BRISTOL, Tenn. (WJHL)- Officials with Bristol Motor Speedway announced Wednesday that racing at the World’s Fastest Half Mile will look different next spring.
Bristol Motor Speedway’s General Manager Jerry Caldwell said during a news conference that for the first time in “the modern era” BMS will race on dirt.
Caldwell said in part, “The last time the cup series competed on dirt was in Raleigh, North Carolina in 1970 and that race was won by Richard Petty.”
The dirt race will take place on March 28, 2021.
It will be the third time that Bristol has transformed into a dirt facility. The first two times were to host the World of Outlaws in 2000 and 2001.
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