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Motor sports insider Nathan Brown breaks down the breaking news of NASCAR moving cup race to IMS road course.

Indianapolis Star

The 2021 INDYCAR schedule released Thursday morning looks largely the same as the 2020 version before the onset of the pandemic: 17 races total, 14 of the 17 identical races in that bunch and 12 of those within a week of where they were set to be this year.

But of those changes that do exist, nearly every one is major and has large swaths of series fans up in arms. It’s not quite “NASCAR pouring dirt across a half-mile Bristol track to create a dirt race” wild, but it’s fair to say next year’s calendar has some notable differences  — some simply the product of circumstance and others set to be semi-permanent.

Here are my five biggest takeaways on what next season has in-store.

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