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NASCAR announced the revised schedule through June 21 for the NASCAR Cup Series, NASCAR Xfinity Series, NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series and ARCA Menards Series on Thursday (May 14).
The five tracks that are now on the revised schedule are Bristol Motor Speedway, Atlanta Motor Speedway, Martinsville Speedway, Homestead-Miami Speedway and Talladega Superspeedway.
On Saturday, May 30, the Xfinity Series will race in a 160-mile race at Bristol Motor Speedway. The following day, the Cup Series will compete in a 266-mile race there.
Atlanta Motor Speedway, which was set to host NASCAR the weekend the COVID-19 pandemic began NASCAR postponements, will host the Truck Series and Xfinity Series on Saturday, June 6. The Cup Series will race the following day in a 500-mile race.
Martinsville Speedway will host the Cup Series for a midweek race on Wednesday, June 10.
Homestead-Miami Speedway will host four races over two days. The Truck Series and Xfinity Series will race on Saturday, June 13, and the Xfinity Series and Cup Series will race on Sunday, June 14.
Talladega Superspeedway will be the site for the ARCA Menards Series to resume competition. It will compete in a 202-mile race on Saturday, June 20. Following that race, the Xfinity Series will take place. The Cup Series will end the race weekend on Saturday, June 21.
NEWS: NASCAR announces second installment in return to racing schedule.
— NASCAR (@NASCAR) May 14, 2020
“As we prepare for our return to racing at Darlington Raceway on Sunday, the industry has been diligent in building the return-to-racing schedule,” Steve O’Donnell, NASCAR evp and chief racing development officer, said. “We are eager to expand our schedule while continuing to work closely with the local governments in each of the areas we will visit. We thank the many government officials for their guidance, as we share the same goal in our return – the safety for our competitors and the communities in which we race.”
The race weekends at Kansas Speedway and Michigan International Speedway have been postponed.
NEWS: The May 30-31 NASCAR Race Weekend at Kansas Speedway has been postponed.
— Kansas Speedway (@kansasspeedway) May 14, 2020
Michigan International Speedway is slated to host NASCAR on August 8-9.
Two of those will likely come in August with doubleheaders at Michigan and Dover.
— Dustin Albino (el-bee-no) (@DustinAlbino) May 14, 2020
Additionally, the standalone events for the Xfinity Series at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course and the Truck Series at Texas Motor Speedway have been postponed.
Iowa Speedway will not host any NASCAR races this year, joining Sonoma Raceway and Chicagoland Speedway as race tracks to not host any NASCAR races in 2020 thus far. The Xfinity Series race at Iowa Speedway that was scheduled for June 13 has been relocated to Homestead. NASCAR will announce the realignment of the remainder of the races scheduled to take place at Iowa Speedway at a later date.
All races will continue to be one-day shows, NASCAR announced. The announcement did not specify whether NASCAR will continue hosting races without practice or qualifying sessions. All of these races will be without fans in attendance, continuing the policy set forth for NASCAR’s return at Darlington Raceway and Charlotte Motor Speedway.
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Mark Kristl joined Frontstretch at the beginning of the 2019 NASCAR season. He is the site's ARCA Menards Series editor. Kristl is also an Eagle Scout and a proud University of Dayton alum.
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