Coca-Cola 600 and Bank of America ROVAL™ 400 Maintain Traditional May And October Race Dates In Dynamic New 2021 NASCAR Cup Series Schedule
As part of NASCAR’s newly announced 2021 schedule, Charlotte Motor Speedway’s crown jewel events, the Coca-Cola 600 and Bank of America ROVAL 400, will maintain their traditional May and October race weekends next season.
*****The legendary Coca-Cola 600 will again serve as the grand finale of the greatest day in racing with a Memorial Day Weekend race date of Sunday, May 30, 2021
**********The action-packed Bank of America ROVAL™ 400 returns as the cutoff race for the second round of the NASCAR playoffs on Sunday, Oct. 10, 2021
Tickets for both 2021 NASCAR Cup Series races as well as the upcoming Oct. 10, 2020 Drive for the Cure 250 presented by Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina are available at CharlotteMotorSpeedway.com
CONCORD, N.C. – Two of NASCAR’s most treasured and anticipated annual events, the Coca-Cola 600 and the Bank of America ROVAL™ 400, will return to their traditional May and October weekends at Charlotte Motor Speedway in 2021, as officials today released next year’s NASCAR Cup Series schedule.
The 62nd running of the Coca-Cola 600 will once again cap off “The Greatest Day in Racing” on Memorial Day Weekend, Sunday, May 30, while the Bank of America ROVAL™ 400 returns to its place as the pivotal cutoff race for Cup Series drivers chasing a championship in the NASCAR Playoffs Round of 12 on Sunday, Oct. 10.
“While the new schedule features some dynamic changes with both new race tracks and race dates, we are honored to keep the historical tradition of NASCAR racing in May and October at Charlotte Motor Speedway,” said Charlotte Motor Speedway Executive Vice President and General Manager Greg Walter. “We will miss the NASCAR All-Star Race on our 2021 event schedule, but we know race fans will be excited to see the show Texas Motor Speedway will produce mid-season as part of the revamped schedule.
“At Charlotte, we’ll welcome fans to salute the U.S. Armed Forces with us on Memorial Day Weekend at the Coca-Cola 600 and to witness the playoff pressure on the world’s best drivers at the Bank of America ROVAL™ 400. These two races are crown jewels in our sport and we’re privileged to have the opportunity to bring them to life for fans that make America’s Home for Racing their race vacation destination.”
NASCAR schedules for Xfinity Series and Camping World Truck Series will be released at a later date.
Tickets for both 2021 NASCAR Cup Series races as well as the upcoming Oct. 10, 2020 Drive for the Cure 250 presented by Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina are available www.CharlotteMotorSpeedway.com.
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Statement from Marcus Smith on 2021 NASCAR Schedule
The following is a statement from Speedway Motorsports President and CEO Marcus Smith on the 2021 NASCAR Cup Series Schedule:
“I’m thrilled with the effort and the ideas that went into developing the 2021 NASCAR schedule. This is a tremendous boost for our entire sport. I’m proud of the collaborative effort amongst our team at Speedway Motorsports and NASCAR, along with FOX, NBC and the race teams, to produce something spectacular for NASCAR fans whether they are watching from the grandstands or on television. We made some bold changes with new markets and new speedways, and we’ve also stayed true to our legendary speedways across the country. I’m looking forward to seeing the 2021 NASCAR season unfold along with millions of NASCAR fans.”