Christopher Bell takes control late in the race to win on Bristol Dirt in the NASCAR Cup Series Food City Dirt Race on Sunday.
In the middle of the short track stretch, the NASCAR Cup Series heads to Bristol Motor Speedway for a showdown on the dirt. This is NASCAR’s third year of running the spring Bristol race on the dirt surface. The idea has caught plenty of attention as NASCAR has also implemented a racing format similar to other dirt racing series. Four heat races were held on Saturday night to set the lineup for Sunday night’s main event.
Christopher Bell wins an intense NASCAR Cup Series race on Bristol Dirt in the Food City Dirt Race at Bristol Motor Speedway on Sunday.
BRISTOL, Tenn. – Before Sunday night’s Food City Dirt Race at Bristol Motor Speedway, Christopher Bell lamented that a ‘dirt guy’ hadn’t won the NASCAR Cup Series’ only race on the red clay in Thunder Valley.
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.
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.
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.