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Jayski.com: XFINITY, Truck banquet moving to Charlotte

Original post 4-2-2017 NASCAR's lower-tier national series will be feting their champions at a slightly later date in a new location this season.

NBC Sports has learned the awards ceremony for the Xfinity and Camping World Truck series will be moved to Charlotte in December this year after a run of several years in South Florida on the day after the Cup Series season finale. NASCAR is expected to announce the move early this week, according to track sources who shared the information on the condition of anonymity because they weren't authorized to discuss it publicly.

The awards ceremony will be held Dec. 9 at the Charlotte Convention Center ballroom, which is where the NASCAR Hall of Fame induction ceremony is held. It will follow the NASCAR Whelen and All-American Touring Series "Night of Champions" ceremony on Dec. 8. The Night of Champions event has been held in Charlotte since 2010.

-- NBC Sports --

UPDATE: The season-ending awards for the NASCAR XFINITY Series and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series will relocate to Charlotte, North Carolina, in 2017, culminating in a combined star-studded week that will celebrate champions from NASCAR Whelen All-American Series and NASCAR Touring Series.

Relocating from Miami, where in recent years the end-of-year awards banquet was held on the Monday following the season-ending race weekend, the XFINITY and Camping World Truck series will honor their champions on Saturday, Dec. 9 at the Crown Ballroom in the Charlotte Convention Center, where the annual NASCAR Hall of Fame induction ceremony is held.

The night prior on Dec. 8, the ever-popular Whelen All-American Series and Touring Series awards will take place at the same location, giving drivers from those series added exposure with the two national series also in town.

The move from Miami to Charlotte was discussed with, and favored by, teams competing in both the XFINITY and Camping World Truck Series. Moving closer toward teams' home bases creates an opportunity for more teams to attend.

-- NASCAR.com --