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.
Is Nascar going to race on dirt?
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.
When did Nascar last race on dirt?
On Sept. 30, 1970, NASCAR held its final/most recent Cup Series race on dirt at the half-mile North Carolina State Fairgrounds track in Raleigh, North Carolina.
How many times has Nascar raced on dirt?
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.
Which Nascar drivers have raced on dirt?
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.
Why is Nascar going back to dirt?
It was inevitable that the Cup Series would follow suit, and with attendance beginning to dwindle at Bristol, the decision was made to convert that event to a dirt race—20 years after the track last covered its surface in clay for the World of Outlaws.
Will Bristol remain a dirt track?
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.
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.
Who is the best Nascar dirt driver?
NASCAR Driver Averages at Dirt Tracks
|2||Ricky Stenhouse Jr.||2|
Who won the last Nascar dirt race in 1970?
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.
How deep is the dirt at Bristol?
Track officials have shallowed up the original 36 degrees of banking with 9-10 feet of dirt, transforming the banking down to 19 degrees.
How many laps will the Bristol dirt race be?
The Bristol Cup Series dirt race is scheduled for 250 laps (133.25 miles), or half the usual number of laps for a Cup race on Bristol’s concrete track. The race will be divided into three stages: 75, 75 and 100 laps. Drivers won’t need to stop for fuel during any stage.
Who has the longest Nascar career?
He competed in NASCAR for over 50 years, having one of the longest careers in the sport.
|Last win||1993 Motorcraft Quality Parts 500 (Atlanta)|
|Wins Top tens Poles 4 168 7|
|NASCAR Xfinity Series career|
|453 races run over 33 years|
Who wins Bristol dirt race?
Joey Logano conquers Bristol to win NASCAR Cup’s first dirt race in 50 years.