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2021 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Bristol Motor Speedway Dirt Race Page

Bristol Motor Speedway - Dirt
POSTPONED TO: Monday, March 29, 2021
12:00pm/et
Laps: 150 - Stages: 40/90/150
TV: FS1 -  Radio: MRN, Sirius XM NASCAR

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Martin Truex Jr. Dominates on Bristol Dirt: In defiance of conventional wisdom, it wasn’t an experienced dirt racer who won Monday’s twice-rain-delayed Pinty’s Truck Race on Dirt at Bristol Motor Speedway.(Read More)(3-29-2021)

#51-Martin Truex Jr. won the Pinty’s Dirt Truck Race NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Bristol Motor Speedway Monday afternoon in dominating fashion. In just his third career start, and first since 2006, this is Truex’s first series victory. Toyota has now won the first five races of the season.
#99-Ben Rhodes finished second, followed by #24-Rapheal Lessard, #38-Todd Gilliland and #04-Chase Briscoe. #98-Grant Enfinger, #21-Zane Smith, #75-Parker Kligerman, #16-Austin Hill and #22-Austin Wayne Self rounded out the top 10.
Truex swept all three stages, breaking a streak of seven consecutive drivers who failed to win the final stage after winning the first two.
There were 11 lead changes among six drivers and 12 cautions for 54 yellow flag laps.
The average speed of the race was 41.096mph.
See race details at: Race Results, Driver Points, Owner Points, Cumulative Report, Penalty Report

Race Fast Facts – Bristol Dirt Race:
Martin Truex Jr.(i) won the Pinty’s Truck Race on Dirt, his first victory in three NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races.
This is his first victory and first top-10 finish in 2021.
This is his first victory and first top-10 finish in his series debut at Bristol Motor Speedway Dirt.
Ben Rhodes (second) posted his first top-10 finish in his series debut at Bristol Motor Speedway Dirt. It is his fourth top-10 finish in 2021.
Raphael Lessard (third) posted his first top-10 finish in his series debut at Bristol Motor Speedway Dirt.
Chase Purdy (18th) was the highest finishing rookie.
This is Kyle Busch Motorsports 83rd victory in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series.
Martin Truex Jr. has now become the 35th different driver all-time to win in all three NASCAR national
series.
(NASCAR)(3-29-2021)

Truck Series Playoff Standings after Bristol:
1) #99-Ben Rhodes, (2 wins)
2) #4-John Hunter Nemechek, (1 win)
3) #2-Sheldon Creed, 190, -21
4) #88-Matt Crafton, 171, -40
5) #52-Stewart Friesen, 158, -53
6) #16-Austin Hill, 156, -55
7) #21-Zane Smith, 137, -74
8) #38-Todd Gilliland, 127, -84
9) #22-Austin Wayne Self, 111, -100
10) #13-Johnny Sauter, 109, -102
See the Driver Point Standings and Owner Point Standings

To the rear: #10-Cobb  (unapproved adjustments)

Pit Stall selections

Due to overnight weather and forecast, the Sullivan Co. flood warnings and safety concerns, NASCAR has postponed all of Sunday’s on-track activity.
The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Pinty’s Truck Race on Dirt will now take place on Monday at Noon ET on FS1, MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio.
The NASCAR Cup Series Food City Dirt Race will now take place on Monday at 4 p.m. ET on FOX, PRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio.

Rain knocked out the qualifying heats and the Camping World Truck race scheduled for Saturday at Bristol Motor Speedway. The Pinty’s Truck Race on Dirt is now scheduled for Sunday night at 9:00pm/et following the Cup Series race. It will be aired on FS2.
#4-John Hunter Nemechek will lead the field to green. #16-Austin Hill, #2-Sheldon Creed, #88-Matt Crafton, #13-Johnny Sauter, #21-Zane Smith, #52-Stewart Friesen, #98-Grant Enfinger, #99-Ben Rhodes, and #45-Brett Moffitt will be the top-10.
#83-Trevor Collins, #62-Jessica Friesen, and #39 Ryan Newman missed the race. #3-JR Heffner withdrew prior to the scheduled qualifying heats.
The lineup was set by the qualifying metrics, based on race finish and points position, and fastest race lap.
See the complete starting lineup on the Starting Lineup page.

Final practice for the Pinty’s Truck Race on Dirt NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Bristol Motor Speedway is over, after 50 scheduled minutes, the top-five, slowest and notes:
#99-Rhodes 86.944
#39-Newman 86.889
#15-Gray 86.868
#52-Friesen 86.605
#88-Crafton 86.551
Slowest: #10-Cobb, 79.292
Most laps run: #41-Erickson, 30
Notes: #3-Heffner wrecked hard into the inside wall and the Jordan Anderson Racing team was forced to a backup.
See complete results on the Final Practice speeds page(3-26-2021)

First practice for the Pinty’s Truck Race on Dirt NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Bristol Motor Speedway is over, after 50 scheduled minutes, the top-five, slowest and notes:
#24-Lessard, 92.860
#42-Hocevar, 92.803
#1-Deegan, 92.697
#04-Briscoe, 92.631
#52-Friesen, 92.474
Slowest: #20-Boyd, 85.030
Most laps run: #23-Purdy, 74
Best 10 consecutive lap avg (of 36 drivers): #38-Gilliland, 91.525
Notes: #45-Moffitt, #1-Deegan, #11-Wallace, #30-Bohn, #51-Truex, #52-Friesen were among those that had spins in the session.
See complete results on the First Practice speeds page.(3-26-2021)

Crew Rosters

The Qualifying Heats for Saturday’s Pinty’s Truck Race on Dirt NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Bristol Motor Speedway have been set. #56-Mike Marlar will lead the 11-truck field to green in the first qualifying race, #33-Myatt Snider in the second, #1-Hailie Deegan for the third, and #3-JR Heffner will start the fourth and final qualifying race. Each qualifying heat will be 15 laps. See the lineups on the Pinty’s Truck Race on Dirt Qualifying Heat page.

Goodyear Tire Notes

Entry List for the Pinty’s Dirt Truck Race NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Bristol Motor Speedway is posted, 44 teams/drivers [for 32 spots] are listed.
Since 44 trucks are entered, 12 drivers will miss race.
Some entries include: #02-Saurez,  #3-Heffner, #04-Briscoe,  #11-Wallace, #17-Harvick, #33-Snider, #39-Newman, #44-Larson.
There will be two practices and four qualifying races this week. See the Bristol Dirt Race Format for more information.
See the full entry list on the Entry List page.

2021 Pinty’s Dirt Truck Race at Bristol Motor Speedway TRUCKS TandemDraft Stats

NASCAR announces dirt race format: 

  • Heat Race Starting Lineup – Random draw determines heat race designation and starting position for the heat race. The draw will be in order of current owner points.
  • Qualifying Heat Races – Four qualifying races held at 15 laps each with only green flag laps counted – no overtime rule. Free pass and wave around procedures will be in effect.
  • Passing Points – Drivers will accumulate points in the heat races based on finishing position and passing points. The points total determines the starting position for the feature event.
    • Passing Points = The difference between assigned starting position and finishing position
      • Go forward – accumulate passing points
      • Go backward or finish where you started – zero passing points
      • Tiebreaker – Owner Points
Finish Points
1 10
2 9
3 8
4 7
5 6
6 5
7 4
8 3
9 2
10 1
  • Feature – Lineup based on combined points of Heat Race finishing position and passing points.  Feature race will be 250 laps (NCWTS: 150 laps) divided into three stages (NCS: 75/150/250) / (NCWTS: 40/90/150). Running order will be frozen at the conclusion of each stage. During the stage breaks, teams can change tires, add fuel and make adjustments to their cars/trucks. These non-competitive pit stops must be completed in a time designated by NASCAR (TBD). No fuel or tires except at stage breaks. (Note: Teams will not be required to pit during the stage breaks. Teams that elect not to pit will re-start ahead of teams that pitted. Re-start order determined by the freeze at the conclusion of the preceding stage)
  • Additional Event Highlights – Choose rule will not be in effect for the Bristol Dirt race. The overtime rules, free pass and wave around procedures will be in effect.

Weekend On-Track Schedule

Thursday, March 25
7:30 AM 7:30 PM EVENT OPERATIONS SET-UP (SCREENING IN PROGRESS)
3:00 PM NCWTS DRIVER / CREW CHIEF MEETING (VIRTUAL)
5:30 PM 7:30 PM DRIVER MOTORHOME PARKING (SCREENING IN PROGRESS)

Friday, March 26
*INFIELD ACCESS LIMITED – APPROVED PERSONNEL ONLY*
10:30 AM 12:30 PM NCWTS HAULERS ENTER (SCREENING & EQUIPMENT UNLOAD)
12:30 PM 7:30 PM NCWTS TEAM ACCESS SCREENING IN PROGRESS
12:30 PM 8:30 PM NCWTS GARAGE OPEN
1:00 PM NCWTS ROOKIE MEETING (VIRTUAL)
1:30 PM 3:00 PM TRACK PREP (BRISTOL MOTOR SPEEDWAY)
2:00 PM NCWTS RANDOM DRAWING (QUALIFYING RACE ASSIGNMENT) (VIRTUAL)
3:05 PM 3:55 PM NCWTS 1ST PRACTICE
5:35 PM 6:25 PM NCWTS FINAL PRACTICE

Saturday, March 27
*INFIELD ACCESS LIMITED – APPROVED PERSONNEL ONLY*
11:30 AM 7:00 PM NCWTS TEAM ACCESS SCREENING IN PROGRESS
11:30 AM NCWTS GARAGE OPEN
4:30 PM NCWTS 1ST QUALIFYING RACE (15 LAPS)
4:45 PM NCWTS 2ND QUALIFYING RACE (15 LAPS)
5:00 PM NCWTS 3RD QUALIFYING RACE (15 LAPS)
5:15 PM NCWTS 4TH QUALIFYING RACE (15 LAPS)
7:35 PM NCWTS DRIVERS REPORT TO VEHICLES (GRID LOCATION)
7:40 PM NCWTS DRIVER INTRODUCTIONS (DRIVERS STANDING BY TRUCKS)
8:00 PM NCWTS RACE (STAGES 40/90/150 LAPS = 75 MILES)
10:30 PM NCWTS HAULERS EXIT

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