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Road courses, new venues highlight 2021 NASCAR Xfinity schedule

By NASCAR Media

NASCAR has 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 a 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 infield road course (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):
 
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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