Story By: ARCA – DAYTONA BEACH, FL – The 2021 ARCA Menards Series East schedule will feature eight races over eight premier short tracks.
Three of the eight races on the East Series schedule are combination races with the ARCA Menards Series.
The 2021 East Series season will mark its second on the ARCA Menards platform.
The season will begin with a pair of events in Florida in February, and crown the East champion at Bristol Motor Speedway. The trip to “Thunder Valley” will be the third consecutive race run as a combination event ARCA Menards Series to close the East Series season.
On Feb. 8, the East Series will begin its season at Florida’s New Smyrna Speedway, for the eighth consecutive year and will be part of the track’s week-plus World Series of Asphalt Stock Car Racing. Sam Mayer took the checkered flag at the half-mile paved oval last season en route to his second straight East title.
The series will return to Florida for its second race of the 2021 season when it visits 5 Flags Speedway in Pensacola on Feb. 27. The half-mile paved oval hosted the 2020 East finale; Mayer won the race to cap his series championship.
On May 8, the East Series will race at Tennessee’s Fairgrounds Speedway Nashville for the first time since 2008. The one-mile oval, which opened in 1904, is the oldest continually operating track in the United States. The ARCA Menards Series ran at Fairgrounds Speedway each year from 2015-2019.
The ARCA Menards Series East race at Dover International Speedway in Delaware on May 14 is opening race of the Monster Mile’s NASCAR tripleheader weekend set for May 14-16. The East Series will visit the one-mile concrete oval for the 18th consecutive year.
The June 12 race at Southern National Motorsports Park will mark the East Series’ first visit to the half-mile paved oval in Kenly, North Carolina.
The East season will conclude with three straight combination races with the ARCA Menards Series: Iowa Speedway in July, The Milwaukee Mile in West Allis, Wisconsin, in August and the finale at Bristol in September. The Aug. 29 race at The Milwaukee Mile will mark the East Series’ first visit to the track.
All 2021 ARCA Menards Series East races will be streamed live on TrackPass on NBC Sports Gold. Each race also will be televised on a delayed basis on NBCSN with broadcast dates and times to be released at a later date.
2021 ARCA Menards Series East Schedule
|Monday, Feb. 8||New Smyrna Speedway||New Smyrna Beach, Florida|
|Saturday, Feb. 27||5 Flags Speedway||Pensacola, Florida|
|Saturday, May 8||Fairgrounds Speedway Nashville||Nashville, Tennessee|
|Friday, May 14||Dover International Speedway||Dover, Delaware|
|Saturday, June 12||Southern National Motorsports Park||Kenly, North Carolina|
|Saturday, July 24*||Iowa Speedway||Newton, Iowa|
|Sunday, Aug. 29*||The Milwaukee Mile||West Allis, Wisconsin|
|Thursday, Sept. 16*||Bristol Motor Speedway||Bristol, Tennessee|
* Denotes combination race with ARCA Menards Series
All dates are tentative and subject to change.