Pete Pistone’s prognostications for who will race their way into the 2020 NASCAR Cup Series Playoff field.
A field of 16 drivers will again qualify for this year’s playoff grid with the August 29th race at Daytona International Speedway serving as the regular-season finale for the first time.
Once the field is set, historic Darlington Raceway kicks off the championship portion of the field with the Southern 500 Labor Day weekend.
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The revamped schedule will see Bristol Motor Speedway end the opening round of the playoffs, Charlotte Motor Speedway’s Roval capping Round 2 and Martinsville Speedway hosting the race that will ultimately determine the Championship 4. Phoenix Raceway will be the new destination for the title race on November 8th.
So without further ado, here are the drivers that will have a shot at hoisting the NASCAR Cup Series trophy after the final checkered flag of the campaign flies nine months from now:
2020 PREDICTED NASCAR CUP SERIES PLAYOFF FIELD
Martin Truex Jr.
Missing from last year: Alex Bowman, Aric Almirola
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