Las Vegas Motor Speedway announces NASCAR Cup dates for 2021

Posted at 12:16 PM, Oct 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-01 15:16:47-04

For the fourth consecutive year, Las Vegas Motor Speedway is set to host two NASCAR Cup Series events in 2021.

The speedway’s annual spring date, the Pennzoil 400 Presented by Jiffy Lube, returns to its traditional first-week-of-March date and will be run on March 7, 2021.

Earlier this year, the race date fell in late February. The 2021 fall South Point 400 again will kick off the second round of NASCAR’s playoffs, on Sept. 26.

NASCAR announced the complete 36-race schedule today with several notable changes, including new events at Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas, a race at Road America in Wisconsin and a race at Nashville Superspeedway. A dirt race on the high banks of Bristol also was among the slated changes.

The 2020 race was the first after the season-opening Daytona race, but the 2021 event will be the fourth race of the season and the second in the three-race western swing by NASCAR. The fall South Point 400 has proven to be a pivotal race in the playoff battle since its inception, and the late-September start provides for an excellent fan experience for spectators Companion events including Xfinity and NASCAR Truck Series events will be announced at a later date.

Race times for both the Pennzoil 400 and South Point 400 will be determined later this year.

Annual and individual weekend tickets are available on their website, or by calling our ticket office at (800) 644-4444.