Defending champion Kyle Larson doesn’t like NASCAR using windshields for dirt racing at Bristol Motor Speedway.
Larson is not only famous for his NASCAR Cup Series dominance last season but for the level of success, he has had over the years in dirt racing. Last season, NASCAR decided to run dirt racing at Bristol and will continue to do so this season.
As the race provides a different dynamic from the more traditional formats of racing, certain aspects of racing on dirt has to be changed too. And for Larson, it is the use of windshields in these kinds of races that irks him a lot. Speaking on SiriusXM NASCAR Radio, the defending champion went on to say that NASCAR should remove dirt racing if they are to continue using windshields at Bristol.
“I guess the way that I look at it (is) if we’re not going to take the windshields out, then why are we racing on dirt?” Larson said. “We just shouldn’t race on dirt if we’re not going to take the windshields out and actually have a dirt race with moisture in the track and being able to produce a real dirt race. I feel like we’re just wasting everybody’s time a little bit and not giving the fans and competitors what we all deserve.said Larson
“So in my opinion, if we’re not going to take the windshields out, we might as well just never put dirt on Bristol again – which I’m all for not putting dirt on Bristol whether we have windshields or not. I think the racing at Bristol is amazing just as normal.”
As a two-time Chili Bowl Nationals champion, wins at Kings Royal at Eldora Speedway and the Knoxville Nationals in Iowa, Larson has maintained a high reputation in dirt racing. He will be one of the favorites to win this season’s racing at Bristol.