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Kyle Larson second in Friday’s Super Late Model Bristol Dirt Nationals; Cup drivers prepare for Food City Dirt Race

Chris Ferguson has won some big races in his career, but Friday night at Bristol Motor Speedway he said he won the biggest one yet.

Ferguson held off a star-studded field of racers to win the 25-lap Super Late Model feature at the Karl Kustoms Bristol Dirt Nationals and pocket the $10,000-to-win payday. He will be the favorite to win Saturday night’s big 40-lap, $50,000-to-win Super Late Model A main feature.

In addition to second place finisher Larson, the race featured two other Cup Series regulars in Chase Elliott and Kyle Busch. Elliott got tangled up with Dakotah Knuckles with 11 laps to go and ended his night at 17th. Busch, an eight-time BMS winner in the Cup Series, drove his No. 51 machine to a 13th place finish. The trio of drivers will compete in the historic Food City Dirt Race next Sunday, the first time the NASCAR Cup Series has raced on a dirt surface in more than 50 years.

On Saturday, Super Late Model hot laps and group qualifying will start at 2:30 p.m., and will be followed by the Super Late Model last chance qualifying races to set the field for the 40-lap Super Late Model A main feature with $50,000-to-win up for grabs. That will be followed by feature races for the Hornets, Open Modified, Stock Cars and 604 Late Model division to conclude the event.

— Bristol Motor Speedway —