Michigan International Speedway, Brooklyn, MI — May 15, 2020
Given the current pandemic status in Michigan, you might have guessed NASCAR will not be racing at Michigan International Speedway on the previously scheduled June 5-7 weekend. The event has been postponed.
“We want to thank our loyal fans who were set to attend our June race weekend,” said Michigan International Speedway President Rick Brenner. “The health and safety of our guests, stakeholders, employees, and community are of the utmost importance. We appreciate your patience and understanding as we navigate these challenging times and we look forward to racing again soon at Michigan International Speedway.”
While no new date was announced, speculation is that the FireKeepers Casino may be run the same weekend as the Consumer’s Energy 400 August 7-9.
What Do I Do with My Tickets?
NASCAR and MIS have offered fans several ticketing options. Here is the MIS announcement.
Tickets for the June 5-7, 2020 events will be honored on the rescheduled event date, and no further action is necessary if you plan to attend on the new event date. Alternatively, ticketholders may elect to receive a credit for the full amount paid plus an additional 20% of total amount paid to apply towards a different future event, including, but not limited to, grandstand seating, infield, camping, fan hospitality, pit/driver introduction pass, and garage experience ticket types.
The 120% event credit can be used in a single transaction during the remainder of the 2020 season and entire 2021 season for a NASCAR sanctioned event at any NASCAR-owned track other than the 2020 Michigan race on the rescheduled event date, subject to availability.
Elections must be submitted within 30 days following the release of the rescheduled event date.
NASCAR’s Revised Schedule for June
NASCAR announced the next slate of races in its return to racing, featuring events at Bristol Motor Speedway, Atlanta Motor Speedway, Martinsville Speedway, Homestead-Miami Speedway, and Talladega Superspeedway. The NASCAR Cup Series, NASCAR Xfinity Series, NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Series, and the ARCA Menards Series will all see action in the newly released schedule.
NASCAR had previously announced that Darlington Raceway and Charlotte Motor Speedway would host the first two weeks of racing following a two-month stoppage of action due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Like those two weekends of races, the newly announced dates will also be run without fans in attendance.
“As we prepare for our return to racing at Darlington Raceway on Sunday, the industry has been diligent in building the return-to-racing schedule,” said Steve O’Donnell, NASCAR executive vice president, and chief racing development officer. “We are eager to expand our schedule while continuing to work closely with the local governments in each of the areas we will visit. We thank the many government officials for their guidance, as we share the same goal in our return – the safety for our competitors and the communities in which we race.”
Bristol Motor Speedway will be the next track on the schedule following Charlotte, hosting an Xfinity Series race on May 30 followed by the NASCAR Cup Series on May 31. Atlanta Motor Speedway (June 6 and 7) will feature a race by each of the three national series, including a double-header on Saturday with the Xfinity Series and Gander Trucks.
Martinsville Speedway will then host a mid-week NASCAR Cup Series race under the lights on Wednesday, June 10, three days after racing at Atlanta.
Homestead-Miami Speedway will be next on the list, hosting a NASCAR Cup Series night race on Sunday, June 14, that will be preceded by an Xfinity Series race earlier in the day. That will be the second of two Xfinity Series races at Miami, which will also be part of a double-header with the Gander Trucks on Saturday, June 13.
The announced slate will wrap up at Talladega Superspeedway, starting with an ARCA Menards Series and Xfinity Series doubleheader on Saturday, June 20, and the NASCAR Cup Series on Sunday, June 21.
DATE TRACK SERIES DISTANCE NET START (ET)
Sat, May 30 Bristol Xfinity 160 mi FS1 3:30 PM
Sun, May 31 Bristol Cup 266 mi FS1 3:30 PM
Sat, June 6 Atlanta Gander Trucks 200 mi FS1 1:00 PM
Sat, June 6 Atlanta Xfinity 251 mi FOX 4:30 PM
Sun, June 7 Atlanta Cup 500 mi FOX 3:00 PM
Wed, June 10 Martinsville Cup 263 mi FS1 7:00 PM
Sat, June 13 Miami Gander Trucks 201 mi FS1 12:30 PM
Sat, June 13 Miami Xfinity 250 mi FOX 3:30 PM
Sun, June 14 Miami Xfinity 250 mi FS1 12:00 PM
Sun, June 14 Miami Cup 400 mi FOX 3:30 PM
Sat, June 20 Talladega ARCA 202 mi FS1 2:00 PM
Sat, June 20 Talladega Xfinity 300 mi FS1 5:30 PM
Sun, June 21 Talladega Cup 500 mi FOX 3:00 PM