NASCAR schedule 2021: Bristol dirt race, road courses headline Cup Series changes for next season

The NASCAR 2021 schedule release will surely get racing fans talking — there are more road races, two regular tracks gone from the schedule entirely and. for the first time in the modern era, NASCAR will race on dirt.

Bristol Motor Speedway will play host to that dirt race on its oval March 28. After being rumored for weeks, NASCAR’s Wednesday schedule release is expected to make the dirt race official. 

Among a number of other changes detailed below, NASCAR has removed Chicagoland and Kentucky from the tracks it’ll race on in 2021. Coming into the schedule are races at Circuit of the Americas, Road America and Nashville. The August race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway will be shifted to that track’s road course, as well. The playoff finale will take place in Phoenix for the second-straight year.

Below is the complete NASCAR Cup Series schedule for 2021, based on leaks and media reports so far. The start times, TV channels, radio stations and more information will be added when the schedule is released by NASCAR.

NASCAR schedule 2021

NASCAR schedule 2021: Playoff races

NASCAR schedule changes for 2021

Below are the major changes to the NASCAR Cup Series schedule in 2021 compared to previous seasons.

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