How many times will NASCAR race on street circuits in 2022 after a record number in 2021? Has anything changed?
2021 has been the most diverse calendar in NASCAR Cup Series history.
A record number of road courses were featured alongside the Bristol dirt event as the Cup returned to dirt after almost 50 years.
A total of seven road races were on the 2021 calendar, but has that changed in 2022?
How many street courses are on the NASCAR calendar for the 2022 season?
NASCAR street courses in 2022
In the 2022 season, there are six street courses on the NASCAR calendar – with only one failure.
There is no new road course on the calendar of planned Sixes – all were attended in 2021.
NASCAR street courses 2022
- Circuit of the Americas (COTA) – March 27
- Sonoma – June 12
- Road America – July 3rd
- Indianapolis—July 31
- Watkins Glen—August 21
- Charlotte Roval—October 9
The only street course to be removed from the calendar from 2021-2022 is the Daytona street course – which was the 21st round two.
Only the Charlotte Roval — which, alongside traditional drives to Watkins Glen and Sonoma, sparked renewed interest in NASCAR on street courses in 2018 — is in the playoffs.
It forms the final race in the round of 16 quarterfinals, in which the 12 playoff drivers are reduced to eight for the semifinals.
Who won 2021?
In 2021, the seven road course wins were split between four different drivers.
Christopher Bell clinched his first career win at the Daytona race, while local road course specialist Chase Elliott won in a shortened race on a rather wet first visit to the Circuit of the Americas.
Kyle Larson won at Sonoma and Watkins Glen before AJ Allmendinger emerged from the Indianapolis mayhem for the cheqeured flag.
Larson clinched his third road course win of the year at the Charlotte Roval – his first of four wins in five races to end the year and seal his first cup title.
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