NASCAR’s “greatest season ever” just got started. As we roll in 7 weeks into the season, lets take a look on the greatest moments in each series so far.
In the NASCAR Camping World truck series, we have seen great races throughout the year filled with intense action. I think the greatest moment in the truck series so far this year has been Ben Rhodes winning back-to-back races to open up the year. Ben Rhodes was probably the most controversial driver in 2020, after his wreck with Christian Eckes back at Texas Motor Speedway. After that race, Ben was fraught with disappointment and a lot of hate on social media. Ben opening the 2021 season with a win at Daytona and the Daytona road course was a proving point to all those haters that he belongs to be in the sport, and to watch out for him the rest of 2021.
In NASCAR’s Xfinity Series we have seen lots of cutthroat moments where the racing comes down to the wire, the final corner of the final lap. We watch NASCAR’s greatest upcoming stars give it they’re all on the track every week. The greatest moment so far in the Xfinity Series to me is watching Austin Cindric continue his dominance from 2020. Cindric won the championship at Phoenix back in November. He picked himself right back up in remarkable fashion by winning the first race of the year at Daytona. Austin currently sits first place in points, proving he is a real driver and has what it takes to be in the sport.
The greatest moment in the 2021 NASCAR Cup Series season is being able to pull off the Bristol Dirt Race. The dirt race to many was the most hyped-up race on the entire 2021 NASCAR schedule. Even with all the additions of road courses, the Daytona 500, and the new track, The Circuit of The Americas, the Bristol dirt race was the most anticipated. NASCAR did an amazing job being able to do whatever they could to get this race in, through all the delays and weather. NASCAR has not run a dirt race in more than 50 years, leaving them with so many variables to overcome at race time. We saw them push through fixing up the track after Bristol, Tennessee was downpoured with rain, grooming the track overnight, even making the correct calls when to reschedule the race. Nobody knew what to expect heading into the dirt weekend, now we are left with two great races, and a future dirt race in the 2022 schedule.
NASCAR heads to Martinsville, as some call it the Paperclip on April 10th and 7:30 p.m. ET for the first night race of the 2021 NASCAR Cup Series season.