Heavy thunderstorms and rain delayed the start of the Food City Dirt Race, but the NASCAR Cup Series drivers have returned to Bristol Motor Speedway and are ready to roll.
Monday weather forecast It was a welcome sight for NASCAR fans after Sunday’s rain turned the place into a muddy mess. Bristol, Tennessee is expected to see sunny skies for much of the afternoon with very little chance of rain into the evening. The seventh race of the NASCAR Cup Series of the 2021 season can now deliver all the gravel-related drama you can handle.
Sporting News is tracking live updates and lap-by-lap highlights from the NASCAR gravel race at Bristol on Monday. Follow below for full Food City Dirt Race results.
NASCAR in Bristol Live Updates, Food City Dirt Race Highlights
(All the eastern time)
4:20 pm – And they leave. Denny Hamlin takes the lead on the first lap, but Kyle Busch overtakes him quickly.
4:05 pm – Ross Chastain will not let dirt touch his face.
3:45 pm – Turns out, the dirt track looks a lot better when it’s not being crushed by constant rain.
NASCAR race start time today
- Date: Monday March 29
- Start time: 4 pm ET (TV coverage) | 4:18 pm ET (green flag)
FOX coverage of Monday’s NASCAR Cup Series race at Bristol Motor Speedway is scheduled to begin at 4 p.m. ET. The race is expected to start around 4:18 pm ET.
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NASCAR lineup for Bristol dirt race
Here’s the full starting lineup for Monday’s race:
|Kyle larson||5||Hendrick Motorsports|
|Denny Hamlin||eleven||Joe Gibbs Racing|
|Ryan blaney||12||Penske Team|
|Kyle busch||18||Joe Gibbs Racing|
|Martin Truex Jr.||19||Joe Gibbs Racing|
|Kevin Harvick||4||Stewart-Haas Racing|
|Alex Bowman||48||Hendrick Motorsports|
|William Byron||24||Hendrick Motorsports|
|Austin dillon||3||Richard Childress Racing|
|Joey logano||22||Penske Team|
|Chris buescher||17||Roush Fenway racing|
|Matt DiBenedetto||twenty-one||Wood Brothers Racing|
|Ricky Stenhouse Jr.||47||JTG Daugherty Racing|
|Ryan newman||6||Roush Fenway racing|
|Christopher bell||twenty||Joe Gibbs Racing|
|Michael McDowell||3. 4||Front row motorsports|
|Ross Chastain||42||Chip Ganassi Racing|
|Daniel Suarez placeholder image||99||TrackHouse Racing|
|Bubba wallace||2. 3||23XI Races|
|Brad Keselowski||two||Penske Team|
|Cole custer||41||Stewart-Haas Racing|
|Ryan Preece||37||JTG Daugherty Racing|
|Aric Almirola||10||Stewart-Haas Racing|
|Erik jones||43||Richard Petty Motorsports|
|Chase briscoe||14||Stewart-Haas Racing|
|Chase elliott||9||Hendrick Motorsports|
|Tyler reddick||8||Richard Childress Racing|
|Kurt busch||one||Chip Ganassi Racing|
|Anthony Alfredo||38||Front row motorsports|
|Corey lajoie||7||Spire Motorsports|
|Cody Ware||51||Petty Ware Racing|
|Stewart friesen||77||Spire Motorsports|
|what houff||00||StarCom Racing|
|JJ Yeley||53||Rick Ware Racing|
|Shane golobic||78||Live fast motor sports|
|Chris windom||fifteen||Rick Ware Racing|
|Josh bilicki||52||Rick Ware Racing|
|Mike marlar||66||Motorsport business management|
|Ty dillon||96||Gaunt Brothers careers|
Eddie is an Australian news reporter with over 9 years in the industry and has published on Forbes and tech crunch.