NASCAR at Bristol live race updates, results, highlights from Food City Dirt Race



Severe thunderstorms and rain showers pushed back the start of the Food City Dirt Race, but NASCAR Cup Series drivers have returned to Bristol Motor Speedway and are ready to roll.

Monday’s weather forecast was a welcome sight for NASCAR fans after Sunday’s rain turned the venue into a muddy mess. Bristol, Tenn., is expected to see sunny skies for much of the afternoon with very little chance of rain into the evening. The seventh NASCAR Cup Series race of the 2021 season can now offer all the dirt-related drama that you can handle.

Sporting News is tracking live updates and lap-by-lap highlights from NASCAR’s dirt race at Bristol on Monday. Follow below for complete results from the Food City Dirt Race.

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NASCAR at Bristol live updates, highlights from Food City Dirt Race

(All times Eastern)

5 p.m. — Another caution. Christoper Bell and Ross Chastain are done for the day.

4:55 p.m. — Almost immediately after the track is cleared, we’ve got more chaos. Ryan Newman spins out on Lap 48.

4:40 p.m. — Whoa. A major crash on Lap 41. Aric Almirola got the worst of it.

4:30 p.m. — Bad news for Kyle Busch: He is forced to pit early with what appears to be an overheating issue.

4:20 p.m. — And they’re off. Denny Hamlin takes the lead on the opening lap, but he is quickly passed by Kyle Busch.

4:05 p.m. — Ross Chastain will not allow the dirt to touch his face.

3:45 p.m. — It turns out the dirt track looks much better when it’s not being crushed by constant rain. 

NASCAR race start time today

  • Date: Monday, March 29
  • Start time: 4 p.m. ET (TV coverage) | 4:18 p.m. ET (green flag)

FOX’s 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 p.m. ET.

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NASCAR lineup for Bristol dirt race

Here is the full starting lineup for Monday’s race:

Driver Car No. Team
Kyle Larson 5 Hendrick Motorsports
Denny Hamlin 11 Joe Gibbs Racing
Ryan Blaney 12 Team Penske
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 Team Penske
Chris Buescher 17 Roush Fenway Racing
Matt DiBenedetto 21 Wood Brothers Racing
Ricky Stenhouse Jr. 47 JTG Daugherty Racing
Ryan Newman 6 Roush Fenway Racing
Christopher Bell 20 Joe Gibbs Racing
Michael McDowell 34 Front Row Motorsports
Ross Chastain 42 Chip Ganassi Racing
Daniel Suarez 99 TrackHouse Racing
Bubba Wallace 23 23XI Racing
Brad Keselowski 2 Team Penske
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 1 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
Quin Houff 00 StarCom Racing
JJ Yeley 53 Rick Ware Racing
Shane Golobic 78 Live Fast Motorsports
Chris Windom 15 Rick Ware Racing
Josh Bilicki 52 Rick Ware Racing
Mike Marlar 66 Motorsports Business Management
Ty Dillon 96 Gaunt Brothers Racing





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