(March 12, 2020) – After conversations with Circuit Ricardo Tormo and the local government, the NASCAR Whelen Euro Series season opener in Valencia, Spain has been rescheduled due to the ongoing concerns regarding the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus). The NASCAR GP Spain at Valencia, previously scheduled for April 25-26, will now take place on October 31st – November 1st.
All other events are scheduled to proceed as planned. The 2020 NASCAR Whelen Euro Series season will begin with the June 6-7 NASCAR GP UK at Brands Hatch.
By serving as the final event of the season, the NASCAR GP Spain will become a playoff event and award double points. The American Festival of Rome at Vallelunga, Italy will be the closing round of the regular season and award standard points.
The NASCAR Whelen Euro Series will continue to monitor the global situation and provide timely updates if necessary.
|REGULAR SEASON (1 joker race = 6 out of 7 best results)|
|June 6||UK||Brands Hatch||Round 1|
|June 7||UK||Brands Hatch||Round 2|
|June 20||Czech Republic||Most||Round 3|
|June 21||Czech Republic||Most||Round 4|
|July 11||Netherlands||Venray (oval)||EuroNASCAR 2 Round 5 (70 laps)|
|July 12||Netherlands||Venray (oval)||EuroNASCAR PRO Round 5 (100 laps)|
|September 12||Italy||Vallelunga||Round 6|
|September 13||Italy||Vallelunga||Round 7|
|Playoffs (double points)|
|October 3||Belgium||Zolder||Round 8|
|October 4||Belgium||Zolder||Round 9|
|October 17||Germany||Hockenheim||Round 10|
|October 18||Germany||Hockenheim||Round 11|
|October 31||Spain||Valencia||Round 12|
|November 1||Spain||Valencia||Round 13|
Photo credits: NASCAR Whelen Euro Series
NASCAR Whelen Euro Series
The NASCAR Whelen Euro Series was founded in 2008 and established the NASCAR official European Series in January 2012 thanks to a long-term partnership signed with NASCAR (National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing), Team FJ, a Motorsports company located in Blois, France, and Whelen Engineering as title sponsor of the Series.The season is made up of 26 races, equally split among EuroNASCAR PRO and EuroNASCAR 2 championships, on the best European tracks. Euro NASCAR introduced a stunning innovation on July 7-8, 2012 by organizing the first ever NASCAR race on an oval track in Europe on a half-mile speedway built in the downtown of Tours (France). With four races in two days, these 400 HP V8 monsters provide pure racing action and thrilling bumper-to-bumper battles as well as a lot of family fun around the track! In the pure NASCAR tradition, race fans can get closer to the action than ever and feel the unique in Europe paddock atmosphere thanks to drivers, teams and cars always available for the spectators.The series attracts drivers from all over the world, all willing to fight on track for the win and take the first step towards becoming a NASCAR star in the U.S.