We’re looking for drivers that are going to simply survive to run the duration of this race as there are 150 laps making dominator points somewhat relevant. Cup drivers Joey Logano, Chase Briscoe, William Byron, as well as dirt aces Stewart Friesen and Jonathan Davenport highlight the field.
Note: This article is prior to qualifying. We’re looking for the drivers listed below as they are mentioned due to their ability to drive in these conditions and based on the team/equipment they’ll be paired with.
Most comparable tracks: Eldora, the only other dirt track on the schedule.
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Ben Rhodes ($10,300)
In this race last season Rhodes dominated leading 95 of the possible 150 laps on his way to a win. In the prior dirt race at Bristol Rhodes finished second after starting ninth, leading us to realize the he’s very comfortable in these conditions. Rhodes should be one of the favorites to win this race.
Joey Logano ($10,400)
Logano won the Cup race on the dirt at Bristol two years ago and finished sixth in the truck dirt race here last season driving the number 54 truck. Logano will be in the numnber 66 ThorSport truck, a good machine operated by Ty Majeski in this race last season.
In Byron’s only dirt race in a truck he finished 14th at Eldora. In a Cup car on the Bristol dirt, Byron has finishes of 6th (2021) and 18th (2022). The equipment will be superb for Byron piloting the number 51 Kyle Busch Motorsports truck and few drivers in any series have been as good as Byron has been overall this year.
Chase Briscoe ($9,900)
Briscoe has been on the Bristol dirt once in a truck and was able to drive the 04 Roper truck to a fifth place finish after starting 33rd. In his three races at Eldora Briscoe has finished third, first, and seventh. Although the success hasn’t been there in a Cup car on dirt, Briscoe is very comfortable in a truck on the slick stuff.
Jonathan Davenport ($8,000)
Dirt veteran Jonathan Davenport gets his chance this week in the number 7 Spire Motorsports truck and the casual NASCAR fan might not have a clue who he is. Davenport was last years top-ranked Dirt Late Model driver and is truly one of the best dirt racers around. Thanks to some funding from a key sponsor for his late model team, Davenport is able to drive the number 7 truck.
Stewart Friesen ($9,200)
Parker Kligerman ($8,500)
Chase Purdy ($7,900)