET||NASCAR Cup Series at Road America Road America||NBC|
|Sun, Jul 11 3:30 PM ET||NASCAR Cup Series at Atlanta Atlanta Motor Speedway||NBCSN|
|Sun, Jul 18 3:00 PM ET||NASCAR Cup Series at New Hampshire New Hampshire Motor Speedway||NBCSN|
What NASCAR drivers do dirt track?
A host of NASCAR drivers have dirt racing backgrounds — Kyle Larson, Christopher Bell, Chase Briscoe, Tyler Reddick, Ricky Stenhouse Jr. and Alex Bowman to name a few.