Since the inaugural Cup Series season in 1949, there have been 2,648 races contested. Of those 2,648 events, 489 have been contested on dirt.
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.
Which Nascar drivers have raced on dirt?
There are certainly a few other drivers in the field whose dirt experience can help them on Sunday also. Ryan Newman, Ryan Blaney, Erik Jones, Tyler Reddick, Brad Keselowski, Cole Custer, William Byron and Chase Briscoe are all full-time Cup Series drivers who have competed in the Truck Series race at Eldora Speedway.
When was the last Nascar Cup Series dirt race?
East Tennessee’s Bristol Motor Speedway will fill its 0.533-mile track with dirt for the first such race since Sept. 30, 1970. The event is scheduled for March 28. Richard Petty was the last driver who won last Cup Series dirt race at State Fairgrounds Speedway in Raleigh, North Carolina.
Is Nascar doing a dirt track race?
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.
Why is Nascar on dirt?
The roots of stock-car racing are firmly planted in dirt — from the sand of Daytona Beach, Fla., where NASCAR staged its first race in 1948, to the red clay of the Carolinas, where former moonshine runners made their fame on oval tracks carved by bulldozers.
Is Nascar going to race on dirt at Bristol?
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.
Which Nascar driver is best on dirt tracks?
NASCAR Driver Averages at Dirt Tracks
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Who is the best Nascar driver on dirt?
Kyle Larson competed in the Bristol Dirt Nationals last weekend, finishing second in both of the Super Late Model feature races at the controls of his No. 6 machine.
Has Bristol ever had a dirt race?
This will be unlike anything in the recent history of the Cup Series. The NASCAR Cup Series will contest its first race on dirt since 1971 on March 28 at Bristol Motor Speedway. The track’s traditional concrete surface has been covered with multiple layers of clay to create a temporary 18-degree banked dirt track.
Who won the last dirt Nascar race?
Joey Logano made history Monday afternoon. Leading the final 61 laps in the face of a determined charge by Denny Hamlin, Logano won the rain-delayed Food City Dirt Race in overtime at Bristol Motor Speedway, the first dirt-track race for the NASCAR Cup Series since 1970.
How will the Bristol dirt race work?
The dirt race will be 250 laps broken down into three stages. The first stage will end on Lap 75, the second on Lap 150 and the last 100 laps will make up the final segment of the race. Stage breaks are the only times drivers and their teams can perform non-competitive pit stops.