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NASCAR returns to Michigan International Speedway this weekend

NASCAR returns to Michigan International Speedway this weekend
Posted at 9:59 AM, Aug 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-07 09:59:27-04
(WXYZ) —

NASCAR has announced it will return to the Michigan International Speedway the weekend of August 7-9.

Over the course of the three days, NASCAR will run four races across three different series. This includes the postponed NASCAR Cup Series FireKeepers Casino 400, which will be run on Saturday, August 8, as well as the scheduled NASCAR Cup Series Consumers Energy 400 on Sunday, August 9.

It will mark just the second time that NASCAR will run Cup Series races on consecutive days at the same track. The first occurred two weeks ago, with the previously scheduled races at Pocono, Saturday and Sunday, June 27 and 28, according to NASCAR.

The weekend slate will also consist of a NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series race (August 7) and the ARCA Menards Series VizCom 200 (August 9). The VizCom 200 was originally scheduled for June. The NASCAR Xfinity Series race that was scheduled for June in Michigan will been realigned to a future date on NASCAR’s 2020 schedule.

All four races will be televised nationally and will also air on MRN and its network of nationwide affiliates, in addition to Sirius XM NASCAR Channel 90. The events will be run without fans.

“The return of NASCAR racing at Michigan International Speedway is an important step in the reemergence of professional sports to our state,” said Michigan International Speedway President Rick Brenner. “The opportunity to host four races over the course of one weekend, including a pair of Cup events on successive days, is something that we look forward to and that we feel a tremendous amount of responsibility. We appreciate the patience and support from all of our fans, and we look forward to seeing them back in 2021.”

Ticketholders for 2020 NASCAR races at Michigan International Speedwaywill automatically receive a credit for the full amount of their purchase, plus an additional 20 percent of the total amount paid in their account within the next 7-10 days.

The credit can be applied to a future race event in 2020 or 2021 at a NASCAR-owned track, subject to availability. If a refund is preferred, forms are due August 7, 2020.

The schedule for the weekend will consist of the following (times are ET):

  • Friday, Aug. 7: NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series (200 miles) | 6:00 pm (FS1)
  • Saturday, Aug. 8: NASCAR Cup Series FireKeepers Casino 400 (312 miles) | 4:00 pm (NBCSN)
  • Sunday, Aug. 9: ARCA Menards Series VizCom 200 (200 miles)| 1:00 pm (MAVTV)
  • Sunday, Aug. 9: NASCAR Cup Series Consumers Energy 400 (312 miles) | 4:30 pm (NBCSN)

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