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by Mike Peter
Published: March 29, 2021 (2 weeks ago)

2021 Food City Dirt Race

The 2021 Food City Dirt Race is an upcoming NASCAR Cup Series race that will be held on March 28, 2021, at Bristol Motor Speedway in Bristol, Tennessee. Contested over 250 laps on the 0.533 miles (0.858 km) short track, it will be the seventh race of the 2021 NASCAR Cup Series season.

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The normally concrete racing surface will be covered with 2,300 truckloads of red clay, reducing the banking from 28 to 19 degrees, and making for the Cup Series’ first race on dirt in 50 years

Bristol Motor Speedway, formerly known as Bristol International Raceway and Bristol Raceway, is a NASCAR short track venue located in Bristol, Tennessee. Constructed in 1960, it held its first NASCAR race on July 30, 1961. Despite its short length, Bristol is among the most popular tracks on the NASCAR schedule because of its distinct features, which include extraordinarily steep banking, an all concrete surface, two pit roads, and stadium-like seating

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In 2021, the race shifted to a dirt surface version of the track and was renamed the Food City Dirt Race.[8][9] On January 25, 2021, NASCAR announced the stage lengths of all events in all three series. According to the stage lengths, it states the race will consist of 250 laps.

 

Entry list

  • (R) denotes rookie driver.
  • (i) denotes driver who are ineligible for series driver points.

No.DriverTeamManufacturer

00Quin HouffStarCom RacingChevrolet

1Kurt BuschChip Ganassi RacingChevrolet

2Brad KeselowskiTeam PenskeFord

3Austin DillonRichard Childress RacingChevrolet

4Kevin HarvickStewart-Haas RacingFord

5Kyle LarsonHendrick MotorsportsChevrolet

6Ryan NewmanRoush Fenway RacingFord

7Corey LaJoieSpire MotorsportsChevrolet

8Tyler ReddickRichard Childress RacingChevrolet

9Chase ElliottHendrick MotorsportsChevrolet

10Aric AlmirolaStewart-Haas RacingFord

11Denny HamlinJoe Gibbs RacingToyota

12Ryan BlaneyTeam PenskeFord

14Chase Briscoe (R)Stewart-Haas RacingFord

15Chris WindomRick Ware RacingChevrolet

17Chris BuescherRoush Fenway RacingFord

18Kyle BuschJoe Gibbs RacingToyota

19Martin Truex Jr.Joe Gibbs RacingToyota

20Christopher BellJoe Gibbs RacingToyota

21Matt DiBenedettoWood Brothers RacingFord

22Joey LoganoTeam PenskeFord

23Bubba Wallace23XI RacingToyota

24William ByronHendrick MotorsportsChevrolet

34Michael McDowellFront Row MotorsportsFord

37Ryan PreeceJTG Daugherty RacingChevrolet

38Anthony Alfredo (R)Front Row MotorsportsFord

41Cole CusterStewart-Haas RacingFord

42Ross ChastainChip Ganassi RacingChevrolet

43Erik JonesRichard Petty MotorsportsChevrolet

47Ricky Stenhouse Jr.JTG Daugherty RacingChevrolet

48Alex BowmanHendrick MotorsportsChevrolet

51Cody Ware (i)Petty Ware RacingChevrolet

52Josh BilickiRick Ware RacingFord

53J. J. Yeley (i)Rick Ware RacingChevrolet

66Mike MarlarMBM MotorsportsToyota

77Stewart Friesen (i)Spire MotorsportsChevrolet

78Shane GolobicLive Fast MotorsportsFord

96Ty Dillon (i)Gaunt Brothers RacingToyota

99Daniel SuárezTrackhouse Racing TeamChevrolet

Official entry list

PRACTICE

FIRST PRACTICE

Alex Bowman was the fastest in the first practice session with a time of 20.155 seconds and a speed of 89.308 mph (143.727 km/h).[10]

PosNo.DriverTeamManufacturerTimeSpeed

148Alex BowmanHendrick MotorsportsChevrolet20.15589.308

220Christopher BellJoe Gibbs RacingToyota20.22588.999

318Kyle BuschJoe Gibbs RacingToyota20.24888.898

Official first practice results

FINAL PRACTICE

Ryan Blaney was the fastest in the final practice session with a time of 20.172 seconds and a speed of 89.233 mph (143.607 km/h).[11]

PosNo.DriverTeamManufacturerTimeSpeed

112Ryan BlaneyTeam PenskeFord20.17289.233

248Alex BowmanHendrick MotorsportsChevrolet20.19489.135

311Denny HamlinJoe Gibbs RacingToyota20.22888.986

Official final practice results

QUALIFYING HEAT RACES

Qualifying heat races was cancelled due to weather. As a result, NASCAR used the standard competition-based formula used in races where practice and qualifying are not being conducted for pandemic safety reasons. Denny Hamlin will start first as the control car, as Kyle Larson, who had the top score under the competition-based formula from the previous week, was penalised for an engine change in Friday practice over concerns of overheating in second practice.[12]

STARTING LINEUP

PosNo.DriverTeamManufacturer

15Kyle LarsonHendrick MotorsportsChevrolet

211Denny HamlinJoe Gibbs RacingToyota

312Ryan BlaneyTeam PenskeFord

418Kyle BuschJoe Gibbs RacingToyota

519Martin Truex Jr.Joe Gibbs RacingToyota

64Kevin HarvickStewart-Haas RacingFord

748Alex BowmanHendrick MotorsportsChevrolet

824William ByronHendrick MotorsportsChevrolet

93Austin DillonRichard Childress RacingChevrolet

1022Joey LoganoTeam PenskeFord

1117Chris BuescherRoush Fenway RacingFord

1221Matt DiBenedettoWood Brothers RacingFord

1347Ricky Stenhouse Jr.JTG Daugherty RacingChevrolet

146Ryan NewmanRoush Fenway RacingFord

1520Christopher BellJoe Gibbs RacingToyota

1634Michael McDowellFront Row MotorsportsFord

1742Ross ChastainChip Ganassi RacingChevrolet

1899Daniel SuárezTrackhouse Racing TeamChevrolet

1923Bubba Wallace23XI RacingToyota

202Brad KeselowskiTeam PenskeFord

2141Cole CusterStewart-Haas RacingFord

2237Ryan PreeceJTG Daugherty RacingChevrolet

2310Aric AlmirolaStewart-Haas RacingFord

2443Erik JonesRichard Petty MotorsportsChevrolet

2514Chase Briscoe (R)Stewart-Haas RacingFord

269Chase ElliottHendrick MotorsportsChevrolet

278Tyler ReddickRichard Childress RacingChevrolet

281Kurt BuschChip Ganassi RacingChevrolet

2938Anthony Alfredo (R)Front Row MotorsportsFord

307Corey LaJoieSpire MotorsportsChevrolet

3151Cody Ware (i)Petty Ware RacingChevrolet

3277Stewart Friesen (i)Spire MotorsportsChevrolet

3300Quin HouffStarCom RacingChevrolet

3453J. J. Yeley (i)Rick Ware RacingChevrolet

3578Shane GolobicLive Fast MotorsportsFord

3615Chris WindomRick Ware RacingChevrolet

3752Josh BilickiRick Ware RacingFord

3866Mike MarlarMBM MotorsportsToyota

3996Ty Dillon (i)Gaunt Brothers RacingToyota

Official starting lineup

MEDIA[EDIT]

TELEVISION[EDIT]

The Food City Dirt Race will be carried by Fox in the United States. Mike Joy, five-time Bristol winner Jeff Gordon and Clint Bowyer will call the race from the broadcast booth. Jamie Little and Regan Smith will handle pit road for the television side. Larry McReynolds provided insight from the Fox Sports studio in Charlotte.

Fox

Booth announcersPit reportersIn-race analyst

Lap-by-lap: Mike Joy
Color-commentator: Jeff Gordon
Color-commentator: Clint BowyerJamie Little
Regan SmithLarry McReynolds

RADIO

PRN will have the radio call for the race which will be simulcasted on Sirius XM NASCAR Radio. Doug Rice, Mark Garrow call the race in the booth when the field races down the frontstretch. Rob Albright will call the race from atop the turn 3 suites when the field races down the backstretch. Brad Gillie, Brett McMillan and Wendy Venturini cover the action on pit lane.

PRN

Booth announcersTurn announcersPit reporters

Lead announcer: Doug Rice
Announcer: Mark Garrow

Backstretch: Rob AlbrightBrad Gillie
Brett McMillan
Wendy Venturini

The Food City Dirt Race is an annual 250-lap, 133.25 mi (214.445 km) NASCAR Cup Series points race held at the Bristol Motor Speedway in Bristol, Tennessee. This is one of two NASCAR races held at Bristol, the other being the Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race, and is considered one of NASCAR’s best races.[2] It was the first venue of the 2007 NASCAR schedule to host the fifth-generation NASCAR premiership race car, a race won by Kyle Busch. For much of its history, the race was run on a concrete surface, but was moved to a dirt layout beginning in 2021.

Brad Keselowski is the defending race winner as of 2020.

HISTORY[EDIT]

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The Food City 500 race logo

In 2008, Bristol Motor Speedway President & General Manager Jeff Byrd requested that NASCAR move the spring race to a later Spring date, to avoid the problems with rain, snow, and sleet that hit the area in late winter and early spring. This was not carried out until 2015.[3] In 2015, the race moved from mid-March to April.[4] Though every race besides 2016 has had some sort of rain alter the race including moving the race to Monday in 2017 and 2018.

In 2011, title sponsor Food City announced it would honor former Speedway President and General Manager Jeff Byrd, who died in October 2010, by renaming the 2011 Spring race the Jeff Byrd 500 presented by Food City.[5]

In 2015, the race was renamed the Food City 500 In Support Of Steve Byrnes And Stand Up To Cancer to support NASCAR on Fox broadcaster Steve Byrnes in his battle with cancer, in association with the Entertainment Industry Foundation.[6]

The 2020 race was dubbed the Food City presents the Supermarket Heroes 500 to honor grocery store workers during the COVID-19 pandemic.[7]

In 2021, the race shifted to a dirt surface version of the track and was renamed the Food City Dirt Race.[8][9] On January 25th, 2021 NASCAR announced the stage lengths of all events in all three series. According to the stage lengths, it states the race will consist of 250 laps.

NOTABLE RACES[EDIT]

  • 1968: David Pearson won after a lengthy duel with Richard Petty and LeeRoy Yarbrough in a race prominently featured on the television series Car & Track.
  • 1971: Pearson won after tagging James Hylton into the wall; Pearson edged Richard Petty after Petty erased a two-lap deficit.
  • 1972: Mechanic (and later car owner) Junior Johnson saw the first of a plethora of Bristol wins over the ensuing two decades as Bobby Allison drove his Chevrolet to an easy win.
  • 1973: Driving Junior’s Chevy, Cale Yarborough led all 500 laps, a feat he duplicated at Nashville in 1978 and by Jeff Burton at New Hampshire International Speedway in 2000.
  • 1974: Chevrolets swept the top ten finishing spots led by Yarborough.
  • 1975: Richard Petty posted only his second career Bristol win.
  • 1977: Cale led all but five laps in a race where five other drivers (including Janet Guthrie) needed relief help.
  • 1979: After Cale crashed out with Buddy Baker, rookie Dale Earnhardt took his first win.
  • 1981: Darrell Waltrip drove Johnson’s Buick and edged Ricky Rudd, who was driving Waltrip’s former car, the DiGard Racing Oldsmobile. Joe Millikan got into a wreck with Benny Parsons and said, “I lost my cool,” to which car owner Bud Moore vowed, “I’ll straighten out Millikan’s cool.”
  • 1984: Waltrip posted his seventh straight Bristol win and the eighth straight for Junior Johnson.
  • 1986: Rusty Wallace posted his first career win.
  • 1987: Dale Earnhardt was involved in several crashes en route to the win; Richard Petty finished second.
  • 1989: Wallace survived a chaotic race with multiple crashes and a wildcard victory bid by Greg Sacks.
  • 1990: A spirited event ended in a wild finish; Sterling Marlin was spun out by Ricky Rudd on the final lap while Davey Allison held off a last-lap charge from Mark Martin to win by inches.
  • 1991: Grasping for a solution to pit road crashes emanating from numerous incidents in 1990 (and never considering revoking the pit closure rule that was the ultimate cause), NASCAR had banned tire changes under yellow; for Bristol, this was replaced with the staggering of pit stops based on qualifying line — all “odd” cars (qualified first, third, etc.) would pit first under yellow while “even” cars would pit a lap later; the cars were denoted “odd” and “even” with stickers on their windshields after qualifying; restarts would be double-file based on “odd” and “even” stickered cars. More “even” cars wound up in contention, and this created chaos. Rusty Wallace was able to pass cars under caution to move into his proper restart line, and this helped him come back from two laps down on two separate occasions. The lead changed 41 times, a short track record, as Wallace edged Ernie Irvan at the finish. Sterling Marlin suffered burns in a fiery melee and needed relief help in subsequent weeks from Charlie Glotzbach.
  • 1993: Wallace dominated days after defending race winner, and defending Winston Cup champion Alan Kulwicki died in a plane crash.
  • 1994: An ill-timed yellow trapped Geoff Bodine a lap down and put Dale Earnhardt into the lead en route to the win. Bodine had begun dominating the race in the car former owned by Kulwicki and running Hoosier Tires; with the Hoosiers Bodine was able to skip tire changes that Goodyear-shod cars had to make.
  • 1995: Jeff Gordon took the win, his third in the season’s first six races; the race saw notable performances resulting in top-five finishes for Darrell Waltrip and Bobby Hamilton.
  • 1997: Gordon punted Rusty Wallace sideways on the final lap for the win.
  • 1999: Wallace ran away at the end, while John Andretti rallied to finish fourth; Andretti’s Petty Enterprises Pontiac was impounded after the race as NASCAR had a disagreement with the engine’s compression ratio; the engine, though, cleared on reinspection.
  • 2000: Rusty Wallace scores his 50th NASCAR Cup Series win.
  • 2001: Elliott Sadler edged Andretti for his first win, and the first 1-2 finish for the Wood Brothers and Petty Enterprises since 1977.
  • 2002: With NASCAR running high downforce on the cars via big rear spoiler and low airdam clearance, and running very hard tires, Kurt Busch pitted on Lap 325 and never visited the pits again as he edged Jimmy Spencer for the win, his first in Winston Cup. Rusty Wallace was incensed at the manner with which Busch won the race (by not pitting when others did and thus winning on old tires with no drop in speed) enough that he lobbied NASCAR to cut downforce and go to softer tires in later years to force pitstops.Image removed. 

    Dale Jarrett’s team and fans honor Jarrett before the 2008 race.

  • 2003: In what was the 2,000th race in NASCAR Cup Series history, Kurt Busch came back from a spin to win the race. Also during the race, Kyle Petty got clipped by Ward Burton in the left rear and turned him very abruptly and into the wall driver’s side. Petty’s crash was then the biggest crash recorded by the black box, recording 80 G’s of force on Petty.
  • 2005: Slight contact between Bobby Hamilton, Jr. and Ken Schrader on lap 332 triggered a 14-car wreck. While Kevin Harvick was the winner, 22nd-place Bobby Labonte finished 32 laps down, a rarity for the series over the previous 25 seasons.
  • 2007: The Car of Tomorrow debuted. After Joe Gibbs Racing dominated the race, Kyle Busch drove a Hendrick Chevy to the win, then pointedly ripped the poor raceability of the COT in victory lane.
  • 2008: Dale Jarrett’s last race.
  • 2010: Jimmie Johnson has never won at Bristol until this race; it was his 50th Winston Cup Series win.
  • 2011: After track president Jeff Byrd’s death in late 2010, Food City and Bristol Motor Speedway agree to name the race in memory of Byrd in a one-year-only deal.
  • 2013: Kyle Busch won the pole with a then-new track qualifying record at 14.813 seconds (129.535 mph). Kasey Kahne won his first Bristol race. The race also marked the start of a feud between Denny Hamlin and Joey Logano, after Hamlin spun Logano during the race.
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    Matt Kenseth celebrates after winning the 2015 race.2014: Denny Hamlin started on pole with a new track record, his first pole of the season. The race was delayed twice, just like the Daytona 500, for rain. Matt Kenseth was involved in a wreck at lap 163 when Timmy Hill rear-ended into him after caution was called for a spin by Cole Whitt. Carl Edwards was leading with a few laps left when a mysterious caution was out. During an attempt for a Green-white-checkered finish, the rain started falling and the race was unable to be restarted and would end under caution.

  • 2015: The race was scheduled to begin at noon ET and be televised by Fox, but rain delayed the start for 79 minutes. A crash between teammates Brad Keselowski and Joey Logano brought out the caution on lap 19. During the caution, rain began to fall again. The rain was delayed until night and because Fox had another programming, aired on Fox Sports 1. The race resumed at approximately 6:30 p.m. ET, almost 5 hours after the 1st green flag. Although rain threatened to end the race twice, the race was run to completion. Matt Kenseth won, breaking a 51 race winless streak.
  • 2018: Rain and four red flags plagued the race on Sunday only getting in 204 laps with the race continuing and concluding on Monday. It tied the record for most red flags in a single NASCAR race with the 2015 Quicken Loans 400, also red-flagged four times. All four red flags in that event were due to weather. Kyle Larson led the most laps for the second straight year (200) but got spun by the lapped car of Ryan Newman at lap 325. Larson was back in the lead with less than 100 laps to go; he was heading for victory until pole-sitter Kyle Busch performed the “Bump n’ Run” on Larson with 6 laps to go to steal the win, his 7th at Bristol.

PAST WINNERS[EDIT]

YearDateNo.DriverTeamManufacturerRace distanceRace timeAverage speed
(mph)Report

LapsMiles (km)

Asphalt Surface

1961October 228Joe WeatherlyBud Moore EngineeringPontiac500250 (402.336)3:27:0272.452Report

1962July 2942Jim PaschalPetty EnterprisesPlymouth500250 (402.336)3:19:1675.276Report

1963March 3122Fireball RobertsHolman-MoodyFord500250 (402.336)3:15:0276.91Report

1964March 2228Fred LorenzenHolman-MoodyFord500250 (402.336)3:27:4672.196Report

1965May 226Junior JohnsonJunior Johnson & AssociatesFord500250 (402.336)3:20:1074.937Report

1966March 2029Dick HutchersonHolman-MoodyFord500250 (402.336)3:34:2669.952Report

1967March 196David PearsonCotton OwensDodge500250 (402.336)3:17:3275.937Report

1968March 1717David PearsonHolman-MoodyFord500250 (402.336)3:14:1177.247Report

1969March 2322Bobby AllisonMario RossiDodge500250 (402.336)3:04:0981.455Report

1970April 527Donnie AllisonBanjo MatthewsFord500266.5 (428.89)3:02:4287.543Report

1971March 2817David PearsonHolman-MoodyFord500266.5 (428.89)2:52:2391.704Report

1972April 912Bobby AllisonRichard HowardChevrolet500266.5 (428.89)2:50:1892.826Report

1973March 11/25*11Cale YarboroughRichard HowardChevrolet500266.5 (428.89)2:57:4388.952Report

1974March 1711Cale YarboroughRichard HowardChevrolet450*239.85 (386.001)3:42:5064.533Report

1975March 1643Richard PettyPetty EnterprisesDodge500266.5 (428.89)2:43:5397.053Report

1976March 1411Cale YarboroughJunior Johnson & AssociatesChevrolet400213.2 (343.112)2:25:2487.377Report

1977April 1711Cale YarboroughJunior Johnson & AssociatesChevrolet500266.5 (428.89)2:38:20100.989Report

1978April 288Darrell WaltripDiGard MotorsportsChevrolet500266.5 (428.89)2:53:0392.401Report

1979April 12Dale EarnhardtRod Osterlund RacingChevrolet500266.5 (428.89)2:55:3991.033Report

1980March 302Dale EarnhardtRod Osterlund RacingChevrolet500266.5 (428.89)2:44:5396.977Report

1981March 2911Darrell WaltripJunior Johnson & AssociatesBuick500266.5 (428.89)2:58:3689.53Report

1982March 1411Darrell WaltripJunior Johnson & AssociatesBuick500266.5 (428.89)2:49:5294.025Report

1983May 2111Darrell WaltripJunior Johnson & AssociatesChevrolet500266.5 (428.89)2:51:0793.445Report

1984April 111Darrell WaltripJunior Johnson & AssociatesChevrolet500266.5 (428.89)2:50:1093.967Report

1985April 6*3Dale EarnhardtRichard Childress RacingChevrolet500266.5 (428.89)3:15:4281.79Report

1986April 627Rusty WallaceBlue Max RacingPontiac500266.5 (428.89)2:58:1489.747Report

1987April 123Dale EarnhardtRichard Childress RacingChevrolet500266.5 (428.89)3:31:2775.621Report

1988April 109Bill ElliottMelling RacingFord500266.5 (428.89)3:12:2383.115Report

1989April 927Rusty WallaceBlue Max RacingPontiac500266.5 (428.89)3:30:1876.034Report

1990April 828Davey AllisonRobert Yates RacingFord500266.5 (428.89)3:03:1587.258Report

1991April 142Rusty WallacePenske RacingPontiac500266.5 (428.89)3:39:3772.809Report

1992April 57Alan KulwickiAK RacingFord500266.5 (428.89)3:05:1586.316Report

Concrete Surface

1993April 42Rusty WallacePenske RacingPontiac500266.5 (428.89)3:08:4384.73Report

1994April 103Dale EarnhardtRichard Childress RacingChevrolet500266.5 (428.89)2:58:2289.647Report

1995April 224Jeff GordonHendrick MotorsportsChevrolet500266.5 (428.89)2:53:4792.011Report

1996March 3124Jeff GordonHendrick MotorsportsChevrolet342*182.286 (293.36)1:59:4791.308Report

1997April 1324Jeff GordonHendrick MotorsportsChevrolet500266.5 (428.89)3:33:0675.035Report

1998March 2924Jeff GordonHendrick MotorsportsChevrolet500266.5 (428.89)3:13:0082.85Report

1999April 112Rusty WallacePenske RacingFord500266.5 (428.89)2:51:1693.363Report

2000March 262Rusty WallacePenske RacingFord500266.5 (428.89)3:01:4088.018Report

2001March 2521Elliott SadlerWood Brothers RacingFord500266.5 (428.89)3:03:5486.949Report

2002March 2497Kurt BuschRoush RacingFord500266.5 (428.89)3:14:2082.281Report

2003March 2397Kurt BuschRoush RacingFord500266.5 (428.89)3:29:5376.185Report

2004March 2897Kurt BuschRoush RacingFord500266.5 (428.89)3:13:3482.607Report

2005April 329Kevin HarvickRichard Childress RacingChevrolet500266.5 (428.89)3:26:2077.496Report

2006March 262Kurt BuschPenske RacingDodge500266.5 (428.89)3:21:1979.427Report

2007March 255Kyle BuschHendrick MotorsportsChevrolet504*268.632 (432.321)3:16:3881.969Report

2008March 1631Jeff BurtonRichard Childress RacingChevrolet506*269.698 (434.036)3:00:1589.775Report

2009March 2218Kyle BuschJoe Gibbs RacingToyota503*268.099 (431.463)2:54:3592.139Report

2010March 2148Jimmie JohnsonHendrick MotorsportsChevrolet500266.5 (428.89)3:20:5079.618Report

2011March 2018Kyle BuschJoe Gibbs RacingToyota500266.5 (428.89)2:53:5591.941Report

2012March 182Brad KeselowskiPenske RacingDodge500266.5 (428.89)2:51:5293.037Report

2013March 175Kasey KahneHendrick MotorsportsChevrolet500266.5 (428.89)2:53:2592.206Report

2014March 1699Carl EdwardsRoush Fenway RacingFord503*268.099 (431.463)3:11:2384.051Report

2015April 1920Matt KensethJoe Gibbs RacingToyota511*272.363 (438.325)3:37:5474.997Report

2016April 1719Carl EdwardsJoe Gibbs RacingToyota500266.5 (428.89)3:15:5281.637Report

2017April 24*48Jimmie JohnsonHendrick MotorsportsChevrolet500266.5 (428.89)3:04:2986.674Report

2018April 15/16*18Kyle BuschJoe Gibbs RacingToyota500266.5 (428.89)3:26:2577.465Report

2019April 718Kyle BuschJoe Gibbs RacingToyota500266.5 (428.89)2:56:3890.527Report

2020May 31*2Brad KeselowskiTeam PenskeFord500266.5 (428.89)3:19:0280.338Report

Dirt Surface

2021March 28    250133.25 (214.445)  Report

NOTES

  • 1973: Race started on March 11 but stopped after 52 laps due to rain. The remainder of the race ran on March 25.
  • 1974: Race shortened due to the 1973–74 energy crisis.
  • 1985: The race was scheduled to run on March 31 but was moved to April 6 due to rain.
  • 1996: Race shortened due to rain.
  • 2007–09 and 2015: Race extended due to a NASCAR Overtime finish.
  • 2014: The race was scheduled to get a NASCAR Overtime finish, but the rain made the overtime impossible.
  • 2017: Race postponed from Sunday to Monday due to rain.
  • 2018: The race started on Sunday but finished on Monday due to rain. This race tied the record for most red flags in a single Cup event with the 2015 June race at Michigan International Speedway.
  • 2020: Race postponed from April 5 to May 31 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

TRACK LENGTH NOTES

  • 1961–1969: 0.5 mile course
  • Since 1970: 0.533 mile course

MULTIPLE WINNERS (DRIVERS)

# WinsDriverYears Won

6Rusty Wallace1986, 1989, 1991, 1993, 1999, 2000

5Darrell Waltrip1978, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984

Dale Earnhardt1979, 1980, 1985, 1987, 1994

Kyle Busch2007, 2009, 2011, 2018, 2019

4Cale Yarborough1973, 1974, 1976, 1977

Jeff Gordon1995, 1996, 1997, 1998

Kurt Busch2002, 2003, 2004, 2006

3David Pearson1967, 1968, 1971

2Bobby Allison1969, 1972

Carl Edwards2014, 2016

Jimmie Johnson2010, 2017

Brad Keselowski2012, 2020

MULTIPLE WINNERS (TEAMS)

# WinsTeamYears Won

8Hendrick Motorsports1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2007, 2010, 2013, 2017

7Junior Johnson & Associates1965, 1976, 1977, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984

Team Penske1991, 1993, 1999, 2000, 2006, 2012, 2020

6Joe Gibbs Racing2009, 2011, 2015, 2016, 2018, 2019

5Holman-Moody1963, 1964, 1966, 1968, 1971

Richard Childress Racing1985, 1987, 1994, 2005, 2008

4Roush Fenway Racing2002, 2003, 2004, 2014

3Richard Howard1972, 1973, 1974

2Petty Enterprises1962, 1975

Rod Osterlund Racing1979, 1980

Blue Max Racing1986, 1989

MANUFACTURER WINS

# WinsManufacturerYears Won

23Chevrolet1972, 1973, 1974, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1987, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2013, 2017

18Ford1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1968, 1970, 1971, 1988, 1990, 1992, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2014, 2020

6Toyota2009, 2011, 2015, 2016, 2018, 2019

5Pontiac1961, 1986, 1989, 1991, 1993

Dodge1967, 1969, 1975, 2006, 2012

2Buick1981, 1982

1Plymouth1962

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