Following a couple of days of on-track activities being washed away by rain and mud, the Bristol Dirt Race, as its so aptly named, was finally ran. The much-anticipated race could have been pronounced to be a little farcical, but all in all, it did make history for the NASCAR Cup Series. Joey Logano will be a footnote in that history book, as he took the first dirt win since Richard Petty 50 years ago.
With his win, he became the seventh driver (in seven races) to win a Cup race this season as well, showing the field is wide open at the moment. The track, which is said to have cost around $2 million, held up reasonably well, though it’s far from a purpose-made track for the dirt. Ricky Stenhouse finished second while Denny Hamlin, Daniel Suarez, and Ryan Newman completed an unlikely top five.