NASCAR Champion’s Week And Award Ceremonies Returning To Nashville For 2021

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Is Music City USA becoming Racing City USA?

Downtown Nashville has currently been turned into a street course as the city gears up to host the Music City Grand Prix for IndyCar.

NASCAR also recently hosted their first race in Nashville since 2011 when the Cup, Xfinity and Truck Series all made their return to Nashville Superspeedway.

And the city has entered into a letter of intent with Bristol Motor Speedway to renovate the old Fairgrounds Speedway for potential future NASCAR races – which means that Nashville could soon host Cup Series races twice in one year, at two different tracks.

This is all after Nashville hosted the Cup Series awards week back in 2019, and was set to host again in 2020 before all Champion’s Week festivities were canceled due to the pandemic.

Well it looks like NASCAR is betting big on Music City, announcing this week that they will again roll into Nashville for their annual Champion’s Week for all three of its national series.

According to NASCAR:

“The 2021 NASCAR Cup Series champion will be crowned once again in Tennessee after the awards were last held in person in the city in 2019 and met with amazing support from some of the most passionate fans in the industry.”

The festivities will take place November 30 through December 2, with the Cup Series Awards ceremony capping off the week on December 2 at Music City Center.

The full schedule for the week will be announced at a later date, but the 2019 event featured NASCAR Night at the Grand Ole Opry, a Fan Fest downtown featuring the 16 playoff cars and autograph sessions from the drivers, and Burnouts on Broadway, a burnout competition on Nashville’s most famous strip.

Oh, and it also featured Kyle Larson’s wife shotgunning tall boys of Busch Light.

So buckle up, Nashville. It looks like NASCAR is here to stay.

Which is fine with me, because the roar of the engines is much less annoying than the woo-ing of bachelorettes on pedal taverns.

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