Late in the course of the rain-delayed race, Bristol Motor Speedway issued a information launch and the monitor’s government vice chairman and normal supervisor, Jerry Caldwell, introduced over the general public handle system that the monitor’s spring Cup weekend in 2022 would as soon as once more characteristic grime racing.
“There was a lot buzz and pleasure across the inaugural Meals Metropolis Filth Race weekend that with NASCAR’s blessing, we’re thrilled to announce that we’ll be bringing again grime in 2022 as a part of the NASCAR Cup Sequence spring schedule,” Caldwell stated in an announcement.
“The grime expertise is in contrast to another for NASCAR followers and will turn out to be a ‘must-see’ occasion each season.”
Whereas rain marred a lot of the weekend, the Truck and Cup races themselves – which had been each held on Monday – had been typically thought-about successful.
Bristol had offered out of tickets for each races beneath present social distancing pointers in the course of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Steve O’Donnell, NASCAR’s government vice chairman and chief racing improvement officer, felt the collection and monitor had been capable of pull off a profitable occasion regardless of the climate pitfalls.
“We definitely discovered plenty of issues all through the week that we will apply as we go ahead in 2022. All in all, I’d give it a ‘thumbs up’ with issues to be taught.
“The followers had requested us for years to search for innovation across the schedule and, in actual fact, we’ve been taken to job for not making some strikes and we’ve been daring and aggressive this 12 months,” he stated.
“We by no means go into one thing pondering it’s going to be a ‘one-off’. Our hope was this may be successful and one thing we may repeat and turn out to be a staple of the schedule going ahead.
“We totally intend to be again in 2022 and past and placed on some nice racing.”
O’Donnell stated it was too quickly to know whether or not the weekend would characteristic Cup and Vans like this 12 months or if extra collection could be added to the weekend’s lineup subsequent 12 months.
Logano, the winner of Monday’s race, stated he was trying ahead to returning to Bristol to run the occasion once more subsequent 12 months.
“Once they introduced this race, I assumed it was going to be a sellout. I do suppose it is going to be a sellout as soon as we’re capable of have full capability again at these race tracks,” Logano stated. “It is a loopy present. With the ability to have a look at Bristol with grime on it, everybody desires to see that in individual.
“Kudos to Bristol, Marcus Smith, these guys, to essentially come collectively and placed on an occasion. That’s what it’s, it’s an occasion. It’s a loopy, superb occasion that they’re capable of placed on. They need to be happy with themselves.
“It is a large danger, actually large danger, that I do know not many groups had been behind. It labored out effectively, so congratulations.”