For the primary time in 70 years, the Cup Sequence raced on dust in 2021 when Bristol Motor Speedway was remodeled right into a half-mile dust observe. The formidable mission acquired combined reactions.
Joey Logano won the inaugural event, which returned in 2022 on Easter Sunday. This time beneath the lights, Kyle Busch earned his final win as a Joe Gibbs Racing driver when Chase Briscoe’s final nook bid for victory spun himself and chief Tyler Reddick, leaving the trail clear for Busch.
Earlier this yr, Joe Gibbs Racing received once more as Christopher Bell beat Reddick to the checkered flag.
NASCAR returns to Bristol this weekend, this time on the concrete, for its annual Spherical of 16 playoff cutoff race.
The observe will retain its two races subsequent yr as NASCAR returns to the standard floor, however these dates have but to be finalised because the 2024 schedule hasn’t been launched but.
Talking on the return of the Meals Metropolis 500, Bristol Motor Speedway President and Basic Supervisor Jerry Caldwell mentioned: “Because the motorsports world focuses on America’s Night time Race tomorrow, we’re thrilled to announce Bristol Motor Speedway will host the return of the Meals Metropolis 500 on the concrete high-banks of the World’s Quickest Half Mile within the spring of 2024.
Joey Logano, Group Penske, Shell Pennzoil Ford Mustang
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“We are going to revive a emblem harking back to the primary Meals Metropolis 500s within the early ’90s and resurrect the observe’s classic trademark feel and appear of the period. We’re trying ahead to an incredible weekend of racing and what’s to come back in 2024.”
Bristol has been on the Cup Sequence schedule since 1961, and has hosted two races yearly since.
The 4 drivers lowest in factors with no win and in peril of being eradicated from additional title competition are common sequence champion Martin Truex Jr., Bubba Wallace, Ricky Stenhouse Jr. and Michael McDowell.