While NASCAR has had every intention of running the complete 36 race schedule as originally planned this season, NASCAR officials have made some changes to three of the races.
The races at Chicagoland Speedway, the spring race at Richmond Raceway, and the road race at Sonoma Raceway have all been relocated to the Darlington and Charlotte Speedways.
Officials have also stated that future adjustments will be released in the near future.
Next weekend – May 17 – NASCAR makes a return to the track with a series of seven races in eleven days at Darlington and Charlotte. The tracks were chosen due to their relative location to the race teams shops which will require no air travel and will help to facilitate a single day event.
NASCAR spoke on the changes via a statement saying, “due to the current pandemic, NASCAR has faced several difficult decisions, including realigning race dates from several race tracks. These decisions were made following thorough collaboration with local and state government officials from across the country, including the areas of the affected race tracks. We thank all our fans for their support, and we look forward to our return to racing.”
The May 17 race at Darlington Speedway that will restart the 2020 NASCAR season will replace the June 21 NASCAR Cup race at Chicagoland.
The May 19 Xfinity Series race at Darlington Speedway will replace the Chicagoland race originally scheduled for June 20.
The ARCA Menards Series and the Gander RV and Outdoors Truck Series also had races scheduled at Chicagoland in June; those races will also be rescheduled at a later date.
The May 20 NASCAR Cup race at Darlington will replace the race that was originally scheduled at the Richmond Raceway on April 19.
The Truck Series race scheduled for April 18 in Richmond will be rescheduled at a later date.
The Richmond races scheduled for September 11 and 12 currently remain as scheduled.
The NASCAR Cup Series race scheduled for May 27 at Charlotte Motor Speedway will replace the June 14 race originally scheduled for the road course race at Sanoma Raceway. Sanoma Raceway officials noted that they had worked with NASCAR officials to reschedule the race, but a suitable date could not be found.
Officials at Chicagoland, Richmond, and Sanoma stated that fans who hold tickets for the races that were cancelled can eighter receive a full refund or a 120 percent credit toward a future race ticket.