NASCAR Announces 2020 Schedule Through Cup Series Regular Season Finale Weekend

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (July 8, 2020) – NASCAR today announced its schedule of events through August for all three national series and the ARCA Menards Series, which includes two additional NASCAR Cup Series doubleheaders, and two separate stops – on two different courses – at Daytona International Speedway.

The NASCAR Cup Series, NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series and ARCA Menards Series will visit Michigan International Speedway Aug. 7-9, featuring a Cup Series doubleheader on Saturday, Aug. 8 (4 p.m. ET, NBCSN) and Sunday, Aug. 9 (4:30 p.m. ET, NBCSN). Meanwhile, the NASCAR Xfinity Series will visit Road America on Saturday, Aug. 8 at noon ET (NBCSN). 

For the first time, the NASCAR Cup Series will race on the storied road course at Daytona International Speedway during the August 14-16 weekend. The road course-oval hybrid, most noted for the annual running of the Rolex 24 At DAYTONA, will feature races across all three national series and the ARCA Menards Series. The historic races will replace NASCAR’s annual visit to Watkins Glen International.


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FS1 will continue to carry coverage of the NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series throughout the balance of the season. As part of the 2020 revised schedule, World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway, which was originally slated to host the first race of the Gander Trucks playoffs, will now become race number 14 of the regular season on Sunday, Aug. 30 at noon ET.

NASCAR’s modified event procedures and protocols have been finalized in accordance with public health officials, medical experts and local, state and federal officials. NASCAR will determine if fans are allowed entrance to NASCAR Cup Series races on a market-by-market basis, in accordance with local and state guidelines.

More details on additional NASCAR national series events, including the playoffs, will be announced at a later date.

The latest installment of the 2020 schedule is as follows:

DATE                           TRACK                        SERIES                        DISTANCE       NET                 START (ET)

Fri, August 7                 Michigan                      Gander Trucks              200 mi              FS1                 6:00 PM

Sat, August 8                Road America               Xfinity                           182 mi              NBCSN      Noon          

Sat, August 8                Michigan                      Cup                                    312 mi              NBCSN      4:00 PM

Sun, August 9               Michigan                      ARCA Menards             200 mi              MAVTV      1:00 PM

Sun, August 9               Michigan                      Cup                                    312mi               NBCSN      4:30 PM

Fri, August 14               Daytona Road Course            ARCA Menards             TBA                  MAVTV      5:00 PM

Sat, August 15              Daytona Road Course            Xfinity                           182 mi              NBCSN      3:00 PM

Sun, August 16             *Daytona Road Course            Gander Trucks              153 mi              FS1                 Noon

Sun, August 16             Daytona Road Course   Cup                                    231 mi              NBC          3:00 PM           

Fri, August 21               Dover                           ARCA Menards East     125 mi              Trackpass 2:00 PM

Fri, August 21               Dover                           Gander Trucks              200 mi              FS1                 5:00 PM

Sat, August 22              Dover                           Xfinity                           200 mi              NBCSN      12:30 PM

Sat, August 22              Dover                           Cup                                    311 mi              NBCSN      4:00 PM

Sun, August 23             Dover                           Xfinity                           200 mi              NBCSN      1:00 PM

Sun, August 23             Dover                           Cup                                    311 mi              NBCSN      4:00 PM

Fri, August 28               Daytona                       Xfinity                           250 mi              NBCSN      7:30 PM

Sat, August 29              WWT Raceway             ARCA Menards             150 mi              MAVTV      6:00 PM

Sat, August 29              Daytona                        Cup                                    400 mi              NBC          7:30 PM

Sun, August 30             WWT Raceway             Gander Trucks              200 mi              FS1                 Noon

The NASCAR Cup Series continues this Sunday, July 12 at 2:30 p.m. ET from Kentucky Speedway, live on FS1, PRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio.

*The NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series race at Daytona (Aug. 16) has been realigned from Iowa Speedway; the NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series races will not run at Eldora Speedway (originally scheduled for July 30) and Canadian Tire Motorsports Park (originally scheduled for Sept. 6) and have been realigned for dates and locations to be determined; the NASCAR Xfinity Series will not run at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course (originally scheduled for May 30) and has been realigned to a date and location to be determined; the NASCAR Xfinity Series will not run at Michigan (originally scheduled for June 6) and has been realigned to a date and location to be determined.

**Schedule locations, dates, times and networks are subject to change.

About NASCAR

The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) is the sanctioning body for the No. 1 form of motorsports in the United States and owner of 16 of the nation’s major motorsports entertainment facilities. NASCAR consists of three national series (NASCAR Cup Series™, NASCAR Xfinity Series™, and NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series™), four regional series (ARCA Menards Series, ARCA Menards Series East & West and the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour), one local grassroots series and three international series. The International Motor Sports Association™ (IMSA®) governs the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship™, the premier U.S. sports car series. NASCAR also owns Motor Racing Network, Racing Electronics, Americrown Service and ONE DAYTONA. Based in Daytona Beach, Florida, with offices in eight cities across North America, NASCAR sanctions more than 1,200 races in more than 30 U.S. states, Canada, Mexico and Europe. For more information visit www.NASCAR.com and www.IMSA.com, and follow NASCAR on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat (‘NASCAR’).

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