With the playoff season looming, NASCAR has released the rules for competitions and driver participations for the 2020 racing season.
Currently the Gander Outdoors Truck Series allows for 32 trucks in any given race; the Xfinity Series has 38 cars per race, and the Monster Energy Cup Series allows 40 cars in the field. Beginning next season the Xfinity Series field will be reduced from 38 to 36 cars.
Race car drivers love racing and are ready and willing to participate in a race every chance they get. It is not unusual to see a driver run two and three races in any given weekend. Currently Monster Cup Series drivers with five or more years of driving experience in one or all of the three NASCAR series are limited to driving in seven Xfinity Series races and five Gander Outdoors Truck Series.
Beginning with the 2020 racing season the experience level drops from five to three years and Monster Cup drivers will be limited to only five races in both of the lower series. Those five races are limited to regular season races only excluding the Dash-4-Cash and Triple Truck Challenge programs.
In the Xfinity Series Dash-4-Cash program, Miami-Homestead will set the eligibility for the four drivers with Texas, Bristol, Talladega, and Dover Speedways as the four races for the prize money.
The Triple Truck Challenge that was created this season, returns next year but will take place earlier in the season and featuring three new tracks – Richmond, Dover, and Charlotte.