Rico Abreu, Parker Kligerman propose NASCAR dirt races at Bristol

Image courtesy of @Rico_Abreu.
Image courtesy of @Rico_Abreu.

Image courtesy of @Rico_Abreu.

It’s been on the mind of nearly every NASCAR fan since Wednesday night. Following the riveting third installment of the Mudsummer Classic, racing faithful want to see more dirt races to add to the allure of the sport.

Two influential figures in NASCAR—K&N driver Rico Abreu and NBC analyst Parker Kligerman—apparently are on the fans’ side. Abreu proposed a change to the racing at Bristol Motor Speedway. Kligerman later backed him, but with one caveat.

We also wrote about the prospect of adding more NASCAR events on dirt. It doesn’t seem likely that the Sprint Cup would instantly move to dirt any time soon, but an exhibition race—like the All-Star race—might be the best way to test the marketability of a dirt Cup event.

Abreu’s idea is the more likely option with the Trucks already racing on dirt. Even Bristol’s official account believes the prospect would be a great idea for the sport.

Will we see rapid change after fans were clearly excited about the Eldora Speedway race? Is it feasible for NASCAR to put on the show that Kligerman is laying out? We’ll have to wait and find out as the season continues to move forward after another epic Mudsummer Classic.


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