“They Finally Got the Message”- NASCAR’s Bristol Announcement Enthralls Racing Community Amidst Charlotte Heartbreak

Published 09/15/2023, 2:32 PM EDT

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NASCAR recently faced a backlash from the fans when they announced the return of stage caution for the Charlotte Road Course race. However, in a surprising turn of events, NASCAR and Bristol Motor Speedway have made a significant announcement that is reverberating through the racing community. This news has brought a glimmer of excitement to NASCAR enthusiasts.

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After three years of spring dirt races on Bristol Motor Speedway’s high-banked half-mile track, The racing world received a revelation that would reshape the future. The beloved “Last Great Colosseum” will revert to its roots. Transitioning from the unconventional dirt track to the familiar concrete-paved short track for the spring event in 2024.

NASCAR fans are delighted with the return to the traditional concrete track at Bristol

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The announcement marks a return to the traditional 533-mile concrete short track that has been a hallmark of Bristol’s legacy Racing fans can once again anticipate the heart-pounding action, the notorious “beating and banging,” that has defined races on this iconic track for generations.

This decision marks a departure from recent years when the spring races were contested on the challenging dirt surface. Notably, the dirt races saw Joey Logano and Kyle Busch claim victories in 2021 and 2022, respectively. Christopher Bell continued the trend earlier this season.

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In a recent conversation with SiriusXM NASCAR RADIO, Jerry Caldwell, the President of Bristol Motor Speedway, expressed the venue’s excitement for this change.

. “Yeah, well, obviously the eyes of the motorsports world are upon Bristol Tennessee this weekend. And we wanna make sure we talk some about 2024. It’s gonna be here before we know it. And we are excited to announce that the Food City 500 in the spring of 2024 will be returning to concrete… Can’t talk about dates right now. NASCAR will be announcing that soon. But we do wanna make sure all the race fans know we’ll be returning to concrete for 2024.”

NASCAR driver and RFK Racing owner, Brad Keselowski, also chimed in with his approval, tweeting, “Sweet news!”

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The fans also took to Twitter (X) to show their support for this decision as they commented on Bob Pockrass’s tweet sharing the announcement.

Fans are delighted to see the return of “The Last Great Colosseum” to its roots

The announcement of Bristol’s return to its concrete roots has sent shockwaves of excitement through the NASCAR community. Fans have taken to social media to express their overwhelming support for this decision, which marks a return to the track’s historical essence.

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Some fans lauded the move, emphasizing that Bristol’s unique character should be preserved. Others expressed relief that the track would no longer be sacrificed for a dirt race, suggesting that there are plenty of other venues for dirt racing. The consensus among fans appears to be that Bristol should remain true to its identity as a short-track powerhouse.

“They finally got the message,” one fan exclaimed, echoing the sentiments of many. As one fan put it, “Good news as far as I’m concerned. We as fans need to make sure we support the Spring race in ’24 and beyond.” Another fan shared his views as he believes NASCAR fixed their mistake, “Good! I’m glad they realized their mistake and corrected it.”

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In a sport known for its passionate following, the announcement has resonated deeply with fans who eagerly anticipate the thrill of racing on the iconic Bristol short track once more. As the racing community eagerly awaits further details from NASCAR about this momentous change, it’s clear that the heart and soul of Bristol will continue to captivate and thrill fans for years to come.

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Veerendra Vikram Singh

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Veerendra Vikram Singh is a NASCAR Writer at EssentiallySports. With a natural affinity for motorsports, he brings a unique perspective to his coverage of everything NASCAR. His love for sports extends way beyond NASCAR, encompassing Formula 1 and MotoGP and a few other motorsports as well.
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Shivali Nathta

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