BRISTOL, Tenn. – Two more NASCAR Cup Series drivers have made plans to compete in the Bristol Dirt Nationals on March 15-20 in advance of the Food City Dirt Race at Bristol Motor Speedway on March 28.
Kyle Larson and Joey Logano have joined Kyle Busch as Cup Series regulars who have confirmed plans to compete in one of the eight classes set for competition.
Larson, an accomplished dirt racer who has experience racing sprint cars and super late models, is registered in the marquee super late model division, as is two-time Cup Series champion Busch.
Busch announced last week he’d race in the Bristol Dirt Nationals as a teammate to multi-time Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series champion Jonathan Davenport. Larson will once again drive the No. 6 Rumley Enterprises Longhorn Chassis that he’s driven to two dirt late model victories since last year.
Logano will compete in the open modified class. The 2015 Daytona 500 winner and 2018 NASCAR Cup Series champion raced a UMP-style modified during the DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park in February.
Joining Logano in the open modified class is three-time NASCAR Camping World Truck Series champion Matt Crafton, who often races a dirt modified in his free time.
The Karl Kustoms Bristol Dirt Nationals on March 15-20 will provide fans with a first look at the Bristol Motor Speedway dirt track, which will feature 19-degree banking in the corners and a 50-foot wide racing surface. More than 20,000 cubic yards of dirt were hauled in to create the temporary dirt track surface.
“The Karl Kustoms Bristol Dirt Nationals is shaping up to be an epic event, one of the largest dirt racing events to ever be contested and now that some of the top NASCAR drivers are joining the action, the overall fun-meter just ramped up significantly,” 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.”