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Gander Trucks Expands Playoff Field For 2020
January 22, 2020
The NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series playoff field will expand from eight to 10 drivers beginning with the first round of eliminations at World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway on Aug. 21.
Gander Trucks Expands Playoff Field For 2020

The NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series will expand its playoff field from eight to 10 drivers in 2020, according to NASCAR officials.

The postseason schedule will again feature seven races but will have a new elimination format: three races in Round of 10, after which two drivers will be eliminated; three races in Round of 8, where four drivers will be eliminated; and the Championship 4 finale, which will crown the series champion at Phoenix Raceway on November 6.

According to the Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series Managing Director Brad Moran, the emergence of more top-level teams and better competition was part of the reason for the format change.

“The way the format was structured in the Gander Truck Series with the Round of 8, Round of 6, Round of 4, we were leaving some excitement on the table,” Moran said to NASCAR.com. “Maybe three or four years ago, not so much, but certainly the last couple of years with the series strengthening to the position it’s in right now, we really felt putting 10 teams into the playoffs for a Round of 10 is just going to make it that much more exciting and interesting, and will put a lot of emphasis on winning races, which is what we try to do.”

For more information, visit nascar.com.