The NASCAR Cup Sequence is set to do one thing it hasn’t tried in 50 years — race on filth.
Bristol Motor Speedway has trucked 23,000 cubic yards of filth into its famed bullring to host NASCAR’s first Cup Sequence race on literal earth since 1970. However how the filth — and the tires — will cling up all the way through the race continues to be to be made up our minds.
The drivers had a blast enjoying within the filth — some for the primary time since they had been children — however 4 Friday follow classes in the long run confirmed the tires cannot maintain the heavy put on. The 3 layers of filth acted as a cheese-grater and the tires in flip dug deep divots into the outside, forcing NASCAR to make a number of procedural adjustments Saturday in a determined bid to avoid wasting the display.
So, who will overcome the original monitor? Will the Cup Sequence see its 7th winner in seven races? Here is the entire knowledge you want to get able for Sunday’s Meals Town Dust Race at Bristol Motor Speedway:
START TIME: three:30 p.m. ET. Inexperienced flag is scheduled for four p.m. ET.
TV: Fox. Pre-race broadcast starts at 2 p.m. ET.
RADIO: Peformance Racing Community and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio.
STREAMING: Fox Sports activities Move (should have TV supplier) and FOX Sports activities app plus different streaming suppliers.
RACE DISTANCE: 250 laps across the filth monitor at Bristol Motor Speedway for a complete of 125 miles.
STAGE LENGTHS (laps consistent with degree): Level 1: 100, Level 2: 100, Level three: 50. There can be a contest warning at lap 50 in Level 1 and Lap 150 in Level 2.
LAST TIME: Kevin Harvick led 226 of 500 laps at the customary pavement within the 2020 playoff race on Sept. 19 to win for the 3rd time at Bristol. Harvick edged Kyle Busch through zero.310 seconds. And 10 months in the past within the Meals Town Items the Grocery store Heroes 500 — additionally at the customary pavement — Brad Keselowski led 115 of 500 laps and held off Clint Bowyer through zero.471 seconds to additionally win his 3rd Bristol Cup race.
QUALIFYING: 4 15-lap qualifying races had been scheduled for Saturday to set the beginning lineup, however rain pressured NASCAR to cancel the warmth races and set the beginning lineup the usage of its formulation in keeping with efficiency metrics.
LINEUP: Kyle Larson was once awarded the pole, however his No. five Chevrolet is predicted to drop to the rear of the 39-car box after his Hendrick Motorsports group modified engines following Friday’s ultimate follow. Denny Hamlin claimed the second one beginning spot.
Here’s the lineup for the Meals Town Dust Race (with vehicle quantity in parentheses):
1. (five) Kyle Larson, Chevrolet
2. (11) Denny Hamlin, Toyota
three. (12) Ryan Blaney, Ford
four. (18) Kyle Busch, Toyota
five. (19) Martin Truex Jr, Toyota
6. (four) Kevin Harvick, Ford
7. (48) Alex Bowman, Chevrolet
eight. (24) William Byron, Chevrolet
nine. (three) Austin Dillon, Chevrolet
10. (22) Joey Logano, Ford
11. (17) Chris Buescher, Ford
12. (21) Matt DiBenedetto, Ford
13. (47) Ricky Stenhouse Jr, Chevrolet
14. (6) Ryan Newman, Ford
15. (20) Christopher Bell, Toyota
16. (34) Michael McDowell, Ford
17. (42) Ross Chastain, Chevrolet
18. (99) Daniel Suarez, Chevrolet
19. (23) Bubba Wallace, Toyota
20. (2) Brad Keselowski, Ford
22. (41) Cole Custer, Ford
22. (37) Ryan Preece, Chevrolet
23. (10) Aric Almirola, Ford
24. (43) Erik Jones, Chevrolet
25. (14) Chase Briscoe, Ford
26. (nine) Chase Elliott, Chevrolet
27. (eight) Tyler Reddick, Chevrolet
28. (1) Kurt Busch, Chevrolet
29. (38) Anthony Alfredo, Ford
30. (7) Corey Lajoie, Chevrolet
31. (51) Cody Ware, Chevrolet
32. (77) Stewart Friesen, Chevrolet
33. (00) Quin Houff, Chevrolet
34. (53) JJ Yeley, Chevrolet
35. (78) Shane Golobic, Ford
36. (15) Chris Wimdom, Chevrolet
37. (52) Josh Bilicki, Ford
38. (66) Mike Marlar, Toyota
39. (96) Ty Dillon, Toyota
Contributing: The Related Press