28 of 36 Cup races won’t have practice or qualifying
A considerable bulk of NASCAR Cup Series races won’t have practice or certifying in 2021.
NASCAR stated Friday that simply 8 of 36 points races would consist of pre-race activity. That indicates that the very first lap of 28 races over the season will be the very first time chauffeurs have actually required to the track all weekend.
The discontinuation of practice and certifying at the majority of occasions continues a pattern began throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Conserve for one race in May, NASCAR had no practice or certifying ahead of races after it resumed racing following its pandemic disturbance in the spring. The approving body reduced the time groups invested at the track on race weekends to stop the spread of the infection.
It likewise did that to conserve groups cash. And cost-cutting is certainly the reason that NASCAR is keeping with minimal practice and certifying in 2021. Groups don’t need to pay to bring backup cars and trucks to the track without pre-race occasions and can conserve cash on travel and workers also.
The 2021 season was supposed to be the first for NASCAR’s new car design. But the pandemic pushed the new car’s implementation to 2022. Reduced costs for teams are one of the publicly-stated goals of the new car.
Here are the eight occasions that will include practice and qualifying in 2021. The Daytona 500 and the championship race at Phoenix are included in those eight events. And outside of those two races and the Coca-Cola 600 in May, the other five races are at brand-new tracks or brand-new track designs for the Cup Series.
Feb. 14: Daytona 500
March 28: Bristol dirt race
Might 23: Circuit of the Americas
Might 30: Coca-Cola 600
June 20: Nashville
July 4: Roadway America
Aug. 15: Indianapolis roadway course
Nov. 7: Phoenix
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