On Friday Afternoon, NASCAR revealed the highly-anticipated 2021 NASCAR Xfinity Series schedule, which will begin with “Speedweeks” at Daytona International Speedway, with the series kicking off the season at Daytona International Speedway on Saturday, February 13th.
For the ninth consecutive season, the NASCAR Xfinity Series will feature a grand total of 33 points paying events, broken down even further into 26 regular season events and seven events in the series’ elimination-style playoff format.
The NASCAR Xfinity Series will no longer visit Chicagoland Speedway, Kentucky Speedway or Iowa Speedway, as all three venues have already made it known that they will not be holding a NASCAR National Series event in 2021.
In addition, while the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series dates for 2021 have yet to be announced, it is not anticipated that the track will host a race in that series either. This change is by no means a reflection of our fans’ support. We appreciate your patience and dedication.
— Iowa Speedway (@iowaspeedway) October 30, 2020
For the first time since 1985, Dover International Speedway will not host two NASCAR Xfinity Series, as the one-mile venue has scaled down to a single race weekend in order to make room for the return of Nashville Superspeedway, which the series will return to for the first time since 2011.
Also scaling down for next season will be Bristol Motor Speedway, as the .533-mile short track will host the NASCAR Cup Series’ first race on the dirt in quite a while. The NASCAR Xfinity Series will visit the track later in the season for the series’ regular-season finale.
Much like the NASCAR Cup Series schedule for next season, Atlanta Motor Speedway and Darlington Raceway will be given a second race weekend for the NASCAR Xfinity Series in 2021, with Martinsville Speedway and Talladega Superspeedway also earning a second event for next season.
Circuit of The Americas and Nashville Superspeedway will the series’ only two new venues in 2021, with Indianapolis Motor Speedway electing to use the facility’s road course layout for the track’s NASCAR weekend on August 14th and 15th.
The 2021 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series schedule will be announced at a later date.
2021 NASCAR Xfinity Series Schedule:
|Satruday, February 13th||1||Daytona International Speedway||NO CHANGES|
|Saturday, February 20th||2||Homestead-Miami Speedway||DATE CHANGE - Was March 21st (2020)|
|Saturday, February 27th||3||Auto Club Speedway||NO CHANGES|
|Saturday, March 6th||4||Las Vegas Motor Speedway||DATE CHANGE - Was February 22nd (2020)|
|Saturday, March 12th||5||Phoenix Raceway||DATE CHANGE - Was March 7th (2020)|
|Saturday, March 20th||6||Atlanta Motor Speedway||DATE CHANGE - Was March 14th (2020)|
|Friday, April 9th||7||Martinsville Speedway||SECOND DATE ADDED|
|Saturday, April 24th||8||Talladega Superspeedway||NO CHANGES|
|Saturday, May 8th||9||Darlington Raceway||SECOND DATE ADDED|
|Saturday, May 15th||10||Dover International Speedway||DATE CHANGE - Was May 2nd (2020)|
|Saturday, May 22nd||11||Circuit of The Americas (Austin, TX)||NEW VENUE|
|Saturday, May 29th||12||Charlotte Motor Speedway||DATE CHANGE - Was May 23rd (2020)|
|Saturday, June 5th||13||Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course||DATE CHANGE - Was May 30th (2020)|
|Saturday, June 12th||14||Texas Motor Speedway||DATE CHANGE - Was March 28th (2020)|
|Saturday, June 19th||15||Nashville Superspeedway||NEW VENUE|
|Saturday, June 27th||16||Pocono Raceway||NO CHANGES|
|Saturday, July 3rd||17||Road America||DATE CHANGE - Was August 8th (2020)|
|Saturday, July 10th||18||Atlanta Motor Speedway||SECOND DATE ADDED|
|Saturday, July 17th||19||New Hampshire Motor Speedway||NO CHANGES|
|Saturday, August 7th||20||Watkins Glen International||DATE CHANGE - Was August 15th (2020)|
|Saturday, August 14th||21||Indianapolis Road Course||DATE CHANGE - Was July 4th (2020)
CONFIGURATION CHANGE - Now on Road Course
|Saturday, August 21st||22||Michigan International Speedway||DATE CHANGE - Was June 6th (2020)|
|Friday, August 27th||23||Daytona International Speedway||NO CHANGES|
|Saturday, September 4th||24||Darlington Raceway||NO CHANGES|
|Saturday, September 11th||25||Richmond Raceway||NO CHANGES|
|Friday, September 17th||26||Bristol Motor Speedway||NO CHANGES
REGULAR SEASON FINALE
|Saturday, September 25th||27||Las Vegas Motor Speedway||NO CHANGES
|Saturday, October 2nd||28||Talladega Superspeedway||SECOND DATE ADDED|
|Saturday, October 9th||29||Charlotte Motor Speedway "ROVAL"||NO CHANGES
ROUND OF 12 ELIMINATION
|Saturday, October 16th||30||Texas Motor Speedway||DATE CHANGE - Was October 24th (2020)|
|Saturday, October 23rd||31||Kansas Speedway||DATE CHANGE - Was October 17th (2020)|
|Saturday, October 30th||32||Martinsville Raceway||NO CHANGES
ROUND OF 8 ELIMINATION
|Saturday, November 6th||33||Phoenix Raceway||NO CHANGES