When NASCAR announced its schedule through June 21st there was a noticeable addition to the schedule. An unexpected Xfinity doubleheader.
The addition of this doubleheader means another track is losing a date. When NASCAR was forced to shuffle the schedule around stand-alone events were expected to get the ax, unfortunately.
Homestead-Miami Speedway Replaces Iowa Speedway
A second Xfinity race at Homestead-Miami Speedway has been added to the schedule. A traditional Saturday race followed up by a Sunday race serving as a pre-cursor to the Cup race that afternoon.
The addition of a second Homestead-Miami race will service a replacement race for Iowa Speedway. NASCAR will not be making their annual trips to Iowa in 2020. Instead, the tracks two Xfinity dates have been given to Darlington and Homestead-Miami. Iowa’s Truck Series race will also not happen, a substitute date hasn’t been announced.
Iowa Speedway is an ISC track, with NASCAR taking ISC private last year it has freed up their ability to make moves like this. With that being said the Xfinity Series had three races originally scheduled for Iowa and Chicagoland this season. So far NASCAR has only scheduled two make up races, meaning Kansas Speedway is likely to host an Xfinity doubleheader as well.
Good news for Iowa fans, there are presently no plans to build warehouses over the track. Maybe just maybe, they’ll get a Cup race in 2021 as a makeup for this year’s cancellation.
Other Races In Jeopardy Of Losing Races In 2020
Mid-Ohio: The Lexington, OH road course was set to host the ARCA Menards and Xfinity Series this season.
Mosport: There’s about a zero percent chance the borders will be open for Truck teams to pay a visit to our friends up north. TobyChristie.com is reporting that Watkins Glen could be in play for the Truck Series, if that does come to fruition it would be the series first race at the circuit since 2000.
New Hampshire: This SMI track in all likelihood will lose their dates for the 2020 season, and potentially forever when NASCAR overhauls the schedule for 2021. Hence the third race at Charlotte for the Xfinity Series.
NASCAR schedule is ever-changing. The next portion will likely see them try to get back on track with what the original 2020 schedule was. Look for the 4th of July weekend to be when the sport tries to pick up with their original schedule.
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