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.
The NASCAR postseason is typically an all-encompassing event. If you're not in that group of 16, chances are your name is forgotten until the 2021 Daytona 500 in February. I'm not saying that's fair; it's just the way it is in the playoff era of stock car racing. The Federated Auto Parts 400 is typically no different, the short track that helps separate the championship contenders from early pretenders.
Get your NASCAR DraftKings lineups set for short-track racing under the lights! The NASCAR Cup Series travels to Richmond Raceway this weekend for the Federated Auto Parts 400 on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. ET. Television coverage is provided by NBCSN while the race can be heard on your local MRN affiliate.
It's hard to believe but the NASCAR postseason has arrived, on schedule despite a two-month COVID-19 suspension. One of the sport's crown jewel events, the Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway, will serve as the playoff opener on Sunday night (Sept. 6) as the Cup Series begins its 10-race championship chase.
This has been a year in sports unlike any other. But Saturday night, NASCAR will hold its regular-season finale, on schedule, at Daytona International Speedway. The Coke Zero Sugar 400, moved this year from its traditional July 4th weekend, will still provide fireworks as the remainder of the sport's 16-driver field will be determined by the parity and unpredictability of a superspeedway draft.
Incredibly, despite a two-month suspension due to the COVID-19 pandemic, NASCAR’s regular-season finale has arrived on schedule at Daytona International Speedway. For the first time ever, the track will host a pack racing event, the Coke Zero Sugar 400, to decide the 16-driver postseason field. This 160-lap event has traditionally been held July 4th weekend but was moved to August as the sport experimented with a variety of schedule changes for the 2020 season.
We're halfway through the Monster Mile doubleheader at Dover International Speedway. NASCAR's grand experiment of back-to-back Cup Series races concludes with a second straight Drydene 311 on Sunday.
Denny Hamlin took the checkered flag first in Saturday's Act I. A dream season for the Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota driver now includes his first win in 29 career starts at one of his worst tracks on the circuit.
The Dog Days of summer are quickly coming to a close for the NASCAR Cup Series with the first of two Drydene 311 races at Dover International Speedway. The doubleheader event on Saturday-Sunday is the third and final such experiment for NASCAR this season.