NASCAR will soon announce it’s updated schedule next week. It will include a doubleheader at Pocono, a midweek All-Star Race at Charlotte Motor Speedway, and a Thursday night Cup race at Kansas Speedway.
Today, NASCAR executive Steve O’Donnell posted a tweet confirming the rumors around the release of the next leg of the 2020 calendar.
Hoping to put out next portion next week-not a full schedule yet though https://t.co/kGMimfBtti
— Steve O'Donnell (@odsteve) May 29, 2020
Reports are saying that three races will be held at Pocono on the last weekend of June. After that, NASCAR will move to Indianapolis on July 4th.
Additionally, the rumors say that the Cup Series will continue with its original timetable very soon. The only major change will be Michigan. Michigan will now have two races in the August 7-9 weekend instead of it’s original July dates. The rest of the races will run as per the initially booked normal season. Races will be held in Watkins Glen, Dover, and Daytona on August 16, August 23, and August 29 respectively.
Additionally, as of now, the 2020 NASCAR Cup Series timetables will have 35 races. However, one of the above three could be transformed into a doubleheader to make the total 36.
Charlotte Motor Speedway will organize the NASCAR All-Star Race
Marcus Smith, President of Speedway Motorsports Inc. said in a media appearance that it is almost confirmed that the All-Star Race would take place at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
He said, “I think the plan is that it would be at Charlotte. But I think it’s important to note that we haven’t announced it because it’s just not ready to be announced yet,”.
Smith added, “With all the moving parts in this time, we have to be aware of how things change. Very soon, and I think in the next two weeks or less. We’ll have the next round of events that will be announced and it will help solve those schedules.”