Richmond Raceway's 0.75-mile oval isn't your typical short track. In fact, you can say Sunday's Toyota Owners 400 (3 p.m. ET, FOX) will look more like a race at a track twice its size, located a few hours down the road: Atlanta Motor Speedway.
The NASCAR Cup Series hits the one-quarter pole of its season this weekend at Richmond Raceway. The 0.75-mile oval moves to Sunday for its spring 2021 race that was canceled last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Richmond also finishes up a short track swing that included events at Bristol Motor Speedway (dirt) and Martinsville Speedway. It's the first time Cup has run three straight races at ovals less than one mile since 1996, the last year North Wilkesboro Speedway was on the schedule.
The Blue-Emu Maximum Pain Relief 500 at Martinsville Speedway kickstarts the largest portion of the 2021 NASCAR Cup Series schedule. This April 10 showdown (7:30 p.m. ET, FOX Sports 1) is the first of 17 consecutive weekends of racing, running all the way through July 18 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
The NASCAR Cup Series is back in action and ready to take on Martinsville Speedway Saturday night (April 10) for the Blue-Emu Maximum Pain Relief 500. Frontstretch.com's Joy Tomlinson is back and gets your NASCAR DraftKings rosters set for short track racing!
The NASCAR Cup Series returns from Easter break refreshed and ready to restart its 2021 schedule at the oldest track on the circuit, Martinsville Speedway. For the first time in over 70 years, the Blue-Emu Maximum Pain Relief 500 will run as a Saturday night showdown under the lights at this .526-mile paperclip in southern Virginia.
March Madness reigns supreme in the background of the Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway (Sunday, 3:30 p.m. ET, FOX). But while college basketball Cinderellas take center stage in Indianapolis, NASCAR's top seeds should establish themselves up front at this 1.54-mile quad oval.
NASCAR's version of March Madness makes its way down to Georgia for the running of the Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500. It's one of two dates for Atlanta Motor Speedway this year, doubling its presence on the Cup Series schedule for the first time since 2010.
After a couple of weeks out west, the NASCAR Cup Series travels to the Peach State for the Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Let Frontstretch.com's Joy Tomlinson your fantasy NASCAR DraftKings rosters ready for this 325-lap event down in Georgia, televised by FOX beginning on Sunday at 3 p.m. ET.
Last November was Chase Elliott's coronation as NASCAR champion, becoming kingmaker at the ripe old age of 24. This Sunday's Instacart 500 at Phoenix Raceway (3:30 p.m. ET on FOX) is the first visit back to the one-mile oval where the sport's Most Popular Driver won it all in just his fifth full-time season on tour.
A little less than five months later, he's learning how hard it is to stay on top of the mountain.