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Both Bristol Races on Concrete in 2024

Bristol Motor Speedway will hold its two NASCAR weekends on its concrete surface in 2024, the track announced Friday (Sept. 15).

The change comes after the NASCAR Cup Series and NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series ran on a dirt surface at the track in the spring for the last three seasons.

“As the motorsports world focuses on America’s Night Race tomorrow, we are thrilled to announce Bristol Motor Speedway will host the return of the Food City 500 on the concrete high-banks of the World’s Fastest Half Mile in the spring of 2024,” Jerry Caldwell, Bristol’s GM and president, said in a release. “We will revive a logo reminiscent of the first Food City 500s in the early ’90s and resurrect the track’s vintage trademark look and feel of the great era.

“We’re looking forward to a great weekend of racing and what’s to come in 2024.”

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The 2024 NASCAR schedules have not yet been announced.

The national series run their lone concrete date at Bristol this weekend. The Truck Series competed Thursday (Sept. 15), followed by the NASCAR Xfinity Series Friday and the Cup Series Saturday.

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Bill B

Thank God!!!


Agreed , the dirt race was never a big attraction to most

Bobby DK

Old configuration and asphalt to much to ask for? Probably.


It took them long enough but in a way I am surprised that they backtracked to the way it was. Some egos took a real bruising. But was it NA$CAR or the network who decided? I will believe it when the first Bristol event is on the concrete. I wonder what cement head made the dirt decision in the first place!


I want bubba to blow up right now- quick

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