Bristol Motor Speedway officials announced today that Bush’s Beans Qualifying heat races will be conducted on Saturday for both the NASCAR Cup Series and the Camping World Truck Series and a Bush’s Beans Practice Day has been added for Friday following NASCAR’s release of its official weekend schedule for the upcoming Food City Dirt Race weekend, March 26-28.
Nearly two decades ago several Bristol Motor Speedway executives had a vision after a trip to visit their newest Speedway Motorsports sister track in Las Vegas. The group had just watched a World of Outlaws event at the LVMS Dirt Track and began pondering dirt racing possibilities at Thunder Valley. After discussing their concept with then BMS President Jeff Byrd, the idea quickly took flight.
In anticipation of the first time in more than 50 years the NASCAR Cup Series (NCS) schedule will include a dirt race, Richard Petty Motorsports (RPM) announced today a partnership with Food City and Tide at a press conference at the Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway. As part of the agreement, the No. 43 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 will carry the Tide brand as the primary partner in the NASCAR Cup Series Food City Dirt Race at the Bristol Motor Speedway on Sunday, March 28 with driver Erik Jones.
The Karl Kustoms Bristol Dirt Nationals, March 15-20, will showcase more than 1,200 racers throughout eight racing classes and multiple sanctioning bodies coming together for a spectacular week of dirt racing at the half-mile, high-banked oval at Bristol Motor Speedway.
Bristol Motor Speedway’s historic Food City Dirt Race brings to mind the sport’s long and colorful history in the dust of dozens of short tracks (and a few longer ones). The foundation of America’s favorite motorsport was built in the clay of a hundred hills, scattered across the country from the shadows of big-city buildings to remote bullrings off the beaten