Larson: “I just get really excited about this place because it kinda races like a dirt track.”
At heart, Kyle Larson is a dirt racer. There’s not dirt track on the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series schedule. However, Bristol Motor Speedway feature two lanes and sometimes 3, just like your local dirt track.
In the past, Kyle Larson has stated that he didn’t like Bristol when it was one groove around the bottom. If it’s going to be one lane, he prefers one lane around the top.
But, the Bristol Motor Speedway staff have found a good solution to put both lanes to work. With VHT or ‘Bristol Bite’ inline with some pre-rubber track prep, the bottom lane has some extra grip.
“Lap traffic, it’s so much fun here. And you catch it in 15 laps. Then, you’re just carving through it,” Kyle Larson said on Friday while speaking on Bristol Motor Speedway.