Written by By Elizabeth Lejeune, CNN
It was the dream season that began in 1999, right here in Daytona Beach, Florida.
Those that attended the inaugural Daytona 500 will remember it as the two-car crash that ended the NASCAR season. Now, 20 years later, events such as Daytona 500, Busch Series, Xfinity Series and the NASCAR Xfinity Series are all back in action.
The schedule for the 2020 season was just set, but for 2022, the schedule has been rescheduled.
The 23rd season in the Xfinity Series will begin May 31, 2022. The schedule will include Daytona 500 Qualifying. Also returning to the competition in 2021 will be the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and NASCAR K&N Pro Series East.
This past June, the NASCAR Board of Directors approved the cancellation of the 2019 Xfinity Series races at Dallas, Chicagoland and Kansas. The reason for the move was because of the ongoing federal investigation into the sport’s “poisoned apple.” And because of an investigation into the team driven by former champion and Buffalo area native Kurt Busch.
“In evaluating both this year’s calendar and future schedules for the Xfinity Series, we believe the schedules that were approved in June, while strong, will be better served by relocating the dates of the prior year’s races,” NASCAR said in a statement on its website.
NASCAR believes that moving future dates for these dates will “improve our long-term competitive strengths.”