Everyone in the NASCAR community is hopeful that the year 2021 will be a huge turn around for the sport in general. We are supposed to be getting a new car, the schedule is supposed to change, and it will be a sport dictated by younger drivers. Something tells me though that fans will somehow not be happy with the schedule no matter what NASCAR’s governing body decides. So, the easiest way to make things better is to let the fans make the schedule for 2021. So none the fewer let’s go over the fans 2021 NASCAR schedule!
2021 NASCAR Schedule Regular Season
We would be keeping everything the same all the way up to Fontana or ASM as some speak of the track. We would obviously be taking away that track and putting the historic North Wilkesboro back on the schedule. I mean the track and area are dying for the sport to come back. Also the outcry every time the track is mentioned is huge so fan attendance would be amazing. Next, we are going to take away Phoenix’s first race for the 2021 NASCAR schedule. They now have the championship race, they no longer need the second race.
Iowa is a given for a cup series race on the 2021 NASCAR schedule. The trucks and Xfinity series have been racing there for a little while now and the races have been fun to watch for the most part. Let’s next take a trip down to Five Flags Speedway in Pensacola instead of Homestead. I mean the Snowball Derby is a stock car crown jewel race so why not bring the cup series there for an awesome show? The short track atmosphere would please all those eager NASCAR complainers I mean fans.
The next change may upset my good friend and our resident NASCAR pod-caster Chairgatin. We are going to take the first race in his home state Texas away and send the series to “Nashvegas” or Nashville. Some big names in the sport like Dale Earnhardt Jr. have been calling for a return to the city as well as a bunch of fans. The next thing would be to take away the first Michigan race and give Talladega an unprecedented third race.
Another super speedway wreck fest, goodness I mean race would appease the fans who consistently complain about the “boring fuel-mileage” race in Michigan. The next change is one personally I am all for taking advantage of myself. We take the first Pocono race off and give the famous Darlington a second race. The beautiful wore out track in South Carolina would provide a much better product than Pocono. The second race we replace with Indianapolis, and put the fourth of July weekend back in Florida more specifically Homestead.
After going back to Florida for the weekend of the fourth it is time to return to your normally scheduled NASCAR races. Realistically we can’t take away both races from the “Motor-City” I mean its the home of most of the major automobiles. So they really need at least one race in Michigan. New Hampshire produced a good product last year, and so did Kentucky with the battle of the Busch brothers for win. As for Dover and Daytona to end the regular season it really couldn’t get any better the “Monster Mile” and “The World Center of Racing” are perfect tracks to shoot us into the playoffs. Which will also be seeing multiple changes.
The regular season ends at Daytona and the playoffs begin in the past. With a throw back weekend at Darlington for the Southern 500. Then we are going to take a run of short tracks before heading back to Watkins Glen second race of the season to appease all of those road course fans. Then your next change will be to send the sport back to Tennessee.
Nashville, like I’ve mentioned above, is an area and track dying to host the sport again for the 2021 NASCAR schedule. So I mean why not give them a prime time playoff race for their second race of the season. After that, the schedule will mostly remain the same. Texas will get the playoff race even though arguments could be made to swap this one for the regular season race due to scheduling conflicts. Then we close out at the “paper-clip” and back to the desert to crown a champion.
So you seen the huge changes coming in 2021. We are barring Pocono from the schedule completely. Also giving Darlington and Watkins Glen a second race, Talladega a third, adding Nashville and Five Flags to the 2021 schedule. That should appease most of those old school NASCAR fans, in bringing back short tracks and taking away the “cookie cutter” mile and half tracks. It should be an amazing season. With the addition of the new car to the mix it could very well be the best season to date.
Alright, listen if you are still reading this far in congratulations to you and its very much appreciated. Lets just be real though, Iowa and maybe the addition of a second Watkins Glen race are the only realistic changes that could even begin to happen to the cup series. We aren’t going to get a third race at Talladega or a second at Darlington. While it might be awesome it will never happen. Money plays to big of a factor. Also if you really think North Wilkesboro could host a race in that short of time you are delusional.
All the other tracks listed would at the very minimum need to be brought up to the safety codes of NASCAR and that takes time. You have to add safer barriers, more lights for TV broadcast, and so much more. That stuff is just bare minimum on what would need to be done we aren’t counting grand stands, concessions, parking and restrooms. None the less the above mentioned schedule would do nothing but appease the masses of fans. Who continuously gripe and complain about the sport. 2021 is going to be awesome, you may not see the crazy schedule changes, but there is bound to be some mass change coming so stay tuned because I know I for sure will be around.
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