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NASCAR schedule: Daytona 500 speedweeks huge schedule by series

The NASCAR season sees its first action on Tuesday with the Clash at Daytona for the Cup Series. Here's the full NASCAR schedule for Daytona speedweeks.

Feb 17, 2020; Daytona Beach, Florida, USA; NASCAR Cup Series driver Denny Hamlin (11) celebrates winning the Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway. Mandatory Credit: Peter Casey-USA TODAY Sports

NASCAR schedule: The NASCAR season resumes on Tuesday as the Cup Series returns to racing with the Clash at Daytona. Due to a change made last season, all Daytona festivities will take place in one week instead of the normal two weeks that NASCAR has done for years now.

There are many changes going into this season, such as a new schedule and many new teams that entered the sport. One of the notable changes this offseason came with the move of Michael Jordan and Denny Hamlin, who made a new team in 23XI Racing, and Pitbull who is an owner at Trackhouse Team Racing.

Another big change is the Clash at Daytona, which will be run at the 3.61-mile road course instead of the 2.5-mile oval. The race will now be 35 laps and still have stages during the race. It’ll mark the first non-points or points paying race of the 2021 NASCAR season.

Check out the 2021 NASCAR schedule for this year’s Daytona speedweeks below.

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NASCAR schedule: Cup Series

NASCAR schedule: Cup Series Daytona
Feb 17, 2020; Daytona Beach, Florida, USA; The crew of NASCAR Cup Series driver Denny Hamlin (11) celebrates with the trophy after winning the Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway. Mandatory Credit: Peter Casey-USA TODAY Sports

Tuesday, February 9th

  • 7:00 pm EST: Clash at Daytona – (FS1, Motor Racing Network, and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio) – Lineup
  • Forecast (race time): High of 67 degrees with a 9% chance of showers.

Wednesday, February 10th

  • 12:05-12:55 pm EST: First practice – (FS1 and MRN)
  • 7:30 pm EST: Daytona 500 qualifying – (FS1, MRN, and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio)
  • Forecast (qualifying): High of 67 degrees with a 15% chance of showers.

Thursday, February 11th

  • 7:00 pm EST: Qualifying race 1 – (FS1, MRN, and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio)
  • 8:45 pm EST: Qualifying race 2 – (FS1, MRN, and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio)
  • Forecast (race time): High of 70 degrees with a 24% chance of showers.

Saturday, February 13th

  • 9:30-10:20 am EST: Practice – (FS2 and MRN)
  • 12:05-12:55 pm EST: Final practice – (FS1 and MRN)
  • Forecast (practice times): High of 71 degrees with a 56% chance of scattered thunderstorms.

Sunday, February 14th

  • 2:30 pm EST: Daytona 500 race – (FOX, FOX Deportes, MRN, and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio
  • Forecast (race time): High of 66 with a 57% chance of scattered thunderstorms.

The Cup Series has a busy week of action that will begin on Tuesday night with the Clash at Daytona. Ryan Blaney will start on the pole due to a random draw that took place on Monday night. There is a chance of rain and scattered thunderstorms, which will inevitably lead to issues with the schedule moving forward.

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NASCAR schedule: Xfinity Series

NASCAR schedule: Xfinity Series at Daytona
Feb 15, 2020; Daytona Beach, Florida, USA; Xfinity Series driver Noah Gragson (9) celebrates winning the NASCAR Racing Experience 300 at Daytona International Speedway. Mandatory Credit: Peter Casey-USA TODAY Sports

Friday, February 12th

  • 4:35-5:25 pm EST: First practice (FS1)
  • Forecast (practice time): High of 77 degrees with a 48% chance of scattered thunderstorms.

Saturday, February 13th

  • 10:40 am EST: Qualifying (FS2, moves to FS1 at 11:00 am EST)
  • 5:00 pm EST: Daytona 300 race (FS1, MRN, and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio)
  • Forecast (race time): High of 70 degrees with a 62% chance of scattered thunderstorms.

The Xfinity Series begins its action on Friday with their first practice of the 2021 season. All track time this weekend for the series comes with a chance of rain, so there could potentially be the possibility of their first track time of the year coming with the initial race itself. There will inevitably be changes to the schedule.

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NASCAR schedule: Truck Series

NASCAR schedule: Truck Series at Daytona
Feb 14, 2020; Daytona Beach, Florida, USA; NASCAR Truck Series driver Grant Enfinger (98) and NASCAR Truck Series driver Jordan Anderson (3) drive to the finish line during the NextEra Energy 250 at Daytona International Speedway. Mandatory Credit: Peter Casey-USA TODAY Sports

Thursday, February 11th

  • 5:35-6:25 pm EST: First practice (FS1)
  • Forecast (practice time): High of 77 degrees with a 22% chance of showers.

Friday, February 12th

  • 3:10 pm EST: Qualifying (FS1)
  • 7:30 pm EST: Daytona 250 race (FS1, MRN, and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio)
  • Forecast (race time): High of 70 degrees with a 45% chance of scattered thunderstorms

The Truck Series looks like they will have better luck when it comes to the weather this weekend. They should get practice in with ease if the forecast doesn’t change. This is one of the most exciting times of the year for NASCAR. However, the NASCAR schedule for speedweeks will most likely see some change as weather threatens the scheduled times.

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