Chase Briscoe, Tyler Reddick on impressions before Bristol Dirt race

“Walking in here three hours before (practice), it was already dry and dusty. …"

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Chase Briscoe, Tyler Reddick on impressions before Bristol Dirt race

Bristol Dirt Race could be real fun for NASCAR fans and drivers. It will be the first time drivers have competed in the Bristol dirt race with NextGen cars. This is exactly what could make the event even more interesting. Chase Briscoe is satisfied after the practice.

The dry track is also a problem, but they will have to use water. “Hopefully, we have multiple grooves. It was fun the first 5 to 10 minutes of practice,” said driver Chase Briscoe, who ended up second-fastest in Friday’s first practice.

“They could definitely get way more aggressive and till (the track surface) deeper and water it more. “Walking in here three hours before (practice), it was already dry and dusty. … Overheating is not a problem and just how this dirt is versus the dirt that we have at a place like Eldora, it doesn’t clump up as much, so I think we could get a lot more water on it and till it deeper and be fine”.

Tyler Reddick on the race

Tyler Reddick revealed what expectations he has from the race and what could happen, but he also pointed out the importance of the weather that day. “Well, with this car, from what I saw as it transitioned and as it changed – in dirt racing, the line is going to be different just about every single lap as the track changes,” he said.

“I think there is going to be a point in time, in the beginning of the race certainly, where one lane is going to be more dominant than the other. “We saw it in Truck practice a little bit – you’re going to have options as the track really starts to widen out; as the middle wears away and the tacky dirt kind of burns off.

I think there is going to be a lot of lane choices, based off of just where this tires’ grip is and where the power in this car is, horsepower-wise. “But a lot of these things just depend on what the weather does Saturday and how much that really dictates what we can and can’t do to this track Sunday getting ready for our race”.

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