Kansas Speedway officials still planning for May 30-31 races

NASCAR season to resume May 17 in South Carolina
Posted at 2:36 PM, Apr 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-30 15:36:57-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Two of NASCAR’s national touring series are scheduled for races in late May at Kansas Speedway.

Officials at the 1.5-mile tri-oval in Kansas City, Kansas, are preparing as if those races — the NASCAR Gander RV and Outdoors Truck Series Kansas 250 on May 30 and the NASCAR Cup Series Kansas 400 on May 31 — will take place with fans in the stands until they are told otherwise.

A spokesperson for Kansas Speedway said the track is working on a contingency plan for if the race is allowed but without fans in the stands, though final details have yet to be fleshed out.

Local and state public health officials will have the final say on whether the race is allowed to proceed and if fans are allowed to be present, according to a Kansas Speedway spokesperson.

NASCAR announced Thursday that all three of its national touring series will resume next month with Cup Series returning for a 400-mile race on Sunday, May 17, at Darlington Raceway.

The Xfinity Series, which is NASCAR’s second-tier stock-car series, also is scheduled to race at Darlington Raceway with a 200-mile showdown on Tuesday, May 19.

NASCAR also plans to conduct races May 24-27 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.