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Reports show Bristol Cup race rescheduled for June 3

Jeff Birchfield • Apr 29, 2020 at 10:50 AM

The NASCAR season is set to resume Sunday, May 17, at Darlington Raceway, according to reports by Autoweek and The Athletic websites.

Autoweek stated it had obtained a schedule that had been sent to NASCAR teams. It has the Bristol spring race rescheduled for Wednesday, June 3, and only addresses Cup Series events for May and early June.

“NASCAR hasn’t released an official schedule with dates and details yet,” said Jerry Caldwell, executive vice president and general manager of Bristol Motor Speedway. “Once this information is available, it will be promptly shared with the media, posted on our website and disseminated via our social media channels.”

The season has been on hiatus since a national state of emergency was declared in March. Races at Daytona, Las Vegas, California and Phoenix were completed before the Atlanta race weekend was the first of seven postponed.

The reports had races at Darlington for both May 17 and May 20. It deviates from the original 2020 schedule with the South Carolina track to host just one Cup Series race.

It showed the first number of races to be held at tracks within a 3-4 hour driver from the teams’ North Carolina race shops.

According to the reports, teams would also race back-to-back at Charlotte Motor Speedway with the Coca-Cola 600 on May 24 and a 310-mile race on May 27. The series would then go to Martinsville Speedway on May 31 before heading to Bristol.

The next race would be at Atlanta Motor Speedway on June 7 before the first long road trip to Homestead-Miami Speedway on June 14.

According to speedway officials, NASCAR has been in contact with its different tracks, and official word on a revised schedule is expected soon.

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