The highly anticipated 2021 NASCAR Cup Series schedule will receive a facelift during its regular-season schedule but maintain a familiar 10-race playoff format.
The Cup Series will visit more road courses, see fewer races on the intermediate tracks and hold its first race on dirt since 1970.
Among the highlights of the schedule, which will be officially released on Wednesday afternoon in its entirety by NASCAR, are six road course events – beginning with a race at the Circuit of the Americas on May 23, 2021.
Other road course events in the Cup series will be June 6 at Sonoma, Calif., a new stop on July 4 at Road America (Wisc.), Aug. 8 at Watkins Glen, N.Y., Aug. 15 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Road Course, and traditional fall Oct. 10 Playoff race at the Charlotte ROVAL.
Removed from the 2021 schedule are Kentucky Speedway, Chicagoland Speedway, one race at Texas Motor Speedway, one at Michigan International Speedway, one at Dover International Speedway (replaced by Nashville Superspeedway) and the famed event on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway oval.
Other new races added included a spring race at Bristol which will be converted to a dirt track.
Also new to the 2021 schedule includes a second summer Atlanta race, the All-Star Race moved to Texas Motor Speedway and an already previously announced race at Nashville Superspeedway in June.
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