April 2022 (NASCAR Cup Series)

NASCAR heat race results; Starting grid for the Bristol Motor Speedway Dirt Track

Today, the NASCAR Cup Series takes place on the dirt track at Bristol Motor Speedway. Four heat races are on deck to set the stage for Sunday’s race.

Check out the Bristol Dirt heat race results for the NASCAR Cup Series below.

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Format Bristol Dirt

-There will be four elimination races in the Cup Series and Truck Series. Each heat race is 15 laps of distance with the heats starting formation set by owner points and a coin toss.

-Checkpoints are in play for heat races. For each position gained since the start of the race, the drivers earn 1 additional point. The top 10 at the end of each heat receive points, with the winner of the race earning 10 and the 10th earning 1.

-The driver with the most points after the heats will be awarded the pole prize for the featured event. Tiebreakers are defined via the owner’s points.

Heat 1
Race report

Rounds: 15

Todd Gilliland and Ross Chastain follow the rhythm truck.

Green flag, Ross Chastain points to the outside in the first corner. Reddick follows him from the second row and takes 2nd place.

On lap 3, Reddick is all over Chastain’s bumper as they battle for the lead. He is looking out of turn four. They race side by side and fight for space in the first corner. Reddick clears him on the outside lane, Reddick leads.

On lap 9, Ryan Blaney spun and caution was lifted.

Green, Reddick gets the jump as Chastain spins the tires. Chastain goes from 2nd to 4th. Cole Custer in 2nd place after starting last in this race!

Ross Chastain spun on the last lap, no warning.

Tyler Reddick wins round 1 at Bristol Motor Speedway!

Round 1 race results (round points earned): 1. Tyler Reddick (13); 2. Cole Custer (16); 3. Alex Bowman (10); 4. Brad Keselowski (7); 5. Todd Gilliland (6); 6. Ryan Blaney (5); 7. Corey Joy (5); 8. Martin Truex Jr (3); 9.Ross Chastain (2);

Heat 2
Race report

Rounds: 15

Kevin Harvick and Kyle Busch set up the front row for Round 2.

Green flag, Harvick heads down the first corner but he washes the bank and the lifts. Kyle Busch is on the gas and he clears it out of turn two.

Lap 4, Christopher Bell works inside Harvick and he takes 2nd place. Briscoe diamonds the corner and follows it to take 3rd place. Daniel Suarez turns behind them, caution.

Green, Bell and Busch race side by side for the lead. Bell is working down but Busch is defending up top.

Round 8, Bell is all over Busch’s bumper for the lead. He enters high and tries to cut the track to pass under him on exiting the bend.

Lap 9, Busch falters in lap two. Bell was already descending the hill. As Busch goes up, Bell takes the lead.

Christopher Bell wins at Bristol Motor Speedway!

Round 2 race results (round points earned): 1.Christopher Bell (14); 2. Kyle Busch (9); 3. Chase Briscoe (12); 4.Michael McDowell (7); 5. Erik Jones (9); 6. Justin Allgaier (6); 7. Daniel Suarez (6); 8. Kevin Harvick (3); 9.Josh Williams (2);

Heat 3
Race report

Rounds: 15

Joey Logano and Justin Haley survey the grounds.

Green flag, they race side by side in the first corner. Haley holds him off the outside lane of turn two.

Lap 7, Bubba Wallace slips JJ Yeley for 5th place. It is not clear, slight contact and Wallace takes 5th place.

Round 9, Dillon dives inside Wallace. He runs wide and they make contact but Wallace holds him off.

1 to go, Dillon slips Wallace for 5th place. He releases it and takes the place.

Justin Haley goes to win round 3!

Round 3 race results (Heat points earned): 1. Justin Haley (11); 2. Joey Logano (9); 3. Chris Buescher (9); 4. Kurt Busch (9); 5.Austin Dillon (9); 6. Bubba Wallace (6); 7. JJ Yeley (4); 8. Noah Gragson (4); 9. Denny Hamlin (2);

Heat 4
Race report

Rounds: 15

Ty Dillon and Chase Elliott lead them to the line.

Green flag, Jones leads Elliott into turn two.

Lap 2, Larson slips Byron for 4th place.

Round 9, Ricky Stenhouse Jr bobbles and Kyle Larson works his outside. Larson on 3rd.

3 to go, Elliott is all over Ty Dillon’s bumper for the lead. Larson caught them both, three cars battling for the win.

1 to go, Dillon opens the gap as Elliott defends.

Ty Dillon wins the final elimination race at Bristol Motor Speedway!

Round 4 race results (round points earned): 1. Ty Dillon (11); 2. Chase Elliott (9); 3. Kyle Larson (11); 4. Ricky Stenhouse Jr (8); 5. William Byron (6); 6. Austin Cindric (6); 7. Harrison Burton (6); 8. Aric Almirola (3); 9. CodyWare (2);

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April 17, 2022

Pos | Driver | Heat points

1. Cole Custer

2. Christopher Bell

3. Tyler Red Dick

4. Chasing Briscoe

5. Kyle Larson

6. Justin Haley

7. Ty Dillon

8. Alex Bowman

9. Chase Elliott

10. Joey Logan

11. Kyle Busch

12. Austin Dillon

13. Kurt Busch

14. Erik Jones

15. Chris Buescher

16. Ricky Stenhouse Jr.

17. Michael McDowell

18. Brad Keselowski

19. William Byron

20. Austin Cindric

21. Daniel Suarez

22. Bubba Wallace

23. Todd Gilliland

24. Harrison Burton

25. Ryan Blaney

26. Corey LaJoie

27. Justin Allgaier

28. Noah Gragson

29. JJ Yeley

30. Martin Truex Jr.

31. Aric Almirola

32. Kevin Harvick

33. Ross Chestnut

34. Denny Hamlin

35. Cody Ware

36. Josh Williams

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