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All-Star race to Texas? Cup race at COTA?


The Athletic reported Monday afternoon that NASCAR will move the All-Star Race away from Charlotte Motor Speedway to Texas Motor Speedway next season. Both tracks are owned by Speedway Motorsports.

With the addition of the All-Star Race, Texas will lose one of their regular season races.

Furthermore, NASCAR may consider the addition of a Cup race at Circuit of the Americas, Southeast of Austin.

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NASCAR declined a request for comment from NBC Sports, but a spokesperson said it is "looking forward to announcing the 2021 schedule in the near future."

The Circuit of the Americas is a 3.426-mile, 20-turn road course that opened in 2012. It hosts Formula 1 races and began holding IndyCar events in 2019.

With Circuit of the Americas, the NASCAR Cup Series could have as many as five races on road courses next year: Watkins Glen, Sonoma Raceway, Charlotte Roval and the Daytona road course, which is scheduled to host the Busch Clash in February.

According The Athletic, the All-Star Race is expected to be held later in the year instead of its traditional spot the week before the Coca-Cola 600 in May.

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