The IndyCar and Cup Series will compete at IMS Aug. 14-15 in 2021 but this time the Cup series will also compete on the IMS Road Course.
This year, when the series’ combined for their first joint event on July 4 weekend, IndyCar and the NASCAR Xfinity Series ran on the road course while the Cup race remained on the 2.5-mile oval track.
The Cup Series has run on the iconic oval for 27 consecutive seasons.
“Our first NASCAR-IndyCar weekend was a big success last July, with positive feedback from our loyal fans who watched the races on NBC and from the drivers, teams and participants involved,” IMS President J. Douglas Boles said.
“The Xfinity Series’ debut on the IMS road course provided exactly the kind of thrilling action from the green to checkered flags that we anticipated, so we know the teams and drivers of the Cup Series will put on a great show as they turn left and right for the first time at IMS.
“We can’t wait to welcome back fans to see NASCAR and INDYCAR together during this exciting weekend as we add another memorable chapter in the long, storied history of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.”
Boles said Wednesday no decision had been made yet on plans for the Xfinity Series at the track next weekend.
The Cup series’ venture on the 14-turn, 2.439-mile IMS road course will…