Bristol Set To Host Bristol Dirt Nationals

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Bristol Motor Speedway will host the Bristol Dirt Nationals in March of 2021. (HHP/AlanMarler Photo)
Bristol Motor Speedway will host the Bristol Dirt Nationals in March of 2021. (HHP/AlanMarler Photo)

BRISTOL, Tenn. – One week before the drivers of the NASCAR Cup Series arrive to take on the challenge of the dirt-transformed Bristol Motor Speedway, the track will host the inaugural Bristol Dirt Nationals.

Headlined by dirt super late models and supported by several other dirt classes that will be announced at a later date, the Bristol Dirt Nationals will take place on March 15-20.

This will not be the first time the track has hosted dirt super late models. The track hosted events featuring the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series in addition to dirt super late models in 2000 and ’01.

The Bristol Dirt Nationals will be promoted and produced by X.CELERATED of Silver Bay, Minn., a company that specializes in streaming live motorsports events. The company recently worked with Bristol Motor Speedway sister track Las Vegas Motor Speedway on its Duel in the Desert event.

“We are looking forward to having the Super Late Models and many other popular dirt classes back at Bristol Motor Speedway for the Bristol Dirt Nationals as we kick-off several weeks of dirt racing Bristol style in 2021,” said Jerry Caldwell, executive vice president and general manager, Bristol Motor Speedway. “Having the opportunity to showcase some amazing dirt track racing during our 60th anniversary really is very special, given the overall roots of racing and the history that dirt has here at The Last Great Colosseum. It’s important to have some racing on the fresh dirt track to seed it properly before NASCAR arrives the following week, and we also wanted to give some of our local dirt track racers the opportunity to enjoy the Bristol dirt experience as well.”

The Bristol Dirt Nationals will be streamed on raceXR.com and the raceXR apps under the monthly subscription option.

Tickets, camping and participant pricing will be announced in the coming days.

“We are thrilled with the opportunity to produce the Bristol Dirt Nationals at the legendary Bristol Motor Speedway,” said Mike Van Genderen, promoter and track prep architect who will lead the event production of the Bristol Dirt Nationals for the X.CELERATED team. “We view this event as history-making as it could be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for many of our grassroots racers to experience dirt track racing at such a tradition-rich racetrack as Bristol.”