While some NASCAR drivers got their start on dirt tracks, others got their first taste of dirt track racing last season when the NASCAR Cup Series turned the high banks half mile track at Bristol into a dirt track.

Waiting for the 2022 NASCAR racing season to begin, a number of drivers are hitting the dirt track at Tulsa next month.

Saying, “it’s a dirt track thing,” two time NASCAR Cup Series champion Kyle Busch is making it a family affair when he and son Brexton will be competing in the Tulsa Shootout.  Driving for Joe B. Miller Motorsports, Busch is set to race in the Winged Outlaw, Non-Wing Outlaw, Winged A-Class and Stock Non-Wing classes; while Brexton will race in the JR Sprint class.

It is the Tulsa Shootout debut for both Busch’s.

NASCAR Cup Series driver Christopher Bell, who has won in the Winged Outlaw class, will also be racing in the Winged Outlaw, Non-Wing Outlaw, Winged A-Class and Stock Non-Wing classes with Busch.

Joining the two Cup Series drivers is Camping World Truck Series champion Sheldon Creed who will be moving up to the Xfinity Series when the season begins.

Truck and Xfinity Series driver Brett Moffitt has also thrown his name into the mix and will run in the Non-Wing Outlaw, Winged A-Class and Stock Non-Wing classes.

When the Tulsa Shootout begins on January 4, 2022; it will have a record setting 1,500 racers set to compete in hopes of taking home a trophy on Saturday, January 8.

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