NASCAR Reveals What’s Next through Beginning of August

NASCAR reveals what's next on the 2020 schedule for their top-three series, Cup, Xfinity, and Trucks along with the ARCA Menards Series.
LONG POND, PENNSYLVANIA – JULY 28: Kevin Harvick, driver of the #4 Busch Beer Gen X Ford, leads the field during the start of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Gander RV 400 at Pocono Raceway on July 28, 2019, in Long Pond, Pennsylvania. Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images

NASCAR reveals what’s next on the 2020 schedule for their top-three series, Cup, Xfinity, and Trucks along with the ARCA Menards Series.

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – NASCAR announced Thursday 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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Post-Darlington 2 Power Ranking

The Post Darlington 2 power ranking takes into account the win for Denny Hamlin.
DARLINGTON, SOUTH CAROLINA – MAY 20: Denny Hamlin, driver of the #11 FedEx Delivering Strength Toyota, crosses the finish line under caution to later win the rain-shortened NASCAR Cup Series Toyota 500 at Darlington Raceway on May 20, 2020, in Darlington, South Carolina. (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images)

Post-Darlington 2, the power ranking for the NASCAR Cup Series reveals a few ups and downs with Denny Hamlin’s win and Chase Elliott’s spin.

The second Cup Series race at Darlington Raceway was an exciting finish. Denny Hamlin was leading the Toyota 500, with Chase Elliott in close pursuit. Suddenly, Kyle Busch nipped the No. 9 car in the rear quarter panel, spinning Elliott around and out of contention. Hamlin wins the rain-shortened race, Busch still finishes second, Kevin Harvick is third, with Brad Keselowski and Erik Jones rounding out the top-five.

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Midweek Racing is a Possible Prelude to NASCAR’s Future

Midweek racing action from the NASCAR Cup Series at Darlington Raceway in the Toyota 500.
DARLINGTON, SOUTH CAROLINA – MAY 20: Cars race during the NASCAR Cup Series Toyota 500 at Darlington Raceway on Wednesday, May 20, 2020, in Darlington, South Carolina.
Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images

Midweek racing takes center stage as NASCAR returns after a ten-week halt.

Midweek racing scores big in NASCAR after the COVID 19 pandemic shut down racing since mid-March. As a hot topic in racing, the NASCAR Cup and Xfinity Series midweek races at Darlington Raceway are a huge deal. Up to this past week, the Southern 500 weekend was the only Darlington event on the schedule. The notorious ‘Lady in Black’ was the host for three additional events with two of those races running midweek. Some tracks are losing their dates to a modified schedule. So, Darlington Raceway and Charlotte Motor Speedway, next week, are filling the void.

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