Kyle Busch Steals a Victory Coming to the Checkered Flag at Bristol

BRISTOL, TENNESSEE – APRIL 17: Kyle Busch, driver of the #18 Mars Crunchy Cookie Toyota, takes the checkered flag to win the NASCAR Cup Series Food City Dirt Race at Bristol Motor Speedway on April 17, 2022, in Bristol, Tennessee. (Photo by Logan Riely/Getty Images)

Kyle Busch steals a victory coming to the checkered flag at Bristol Motor Speedway in the NASCAR Cup Series Food City Dirt Race on Saturday.

After great success in 2022, the NASCAR Cup Series refilled Bristol Motor Speedway with dirt for one more go-around. NASCAR worked hard over the past couple of months to pack down the dirt over the original concrete surface. Dirt was hauled in from many different locations including the campgrounds around the speedway as well as reusing last year’s stockpile.  

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Kyle Busch Backs into a Milestone Victory in a Wild Race at Bristol

Kyle Busch backs into a milestone victory in a wild race at Bristol Motor Speedway in the NASCAR Cup Series Food City Dirt Race on Saturday.

BRISTOL, Tenn. – Kyle Busch has a special fondness for Bristol Motor Speedway, but the driver of the No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota needed a huge stroke of luck on Sunday night to rekindle his love affair with the half-mile track.

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Joey Logano Earns a Historic NASCAR Victory

Joey Logano earns a historic NASCAR victory in the Food City Dirt Race at Bristol Motor Speedway on Monday after a rain-delay on Sunday.

Joey Logano earns a historic NASCAR victory in the Food City Dirt Race at Bristol Motor Speedway on Monday after a rain-delay on Sunday.

For the first time since 1970, the NASCAR Cup Series returns to racing on dirt. During the offseason, Bristol Motor Speedway was covered with dirt to offer fans a variety of racing venues this year. The NASCAR Truck Series has been racing on dirt the past couple of years at Eldora Speedway, but this was the grand return for the Cup Series. For drivers growing up sliding around dirt tracks, this is what reminds them of rising through the ranks of racing. For the other drivers growing up racing on asphalt, it was a learning experience.

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Joey Logano Wins in a Dramatic NASCAR Return to Dirt Racing at Bristol

Joey Logano Wins in a dramatic NASCARreturn to dirt racing at Bristol Motor Speedway in the Food City Dirt Race on Monday afternoon after a rain-delay on Sunday.

Joey Logano Wins in a dramatic NASCAR return to dirt racing at Bristol Motor Speedway in the Food City Dirt Race on Monday afternoon after a rain-delay on Sunday.

On Monday afternoon, it was Joey Logano making NASCAR history.

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The Bristol Dirt Race is Finally Here!

The Bristol dirt race is finally here! And as clear as day, we can hear it now, as Clint Bowyer shouts out…”It’s time for Bristol baby!”

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