Same song, different verse.
The 2021 NASCAR Champion’s Week will return to Nashville, Tennessee, taking “Music City” by storm from Nov. 30-Dec. 2. The annual postseason celebration that sees drivers, industry luminaries and celebrities alike help formally crown the series champion will be held Dec. 2 at the Music City Center in downtown Nashville.
The 2021 NASCAR Cup Series champion will be crowned once again in Tennessee after the awards were last held in person in the city in 2019 and met with amazing support from some of the most passionate fans in the industry. All three national series will be lauded this time, with the Xfinity Series and Camping World Truck Series champions set to be celebrated as well.
RELATED: NASCAR’s history in Nashville
Other Champion’s Week events will be announced at a later date.
The formal postseason Awards is a tradition that stretches back to 1981, when the event was held in New York City. It relocated to Las Vegas in 2009 and Nashville in 2019 before a virtual show in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
NASCAR and Nashville have a history, too.
A long-awaited and successful return to Nashville Superspeedway happened this year, seeing championship hopeful Kyle Larson take home the Cup win in a national series tripleheader weekend. The 1.33-mile concrete track sat dormant since the final NASCAR-sanctioned event — an Xfinity Series race won by now-retired driver Carl Edwards on July 23, 2011. Under the guidance of new track president Erik Moses, a multi-million dollar transformation saw a multitude of improvements and developments bring the track up to date and ready for the full capacity crowds it saw back in June.
In addition, Fairgrounds Speedway in Nashville hosted 42 Cup Series races from 1958-84, with the circuit visiting twice a year from 1973-84.
NASCAR will continue to work in accordance with local and state government and health officials, using the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the World Health Organization’s guidelines to ensure a safe event.
More details will be shared in the coming weeks.