As NASCAR prepares for the next round of races beginning at Bristol Motor Speedway this weekend, officials have released the rules and procedures for the races.
Over the next four weekends, NASCAR has planned eleven races between the three racing series – NASCAR Cup, Xfinity, and Gander RV and Outdoors Series at Bristol Motor Speedway, Atlanta Motor Speedway, Martinsville Speedway, Homestead-Miami Speedway, and Talladega Superspeedway.
Currently NASCAR will continue to run the races with no fans in the stands.
In the NASCAR Cup Series, NASCAR will continue to use the random draw for the starting lineup. Using team owner points to determine the order; positions one through 12 will draw first, positions 13 through 24 will draw next, followed by positions 25 through 36, with positions 37 through 40 going last.
Pit stall selection choice will be determined by the finishing order from the previous race. This will be used in all three series for all eleven races.
So far, all of the races have been run without the drivers having the opportunity to get in any practice time. The no practice rule will continue with the exception of Talladega Superspeedway where the NASCAR Cup drivers will be allowed a 50 minute practice session on Saturday morning in preparation for the Sunday race.
In the Xfinity Series; will also use the random draw with the exception of the doubleheader weekend at Homestead-Miami where the inversion of race order will be used.
In the Gander RV and Outdoors Truck Series: NASCAR will use the random draw with positions one through 10 going first, positions eleven through 21 will draw next, then positions 22 through 32. Normally only 32 trucks run in a single race, but NASCAR has expanded the field to 40 with the final seven potential spots drawing last.