"The presence of the confederate flag at NASCAR events runs contrary to our commitment to providing a welcoming and inclusive environment for all fans, our competitors and our industry. Bringing people together around a love for racing and the community that it creates is what makes our fans and sport special. The display of the confederate flag will be prohibited from all NASCAR events and properties."
The season-ending event, which will reward the champions and special awards winners from the ARCA Menards Series, ARCA Menards Series East and ARCA Menards Series West, as well as the Sioux Chief Showdown, will be celebrated in a virtual setting.
NASCAR driver, Hailie Deegan has been issued sensitivity training prior to the 2021 season for her actions in an iRacing event on Sunday evening.
"Following discussions with our race teams and the broader industry, NASCAR will continue to conduct its race weekends without practice and qualifying for the remainder of the 2020 season in all three national series. The current format has worked well in addressing several challenges during our return to racing. Most importantly, we have seen competitive racing week-to-week. NASCAR will adjust the starting lineup draw procedure for the Playoff races, and will announce the new process at a later date."
NASCAR announced Friday afternoon three race tracks that will loose race dates in 2020 due to the COVID-19 disease. Sonoma Raceway and Chicagoland Speedway will both loose their one and only race date, Richmond International Raceway will loose their spring race date.
"A Sonoma Raceway staff member discovered a piece of twine tied in what appeared to be a noose hanging from a tree on raceway property. Our staff, on-site business tenants, and local law enforcement have been contacted and asked to share any information they may have. The incident is under investigation by the Sonoma County Sheriff’s Department," - Sonoma Raceway
The National Motorsports Appeals Panel today heard and considered an appeal of a behavior penalty issued on Sept. 10 to Mike Wallace.
NASCAR today announced its plan to reintroduce guests at select NASCAR Cup Series races beginning with the Dixie Vodka 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway (June 14 on FOX, MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio) and the GEICO 500 at Talladega Superspeedway (June 21 on FOX, MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio).
To honor the legacy of the sport’s founding family, NASCAR today announced that the Bill France Cup will be awarded to the champion of the NASCAR Cup Series, beginning in 2020.
Steve O’Donnell, NASCAR executive vice president and chief racing development officer, met with the media via video conference following Sunday’s The Real Heroes 400 at Darlington Raceway: