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Quaker State rescheduled, adds Xfinity races

Kentucky Speedway will run cup race July 12
Alsco to Extend Xfinity Series Partnership with Kentucky Speedway
Posted at 4:21 PM, Jun 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-04 16:35:24-04

SPARTA, Ky. — NASCAR's revision of its 2020 schedule has the Kentucky Speedway moving its Quaker State 400 from a Saturday to Sunday, July 12 at 2:30. The track will also get a double header of XFinity races as well.

So, the weekend will now look like this.

  • The Quaker State 400 presented by Walmart will take place on Sunday, July 12 at Kentucky Speedway and will air live on FS1, PRN and Sirius XM NASCAR radio at 2:30 p.m.
  • The NASCAR Xfinity Series, featuring the Kentucky 200 and the Alsco 300, kicks-off the quadruple NASCAR National Series race weekend with a doubleheader scheduled for Thursday and Friday nights, July 9 – 10. Both Xfinity Series races are scheduled to start at 8 p.m. and will air live on FS1 and PRN / Sirius XM NASCAR radio
  • The Buckle Up In Your Truck 225 will move to Saturday, July 11 and will air on FS1 and MRN / Sirius XM NASCAR radio at 1 p.m.
  • All four races will take place without spectators in attendance as part of NASCAR’s effort to bring live competition to a worldwide broadcast audience during the COVID-19 pandemic

In its release, Kentucky Speedway General Manager, Mark Simendinger, reacted to the latest news. “I would like to thank Governor Andy Beshear, Senior Advisor Rocky Adkins and Health Commissioner Dr. Steven Stack for working in collaboration with NASCAR and Kentucky Speedway to assure this year’s race weekend takes place in a way that protects the safety of participants and the community,” said Simendinger. “We are excited to take our turn as NASCAR leads the sports world back to live events. And what a turn we have by showcasing four races in four days.”

Again, all of the races will take place without spectators.