NASCAR*S Knockout series details announced

The NASCAR*S Knockout series has unveiled details of the format for its car-for-life future series, to be introduced in 2022.

The Knockout series will go back to traditional qualifying with the qualifying format unchanged from the bumper cars series – starting the qualifying with 20 drivers for a 20-lap shootout at Atlanta Motor Speedway. After the shootout, the top 12 drivers from the shootout progress to the next round.

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NASCAR took a leap of faith by drafting a bumper cars format, attracting more people to the sport by giving it something to talk about. The series began in 2009, with a four-year break until 2015, when it added other racing competitions including Formula Drift, 2-Rolex and Pro Motocross UK. In 2022, that formula is set to return.

Mike Elinder, vice-president of racing development at NASCAR, said: “The WWE, a sports entertainment venue, is an ideal cultural backdrop for our sports car events. “We are excited to continue this agreement and bring our racing fans this exciting new summer series.”

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