Road Courses, New Venues Highlight 2021 NASCAR Xfinity Series Slate

Road courses and new venues highlight the NASCAR Xfinity Series 2021 schedule that starts at Daytona International Speedway in February.
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Road courses and new venues highlight the NASCAR Xfinity Series 2021 schedule that starts at Daytona International Speedway in February.

On Friday, NASCAR announced the 2021 schedule for the NASCAR Xfinity Series™, which mirrors many of the historic changes in the 2021 NASCAR Cup Series schedule that was announced in September.

Road Courses, New Venues are the Highlights

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 returns 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.”

One Sunday at Pocono and the Road Courses

The Xfinity Series is making 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):


DateRace / Track
Saturday, February 13Daytona
Saturday, February 20Homestead-Miami
Saturday, February 27Auto Club
Saturday, March 6Las Vegas
Saturday, March 13Phoenix
Saturday, March 20Atlanta
Friday, April 9Martinsville
Saturday, April 24Talladega
Saturday, May 8Darlington
Saturday, May 15Dover
Saturday, May 22COTA
Saturday, May 29Charlotte
Saturday, June 5Mid-Ohio
Saturday, June 12Texas
Saturday, June 19Nashville Superspeedway
Sunday, June 27Pocono
Saturday, July 3Road America
Saturday, July 10Atlanta
Saturday, July 17New Hampshire
Saturday, August 7Watkins Glen
Saturday, August 14Indianapolis Road Course
Saturday, August 21Michigan
Friday, August 27Daytona
Saturday, September 4Darlington
Saturday, September 11Richmond
Friday, September 17Bristol
Saturday, September 25Las Vegas
Saturday, October 2Talladega
Saturday, October 9Charlotte Roval
Saturday, October 16Texas
Saturday, October 23Kansas
Saturday, October 30Martinsville
Saturday, November 6Phoenix