Bristol to host another dirt track race next year

Monday’s race was the NASCAR Cup Series’ first event on a dirt track since 1970
Joey Logano
Joey Logano(Bristol Motor Speedway/Twitter)
Published: Mar. 29, 2021 at 8:04 PM EDT|Updated: Mar. 29, 2021 at 8:37 PM EDT
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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) - Racing fans won’t go another 50-plus years between dirt track races at NASCAR’S highest level.

Speedway Motorsports Inc., the company that owns Bristol Motor Speedway, announced during Monday’s Food City Dirt Race that its spring NASCAR weekend in 2022 will be held on the dirt.

“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 Motor Speedway. “The dirt experience is unlike any other for NASCAR fans and could become a must-see event every season.”

NASCAR has held two Cup Series races annually at Bristol since the track opened in 1961.

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