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Stewart to run Xfinity Indy road course race; Speedweeks changes announced

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Tony Stewart to run the July 4 Indianapolis Xfinity road course race

In an official Stewart-Haas Racing press release, the team announced that Tony Stewart will run one of his own Xfinity Series Ford Mustangs in the July 4 Indianapolis road course race.

The July road course race was announced in mid-January and will be the first time any NASCAR series has raced on the famed circuit’s road course.

Stewart, a two-time Brickyard 400 winner and Indiana native himself, will be making his first NASCAR start since the 2016 Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead where he finished 22nd, two laps down, in his final full-time Cup start.

Details about Stewart’s number, sponsor and crew are yet TBA. The race will be broadcast on NBC.

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NASCAR announces condensed 2021 Speedweeks schedule

Ahead of the official 2021 Cup Series schedule release coming April 1, NASCAR announced changes to Daytona Speedweeks.

Arguably the biggest change is that all events will be condensed down to one week. The Clash will now be on Tuesday night, Daytona 500 qualifying will be on Wednesday and ARCA will be on Saturday as a part of a doubleheader with the Xfinity Series, a day before the Daytona 500.

NASCAR also announced that the Clash will run on Daytona’s road course circuit with the current Gen6 Cup cars and not the NextGen cars. No word has been announced yet on if there will be any other races run with the Gen6 Cup cars in 2021.

 

SOURCES:
Racing-Reference.info
NASCAR
Stewart-Haas Racing

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