The NASCAR Cup Series heads north from Darlington to visit Richmond Raceway for the second race of the 2020 playoffs. After the spring date at the short track was cancelled, NASCAR’s premier series is set to race only once in the Commonwealth in 2020.
There are 38 cars entered for the event, meaning all will make the race barring any changes to the entry list. There is only one change from last week’s race at Darlington, in that Spire Motorsports’ No. 77 will have Reed Sorenson behind the wheel in place of Ross Chastain.
Timmy Hill will drive the No. 66 for MBM Motorsports, capping off a quadruple-duty weekend. Hill is set to race in all four events between the Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series, Xfinity Series and Cup Series. All four races will take place within a little over 48 hours.
The Federated Auto Parts 400 is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 12 at 7:30 p.m. No fan attendance will be permitted due to the coronavirus pandemic, but the race will air live on NBC Sports.
About the author
Adam Cheek joined Frontstretch as a contributing writer in January 2019. A 2020 graduate of VCU, he works as a producer and talent for Audacy Richmond's radio stations. In addition to motorsports journalism, Adam also covered and broadcasted numerous VCU athletics for the campus newspaper and radio station during his four years there. He's been a racing fan since the age of three, inheriting the passion from his grandfather, who raced in amateur events up and down the East Coast in the 1950s.
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