BRISTOL, Tenn. (WJHL) – Christopher Bell held onto first place throughout the final stage of the Food City Dirt Race to win his first victory of the season Sunday night at Bristol Motor Speedway.

Bell never relinquished the lead position despite the best efforts of Chase Briscoe and Tyler Reddick.

Reddick finished second followed by Austin Dillon, Ricky Stenhouse Jr., and Briscoe.

After the race, Bell did a “Polish victory lap” around the track in honor of Cup Series champion Alan Kulwicki. April 1 marked 30 years since Kulwicki and three others were killed when their plane crashed near Blountville.

Pole-winner Kyle Larson won the first stage but his night ended in the final stage when Ryan Preece ran into him on the front stretch, which ended with Larson spinning into the Turn 1 wall. Larson had run into Preece earlier in the race.

Tyler Reddick won the second stage.

Joey Logano, who dominated Saturday night’s Truck Series race, did not finish the race due to mechanical problems.

Sunday’s race marked the third NASCAR Cup Series race on dirt at Bristol. Logano won the first one in 2021 and Kyle Busch won last year’s.

Race Results – Food City Dirt Race

  1. Christopher Bell
  2. Tyler Reddick
  3. Austin Dillon
  4. Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
  5. Chase Briscoe
  6. Justin Haley
  7. Martin Truex Jr.
  8. Todd Gilliland
  9. Kevin Harvick
  10. Ty Gibbs
  11. Michael McDowell
  12. Bubba Wallace
  13. William Byron
  14. Erik Jones
  15. Harrison Burton
  16. AJ Allmendinger
  17. Brad Keselowski
  18. Chris Buescher
  19. Austin Cindric
  20. JJ Yeley
  21. Ty Dillon
  22. Denny Hamlin
  23. Ryan Blaney
  24. Ryan Preece
  25. Daniel Suarez
  26. BJ McLeod
  27. Josh Berry
  28. Ross Chastain
  29. Alex Bowman
  30. Corey LaJoie
  31. Aric Almirola
  32. Kyle Busch
  33. Noah Gragson
  34. Matt Crafton
  35. Kyle Larson
  36. Jonathan Davenport
  37. Joey Logano