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NASCAR, ARCA Announce 2020 Format
October 2, 2019
The ARCA Menards Series will continue three of its longest-running, high-level regional stock car series in the US, along with the addition of a new fourth champion.
NASCAR, ARCA Announce 2020 Format

NASCAR and ARCA announced a new championship format for 2020 that will see a total of four championships under the ARCA Menards Series banner.

The series will continue three of its longest-running, high-level regional stock car series in the US, along with the addition of a new fourth champion.

The four championships include:
     
· ARCA Menards Series East and ARCA Menards Series West – Both series will continue the traditions established by the Busch North Series (founded in 1987) and Pacific Coast Late Model Series/Winston West (1954) and currently competing as the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East and West. The series will feature an annual schedule of six to eight races and the crowning of separate regional champions.

· ARCA Menards Series – The 20-race ARCA Menards Series, founded in 1953, will continue a mix of national-series combination events at venues such as Daytona International Speedway and Charlotte Motor Speedway, as well as short tracks like Madison International Speedway in Wisconsin and the Illinois and DuQuoin State Fairgrounds mile dirt tracks.

· ARCA Racing Series Showdown – Ten races within the larger ARCA Menards Series championship will feature the best of the three series coming together to crown a Showdown champion.

“What first started as a friendship between Bill France Sr. and John Marcum nearly 70 years ago took a momentous step forward today,” said ARCA President Ron Drager. “The amount of history and tradition these series are bringing together to form four elite championships for drivers is an amazing testament to the strength of this sport.
 
“We are proud and honored to be able to bring the ARCA sanction to the East and West Series; and we are looking forward to working with the race teams, tracks, media partners, fans, and sponsors that have helped those series achieve their long term success.”

NASCAR also announced if an East, West or current ARCA Menards Series car owner has a car that meets the 2019 rulebook, there will be a rules package that will allow them to compete in 2020.

ARCA and MAVTV also announced today an extension of its telecast rights agreement for select ARCA Menards Series races.

The 2020 ARCA Menards Series will officially begin on Saturday, February 8, at Daytona with the Lucas Oil 200 Driven by General Tire. Complete schedules for all four championships will be announced shortly.

For more information, visit arcaracing.com.