According to recent reports, NASCAR won’t be organizing it’s annual Cup Series award ceremony in Nashville this year. However, the Nashville venue will return next year when uncertainties caused by COVID-19 end.
In an official statement, NASCAR said, “With the uncertainty surrounding the Coronavirus and the impact on the industry, this year’s NASCAR Champion’s Week and NASCAR Cup Series Awards originally scheduled to take place in Nashville will not occur.”
After that, they said, “The 2020 NASCAR Cup Series, NASCAR Xfinity Series and NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series champions will be celebrated at the end of the season with more details to come. We look forward to returning to Nashville in 2021.”
Fox NASCAR’s Bob Pockrass reveals in a tweet. He writes, “NASCAR announces that it won’t have its 2020 Cup awards ceremony in Nashville because of uncertainty around COVID-19. How it celebrates its champion TBD. The Cup awards will return to Nashville in 2021.”
NASCAR announces that it won't have its 2020 Cup awards ceremony in Nashville because of uncertainty around COVID-19. How it celebrates its champion TBD. The Cup awards will return to Nashville in 2021. #nascar
— Bob Pockrass (@bobpockrass) June 29, 2020
A celebration of the best and the brightest of NASCAR
The annual Awards celebrate the Cup Series’s champion drivers, teams as well the top performers from the season. In the event, drivers, their families, as well as the industry’s top executives and many celebrities gather to honor the top performers.
Last year, Nashville’s Music City played host to the grand award event. And Kyle Busch received the award of his second series title at the Music City Center. And the stock racing industry embraced the new setting with burnouts on the famed Broadway strip and other music-themed activities.
Additionally, for the first time fans got a chance to experience the stock racing world’s grand event. For the first time, the general public was given access to the Awards and a reserved location on the Red Carpet.