IndyCar Sets 17 Races and Stop in Nashville on 2021 Schedule

IndyCar Sets 17 Races and Stop in Nashville on 2021 Schedule

After 12 of a scheduled 14 races, Dixon's lead has shrunk to 40 points (478-438) over Newgarden (who trailed by 72 points entering the Harvest GP doubleheader race weekend at the IMS road course). MLive reported. "The lone MIS Cup Series race is Sunday, Aug. 22 - the second-to-last race before the playoffs begin". That track hosted this season opener.

NASCAR is expected to make significant changes to its 2021 Cup Series schedule when its released Wednesday by adding more variety to its 36-race schedule.

Texas Motor Speedway will be retaining the doubleheaders of the 2020 season, with a two race event on 1-2 May.

New road-track events will be held at Circuit of the Americas in Austin Texas on May 23, Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin, on July 4, and Indianapolis Motor Speedway on August 15.

"The INDYCAR and NBC Sports partnership continues to be mutually beneficial, growing in viewership and providing adrenaline-packed entertainment to a national sports audience", said Michael Perman, vice president, programming, NBC Sports.

In addition, Atlanta Motor Speedway will also double up in 2021 with a pair of Cup Series dates on March 21 and July 11. The race had traditionally been held in June immediately after the Indy 500 until 2012, when Belle Isle took its slot.

After also not racing in Canada this year, IndyCar will return to the Streets of Toronto on July 11.

Three days and one month short of the one-year anniversary of Roger Penske announcing that he had purchased Indianapolis Motor Speedway and IndyCar from the Hulman George family, he got to finally welcome fans to the speedway. "We know the strong Midwest affinity for INDYCAR racing and the love for INDYCAR drivers will help that weekend reach new levels".

Several traditional races return in 2021.

When it comes to next year's changes, MLive shared that any fans who already had tickets for either of the races that were supposed to happen in 2020 can exchange them to use for the August 2021 one!

The season finishes in the month of September with a quick tour of the United States' pacific coast, visiting the Portland International Raceway on 12 September before the NTT IndyCar Series crowns its champion at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca on 19 September. Start times and specific networks will be announced at a later date.

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