NASCAR: Two Procedure Changes Ahead of Playoff Races

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NASCAR: Two procedure changes for all three national series given before playoff races, starting at Michigan International Speedway this week.

Choose Rule Added to Majority of Races; Performance Metrics Set Starting Lineup, Busch Pole Award & Cometic Gaskets Pole Award

NASCAR: Two procedure changes for all three national series given before playoff races, starting at Michigan International Speedway this week.

NASCAR is incorporating the ‘choose rule’ into the restart procedure for all national series races except those held on road courses and superspeedways (Daytona and Talladega). The rule made its NASCAR national series debut during the NASCAR All-Star Race at Bristol Motor Speedway last month. As drivers approach a designated spot on the track, they must commit to the inside or outside lane for the restart. The rule will add strategy and is especially important on those tracks that have a distinctly dominant lane on restarts; the drivers will have their choice of track position or the preferred lane as the race returns to green flag conditions. 

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NASCAR’s Final 2020 Installment for All National Series

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NASCAR's last 2020 Installment includes playoff dates and locations for all National Series. See table with all details.

NASCAR’s last 2020 Installment includes playoff dates and locations for all National Series, including Cup, Xfinity, Truck, ARCA West, and ARCA Menards Series.

NASCAR Cup Series

In the NASCAR Cup Series, all ten playoff venues and dates remain intact from the original 2020 schedule, with the postseason kicking off at Darlington Raceway on Sunday, Sept. 6, on NBCSN at 6 pm ET, and culminating with the crowning of a champion for the first time at Phoenix Raceway on Sunday, Nov. 8, on NBC at 3 pm ET.

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NASCAR Announces 2020 Schedule through Regular Season Finale Weekend

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NASCAR Announces 2020 Schedule through Cup Series Regular Season Finale Weekend
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NASCAR Announces 2020 Schedule through Cup Series Regular Season Finale Weekend

NASCAR announced on Wednesday its schedule of events through August for all three national series and the ARCA Menards Series, which includes two additional NASCAR Cup Series doubleheaders, and two separate stops – on two different courses – at Daytona International Speedway.

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NASCAR All-Star Race Format

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NASCAR All-Star Race Format includes a chance to test the new ‘Choose Rule’ to add strategy to restarts at Bristol Motor Speedway later this month.

NASCAR All-Star Race Format includes a chance to test the new ‘Choose Rule’ to add strategy to restarts at Bristol Motor Speedway later this month.

NASCAR and Bristol Motor Speedway have put together the format for the NASCAR All-Star Race, including the introduction of a ‘choose rule’ that will allow drivers to choose which lane they line up in for restarts.

The rule, which is popular among short track fans, will fittingly make its NASCAR national series debut during the first NASCAR All-Star Race held on a short track. NASCAR and Speedway Motorsports officials have previously announced the race is moving to Bristol from Charlotte Motor Speedway, which had hosted 34 of the race’s 35 previous editions.

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NASCAR Honoring Frontline and Military Heroes Alike in NASCAR Salutes Refreshed by Coca-Cola

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CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA – MAY 26: An American Flag is displayed during pre-race ceremonies prior to the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway on May 26, 2019 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images)

Industry-wide platform to kick off with 2020 Big Machine Hand Sanitizer 400 at the Brickyard

Beginning this weekend at Indianapolis Motor Speedway and running through July 31, the NASCAR industry will honor United States Armed Forces and frontline healthcare heroes as part of this year’s expanded NASCAR Salutes Refreshed by Coca-Cola – an industry-wide opportunity to recognize and thank those who have gone above and beyond to keep society safe and healthy.

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NASCAR Appoints Brandon Thompson to Vice President, Diversity and Inclusion

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NASCAR Appoints Brandon Thompson to Lead Diversity and Inclusion Strategy and Programs; 17-year Industry Veteran Transitions to New Role After Leading NASCAR Touring Series

NASCAR Appoints Brandon Thompson to Lead Diversity and Inclusion Strategy and Programs. 17-year Industry Veteran Transitions to New Role After Leading NASCAR Touring Series

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (June 16, 2020) – NASCAR today announced the appointment of industry veteran Brandon Thompson to the newly created position of Vice President, Diversity and Inclusion. In this role, Thompson will lead the sanctioning body’s strategy for diversity and inclusion, as well as programs and initiatives designed to champion and enhance diversity across the NASCAR industry.

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NASCAR Statement

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NASCAR Makes Statement about the Confederate Flag

The presence of the confederate flag at NASCAR events runs contrary to our commitment to providing a welcoming and inclusive environment for all fans, our competitors and our industry. Bringing people together around a love for racing and the community that it creates is what makes our fans and sport special. The display of the confederate flag will be prohibited from all NASCAR events and properties.”

Advance Auto Parts Sponsoring NASCAR Weekly Series

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Advance Auto Parts Weekly Series Racing Returns to NASCAR in Multi-year Agreement. They are supporting local racing communities through NASCAR partnership.
Photo Illustration by Igor Golovniov/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images

Advance Auto Parts Weekly Series Racing Returns to NASCAR in Multi-year Agreement

Advance Auto Parts is supporting local racing communities through NASCAR partnership

NASCAR Weekly Series events are returning to several tracks across North America. Amid their return, NASCAR and Advance Auto Parts have signed a multi-year official partnership. The partnership names Advance Auto Parts, a leading automotive aftermarket parts provider, as the series entitlement sponsor. As part of the agreement, Advance Auto Parts also becomes the ‘Official Auto Parts Retailer of NASCAR.’ 

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NASCAR Implements Plans to Welcome Back Guests at Select Tracks

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NASCAR implements plans to reintroduce guests at select NASCAR Cup Series races beginning with the Dixie Vodka 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway.
HOMESTEAD, FLORIDA – NOVEMBER 17: Denny Hamlin, driver of the #11 FedEx Express Toyota, lead a pace lap prior the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead Speedway on November 17, 2019 in Homestead, Florida. (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images)

Limited Numbers will be Allowed Entrance to NASCAR Cup Series Events at

Homestead-Miami Speedway and Talladega Superspeedway

NASCAR implements plans to reintroduce guests at select NASCAR Cup Series races beginning with the Dixie Vodka 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on June 14th. The same plans are in place for the GEICO 500 at Talladega Superspeedway on June 21st. Coverage for both events is on FOX, MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio.

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NASCAR Announces Next Installment in Return to Racing Schedule

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NASCAR announces the next installment for the modified 2020 schedule, including the top-three series and the ARCA Menard's Series.
LONG POND, PA – JULY 28: Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series driver Chase Elliott of the #9 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet Camaro races during the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Gander Outdoors 400 on July 28, 2019 at Pocono Raceway in Long Pond, PA.(Photo by Gregory Fisher/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

NASCAR announces the next installment for the modified 2020 schedule, including the top-three series and the ARCA Menard’s Series.

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (June 4, 2020) – NASCAR today announced the next installment of events in its return to racing, featuring races at Pocono Raceway, Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Kentucky Speedway, Texas Motor Speedway, Kansas Speedway, and New Hampshire Motor Speedway.

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