NWES 2021 SCHEDULE
2021 NWES Calendar revealed: NASCAR road course racing at its best!
14 Rounds at seven of the most iconic road courses in Europe
(November 21, 2020) – The 2021 NASCAR Whelen Euro Series calendar has been unveiled and it will delight all European NASCAR fans! Kicking off in Valencia on April 17-18, the 2021 EuroNASCAR PRO and EuroNASCAR 2 championships will feature a total of 28 races of exciting door-to-door NASCAR racing in seven different countries at some of the most iconic European tracks.
“We are very proud of this 2021 calendar which visits some of the best circuits in Europe and offers a great diversity of layouts for our teams and drivers to showcase their skills!” declared NWES president CEO Jerome Galpin. “With all our track partners, we hope to come back to a normal sanitary situation and to be able to organize great American festivals to welcome thousands of fans sharing our passion for pure racing and American culture. We are strongly determined to continue to offer one of the best racing shows in Europe on and around the track!”The NASCAR Whelen Euro Series showcases 2 different championships: EuroNASCAR PRO is dedicated to professional and high profile drivers, while the EuroNASCAR 2 is restricted to young and amateur drivers. Both EuroNASCAR PRO and EuroNASCAR 2 drivers share the same car but score points in their own championship. Each division will run two races at each of the 7 events for a total of 28 races over the season.
The 2021 season will begin on April 17-18 with the traditional opening rounds in Valencia, Spain. The Valencia NASCAR Fest at the Circuit Ricardo Tormo will celebrate its eight edition. On May 15-16, Italy and the fascinating 4-km long Autodromo di Vallelunga will host the second event of the season with the second American Festival of Rome. One month later on June 19-20, NWES will return to the Czech Republic to tackle the 4,212 km of the sweeping Autodrom Most in the context of the second edition of the Autodrom Most NASCAR Show.
The season will reach its midway point on July 3-4 with a unique celebration at the historic Brands Hatch, UK Indy Circuit with the hugely popular American SpeedFest. The iconic 1,9-km Indy Circuit will host the British NASCAR GP for the eighth time. Germany’s legendary Hockenheimring will then host the penultimate round of the NWES regular season on July 17-18. The fast German track will determine how the points standings will look like entering the summer break.
EuroNASCAR will then return to action on September 18-19 by visiting the Croatian Riviera and Automotodrom Grobnik, located in Rijeka, for the second time after a successful first edition in 2020.
A classic of the NASCAR Whelen Euro Series calendar, the EuroNASCAR Finals at Circuit Zolder, Belgium will award double points and determine the 2021 European NASCAR champion in dramatic fashion on October 9-10. The Belgian track and its American Festival Circuit Zolder will host the EuroNASCAR Finals for the sixth time.
2021 NASCAR Whelen Euro Series Calendar
Apr 17 | Circuit Ricardo Tormo, Valencia, Spain | Round 01
Apr 18 | Circuit Ricardo Tormo, Valencia, Spain | Round 02
May 15 | Autodromo di Vallelunga, Rome, Italy | Round 03
May 16 | Autodromo di Vallelunga, Rome, Italy | Round 04
Jun 19 | Autodrom Most, Most, Czech Republic | Round 05
Jun 20 | Autodrom Most, Most, Czech Republic | Round 06
Jul 03 | Brands Hatch Indy Circuit, Brands Hatch, United Kingdom | Round 07
Jul 04 | Brands Hatch Indy Circuit, Brands Hatch, United Kingdom | Round 08
Jul 17 | Hockenheimring, Hockenheim, Germany | Round 09
Jul 18 | Hockenheimring, Hockenheim, Germany | Round 10
Sep 18 | Automotodrom Grobnik, Rijeka, Croatia | Round 11
Sep 19 | Automotodrom Grobnik, Rijeka, Croatia | Round 12
Oct 09 | Circuit Zolder, Heusden-Zolder, Belgium | Final 01
Oct 10 | Circuit Zolder, Heusden-Zolder, Belgium | Final 02
Photo credits: NASCAR Whelen Euro Series
NASCAR Whelen Euro Series
The NASCAR Whelen Euro Series was founded in 2008 by Team FJ and established the NASCAR official European Series in January 2012 thanks to a long-term partnership signed with NASCAR (National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing), Team FJ, and Whelen Engineering as title sponsor of the Series. The season is made up of 26 races, equally split among EuroNASCAR Pro and EuroNASCAR 2 divisions, on the best European tracks. With four races in two days, these 400 HP V8 monsters provide pure racing action and thrilling bumper-to-bumper battles as well as a lot of family fun around the track! In the pure NASCAR tradition, race fans can get closer to the action than ever and feel the unique in Europe paddock atmosphere thanks to drivers, teams and cars always available for the spectators. The series attracts drivers from all over the world, all willing to fight on track for the win and take the first step towards becoming a NASCAR star in the U.S.