NASCAR is back. It may look different, with no fans in the stands, drivers wearing masks, and practicing social distancing throughout the facility. Still, for 293 laps around Darlington Raceway, life felt pretty normal again in the racing world. After over two months off, drivers came to one of the circuit’s most demanding tracks to race without practice or qualifying. That gives an advantage to the veterans, holding firm with Kevin Harvick picking up his 50th career win. With that being said, here is the first power ranking in over ten weeks.
Due to forecasted inclement weather, NASCAR is adjusting the start time of Wednesday evening’s Toyota 500 NASCAR Cup Series race at Darlington Raceway to 6 p.m. ET. The race will be broadcast on FS1, MRN, and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio.