2020 Toyota 500
The 2020 Toyota 500
is a NASCAR Cup Series race
held on May 20, 2020, at Darlington Raceway
in Darlington, South Carolina
, replacing Richmond Raceway
spring race. Contested over 208 laps -- shortened from 228 laps due to rain, on the 1.366 mi egg-shaped oval, it was the sixth race of the 2020 NASCAR Cup Series
is a race track
built for NASCAR
racing located near Darlington, South Carolina
. It is nicknamed "The Lady in Black"
and "The Track Too Tough to Tame"
by many NASCAR fans and drivers and advertised as "A NASCAR Tradition." It is of a unique, somewhat egg-shaped design, an oval with the ends of very different configurations, a condition which supposedly arose from the proximity of one end of the track to a minnow pond the owner refused to relocate. This situation makes it very challenging for the crews to set up their cars' handling in a way that is effective at both ends.
(R) denotes rookie driver.
(i) denotes driver who are ineligible for series driver points.
Ryan Preece was awarded the pole for the race as determined by the top 20 from Sunday's lineup inverted.
Laps: 60Stage Two
Final Stage Results
Lead changes: 17 among 13 different drivers
Cautions/Laps: 11 for 54
Red flags: 1
Time of race: 2 hours, 42 minutes and 23 seconds
Average speed: 104.984 mph
The Toyota 500 was carried by FS1 in the United States. Mike Joy and five-time Darlington winner Jeff Gordon covered the race from the Fox Sports studio in Charlotte. Matt Yocum handled the pit road duties. Larry McReynolds provided insight from the Fox Sports studio in Charlotte.
The Motor Racing Network (MRN) called the race for radio, which was simulcast on Sirius XM NASCAR Radio. Alex Hayden and Dave Moody called the action for MRN when the field raced down the front stretch. Dillon Welch called the race from a Billboard outside of turn 1 when the field raced through turns 1 and 2, and Steve Post called the race atop of the Darlington Raceway Club outside of turn 3 when the field raced through turns 3 and 4. Kim Coon and Hannah Newhouse called the action on pit road for MRN.
Standings after the race;Drivers' Championship standings;Manufacturers' Championship standingsNote: Only the first 16 positions are included for the driver standings.