Which Is the Next Race for Natalie Decker in the NASCAR Xfinity Series 2021?

Published 02/24/2021, 6:00 AM EST
HAMPTON, VA – OCTOBER 22: Natalie Decker from Eagle River Wisconsin, Stands on pit road at Langley Speedway on October 22, 2013 in Hampton, Virginia. (Photo by John Harrelson/NASCAR via Getty Images)


Earlier this weekend, Natalie Decker made her Xfinity debut at the Daytona road course. Admittedly, she did not enjoy such a great race, as an early crash ended her hopes. Luckily, the 23-year-old still has a few more races to prove herself to her team and earn more races under her belt.

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Since Decker is only participating in five races, her schedule is pretty spread out. In fact, her next race takes place all the way in April. First and foremost, Decker will race on April 24 at the Talladega Superspeedway in Alabama. Next on the hit list is another superspeedway, namely the Nashville Superspeedway in Tennessee, on June 19.

Where else will Natalie Decker race on?

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The penultimate race for Decker will be at the Henry 180 Road America race on July 3. Finally, the RSS Racing driver will run at the Martinsville Speedway on October 30.

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In all, this gives Natalie Decker four more chances to prove her mettle in the big leagues. At the Daytona road course, Decker started the race in 21st; she looked set for a top-20 finish, but the wreck cost her dearly and ended her hopes.

DAYTONA BEACH, FL – FEBRUARY 15: Natalie Decker, driver of the #54 N29 Technologies LLC Toyota, during qualifying for NASCAR Gander Outdoor Truck Series NextEra 250 at Daytona International Speedway on February 15, 2019 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images)

Meanwhile, Jason White and Tyler Reddick will deputize for her in the remaining races. Admittedly, White is the team’s full-time option, but Decker and Reddick will get occasional cameos. Since Reddick is racing full-time in the Cup Series, he might race a lot less often in the Xfinity Series, compared to Decker.

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On the other end of the scale, both Tyler Reddick and Natalie Decker could also get an equal number of chances in the car. However, White will most likely shoulder most of the responsibility.

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Dhruv George is a senior Formula One and NASCAR analyst for EssentiallySports, having authored nearly 12000 articles spanning different sports like F1, NASCAR, Tennis, NFL, and eSports. He graduated with a PG Diploma in Journalism from the Xavier Institute of Communications. Dhruv has also conducted interviews with F1 driver Pierre Gasly and Moto2 rider Tony Arbolino.

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