Christopher Bell Wins NASCAR Bristol Dirt Race

Christopher Bell held off Tyler Reddick to win the NASCAR Bristol Motor Speedway’s dirt race yesterday and pick up his first victory of 2023

CBell wins NASCAR Bristol Dirt Race


By Dave Hascall


BRISTOL, TN One of the top stories towards the end of last season in NASCAR was Joe Gibbs Racing allowing two-time Cup Champion Kyle Busch to become a free agent and Tyler Reddick leaving Richard Childress Racing (RCR) to drive 23XI Racing’s Toyotas.  Both Busch and Reddick found success early this season.  The final piece in the three-team switch was cemented Sunday as Joe Gibbs Racing got their first points-paying race win of the season, with Christopher Bell winning the Bristol Motor Speedway Dirt Race.  Bell led 100 of the 250 laps.  Reddick, Austin Dillon, Ricky Stenhouse, and Chase Briscoe completed the top five.  Bell leaned on his open-wheel dirt racing experience to win his fifth Cup race.  Kyle Larson and Reddick won the first two stages.  Defending winners Busch,  Larson, and Joey Logano crashed out of the race.  Logano won the Craftsman Truck Series race on Saturday.