Back after 51 years of absence, the Dirt has already won the hearts of fans but also those of the organizers. While the Bristol gravel race was still underway on Monday, they confirmed the renewal of the event next year.
2022 is gonna be just as DIRTY. Dirt is Back Baby!!
— BristolMotorSpeedway (@BMSupdates) March 29, 2021
« There has been so much enthusiasm and excitement around this race on gravel that, after agreement with the NASCAR, we are delighted to confirm the return of the Dirt to the calendar for the 2022 season., said Jerry Caldwell, executive vice president and general manager of the Bristol circuit.
The Dirt experience is unique for Nascar fans and could become a must-see event every season ».
Remaining restarts will be single file on the @BMSupdates dirt!
Catch the action now on FOX or on the FOX Sports app! pic.twitter.com/xCdJ3MSEb6
— NASCAR (@NASCAR) March 29, 2021
As a reminder, Joey Logano (Team Penske) won this famous gravel race in Bristol on Monday making him the first winner on this surface since Richard Petty in Raleigh (North Carolina) in 1970.