Road Courses, New Venues Highlight 2021 NASCAR Xfinity Series Slate

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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.

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NASCAR: Two Procedure Changes Ahead of Playoff Races

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NASCAR: Two procedure changes for all three national series given before playoff races, starting at Michigan International Speedway this week.

Choose Rule Added to Majority of Races; Performance Metrics Set Starting Lineup, Busch Pole Award & Cometic Gaskets Pole Award

NASCAR: Two procedure changes for all three national series given before playoff races, starting at Michigan International Speedway this week.

NASCAR is incorporating the ‘choose rule’ into the restart procedure for all national series races except those held on road courses and superspeedways (Daytona and Talladega). The rule made its NASCAR national series debut during the NASCAR All-Star Race at Bristol Motor Speedway last month. As drivers approach a designated spot on the track, they must commit to the inside or outside lane for the restart. The rule will add strategy and is especially important on those tracks that have a distinctly dominant lane on restarts; the drivers will have their choice of track position or the preferred lane as the race returns to green flag conditions. 

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NASCAR’s Final 2020 Installment for All National Series

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NASCAR's last 2020 Installment includes playoff dates and locations for all National Series. See table with all details.

NASCAR’s last 2020 Installment includes playoff dates and locations for all National Series, including Cup, Xfinity, Truck, ARCA West, and ARCA Menards Series.

NASCAR Cup Series

In the NASCAR Cup Series, all ten playoff venues and dates remain intact from the original 2020 schedule, with the postseason kicking off at Darlington Raceway on Sunday, Sept. 6, on NBCSN at 6 pm ET, and culminating with the crowning of a champion for the first time at Phoenix Raceway on Sunday, Nov. 8, on NBC at 3 pm ET.

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NASCAR Announces 2020 Schedule through Regular Season Finale Weekend

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NASCAR Announces 2020 Schedule through Cup Series Regular Season Finale Weekend
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NASCAR Announces 2020 Schedule through Cup Series Regular Season Finale Weekend

NASCAR announced on Wednesday its schedule of events through August for all three national series and the ARCA Menards Series, which includes two additional NASCAR Cup Series doubleheaders, and two separate stops – on two different courses – at Daytona International Speedway.

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NASCAR All-Star Race Format

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NASCAR All-Star Race Format includes a chance to test the new ‘Choose Rule’ to add strategy to restarts at Bristol Motor Speedway later this month.

NASCAR All-Star Race Format includes a chance to test the new ‘Choose Rule’ to add strategy to restarts at Bristol Motor Speedway later this month.

NASCAR and Bristol Motor Speedway have put together the format for the NASCAR All-Star Race, including the introduction of a ‘choose rule’ that will allow drivers to choose which lane they line up in for restarts.

The rule, which is popular among short track fans, will fittingly make its NASCAR national series debut during the first NASCAR All-Star Race held on a short track. NASCAR and Speedway Motorsports officials have previously announced the race is moving to Bristol from Charlotte Motor Speedway, which had hosted 34 of the race’s 35 previous editions.

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