NASCAR will race at Knoxville Raceway in 2021

    One of two dirt races on the 2021 Camping World Truck Series Schedule

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    NASCAR announced the 2021 Camping World Truck Series schedule Thursday. Among the highlights: the dirt race at Eldora will be replaced with a dirt race at Bristol Motor Speedway and add a dirt race at Knoxville Raceway.

    The series will kick off at Daytona on Friday February 12. After stops at Homestead-Miami, Las Vegas and Atlanta the trucks will hit the dirt at Bristol in March.

    In all there will be 16 national series tripleheader weekends in 2021, including at Circuit of the Americas (May 22) and Nashville Superspeedway (June 18). In addition, the Camping World Truck Series will return to Watkins Glen International for the first time since 2000 on Aug. 7.

    The series will also share the stage with the NASCAR Cup Series on June 26 at Pocono Raceway, as all three national series take part in the NASCAR Cup Series doubleheader weekend.

    On July 9, the trucks will roll into Knoxville Raceway to race on one of the most storied tracks in the country. Located in Knoxville, Iowa, Knoxville Raceway hosted its first race in 1901 but is best known for a long history of Sprint Car racing. It will mark the first time a NASCAR national series has competed at Knoxville.

    “The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series provides some of the most intense and entertaining competition in all of racing,” said Ben Kennedy, NASCAR vice president of racing development. “The 2021 iteration of the schedule will build upon that intensity through a wide variety of long-tenured racetracks and new venues like Knoxville Raceway. The variety of disciplines will increase the demand on drivers and culminate with a truly battle-tested champion at Phoenix.”

    As was originally scheduled in 2020 prior to the pandemic, World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway will return to host the start of the playoffs (August 20). Two short tracks will determine which drivers continue their playoffs run, as Bristol Motor Speedway (Sept. 16) trims the field to eight and Martinsville Speedway (Oct. 30) decides which four drivers will race for a championship at Phoenix Raceway (Nov. 5).

    Broadcast times and networks for all three national series will be announced at a later date.

    Date Track

    Friday, February 12 Daytona International Speedway

    Friday, February 19 Homestead-Miami Speedway

    Friday, March 5 Las Vegas Motor Speedway

    Saturday, March 20 Atlanta Motor Speedway

    Saturday, March 27 Bristol Dirt

    Saturday, April 17 Richmond Raceway

    Saturday, May 1 Kansas Speedway

    Friday, May 7 Darlington Raceway

    Saturday, May 22 Circuit of the Americas

    Friday, May 28 Charlotte Motor Speedway

    Saturday, June 12 Texas Motor Speedway

    Friday, June 18 Nashville Superspeedway

    Saturday, June 26 Pocono Raceway

    Friday, July 9 Knoxville Raceway

    Saturday, August 7 Watkins Glen International

    Friday, August 20 World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway

    Sunday, September 5 Canadian Tire Motorsport Park

    Thursday, September 16 Bristol Motor Speedway

    Friday, September 24 Las Vegas Motor Speedway

    Saturday, October 2 Talladega Superspeedway

    Saturday, October 30 Martinsville Speedway

    Friday, November 5 Phoenix Raceway

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    Comments (1)

    • Yeah! It's great that they're bringing more dirt races in the truck series! I'd also like to see more than one race on dirt in the Cup Series after next season though.

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