The 2021 NASCAR season has been underway for more than four months, but there is still a long way to go. The summer is when the drivers really need to put together solid performances if they want to compete for a title. With 10 races left to go before the start of the NASCAR playoffs, the success of every driver’s season is on the line this summer. These are the four biggest races on the NASCAR schedule this summer.
NASCAR is holding a huge event on the first official day of summer when the Ally 400 is ran at the Nashville Superspeedway on June 20. This will be NASCAR’s first trip to the newly reopened track. It is also the first time a NASCAR Cup event was held in the city of Nashville in nearly 30 years. It will be really interesting to see how the drivers perform on track they have likely never seen.
There is not a racetrack in the world more prestigious than the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. NASCAR makes it annual trip to this iconic venue on August 15. Every driver will surely be at the top of their game at the Brickyard 400 because there is nothing more special than kissing the bricks and taking a swig of milk after winning a race in Indianapolis.
Coke Zero Sugar 400
The Daytona 500 may be the most prestigious race on the NASCAR schedule, but the return trip to Daytona Beach is just as important for the drivers. The Coke Zero Sugar 400 is set to take place at the Daytona International Speedway on August 28. This is the last race on the schedule before the NASCAR playoffs start, so there will be a lot of desperate drivers looking for a win.
Cook Out Southern 500
Labor Day weekend is the unofficial end of summer in the United States. NASCAR will celebrate by holding one of its biggest races of the year. The Cook Out Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway in North Carolina is considered to be one of the four major events on the NASCAR schedule. It is also the first race of the NASCAR playoffs, so there is guaranteed to be some exciting action on the track.