Road Courses, New Venues Highlight 2021 NASCAR Xfinity Series Slateby Press Release October 30, 2020 0 comments
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – NASCAR today announced the 2021 schedule for the NASCAR Xfinity Series™, which will mirror many of the historic changes in the 2021 NASCAR Cup Series schedule that was announced in September.
The Xfinity Series will join the Cup Series for 32 of its 33 weekends, including running for the first time at Circuit of the Americas (May 22) and for the first time since 2011 at Nashville Superspeedway (June 19). The series will return to Mid-Ohio on June 5 for the only event at a venue apart from the Cup Series.
“As was the case with the Cup Series, we’re thrilled to have worked with the industry and our broadcast partners to deliver an exciting Xfinity Series schedule for our fans,” said Ben Kennedy, NASCAR vice president of racing development. “We saw phenomenal Xfinity Series racing in 2020, and this schedule allows us to build on that momentum by adding compelling new venues to an already fantastic mix of traditional racetracks.”
The Xfinity Series will make its lone Sunday appearance in Pocono on June 27 as part of an action-packed NASCAR Cup Series doubleheader weekend in Long Pond, Pennsylvania.
After a pair of off weekends in late July, the series returns to action for back-to-back road course racing in Watkins Glen (August 7) and on the Indianapolis Road Course (August 14). Those events will kick off 14 consecutive weekends of racing, including seven straight Playoff races culminating with the crowning of an Xfinity Series champion in Phoenix (November 6).
Bristol Motor Speedway will again host the regular-season finale (September 17), while Las Vegas Motor Speedway will open the Playoffs (September 25). The Charlotte ROVAL (October 9) and Martinsville Speedway (October 30) will once again serve as the cutoff races, trimming the Playoffs field to eight and four, respectively.
Broadcast times and networks will be announced at a later date, as will the 2021 schedule for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series.
Below is the full 2021 NASCAR Xfinity Series schedule (Playoff races in bold font):
2021 NASCAR XFINITY SERIES SCHEDULE
|Date||Race / Track|
|Saturday, February 13||Daytona|
|Saturday, February 20||Homestead-Miami|
|Saturday, February 27||Auto Club|
|Saturday, March 6||Las Vegas|
|Saturday, March 13||Phoenix|
|Saturday, March 20||Atlanta|
|Friday, April 9||Martinsville|
|Saturday, April 24||Talladega|
|Saturday, May 8||Darlington|
|Saturday, May 15||Dover|
|Saturday, May 22||COTA|
|Saturday, May 29||Charlotte|
|Saturday, June 5||Mid-Ohio|
|Saturday, June 12||Texas|
|Saturday, June 19||Nashville Superspeedway|
|Sunday, June 27||Pocono|
|Saturday, July 3||Road America|
|Saturday, July 10||Atlanta|
|Saturday, July 17||New Hampshire|
|Saturday, August 7||Watkins Glen|
|Saturday, August 14||Indianapolis Road Course|
|Saturday, August 21||Michigan|
|Friday, August 27||Daytona|
|Saturday, September 4||Darlington|
|Saturday, September 11||Richmond|
|Friday, September 17||Bristol|
|Saturday, September 25||Las Vegas|
|Saturday, October 2||Talladega|
|Saturday, October 9||Charlotte Roval|
|Saturday, October 16||Texas|
|Saturday, October 23||Kansas|
|Saturday, October 30||Martinsville|
|Saturday, November 6||Phoenix|
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