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NASCAR Xfinity, Gander Truck Series To Return To Short Tracks In 2020
April 3, 2019
Both NASCAR series will return to race tracks that were part of the original schedule for each series—venues that have been absent from the respective slates for more than a decade.
NASCAR Xfinity, Gander Truck Series To Return To Short Tracks In 2020

NASCAR today announced the 2020 schedules for both the NASCAR Xfinity Series and NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series, and both include a return to race tracks that were part of the original schedule for each series—venues that have been absent from the respective slates for more than a decade.

For the first time since 2006 – and only the second time in the last 25 years – the Xfinity Series will race at Martinsville Speedway in Henry County, Virginia. With a final chance to lock up a spot in the Championship 4, Martinsville will serve as the final Playoff cutoff race in all three national series. The Gander Trucks will race under the lights at “The Paperclip” on October 30, 2020, with the Xfinity Series making its return on October 31.

Likewise, Richmond Raceway in Henrico County, Virginia, plays a prominent role in both schedules. The Gander Trucks will return to Richmond for the first time since 2005, while the newly-renovated raceway will play host to the regular season finale in the Xfinity Series to set the field for the 12-driver Playoff field.

“The NASCAR Xfinity Series and NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series were both built on short track racing, and it is important that short tracks remain a prominent part of our series schedules,” Ben Kennedy said, who is the NASCAR managing director of racing operations and international development. “We returned to our roots in many ways with today’s announcement.”

For more information, and to view the NASCAR Xfinity Series and NASCAR Gander Outdoor Truck Series schedules, visit the NASCAR website.