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UPDATED: NASCAR Schedule Expected Next Week, Swap in Store for Texas and Las Vegas Playoff Races

UPDATED: NASCAR Schedule Expected Next Week, Swap in Store for Texas and Las Vegas Playoff Races

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NASCAR is reportedly expected to make an official announcement on the full schedule for the 2020 season next week.

As per leading NASCAR journalist Bob Pockrass, NASCAR was expected to announce the rest of the schedule this week but has now pushed the announcement.

He said that NASCAR is expected to add two more races in the Xfinity Series and more races in the Truck Series.
These additions are expected to be within the already scheduled Cup Series race weekends.

Las Vegas and Texas NASCAR races could be swapped

He also said that the NASCAR Cup Series playoffs are expected to take place, as per schedule.

The only change could be the races at Las Vegas and Texas being swapped. This will depend on when the Electric Daisy Carnival will be held at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

LAS VEGAS, NV – MARCH 12: Brad Keselowski, driver of the #2 Miller Lite Ford, and Martin Truex Jr., driver of the #78 Bass Pro Shops/TRACKER BOATS Toyota, lead the field into turn one to start the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Kobalt 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on March 12, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

As per the current schedule, the Las Vegas Motor Speedway will hold a Cup Series playoff Round of 12 race on September 27th. Similarly, the Texas Motor Speedway will host a Round of 8 playoff race on October 25th.

Replying to a Twitter user who asked him when the rest of the 2020 season should be announced, Pockrass wrote, “NASCAR hoped to announce rest of 2020 schedule (plan has been Cup playoffs remain same w/poss Vegas-Texas swap depending on Electric Daisy Carnival status at LVMS) this wk but has pushed announcement to next wk. Still must add 2 Xfinity/4 truck races – expected adds to Cup wknds.”

Seven race weekends before playoffs begin

Seven races now remain in the regular Cup Series season. After the action at Kansas Speedway last weekend, the New Hampshire Motor Speedway will now host the drivers this Sunday.

A doubleheader weekend then follows at the Michigan International Speedway. A race at the Daytona Road Course on August 16 will be next, before another doubleheader weekend at the Dover International Speedway.

The regular-season finale is scheduled for August 29 at the Daytona International Speedway.

The playoffs will then begin with the Southern 500 on September 6 at the Darlington Raceway. Eight more playoff races will follow, before the top four drivers compete in the Championship race on November 8 at the Phoenix Speedway.

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SOURCE- Bob Pockrass-Twitter

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