New Venues, Road Courses Highlight Xfinity Series Slate

Chase Briscoe (98) leads a pack of cars during Saturday's NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Texas Motor Speedway. (HHP/Jim Fluharty Photo)
The Xfinity Series schedule mostly mirrors the NASCAR Cup Series schedule that was released in September. (HHP/Jim Fluharty Photo)

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – NASCAR officials have announced the schedule for the NASCAR Xfinity Series, which will mirror many of the changes in the 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 on May 22 and for the first time since 2011 at Nashville Superspeedway on 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 an action-packed NASCAR Cup Series doubleheader weekend in Long Pond, Pa.

After a pair of off weekends in late July, the series returns to action for back-to-back road course racing in Watkins Glen (Aug. 7) and on the Indianapolis Road Course (Aug. 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 (Nov. 6).

Bristol Motor Speedway will again host the regular-season finale (Sept. 17), while Las Vegas Motor Speedway will open the playoffs (Sept. 25). The Charlotte ROVAL (Oct. 9) and Martinsville Speedway (Oct. 30) will once again serve as the cutoff races, trimming the playoff field to eight and four, respectively.

Broadcast times and networks will be announced at a later date, as will the schedule for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series.

Noticeably absent from the schedule is Iowa Speedway, which has hosted 20 Xfinity Series races between 2009 and 2019.

2021 NASCAR Xfinity Series Schedule

Feb. 13 – Daytona Int’l Speedway – Daytona Beach, Fla.
Feb. 20 – Homestead-Miami Speedway – Homestead, Fla.
Feb. 27 – Auto Club Speedway – Fontana, Calif.
March 6 – Las Vegas Motor Speedway – Las Vegas, Nev.
March 13 – Phoenix Raceway – Avondale, Ariz.
March 20 – Atlanta Motor Speedway – Hampton, Ga.
April 9 – Martinsville Speedway – Martinsville, Va.
April 24 – Talladega Superspeedway – Talladega, Ala.
May 8 – Darlington Raceway – Darlington, S.C.
May 15 – Dover Int’l Speedway – Dover, Del.
May 22 – Circuit of the Americas – Austin, Texas
May 29 – Charlotte Motor Speedway – Concord, N.C.
June 5 – Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course – Lexington, Ohio
June 12 – Texas Motor Speedway – Fort Worth, Texas
June 19 – Nashville Superspeedway – Nashville, Tenn.
June 27 – Pocono Raceway – Long Pond, Pa.
July 3 – Road America – Elkhart Lake, Wis.
July 10 – Atlanta Motor Speedway – Hampton, Ga.
July 17 – New Hampshire Motor Speedway – Loudon, N.H.
Aug. 7 – Watkins Glen Int’l – Watkins Glen, N.Y.
Aug. 14 – Indianapolis Motor Speedway Road Course – Indianapolis, Ind.
Aug. 21 – Michigan Int’l Speedway – Brooklyn, Mich.
Aug. 27 – Daytona Int’l Speedway – Daytona Beach, Fla.
Sept. 4 – Darlington Raceway – Darlington, S.C.
Sept. 11 – Richmond Raceway – Richmond, Va.
Sept. 17 – Bristol Motor Speedway – Bristol, Tenn.
Sept. 25 – Las Vegas Motor Speedway – Las Vegas, Nev.
Oct. 2 – Talladega Superspeedway – Talladega, Ala.
Oct. 9 – Charlotte Motor Speedway ROVAL – Concord, N.C.
Oct. 16 – Texas Motor Speedway – Fort Worth, Texas
Oct. 23 – Kansas Speedway – Kansas City, Kan.
Oct. 30 – Martinsville Speedway – Martinsville, Va.
Nov. 6 – Phoenix Raceway – Avondale, Ariz.