Bristol Motor Speedway

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Bristol Motor Speedway
RTR ID: 22704b
Bristol, TN USA
lat: +36.5153
Dirt Oval
lng: -82.2569
First Race: 06/02/2000 (Facility 07/30/1961)
Date of First Visit: 06/03/2000 (Track #0686)
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For two years, Bristol Motor Speedway was converted to a dirt track for two weekends of racing. One weekend was for Late Models, one for winged Super Sprint Cars.

The first dirt race at the facility was a Hav-A-Tampa Late Model race. In the first practice session, Scott Bloomquist turned a lap with an average speed of 121.443 mph, almost two mph faster than HAT's all-time speed record.

A total of 8,000 cubic feet of red clay was hauled in to convert the track from concrete to dirt. The crowd was estimated at 45,000 and Dale McDowell bested a 189 car (yes 189) field.

For the dirt races, the banking was lowered from 36 to 23 degrees. The week following this race, Sammy Swindell won the World of Outlaw Spring Car feature paying $20,000. Earlier, Swindell had set quick time with a lap average speed of 138.442 mph.
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