How a Cowboy Hat & Mullet Could Be the Secret to Bristol

Former ARCA/CRA Super Series champion Josh Brock has a unique style.  A couple years ago, the Kentuckian was stylin’ with a cowboy hat every time he hopped out of a car.  Now, he has topped that.  Brock has added one heck of a mullet in progress to his profile.


Now picture this… Josh Brock in victory lane at Bristol Motor Speedway holding a gladiator sword with that mullet inside a cowboy hat.  That’s a picture for the history books.


“That would be a power move for sure,” Brock said during “The Bullring” on Speed51.TV.  “I was able to win Nashville and get the guitar.  Bristol is the next one (I want to win) right after that.  Growing up so close to Bristol and going there as a kid.  I’ve raced a Street Stock at Bristol; I’ve broke my hand at Bristol racing.  I have a lot of ties to Bristol and I’d love to win.”


On Saturday night, there will be two chances we could see him in Bristol Motor Speedway victory lane during the Pinty’s U.S. Short Track Nationals.  Brock will return to the “The Last Great Coliseum” on Saturday to perform double-duty.  Brock will pilot his infamous No. 17 in both the Pro and Super Late Model races in an event that is tri-sanctioned by the CARS Tour, CRA Super Series and the Southern Super Series.


As far that mullet, Brock says it might not last as long as the cowboy hat.


“There were some things leading up to it, it’s been going on for almost a year now,” Brock explained.  “Some people were saying don’t do it, other said you need to try it.  I did it and it kept going and it’s pretty healthy right now.  I’d hate to cut it right now, but it’s not a lifetime deal, so probably after racing season and the holidays it’ll probably be time to cut it off.”


After suffering misfortune in the inaugural Short Track Nationals back in 2017, Brock has scored top-ten finishes each of the last two years in the Super Late Model competition.  Last year’s edition of the event saw him qualify third before earning a fourth-place finish after 100 laps.


Now Brock and the team look to return to what has made them successful instead of continuing search speed secrets.


“The last few weeks we’ve been trying a lot of new things, we’ve been locked into the Chase and what we’ve been trying hasn’t worked.  As of this morning, it’s coming off and it’s becoming scrap metal.  We’re going back to what we know and we’ll unload exactly what we finished with at Bristol.”


The Pinty’s U.S. Short Track Nationals will once again be broadcasted live on Speed51.TV.  Click here to purchase your PPV ticket today.


Click here to watch a replay of Monday’s episode of “The Bullring.”


-Story by: Koty Geyer, Speed51 National Correspondent – Twitter: @kgeyer3
-Photo Credit: Speed51 Photo

How a Cowboy Hat & Mullet Could Be the Secret to Bristol