2020 spring race weekend at Richmond Raceway officially canceled

Posted at 3:38 PM, May 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-08 15:43:30-04

RICHMOND, Va. – Richmond Raceway’s spring race weekend, originally scheduled for April 17-19, has officially been canceled as part of the revised NASCAR schedule.

The spring race had been postponed on March 17 as a result to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Richmond’s spring NASCAR Cup Series race has been realigned to Darlington as part of NASCAR’s efforts to reschedule all points races for all national series events for the current season.

This marks the first time since 1958 that Richmond Raceway won't host two NASCAR races in the same season.

NASCAR will return to competition on Sunday, May 17 at Darlington Raceway.

“As a sport, we continue to be united in the best interests of the safety and well-being of our fans, competitors, stakeholders, and track personnel,” said Richmond President Dennis Bickmeier. “There will be brighter and healthier days ahead in the greater Richmond region when NASCAR returns to Richmond Raceway for the NASCAR Playoff Race Weekend on Sept. 11-12.”

Richmond’s NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series race remains postponed for a future rescheduled date.

Ticketholders for the Richmond spring NASCAR Cup Series race may elect to receive a credit for the full amount plus an additional 20% of the total amount paid to apply towards future race events, including, but not limited to, grandstand seating, camping, fan hospitality, and FanGrounds passes.

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 tracks, subject to availability.

For additional details or other options, fans can click here.

The following statement has been issued from NASCAR:

"Due to the current pandemic, NASCAR has faced several difficult decisions, including realigning race dates from several race tracks. These decisions were made following thorough collaboration with local and state government officials from across the country, including the areas of the affected race tracks. We thank all our fans for their support, and we look forward to our return to racing."