NASCAR is returning this weekend in Darlington South Carolina. The racing organization is about to embark on a seven race stint in 11 days beginning on May 17. Ahead of its big weekend, NASCAR announced what's coming up after the initial seven race return. On that schedule, race dates at Talladega.

Talladega will host three races on the weekend of June 20-21. Saturday June 20 will host back-to-back races the ARCA Menards Series' General Tire 200 and the MoneyLion 300 NASCAR Xfinity Series. Sunday will be the Geico 500-NASCAR Cup Series Race. The events will be held without fans but it is still a step forward for NASCAR and for sports throughout the country.

Alabama Governor Kay Ivey spoke about the significance of racing returning to Alabama.

"Having one of our state’s jewels – Talladega Superspeedway - be able to host a NASCAR weekend is yet another step that shows how we are moving forward. The people of Alabama have been smart throughout these challenging times, and as a result, families from our state and all over the world will be treated to seeing or listening to the greatest racing in NASCAR. I ask that everyone remain vigilant so that we can continue taking steps forward and enjoying the many things Alabama has to offer, like our own Talladega Superspeedway," said Ivey.

Larry McReynolds of FOX Sports joined The Game to talk about NASCAR's return this weekend and the announcement that Talladega was officially on the schedule.

McReynolds acknowledged that the situation is not perfect without fans but said that NASCAR has a great opportunity to capture a new audience as one of the few sports active.

Check out the next several weeks of the NASCAR schedule as tweeted by Bob Pockrass.

The dates in Atlanta, Martinsville, Miami and Talladega are the newest additions to the NASCAR schedule as the racing organization feels its way through these uncertain times during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Be sure to tune into The Game each weekday from 2-6 p.m. and tune into this weekend's coverage of the Darlington race. Coverage of the race will begin on Sunday at 1:30 on Tide 100.9 FM or stream it live anywhere on the free TIDE1009app.

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