Getting into the season, we knew the 2020 NASCAR schedule would characteristic vital modifications when it comes to which tracks would host races on which dates. But no one may have predicted the quantity of change the 2020 NASCAR schedule has really endured.
After shifting some dates and transferring sure races to totally different tracks, NASCAR nonetheless has a full slate of 36 races intact for 2020. 4 Cup races have been accomplished earlier than the outbreak reached the US, and NASCAR turned the primary American sports activities league to renew its season — albeit with out followers in attendance — beginning with a beforehand unscheduled race at Darlington Raceway on Sunday, Might 17.
In its effort to squeeze a 36-race schedule right into a condensed time-frame earlier than the beginning of what the group hopes will probably be a standard playoff race schedule, NASCAR has scheduled all the regular-season Cup races that can play out by means of August.
The revised NASCAR schedule began with races in a comparatively shut proximity to the Charlotte, N.C., space, the place the vast majority of race groups are positioned. That eradicated many of the travel-related logistics points related to working a number of races in a single week. 4 of the final six regular-season races will probably be a part of doubleheaders at Michigan and Dover.
Under is what we all know in regards to the present state of the NASCAR Cup Collection schedule.
NASCAR schedule 2020
NASCAR on July eight launched the third version of its revised Cup Collection schedule for 2020. The newest replace confirmed the final six regular-season races earlier than the beginning of the Cup Collection playoffs in September.
Under is NASCAR’s schedule for the remainder of 2020, beginning with the Darlington races it ran in its return in Might.
|Date||Monitor||TV channel||Begin time|
|Solar., Might 17||Darlington||FOX||three:30 p.m. ET|
|Wed., Might 20||Darlington||FS1||7:30 p.m. ET|
|Solar., Might 24||Charlotte||FOX||6 p.m. ET|
|Wed., Might 27||Charlotte||FS1||eight p.m. ET|
|Solar, Might 31||Bristol||FS1||three:30 p.m. ET|
|Solar, June 7||Atlanta||FOX||three p.m. ET|
|Wed, June 10||Martinsville||FS1||7 p.m. ET|
|Solar, June 14||Homestead-Miami||FOX||three:30 p.m. ET|
|Solar, June 21||Talladega||FOX||three p.m. ET|
|Sat., June 27||Pocono||FOX||three:30 p.m. ET|
|Solar., June 28||Pocono||FS1||four p.m. ET|
|Solar., July 5||Indianapolis||NBC||four p.m. ET|
|Solar., July 12||Kentucky||FS1||2:30 p.m. ET|
|Wed., July 15||Bristol (All-Star Race)||FS1||eight:30 p.m. ET|
|Solar., July 19||Texas||NBCSN||three p.m. ET|
|Thurs., July 23||Kansas||NBCSN||7:30 p.m. ET|
|Solar., Aug. 2||New Hampshire||NBCSN||three p.m. ET|
|Sat., Aug. eight||Michigan||NBCSN||four p.m. ET|
|Solar., Aug. 9||Michigan||NBCSN||four:30 p.m. ET|
|Solar., Aug. 16||Daytona (street course)||NBC||three p.m. ET|
|Sat., Aug. 22||Dover||NBCSN||four p.m. ET|
|Solar. Aug. 23||Dover||NBCSN||four p.m. ET|
|Sat., Aug. 29||Daytona||NBC||7:30 p.m. ET|
The Darlington race on Might 17 ran as an alternative of the the Chicagoland race that was initially scheduled for June 21. The Darlington race on Might 20 ran as an alternative of the postponed Richmond race that was initially scheduled for April 19. The Charlotte race on Might 27 ran as an alternative of the Sonoma race that was initially scheduled for June 14.
The Pocono doubleheader remained as beforehand scheduled for the ultimate weekend of June, with the Cup Collection racing on back-to-back days. These races have been offered on Fox (and FS1) fairly than on NBC. Fox’s will shut its protection this season with the All-Star Race at Bristol on July 15 earlier than NBC takes over, however NBC nonetheless carried the Brickyard 400 on July 5.
The beforehand postponed races at Dover and Michigan at the moment are a part of Saturday-Sunday doubleheaders at these respective tracks in August.
As a result of New York requires folks to quarantine for 14 days after touring from certainly one of the states impacted heavily by COVID-19 (together with North Carolina), the Watkins Glen race on Aug. 16 was moved to the Daytona street course. Based on The Athletic, NASCAR tried to get a quarantine waiver for its Watkins Glen races however was denied by Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s workplace.
The Aug. 16 race would be the NASCAR Cup Collection’ first on the street course at Daytona.
NASCAR playoff schedule 2020
NASCAR reportedly is hoping to keep its playoff schedule intact with its authentic dates and tracks. The one change at the moment being thought of is a flip-flop of the dates for the Las Vegas and Texas races (comparable varieties of tracks) to account for one more occasion at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Under is the unique Cup Collection playoff race schedule NASCAR hopes to protect.
|Date||Monitor||TV channel||Begin time|
|Solar., Sept. 6||Darlington||NBCSN||6 p.m. ET|
|Sat., Sept. 12||Richmond||NBCSN||7:30 p.m. ET|
|Sat., Sept. 19||Bristol||NBCSN||7:30 p.m. ET|
|Solar, Sept. 27||Las Vegas||NBCSN||7 p.m. ET|
|Solar., Oct. four||Talladega||NBC||2 p.m. ET|
|Solar., Oct. 11||Charlotte (ROVAL)||NBC||2:30 p.m. ET|
|Solar., Oct. 18||Kansas||NBC||2:30 p.m. ET|
|Solar., Oct. 25||Texas||NBCSN||three p.m. ET|
|Solar. Nov. 1||Martinsville||NBC||2 p.m. ET|
|Solar. Nov. eight||Phoenix Raceway||NBC||three p.m. ET|