Bristol Dirt Brings Comfort & Unknown For Briscoe

For the third consecutive year, more than 2,000 truckloads of dirt have been hauled into Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway to convert the famed .533-mile concrete oval into a dirt track for Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series Food City Dirt Race. A specifically built dirt car like a sprint car or late model – that’s what it’s built to do. “The Cup car, and the Truck even, drive pretty drastically different. Briscoe admitted that his history racing on dirt can be a negative in many instances, with the approach of driving completely different in a Cup Series car. “I always say, I feel like having a dirt background can be a disadvantage at these races just because you drive it so differently,” Briscoe said. “The only time I feel like it’s a huge advantage to be a dirt guy is early in the race when the track has a lot of grip, when it’s tacky and more muddy instead of slick and hard. Anytime you race at night, it’s better than racing during the day on dirt,” Briscoe said.

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