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Preview of NASCAR race weekend at Bristol dirt

The Truck Series race at Eldora in 2019. Credits: NASCAR, Getty Images.

A sneak peek of one of the most anticipated race weekends in the 2021 NASCAR season – Bristol dirt race weekend.

Ever since the announcement, every NASCAR fan has awaited the Bristol dirt race. And now, it is just around the corner. This weekend both Cup Series and Truck Series will visit the Last Great Colosseum to race on dirt. While dirt races have become a common thing for the trucks, the Cup Series will compete on this surface for the first time in 51 years, which is certainly a historic event.

There will be a lot of new things this weekend. First, special Goodyear tires will be used to ensure racing on dirt. Second, numerous changes to the car will be applied, including the removal of a splitter. Third, there will be no live pit stops during races. Fourth, the race weekend structure is changed: there will be two practices, four qualifying heat races, and the main event in both series The track will also look a bit different outside as SAFER barriers are removed.

A dirt track at Bristol is a brand-new venue for all the drivers, so we will get to see a lot of Cup Series drivers in the Truck field. It will be extremely interesting to see how the drivers will get used to the new surface in the new vehicles.

There a lot of drivers in the Cup Series grid this weekend with plenty of dirt racing. Quite naturally, they are the main favorites, so such drivers as Kyle Larson and Christopher Bell are expected to battle for the win. However, everything can happen in those unfamiliar conditions, so we should definitely not count any driver out.

All in all, the Bristol dirt race weekend is set to be a remarkable one. We can become the witnesses of some memorable and legendary moments. All we have to do is to sit and wait for a little bit. Make sure to follow all the updates of this race weekend and the entire NASCAR season with ASN Motorsports!

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