(Texas News Radio) — NASCAR announced Thursday it will be running seven events across its three national series at two tracks over a 11-day period.
The sanctioning body will run four NASCAR Cup Series races, two NASCAR Xfinity Series races and one NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Series races at Darlington Raceway and Charlotte Motor Speedway — including the Coca-Cola 600 Memorial Day weekend.
Each of the events will be run without fans in attendance.
“NASCAR and its teams are eager and excited to return to racing, and have great respect for the responsibility that comes with a return to competition,” said Steve O’Donnell, NASCAR executive vice president and chief racing development officer. “NASCAR will return in an environment that will ensure the safety of our competitors, officials and all those in the local community. We thank local, state and federal officials and medical experts, as well as everyone in the industry, for the unprecedented support in our return to racing, and we look forward to joining our passionate fans in watching cars return to the track.”
As part of the sanctioning body’s health and safety plan, NASCAR is implementing the following changes:
Practice and qualifying will be eliminated at all of these announced events except the Coca-Cola 600.
NASCAR will announce plans for the rest of the season at a later day.
DATE TRACK SERIES DISTANCE NET START (ET)
Sun, May 17 Darlington Cup 400 mi FOX 3:30 PM
Tue, May 19 Darlington Xfinity 200 mi FS1 8:00 PM
Wed, May 20 Darlington Cup 500 km FS1 7:30 PM
Sun, May 24 Charlotte Cup 600 mi FOX 6:00 PM
Mon, May 25 Charlotte Xfinity 300 mi FS1 7:30 PM
Tue, May 26 Charlotte Gander Trucks 200 mi FS1 8:00 PM
Wed, May 27 Charlotte Cup 500 km FS1 8:00 PM