Weekend Schedule: When and Where to Watch the 2021 NASCAR Races at Daytona Road Course?

Published 02/19/2021, 10:50 AM EST
Feb 14, 2021; Daytona Beach, Florida, USA; NASCAR Cup Series drivers Denny Hamlin (11), Kyle Busch (18), Martin Truex Jr. (19) and Bubba Wallace (23) during the Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports


After the Daytona 500, all three NASCAR classes will remain in Daytona for another race weekend. However, on this occasion, the drivers are set to tackle the road course layout. So this does beg the question about what the NASCAR schedule will be like for the weekend?

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Everything kicks off with the Camping World Truck Series race on Friday at 7:30 PM ET. The BrakeBest Brake Pads 159 Truck race will air on MRN Radio and FS1. A day later, the Super Start Batteries 188 Xfinity race will commence at 5 PM ET.

Finally, the O’Reilly Auto Parts 253 Cup race closes the show at 3 PM ET. It is also worth mentioning that the Cup Series race will air on Fox Sports, with Clint Bowyer and Jeff Gordon in the booth.

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What to expect from the NASCAR Cup race at the Daytona road course?

It is worth mentioning that reigning champion Chase Elliott is starting from pole position. Since he has built himself a reputation for being good on road courses, he will be one of the favorites to win the race. Last year, Elliott revealed that his father Bill Elliott helped contribute to his road course prowess. However, a win is not guaranteed for the #9 Hendrick Motorsports driver.

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RICHMOND, VA – SEPTEMBER 11: Chase Elliott, driver of the #9 NAPA Auto Parts Chevrolet, and Joey Logano, driver of the #22 Hertz Ford, exit pit road during the NASCAR XFINITY Series Virginia529 College Savings 250 at Richmond International Raceway in Richmond, Virginia. (Photo by Robert Laberge/Getty Images)

There are plenty of drivers who are just as motivated to gun for a victory at the Daytona road course. From there, they can only hope to snatch the ‘Road Course King’ crown from Elliott.

Obviously, Elliott will be up in arms and not at all eager to let that moniker go so easily. It is also worth mentioning that in this year’s edition of the race, Daytona 500 winner, Michael McDowell, will start alongside him on the front row. One thing is for sure, this weekend’s race and the subsequent race weekends will be hugely exciting and competitive.

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