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NASCAR announces racing schedule through end of June

NASCAR returns to action at Darlington Raceway on May 17th. On Thursday, they unveiled the next stage of their return, with a calendar of races through late June.

A general view of the grandstands during Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series 500 at Talladega Superspeedway on October 13, 2019 in Talladega, Alabama. Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images

NASCAR is restarting its season this Sunday, May 17th, after two months of inactivity due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Late last month, the organizing body announced four Cup Series races in ten days, with two at Darlington Raceway and two at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Now, we have another chunk of races added to the schedule, albeit with no fans in attendance.

On Thursday, NASCAR announced a schedule through the end of June between five different race tracks. Following the Darlington and Charlotte races, NASCAR will head to Bristol, Atlanta, Martinsville, Miami, and Talladega for five Cup Series races, five Xfinity Series races, two Gander Trucks races, and one ARCA race.

NASCAR will run a 400-miler at Darlington this Sunday, followed by a 500-kilometer race there on Wednesday. Memorial Day weekend Sunday, the annual Coca-Cola 600 will run in Charlotte, and that will be followed by another 500-kilometer race in Charlotte on Wednesday, May 27th.

Here’s the full NASCAR Cup Series schedule through the end of June.

Sun, May 17: Darlington, 400 miles
Wed, May 20: Darlington, 500 kilometers
Sun, May 24: Charlotte, 600 miles
Wed, May 27: Charlotte, 500 kilometers
Sun, May 31: Bristol, 266 miles
Sun, June 7: Atlanta, 500 miles
Wed, June 10: Martinsville, 263 miles
Sun, June 14: Miami-Homestead, 400 miles
Sun, June 21: Talladega, 500 miles

Some notable changes have been made to previously planned races. NASCAR announced postponements for their events at Kansas Speedway (May 30-31) and Michigan International Speedway (June 5-7).