Fantasy NASCAR

2021 Bristol Motor Speedway Dirt, Food City Dirt Race

This will be the last race before the series takes a week off for the Easter holiday. The rules for the DGG league are a little different also and you should have received an email about them. Make sure you check it out and ask questions if you’re not sure.


The series heads to the Bristol Motor Speedway for the running of the Food City Dirt Race. Yes, as the name implies this week’s race is going to be run on a dirt track. They are covering Bristol with dirt for the entire weekend. This article might be a little shorter than most because we really have nothing to go on other than looking at which drivers have competed on dirt tracks earlier in their careers.

Kyle Larson: Once again I’ll have to go with Kyle to win this race. Last year when he was suspended from NASCAR he ran in the World of Outlaws and other dirt track events. In fact, he won forty races last year on dirt, so he is far and away the driver with the most experience on dirt. Especially the one with the most recent exposure.

Austin Dillon: Austin cut his teeth on dirt tracks with his brother Ty and they both have a lot of experience on the dirt. I’m not sure if Ty will be in a car this weekend or not, but you might want to keep your eye on the entry list. If he does register to race and has a halfway decent team he might be someone to take a chance on.

Christopher Bell: Christopher dabbles in running on dirt and is someone else to watch for this week. He had won three straight Chili Bowl Nationals races before losing to Kyle Larson the past two seasons. These are my top two drivers to pick from this weekend.

Chase Briscoe: Chase also grew up racing on dirt tracks in the Midwest and has been running a few dirt track events lately to try and get himself back to being familiar with this type of racing.

Other of Interest: Chase Elliott and Kyle Busch will all run in the super late model class at the Bristol Dirt Nationals this week. Kyle did win one of these races back in the 2012 season, so he has run on dirt before.

Joey Logano will compete in the open-wheel modified class, while Brad Keselowski recently ran a race on dirt at the Cochran Motor Speedway in which he finished twlefth.

Chris Buescher will compete in the 604 late model class.

Kevin Harvick and Martin Truex Jr. will both run the truck series race on the dirt at Bristol too.


Driver Group Game Group A

  • Ryan Blaney
  • Chase Elliott

Driver Group Game Group B

  • Kyle Larson
  • Christopher Bell
  • Austin Dillon
  • Ryan Newman

Driver Group Game Group C

  • Chase Briscoe
  • Ricky Stenhouse Jr.


  1. Kyle Larson
  2. Christopher Bell
  3. Chase Briscoe
  4. Austin Dillon
  5. Ryan Blaney

Dark Horse: Chase Briscoe

Stay Away From: Alex Bowman

Big 18: Christopher Bell

12 replies on “2021 Bristol Motor Speedway Dirt, Food City Dirt Race”

I’m leaving my league set to picking only 4 drivers. I believe it will cause less confusion this way.

Do you think that it will be more or less difficult to make up ground starting from the rear with this setup? I’m wondering if it using #5 is still worth it.

I think that Larson has so much more experience than the rest that he will move to the front if he doesn’t start up there from the beginning.

I’m going to change my opinion after reading of all the problems that they are having with tires and not being able to see out the windshield because of all the mud. I’m thinking use people who are starting towards the front and that you might not use much all year.

Bowman is a decent option but I think fantasy guys are not picking him because of how good he is on 1.5s. I think its more about allocation. In one of my pools I have Bowman in over Larson because I have used Larson twice already.

It sounds like this whole race will be a fiasco like the Indy race back in 2008 where they could only run about 10 laps at a time and them threw a caution because the tires were blowing out.
Here they are having tire problems and the mud that gets thrown on the trailing cars is making it difficult for the drivers to see. Another big mistake by NASCAR to do something without running some trials first.

Lots of big motorsports sanctioning bodies are the same unfortunately……NHRA is the same and pro drag racing is in trouble.

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