2021 ARCA schedule released

The ARCA Menards Series has finalized its 2021 schedule, which opens on Saturday, February 13 at DAYTONA International Speedway and concludes at Kansas Speedway in October. The 20-race schedule will be contested at 19 different venues, and will once again include the Sioux Chief Showdown, a series-within-the-series that is designed to bring together top teams from the ARCA Menards Series, ARCA Menards Series East and ARCA Menards Series West.

The diverse schedule includes stops at superspeedways, intermediate tracks, road courses, paved short tracks and a pair of one-mile dirt tracks.

Highlights include:

  • Eleven races run in conjunction with one or more of the NASCAR national touring series – the NASCAR Cup Series, NASCAR Xfinity Series, and the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series – including stops at DAYTONA, Phoenix Raceway, Talladega Superspeedway, Charlotte Motor Speedway, Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, Pocono Raceway, Watkins Glen International, Michigan International Speedway, Bristol Motor Speedway, and Kansas Speedway.
  • Kansas Speedway will be the only venue to host two races, one in May and then the season finale in October.
  • The series will visit its home track, Toledo Speedway, for the 81st time on Saturday, May 22, and return to Minnesota’s Elko Speedway on Saturday, July 10.
  • The Elko race kicks off a stretch of four short track races in four weeks, with additional stops at Berlin Raceway in Michigan, Iowa Speedway, and Indiana’s Winchester Speedway on consecutive Saturdays.
  • Two road course races are on the calendar, the first on June 4 at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in conjunction with the track’s NASCAR Xfinity Series weekend, and the second at Watkins Glen International on August 6, part of a quadruple-header with the NASCAR Camping World Trucks, NASCAR Xfinity Series, and the NASCAR Cup Series.
  • A trio of stops at historic fairgrounds, with the two traditional mile-dirt races at the Illinois State Fairgrounds in Springfield and DuQuoin State Fairgrounds in DuQuoin, Illinois sandwiched around a return visit to the historic Milwaukee Mile at Wisconsin State Fair Park in West Allis, Wisconsin. It marks the first time since 2007 the series will race at Milwaukee. The Springfield race is the second part of a weekend double-header as the series will compete two days prior at Michigan International Speedway.
  • Three races, the March race at Phoenix, the May race at Charlotte, and the October race at Kansas are on a flex schedule and could move by a day due to television windows.

The Sioux Chief Showdown, ARCA Menards Series East and ARCA Menards Series West and the broadcast schedules are currently being finalized and will be released in the coming weeks.

The complete 2021 ARCA Menards Series Schedule –

Date                                    Track                                                                 Location

Sat., 2/13                           DAYTONA International Speedway             Daytona Beach, FL

Fri., 3/12 (F)                       Phoenix Raceway                                           Avondale, AZ

Sat., 4/24                           Talladega Superspeedway                            Talladega, AL

Sat., 5/1                              Kansas Speedway                                           Kansas City, KS

Sat., 5/22                           Toledo Speedway                                           Toledo, OH

Sat., 5/29 (F)                      Charlotte Motor Speedway                          Concord, NC

Fri., 6/4                               Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course                        Lexington, OH

Fri., 6/25                             Pocono Raceway                                            Long Pond, PA

Sat., 7/10                           Elko Speedway                                                Elko, MN

Sat., 7/17                           Berlin Raceway                                               Marne, MI

Sat., 7/24                           Iowa Speedway                               Newton, IA

Sat., 7/31                           Winchester Speedway                                   Winchester, IN

Fri., 8/6                               Watkins Glen International                          Watkins Glen, NY

Fri., 8/20                             Michigan International Speedway              Brooklyn, MI

Sun., 8/22                           Illinois State Fairgrounds               Springfield, IL

Sun., 8/29                           Milwaukee Mile                                              West Allis, WI

Sun., 9/5                             DuQuoin State Fairgrounds                          DuQuoin, IL

Thur., 9/16                         Bristol Motor Speedway                               Bristol, TN

Sat., 9/25                           Salem Speedway                                             Salem, IN

Fri., 10/22 (F)                     Kansas Speedway                                           Kansas City, KS

(F) denotes races that is on a Flex Schedule and could be moved due to television window availability          

**All dates are tentative and subject to change.

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