Your question: Is Nascar going to race on a dirt track?

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.

Is NASCAR going to race on dirt again?

After the temporary shift to virtual racing, NASCAR returned to a full IRL event schedule for 2021.

What NASCAR track are they putting dirt on?

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.

Will there be a NASCAR race on dirt in 2022?

“There has been so much buzz and excitement around the inaugural Food City Dirt Race weekend that with NASCAR’s blessing, we are thrilled to announce that we will be bringing back dirt in 2022 as part of the NASCAR Cup Series spring schedule,” said Jerry Caldwell, executive vice president and general manager of Bristol …

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Is Bristol still dirt?

Bristol can’t remain a dirt track. It’s set to host NASCAR for its annual night race in September on the concrete. “As crazy as it sounds, it’s a lot easier to deconstruct than it is to construct,” Swift said.

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.

Is Bristol speedway going to dirt?

Instead, NASCAR has transformed Bristol Motor Speedway, a storied, high-banked, concrete oval in northeastern Tennessee, into a temporary dirt track by hauling in 23,000 cubic yards of local red clay and packing it on top. …

How long will Bristol stay dirt?

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.

What is the next gen car in NASCAR?

The Next Gen car, originally known as the Gen-7 car, is the common name for the racecar that is in use in the NASCAR Cup Series since 2022. A further evolution of the Generation 6 car, the Next Gen will feature improved aero and downforce packages while introducing new technologies on the track.

Was Bristol dirt race a success?

Through all the consternation, Smith remained optimistic and headed to the track Monday morning convinced this dirt project was a success. The final product was a doubleheader – Martin Truex Jr. won his first Truck Series race in 15 years to open the day – and then Logano closed the Cup race with the overtime victory.

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Where is the Bristol dirt nationals?

The Karl Kustoms Bristol Dirt Nationals ushered in the “return to dirt” at the famed Bristol Motor Speedway in a huge way in 2021.

Who won the race today 2021?

Kyle Larson is a Cup Series champion. Larson won his 10th race of 2021 to beat Martin Truex Jr., Denny Hamlin and Chase Elliott for the Cup Series title. Larson got the lead on the race’s final caution flag after a quick pit stop moved him from fourth to first among the title contenders.

Is the Bristol race Cancelled?

NASCAR has postponed its Cup Series dirt race at Bristol until 4 p.m. Monday, citing overnight heavy rainfall and local flood warnings, safety concerns and a menacing Sunday forecast at Bristol Motor Speedway. … The race will be delayed a day and and is scheduled to air on FOX, PRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio.

Where did the dirt come from for Bristol Motor Speedway?

Dirt is different

The second layer came from a campground near the track, and the third layer came from Bluff City about 20-30 miles away. Bristol tested about 15 types of dirt from the area to try to find the best dirt – the kind that has low silt and sand content so that it packs well but also retains some water.