Daytona Speedweek is expected to start the following week, opening with The Busch Clash on February 16th, 2022, and moving the Daytona 500 back one week to February 20th, 2022.
NASCAR Executive Vice President, Steve O'Donnell spoke with the media following the Bristol Dirt race Monday afternoon.
Leading the final 61 laps in the face of a determined charge by Denny Hamlin, Logano won the rain-delayed Food City Dirt Race at Bristol Motor Speedway, the first dirt-track race for the NASCAR Cup Series since 1970.
Bristol Motor Speedway annoucned mid-race on Monday that the track will once again host the NASCAR Cup Series on dirt in the Spring of 2022.
With a steady rain frustrating track preparation efforts at Bristol Motor Speedway, and flooding in the area of the race track raising safety concerns, NASCAR has postponed both the Food City Dirt Race (NASCAR Cup Series) and Pinty’s Truck Race on Dirt until Monday.
Blaney’s first victory at Atlanta and the fifth of his career extended the streak of different NASCAR Cup Series winners this season to six. The victory was the fifth straight at the 1.54-mile track for Ford drivers.
“But thank you so much Mr. Hendrick, Jeff Gordon and everybody at Hendrick Motorsports for the amazing opportunity I’ve been gifted. Hendrick Motorsports, Chevrolet everybody at the engine shop. Thank you so much for all the hard work. This is definitely special.”
In a No. 24 Chevrolet that steadily improved its performance as the sun went down, William Byron streaked to a decisive victory in Sunday’s Dixie Vodka 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway.
Based on the way he barely lost the ARCA Menards Series East season-opener to fellow rookie Max Gutiérrez a few weeks ago, Sammy Smith’s eventual first win on the platform felt like an inevitability.
"Just so incredibly thankful to be here with Joe Gibbs Racing and all our partners. This feels like I prepared my whole life for this moment to race in the Cup Series. Last year was a huge learning curve for me and I’m very grateful I got the opportunity to run in Cup and it definitely prepared me to move to Joe Gibbs Racing."