Big Changes Proposed for 2021 NASCAR Schedule

By Jerry Jordan, Editor

The recent phenomena of the West Coast Swing will come after back-to-back races in Florida with Homestead-Miami Speedway coming a week after the season-opening Daytona 500, according to a proposed 2021 schedule first-reported by Chris Knight at But that’s not all, the proposed schedule has a host of other changes that will shake up the travel schedule of NASCAR Cup Series teams.

A hot and slick Texas Motor Speedway will get the All-Star Race on June 13 and Atlanta Motor Speedway will return to two races. Additionally, as previously reported, Kentucky Speedway comes off the schedule and Darlington Raceway picks up a second date with a race in May as Dover International Speedway cuts back to one race. The biggest changes appear to be the addition of Road America in Wisconsin, Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Tx. and the road course at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Still in place is the doubleheader weekend at Pocono Raceway and season-finale at Phoenix International Raceway. Texas also moves to a kickoff race in the final round of the playoffs and off of the troublesome opening day of hunting season that has plagued attendance for years.

While this schedule is proposed at this time, NASCAR is expected to release the final schedule tomorrow in a press conference as several other tracks make major announcements.

Proposed 2021 NASCAR Cup Series Schedule:

February 14 Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway

February 21 Homestead-Miami (Fla.) Speedway

February 28 Auto Club (Calif.) Speedway

March 7 Las Vegas (Nev.) Motor Speedway

March 14 Phoenix (Ariz.) Raceway

March 21 Atlanta (Ga.) Motor Speedway

March 28 Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway

April 4 Off-Weekend

April 10 Martinsville (Va.) Speedway

April 18 Richmond (Va.) Raceway

April 25 Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway

May 2 Kansas Speedway

May 9 Darlington (S.C.) Raceway

May 16 Dover (Del.) International Speedway

May 23 Circuit of the Americas (COTA)

May 30 Charlotte (N.C.) Motor Speedway

June 6 Sonoma (Calif.) Raceway

June 13 All-Star Race (Texas Motor Speedway)

June 20 Nashville (Tenn.) Superspeedway

June 26 Pocono (Pa.) Raceway

June 27 Pocono (Pa.) Raceway

July 4 Road America (Wisc.)

July 11 Atlanta (Ga.) Motor Speedway

July 18 New Hampshire Motor Speedway

July 25 Off-Weekend (Olympics)

August 1 Off-Weekend (Olympics)

August 8 Watkins Glen (N.Y.) International

August 15 Indianapolis Motor Speedway Road Course

August 22 Michigan International Speedway

August 28 Daytona International Speedway

Sept. 5 Darlington Raceway

Sept. 11 Richmond Raceway

Sept. 18 Bristol Motor Speedway

Sept. 26 Las Vegas Motor Speedway

Oct. 3 Talladega Superspeedway

Oct. 10 Charlotte Motor Speedway ROVAL

Oct. 17 Texas Motor Speedway

Oct. 24 Kansas Speedway

Oct. 31 Martinsville Speedway

Nov. 7 Phoenix Raceway

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