Press Release by Daytona Int. Speedway
NASCAR Racing Experience 300 to Kick off Season While the Wawa 250 Powered By Coca-Cola Will Again be Part of Exciting Summer Weekend; NASCAR Announces Full 2021 NASCAR Xfinity Series Schedule
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Oct. 30, 2020) – The 2021NASCAR Xfinity Series schedule was announced today, and like it has since 1982, the February Xfinity Series race at iconic Daytona International Speedway – the NASCAR Racing Experience 300 – will kick off another exciting season.
While the NASCAR Racing Experience 300, set for Saturday, Feb. 13, will be the first opportunity for drivers to win – and thus become eligible for the 2021 NASCAR Xfinity Series Playoffs – the Aug. 27 Wawa 250 Powered by Coca-Cola on the 2.5-mile venue again be a part of the track’s summer classic, set for the last weekend in August for the second consecutive year.
The NASCAR Racing Experience 300 will be the day before the 63rd Annual DAYTONA 500 on Sunday, Feb. 14, President’s Day Weekend. It will mark the 40th straight time (dating back to 1982) The Great American Race has started off NASCAR’s Cup Series season. Next year’s Wawa 250 Powered by Coca-Cola will be held the evening prior to the traditional Coke Zero Sugar 400 Cup Series race, set for Saturday, Aug. 28, the final regular season Cup Series race.
For the first time in history, Daytona International Speedway hosted three Xfinity Series events in 2020 as Noah Gragson won the season-opener and Justin Haley was victorious on the high banks in August. The monumental first-ever DAYTONA Road Course race for the Xfinity Series also took place, in early August, with Austin Cindric taking the victory. All three drivers are currently in the Xfinity Series Playoffs.
Families attending both the NASCAR Experience 300 and Wawa 250 Xfinity Series races can take advantage of free grandstand admissions to all kids 12 years of age or younger. Tickets to the DAYTONA 500, the NASCAR Racing Experience 300 and all events part of Speedweeks Presented by AdventHealth, can be purchased by calling 1-800-PITSHOP or visiting www.DAYTONA500.com. Denny Hamlin can rewrite history and become the first driver to capture three consecutive checkered flags in the DAYTONA 500.
Fans wishing to attend the 2021 Coke Zero Sugar 400 and the Wawa 250 Powered by Coca-Cola can take advantage of an early access pre-sale. Available online or by phone, tickets for the general public for the Coke Zero Sugar 400 start at $49 for adults and $10 for kids 12 and younger. Fans who had tickets for the 2020 event can take receive even lower pricing when renewing by the deadline of Dec. 4. For ticket information, fans can log onto www.daytonainternationalspeedway.com or call 1-800-PITSHOP.
The full ’21 Xfinity Series schedule can be found at www.nascar.com. Schedules for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and ARCA Menards Series 2021 seasons will be announced in the near future. Start times and television networks for both Cup Series and Xfinity Series races will be also announced at a later date.
Fans can stay connected with Daytona International Speedway on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and by downloading Daytona International Speedway’s mobile app, for the latest Speedway news throughout the season.
About Daytona International Speedway
Daytona International Speedway is a state-of-the-art motorsports facility and was awarded the SportsBusiness Journal’s prestigious Sports Business Award for Sports Facility of the Year in 2016. Daytona International Speedway is the home of “The Great American Race” – the DAYTONA 500. Though the season-opening NASCAR Cup Series event garners most of the attention – as well as the largest audience in motorsports – the approximately 500-acre motorsports complex, also known as the “World Center of Racing,” boasts the most diverse schedule of racing on the globe. In addition to at least nine major event weekends, the Speedway grounds are also used extensively for events that include concerts, civic and social gatherings, car shows, photo shoots, production vehicle testing and police motorcycle training.
The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) is the sanctioning body for the No. 1 form of motorsports in the United States and owner of 16 of the nation’s major motorsports entertainment facilities. NASCAR consists of three national series (NASCAR Cup Series™, NASCAR Xfinity Series™, and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series™), four regional series (ARCA Menards Series, ARCA Menards Series East & West and the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour), one local grassroots series and three international series. The International Motor Sports Association™ (IMSA®) governs the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship™, the premier U.S. sports car series. NASCAR also owns Motor Racing Network, Racing Electronics, Americrown Service and ONE DAYTONA. Based in Daytona Beach, Florida, with offices in eight cities across North America, NASCAR sanctions more than 1,200 races in more than 30 U.S. states, Canada, Mexico and Europe. For more information visit www.NASCAR.com and www.IMSA.com, and follow NASCAR on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat (‘NASCAR’).