Inside Line Promotions - MARION, Ark. (April 20, 2021) - A dream will become a reality this week for Derek Hagar, who is invading Bristol Motor Speedway for the World of Outlaws Bristol Throwdown.
Hagar will compete at the paved oval in Bristol, Tenn., that has been covered with dirt on Friday and Saturday during the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series doubleheader.
"I try not to go in with too big of expectations," he said. "I want to make the show and have a good performance and finish the race. This is probably the only time I'll ever go around Bristol. I want to be a part of history and try to make the best of it."
Hagar is one of three dozen competitors who were selected to compete at the famed oval that last hosted a weekend of World of Outlaws races in both 2000 and 2001.
"Us 90s kids grew up playing the Ratbag 2002 video game and the No. 1 track we raced at was Bristol," he said. "To be part of it when it's coming back and to say in 20 years I was there on the return to the dirt on Bristol is special. I want to take the family and make memories.
"I don't really know what to expect. I know it's going to be fast. I've been that fast in a silver crown car on a mile track. Racing with a wing on it is totally different with g forces and downforce. You'll get there a lot quicker."
SEASON STATS -
3 races, 0 wins, 1 top five, 3 top 10s, 3 top 15s, 3 top 20s
UP NEXT -
Friday and Saturday at Bristol Motor Speedway in Bristol, Tenn., for the World of Outlaws Bristol Throwdown with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series
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SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Summit Truck Group
Summit Truck Group is a heavy truck dealership with locations in Oklahoma, Missouri, Arkansas, Kansas, Tennessee and Texas. For more information, visit http://www.SummitTruckGroup.com .
"Summit Truck Group jumped on board with us a couple of years ago," Hagar said. "We appreciate the support of such a reputable company. They sell a great quality truck and provide a great service."
Hagar would like to thank B&D Towing and Recovery, Dynotech Performance, J&J Auto Racing, FK Rod Ends, Fragola Performance Systems, Killer Coatings, Administrative Consulting Services, Xtreme Race Graphics, Southern Collision Centre, Jeff's Heating and Cooling, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Weld Wheels, DHR Suspension, Hinchman Racewear, Wix Filters, Valvoline and Ti64 for their continued support.
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