Tony Stewart has been a proponent of dirt racing in the NASCAR Cup Series for some time now.
However, back in 2021, the Stewart-Haas Racing’s co-owner was disappointed with NASCAR when they didn’t approve his request for considering his track Eldora Speedway for Cup or Xfinity Series race. Because of this disappointment, Stewart pulled his track out of the Truck race.
NASCAR did hold a dirt racing in Bristol, which further disappointed Stewart. However, the effects of the disagreements are in the past as Stewart said that he is ready to open a new conversation regarding holding a Cup race in his track.
“Yeah, and I have been from day one,” Stewart said. “We were offered the chance to keep the Truck Series race and I turned it down because I felt we worked hard, went through all the learning curves and growing pains in having a dirt race.
“I understand the reasons we were told why they went to Bristol with it, but my feelings are that we would go above and beyond anything we’re already doing now, do more than we already do to make sure it would be a huge event.
“But that’s in NASCAR’s hands at this point, but yes, we would be absolutely interested in that conversation, yes.”
However, the fact that the Bristol Dirt race might likely not return in 2024 could hamper Stewart’s plans.
There will be a Sprint Car race in the Eldora Speedway this Thursday, with a prize of a million dollars to the winner.