NASCAR releases final 2020 schedules, including playoffs

NASCAR unveiled the remainder of its 2020 schedule on Thursday which keeps the 10-race Cup Series playoff schedule as-is and adds Xfinity and Truck series races.

The Cup Series postseason will kick-off at Darlington (S.C.) Raceway on Sunday, Sept. 6 and culminate with the crowning of a series champion for the first time at Phoenix Raceway on Sunday, Nov. 8.

In the Xfinity Series, one new venue, Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway, has been added as the second race in the opening round of the playoffs on Saturday, Oct. 3 while Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway moves to the regular season finale on Friday, Sept. 18.

The series playoffs will now begin at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Saturday, Sept. 26.

The NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series will visit two new venues during the series’ playoff run – Kansas Speedway on Friday, Oct. 16 and Texas Motor Speedway on Sunday, Oct. 25, which is the new date for the race from Texas that was postponed from March 27.

Bristol will now serve as the series playoff opener on Thursday, Sept. 17. Finally, the Trucks will visit Richmond (Va.) Raceway on Thursday, Sept. 10 for the regular season finale – fulfilling the race that was originally scheduled for April.

NASCAR will determine if fans are allowed entrance to NASCAR events on a market-by-market basis, in accordance with local and state guidelines. 

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