NASCAR hits the dirt at Eldora today

NASCAR hits the dirt at Eldora today

Camping World Truck

NASCAR hits the dirt at Eldora today

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NASCAR returns to its roots at Ohio’s Eldora Speedway on Wednesday night, when the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series competes on the half-mile dirt track – the organization’s first on a clay surface since late 1970 in Raleigh, N.C.

Although Matt Crafton enjoys a healthy, 39-point lead in the Truck Series standings, it’s unclear how points-eligible competitors will fare in a unique event against such dirt racing experts as Scott Bloomquist, Ken Schrader, Ryan Newman and Kenny Wallace. Former Truck champion Austin Dillon returns to the series to compete against younger brother and title hopeful Ty Dillon. NASCAR Sprint Cup competitor and sprint car champion Dave Blaney will also face off against his son, Ryan Blaney, in a pair of Brad Keselowski Racing Fords.

The race airs live on SPEED, starting with qualifying at 7 p.m. Eastern, with the race following immediately from 9 p.m.-11p.m. ET

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