The 2020 season has officially concluded, so all the attention is shifting to the 2021 NASCAR season. However, while the Cup and Xfinity Series have already unveiled their 2021 schedules, there has been no word on the Truck Series front. The good news is that that is about to change very soon.
Apparently, NASCAR President Steve Phelps suggested that the schedule may drop sometime next week. So far, only 5 tracks have been confirmed, namely Daytona, COTA, Texas, the World Wide Technology Raceway, and Phoenix. Unfortunately, that is all that anybody can truly go on, but Phelps insisted that all will be clear soon.
Next year, the reigning champion, Sheldon Creed will be keen to try to defend his title. The full grid is also yet to be decided, but a few slots have been filled. Among them are rookie drivers, Carson Hocevar, and Hailie Deegan, for Niece Motorsports and DGR-Crosley, respectively.
Also joining the rookies and the reigning champion are Zane Smith, Austin Hill, and Tyler Ankrum. Hopefully, for Creed’s sake, he is able to mount a successful challenge to defend his crown.
In addition to that, he will also be keen to strengthen his chances of getting a potential Xfinity or a Cup seat sometime in the future.
The 23-year-old has a budding career ahead of him and will surely be in the running for more glory. However, he needs to prove that he is not a one-season wonder, and his rivals will be keen to stop him.
Creed is an excellent driver, but the other drivers are no slouches in terms of outright pace. One thing is for sure, the 2021 Camping World Truck Series will be hugely interesting to watch. Of course, the rest of the Truck Series grid will eventually shake itself out in the coming weeks.