Bristol Motor Speedway transforms into ultimate dirt track for Food City Dirt Race

Bristol Motor Speedway’s transformation into a dirt track

  • Third consecutive year of the dirt race
  • Qualifying through heat races on Saturday
  • Trucked 23,000 cubic yards of dirt into the famed bullring

For the third year in a row, Bristol Motor Speedway has undergone a complete transformation, becoming the ultimate dirt track for the Food City Dirt Race. This unique race format has been a crowd-pleaser and has given NASCAR Cup Series drivers an opportunity to test their skills in a completely different form of racing. The qualifying process for this year’s race was different as well, with heat races on Saturday determining the starting lineup for Sunday’s main event. To create the dirt track, Bristol trucked in 23,000 cubic yards of dirt into its famous bullring, transforming the venue into a completely different experience.

Bristol Motor Speedway transforms
Bristol Motor Speedway transforms

Rain concerns and sunny Sunday forecast

  • Possibility of turning dirt into mud after rain
  • Sun expected to shine all day Sunday

While the transformation of the Bristol Motor Speedway into a dirt track is exciting, it also brings its share of challenges. This year, there were concerns of rain turning the dirt into mud following the precipitation on Friday and Saturday. However, the forecast for Sunday’s race looks promising, with the sun expected to be shining all day. The warm weather and sunshine should allow the dirt to firm back up, making for a better racing experience for drivers and fans alike.

All the information you need to know for the Food City Dirt Race

  • Race schedule and start time
  • TV broadcast information
  • Betting odds and predictions

Are you excited for the Food City Dirt Race? Here’s all the information you need to know to get ready for the big event. The race is scheduled to start at 3:30 PM ET on Sunday, April 17th. If you can’t make it to the track in person, you can catch all the action on FOX Sports 1. Wondering who to bet on for the big race? Some early predictions have Kevin Harvick and Kyle Larson as the favorites to win. However, in a race as unique as this, anything can happen on the dirt track at Bristol Motor Speedway.

the Food City Dirt Race promises to be an exciting event for fans of NASCAR and racing in general. With a completely different form of racing on display, the event is sure to provide thrills and spills for drivers and fans alike. So, make sure to tune in or head out to Bristol Motor Speedway to witness history being made.

By Ishan Crawford

Prior to the position, Ishan was senior vice president, strategy & development for Cumbernauld-media Company since April 2013. He joined the Company in 2004 and has served in several corporate developments, business development and strategic planning roles for three chief executives. During that time, he helped transform the Company from a traditional U.S. media conglomerate into a global digital subscription service, unified by the journalism and brand of Cumbernauld-media.

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