NASCAR Announces Big Changes and Unveils 22-Race Truck Series Schedule for 2021 Season

November 20, 2020 10:38 pm

Between September and October, NASCAR unveiled the Cup Series and Xfinity schedules. Now, the sport has unveiled the 2021 Truck Series schedule, and it will largely mirror the other two series.

For the coming season, the Truck drivers will visit a number of traditional and new tracks. In addition to that, they will duke it out on two dirt tracks.

Speaking of the dirt track, the drivers will hit the dirt at the Bristol Motor Speedway. However, there is a second track that will utilize the dirt tracks, and that is the Knoxville Raceway in Iowa. This race is set to take place in early July and will be a hugely anticipated race.

This iconic track played host to its first race all the way back in 1901. It is also interesting that this will be the first time the series tackles the Knoxville Raceway.

The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series provides some of the most intense and entertaining competition in all of racing,” said NASCAR vice president Ben Kennedy. “The 2021 iteration of the schedule will build upon that intensity through a wide variety of long-tenured race tracks and new venues like Knoxville Raceway. The variety of disciplines will increase the demand on drivers and culminate with a truly battle-tested champion at Phoenix.”

How will the 2021 NASCAR Truck Series schedule pan out?

Owing to the COVID-19 pandemic, there will have to be some necessary accommodations. To be exact, there will be around 16 national series tripleheader weekends. This includes the likes of the Circuit of the Americas and the Nashville Superspeedway.

There is also a spot of good news for the fans, as the Truck Series paddock will return to Watkins Glen International. This will be the first time in 20 years that the track receives the Truck drivers.

Additionally, the Cup, Xfinity, and Truck Series will share the same race weekend at the Pocono Raceway. All this forms part of a NASCAR Cup Series doubleheader weekend at the “Tricky Triangle.”

Finally, the World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway will herald the start of the playoffs. Meanwhile, the Bristol Motor Speedway and the Martinsville Speedway will mark the elimination races that will trim the Playoff field. All this culminates in a season finale at the Phoenix Raceway.

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