NASCAR competition officials have confirmed eight Cup Series races will be conducted with practice and qualifying in 2021.
A majority of NASCAR national series races last season were held without any on-track sessions after the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic in mid-March, a measure taken to streamline events and limit the disease’s spread. Officials identified eight Cup Series events for the upcoming season — a mix of high-profile races and events at new venues — for practice and qualifying to be held:
• Feb. 14: Daytona 500
• March 28: Bristol Motor Speedway dirt
• May 23: Circuit of the Americas
• May 30: Coca-Cola 600, Charlotte Motor Speedway
• June 20: Nashville Superspeedway
• July 4: Road America
• Aug. 15: Indianapolis Motor Speedway Road Course
• Nov. 7: Phoenix Raceway
Plans to potentially include practice and/or qualifying at NASCAR Xfinity Series or NASCAR Camping World Truck Series events will be determined at a later date, officials indicated.
— NASCAR.com —