Kyle Larson shall be on the pole when the inexperienced flag drops at Bristol Motor Speedway on Sunday evening for the Meals Metropolis Dust Race, nevertheless it doesn’t imply he’s ecstatic about taking part within the occasion.
NASCAR went to a mud floor starting with the 2021 race. Joey Logano received the primary race on filth and Kyle Busch received the race final season. Larson has by no means received at Bristol. He was shut in 2018, however Busch pushed Larson out of the way in which with six laps to go and received the occasion.
However Larson’s near-win got here on concrete. The 2021 NASCAR Cup champion echoed comparable remarks he made earlier than final yr’s filth race: NASCAR doesn’t want it.
“I believe all of us actually benefit from the concrete floor right here at Bristol. I believe the gang’s sometimes greater – it looks as if at this level now for the concrete stuff. I don’t know. It’s as much as the collection and the promoters, however I’d like to get again to working two races on the concrete right here,” Larson stated Saturday.
When requested about for which observe he wish to be on the filth, Larson replied, “None.”
“We don’t must be racing on filth,” he stated.
Busch additionally expressed his displeasure with the filth surfaces as properly.
“Reduce the wire. As Richard Petty says, filth takes our sport backward,” he stated.
Larson will line up with Austin Dillon within the first row. J.J Yeley and Christopher Bell shall be behind them. Busch begins in fifth alongside Tyler Reddick.