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Virginia Motor Speedway announces 2021 schedule

After a disappointing 2020 due to COVID-19 restrictions, Virginia Motor Speedway officials have released the track’s 2021 schedule and announce the return of racing. It will mark the 52nd season of action at the half-mile speed plant in the Middlesex County community of Jamaica.

“To say we are excited about getting back to racing would be an understatement,” track owner Bill Sawyer said. “We are making changes to keep our competitors and fans safe on a race night, to include hand-sanitization stations spread throughout the facility, and enhanced cleaning methods.”

The schedule includes 11 nights of weekly racing action, the return of 410 sprint cars with the April 15 Thursday Night Thunder featuring the All Star Circuit of Champions and Tony Stewart, two Ultimate Super Late Model sanctioned events—the May 15 $20,000-to-win Virginia is for Racing Lovers King of the Commonwealth and the Aug. 7 $20,000-to-win 45th Annual Ernie Shelton’s USA 100; the Aug. 21 $3,000-to-win Prelude to...

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