NASCAR Returns!

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Lately, due to this world pandemic, we haven’t gotten to enjoy most sports but luckily on May 17th NASCAR returns, and cars will be out on the track. NASCAR doesn’t hold as huge of a following as it used to, but it’s still nice to at least have something to be excited about in this tough time. As far as how many races will be held this year NASCAR has now set plans for 20 races including nine in the elite Cup Series as it returns to the tracks after being shut down for more than two months during the coronavirus pandemic. The Cup Series is taking place at Darlington Raceway and runs four times in 11 days at the South Carolina track and at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, North Carolina.  After North Carolina, NASCAR will head to Bristol Motor Speedway in Tennessee on May 31. The track is roughly three hours driving distance for most of the Charlotte-area based teams. Some drivers could fly privately to the track via helicopter. Next, to  Atlanta Motor Speedway with the Truck Series and Xfinity Series on June 6 and the Cup Series on June 7. The track in Hampton, Georgia, is at least a four-hour drive and teams could need hotels or air b and b’s.

Following this race, all three national series will run together and require air travel with two full days at Homestead-Miami Speedway in South Florida. The Truck Series and Xfinity Series will race June 13, then the Xfinity Series will run again on June 14 in a warm-up for the Cup Series. Talladega Superspeedway with the ARCA Series and the Xfinity Series will follow racing on the 20th and 21st of June. It has also just been announced that All NASCAR national series races and the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour event at Iowa Speedway are canceled this year. All together, NASCAR coming back is something to look forward to while bored at home and also gives us a sneak peek of what sports broadcasting will be like during this pandemic.