NASCAR’s first race in 2021 will take place on a road course. It’s part of a Speedweeks shakeup at Daytona International Speedway. The track announced several changes to the start of the annual racing season. They include running the exhibition Busch Clash on the 3.56-mile road course that winds through the Daytona infield. There will also be seven races as well as Daytona 500 pole qualifying in a six-day span. The tweaks eliminate two traditional off days at the track leading into NASCAR’s premier event, the Daytona 500.
NASCAR Hall of Famer driver Tony Stewart will drive in the Xfinity Series race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on July 4. The three-time NASCAR Cup Series champion and 2020 Hall of Fame inductee will headline the race held on the 2.44-mile road course. The 48-year-old Indiana native is a two-time Brickyard 400 winner. The Indiana 150 will mark Stewart’s 95th start in the Xfinity Series and his first since the winning the 2013 season opener at Daytona International Speedway. It also will mark Stewart’s first NASCAR start since the 2016 season finale