A Successful Return to Dirt

Austin Dillon won in what was labelled NASCAR’s return to dirt.

On Wednesday, the Camping World Series race was hosted by Eldora Speedway, which happens to be owned by Tony Stewart.

The last time one of NASCAR’s top touring series competed on dirt was Sept. 30, 1970, whenRichard Petty won a Sprint Cup — called the Grand National Division at that time — race at the North Carolina State Fairgrounds in Raleigh.

In other news, Ken Schrader become the oldest pole winner in a NASCAR series. The 58-year-old Schrader won the pole and a qualifying heat race at Eldora.