Who is the best Nascar dirt racer?
After more than two weeks of fan votes, the results are in and fans have named Kyle Larson the winner of the BMS Best Racer on Dirt Challenge, which featured 16 legendary dirt racing drivers from multiple disciplines going head to head in a series of fan votes on the BMS Insta Stories page.
Which Nascar drivers are good at dirt track?
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.
Who won the last Nascar dirt track 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.
When was the last Nascar dirt track race?
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. Richard Petty won driving a Plymouth owned by Don Robertson.
Has Kyle Busch raced on dirt?
Busch did not compete in those races, but his KBM team not only competed but won on the flat, half-mile dirt track. Bubba Wallace brought home the victory for KBM in 2014, and former KBM driver and Busch’s current JGR teammate Christopher Bell won the 2015 edition of the race.
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|
Is Nascar having a dirt 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.
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.
Does Chase Elliott have dirt track experience?
He participated in a dirt midget event at the 1/6-mile Millbridge Speedway near Salisbury, North Carolina in December, finishing third and fourth to Chase Briscoe and Kyle Larson in a pair of A-Main events. One of Elliott’s biggest takeaways from his experience so far is the fast pace of dirt racing.
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 Dodge coming back to Nascar?
Dodge has already announced that they’re looking into a return to NASCAR. Despite designing a Gen-6 car, Dodge stepped away from the sport after Brad Keselowski’s 2012 championship. The American automaker pulled its support, unable to find a flagship team to replace the departing Penske Racing.
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 old is Richard Petty?
83 years (July 2, 1937)