The NASCAR dirt race at Bristol Motor Speedway will be back next year
Last weekend, the Bristol Motor Speedway hosted their second NASCAR Cup Series race on the dirt. Now, crews are at work to remove the dirt for a race on their concrete surface later in the year.
And after that, they’ll repeat the process all over again. The Bristol Dirt Race will be on the schedule once again in 2023.
The announcement was made on Tuesday. It came just hours after the tv ratings became available. Sunday’s dirt race brought an average of over 4 million viewers, making it the most-watched Bristol race since 2016.
Bristol Dirt TV Ratings: April 2022 (NASCAR)
The race saw two delays for rain. Despite that, the track put up great numbers and fans were rewarded with a thrilling finish as Tyler Reddick and Chase Briscoe crashed while going for the win.
Exchange between Chase Briscoe, Tyler Reddick after Bristol (Video)
Jerry Caldwell comments
Statement from the Bristol Motor Speedway president:
“I’m so thankful for our owners, Bruton and Marcus Smith, for allowing our Bristol Motor Speedway team to put on an amazing Easter celebration and NASCAR race weekend that exceeded our expectations with strong ticket sales and primetime viewership on FOX,” said Jerry Caldwell, president, and general manager of Bristol Motor Speedway.
“Bristol Motor Speedway will prepare for a spring night race on dirt in 2023, giving the fans two great NASCAR shows on different surfaces. The dates for our NASCAR events will not be available until later this year. To guarantee the best seats for more amazing dirt racing next year, guests may contact the ticket office or visit our website at BristolMotorSpeedway.com to renew their tickets today.”
Bristol Dirt Race Results: April 17, 2022 (NASCAR Cup Series)