When was the last time Nascar raced on dirt?

The last NASCAR-sanctioned event on dirt occurred on Sept. 30, 1970 at the half-mile North Carolina State Fairgrounds track in Raleigh, North Carolina, won by Richard Petty. The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series returned to dirt in 2013 at Eldora Speedway, running the Eldora Dirt Derby through the 2019 season.

When did NASCAR race on dirt?

The inaugural Cup Series race, which was contested in June 1949, was held on dirt at Charlotte Speedway, a 0.75-mile (1.207-kilometer) track in Charlotte, North Carolina, and it was Jim Roper who took the checkered flag.

Did NASCAR used to race on dirt?

The weekend marks the first time the Cup Series will race on dirt since 1970, when it raced at North Carolina State Fairgrounds Speedway.

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.

Was Bristol speedway ever dirt?

NASCAR Crash Course: The death of dirt racing at Bristol was greatly exaggerated. A whopping 30,000 tons of dirt got trucked into Bristol Motor Speedway in 2021 for NASCAR’s grand experiment to transform the facility for its first Cup Series dirt track race in 50 years.

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