The NASCAR Cup Series shifts gears this weekend after three straight weeks of short track competition. Instead, they'll compete on their largest track, Talladega Superspeedway, as pack racing takes center stage for the second time this year.
NASCAR's second and final leg of its west coast swing wraps up this weekend with the Instacart 500 at Phoenix Raceway. The one-mile oval, where cars will run the higher horsepower package, features a shorter race at one of the more competitive flat tracks on the circuit. The fifth race of the year may be the finest to date after four surprising winners have the sport off to a hypercompetitive start.
NASCAR's traveling circus hits the Midwest for the 2020 Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas Speedway on Sunday. The 1.5-mile oval is celebrating its 20th year of Cup Series competition with a fall playoff race that's now the first inside the Round of 8.
NASCAR heads to its second and final road course race of 2020 with the Bank of America ROVAL 400 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. The race on Sunday is the final one in the Cup Series Round of 12 and will eliminate four additional drivers from the championship chase.
The 2020 NASCAR Cup Series season rolls the dice at Las Vegas Motor Speedway this weekend with the South Point 400 on Sunday. This second date at Sin City's 1.5-mile oval was moved this year following a short stint as the sport's playoff opener. Instead, LVMS marks the first race in the Round of 12 for drivers still championship-eligible.
NASCAR's most famous race under the lights takes center stage Saturday night at Bristol Motor Speedway. The 60th Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race will mark the first time Thunder Valley's short track runs a race during the Cup Series postseason.
The NASCAR Cup Series charges up the second half of the season Thursday night with the Super Start Batteries 400 at Kansas Speedway. It’ll be the third straight points-paying race on a 1.5-mile oval after visits to Kentucky Speedway and Texas Motor Speedway earlier this month.
The NASCAR Cup Series jumps to the Lone Star State this weekend for the running of the 2020 O'Reilly Auto Parts 500. Texas Motor Speedway will host the event, originally postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, with fans in the stands.
Pocono Raceway marks another first for NASCAR in the midst of this COVID-19 pandemic. But unlike some of the other changes in the midst of a topsy-turvy 2020, this quirk in the schedule was planned in advance.
Talladega Superspeedway has a history of being NASCAR's most unpredictable track. Literally any one of the 40 drivers in the field can push to the front at any moment, regardless of equipment, experience or circumstances. So it's only fitting that setting the starting lineup for this race would be a random draw.