The NASCAR Cup Sequence schedule for 2020 is notable merely due to the large adjustments which were made and can proceed to be made. A number of races have moved dates for 2020, making a scheduling shakeup that’s certain to influence how the 2020 NASCAR Cup Sequence champion is set.
The most important change because it pertains to the Cup Sequence playoffs, many say, is the truth that Daytona’s second date on the schedule is now the final race of the common season. Such an unpredictable and wide-open occasion being the final probability for groups to make the playoffs is a formulation for made-for-TV chaos.
Among the many different huge adjustments, that are detailed under: Pocono Raceway hosts a doubleheader in June — one race on Saturday and one on Sunday. Homestead-Miami Speedway now not hosts the championship race; now Phoenix Raceway will get that honor. The Bristol evening race is now a playoff race. The Brickyard 400 is now the sequence’ July 4th weekend showcase.
“The followers and the business as a complete have been vocal concerning the need for sweeping adjustments to the schedule, and the 2020 slate is a mirrored image of our efforts to execute in opposition to that suggestions,” NASCAR govt vp and chief racing improvement officer Steve O’Donnell mentioned when the schedule was introduced final March. “These adjustments are the results of unprecedented consensus-building with our race tracks and broadcast companions; one thing we glance to proceed into 2021 and past.”
Beneath is the entire NASCAR Cup Sequence schedule for 2020, together with begin instances, TV channels, radio stations and the winners of every race.
NASCAR schedule 2020
|Date||Race||Observe||Begin time||TV channel||Radio||Winner|
|Feb. 16||Daytona 500||Daytona Worldwide Speedway||2:30 p.m. ET||Fox||MRN||–|
|Feb. 23||Pennzoil 400||Las Vegas Motor Speedway||3:30 p.m. ET||Fox||PRN||–|
|March 1||Auto Membership 400||Auto Membership Speedway||3:30 p.m. ET||Fox||MRN||–|
|March 8||FanShield 500||Phoenix Raceway||3:30 p.m. ET||Fox||MRN||–|
|March 15||Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500||Atlanta Motor Speedway||2 p.m. ET||Fox||PRN||–|
|March 22||Dixie Vodka 400||Homestead-Miami Speedway||2 p.m. ET||Fox||MRN||–|
|March 29||O’Reilly Auto Components 500||Texas Motor Speedway||2 p.m. ET||FS1||PRN||–|
|April 5||Meals Metropolis 500||Bristol Motor Speedway||2 p.m. ET||FS1||PRN||–|
|April 19||Toyota Homeowners 400||Richmond Raceway||2 p.m. ET||Fox||MRN||–|
|April 26||Geico 500||Talladega Superspeedway||2 p.m. ET||Fox||MRN||–|
|Might 3||NASCAR Cup Sequence Race at Dover||Dover Worldwide Speedway||2 p.m. ET||FS1||MRN||–|
|Might 9 (Sat.)||NASCAR Cup Sequence Race at Martinsville||Martinsville Speedway||Eight p.m. ET||FS1||MRN||–|
|Might 16 (Sat.)||All-Star Race||Charlotte Motor Speedway||9 p.m. ET||FS1||MRN||–|
|Might 24||Coca-Cola 600||Charlotte Motor Speedway||6 p.m. ET||Fox||PRN||–|
|Might 31||Kansas 400||Kansas Speedway||2 p.m. ET||FS1||MRN||–|
|June 7||FireKeepers On line casino 400||Michigan Worldwide Speedway||2 p.m. ET||FS1||MRN||–|
|June 14||Toyota / Save Mart 350||Sonoma Raceway||Three p.m. ET||FS1||PRN||–|
|June 21||Chicagoland 400||Chicagoland Speedway||2:30 p.m. ET||NBCSN||MRN||–|
|June 27 (Sat.)||Youngsters Free 325||Pocono Raceway||Three p.m. ET||NBCSN||MRN||–|
|June 28||Fear-Free Climate Assure 350||Pocono Raceway||3:30 p.m. ET||NBCSN||MRN||–|
|July 5||Large Machine Vodka 400 on the Brickyard||Indianapolis Motor Speedway||3:30 p.m. ET||NBC||IMS Radio||–|
|July 11 (Sat.)||Quaker State 400 Offered by Walmart||Kentucky Speedway||7:30 p.m. ET||NBCSN||PRN||–|
|July 19||Foxwoods Resort On line casino 301||New Hampshire Motor Speedway||Three p.m. ET||NBCSN||PRN||–|
|Aug. 9||Customers Power 400||Michigan Worldwide Speedway||Three p.m. ET||NBCSN||MRN||–|
|Aug. 16||Go Bowling at The Glen||Watkins Glen Worldwide||Three p.m. ET||NBCSN||MRN||–|
|Aug. 23||Drydene 400||Dover Worldwide Speedway||Three p.m. ET||NBCSN||MRN||–|
|Aug. 29 (Sat.)||Coke Zero Sugar 400||Daytona Worldwide Speedway||7:30 p.m. ET||NBC||MRN||–|
NASCAR schedule 2020: Playoff races
|Date||Race||Observe||Begin time||TV channel||Radio||Winner|
|Sept. 6||Southern 500||Darlington Raceway||6 p.m. ET||NBCSN||MRN||–|
|Sept. 12 (Sat.)||Federated Auto Components 400||Richmond Raceway||7:30 p.m. ET||NBCSN||MRN||–|
|Sept. 19 (Sat.)||Bass Professional Outlets NRA Night time Race||Bristol Motor Speedway||7:30 p.m. ET||NBCSN||PRN||–|
|Sept. 27||South Level 400||Las Vegas Motor Speedway||7 p.m. ET||NBCSN||PRN||–|
|Oct. 4||Alabama 500||Talladega Superspeedway||2 p.m. ET||NBC||MRN||–|
|Oct. 11||Financial institution of America ROVAL 400||Charlotte Motor Speedway||2:30 p.m. ET||NBC||PRN||–|
|Oct. 18||Hollywood On line casino 400||Kansas Speedway||2:30 p.m. ET||NBC||MRN||–|
|Oct. 25||Texas 500||Texas Motor Speedway||Three p.m. ET||NBCSN||PRN||–|
|Nov. 1||NASCAR Cup Sequence Fall Race at Martinsville||Martinsville Speedway||2 p.m. ET||NBC||MRN||–|
|Nov. 8||NASCAR Cup Sequence Championship||Phoenix Raceway||Three p.m. ET||NBC||MRN||–|
NASCAR race schedule adjustments for 2020
Beneath are the key adjustments for the 2020 NASCAR Cup Sequence schedule in comparison with prior seasons.
— Phoenix Raceway hosts the championship race, marking the primary time since 2002 that the Cup Sequence will end its season someplace aside from Homestead-Miami Speedway.
— Homestead’s Cup Sequence date strikes to the spring (March 22), making the Dixie Vodka 400 the sixth race of the season moderately than the final.
— For the primary time within the trendy period, the Cup Sequence has a doubleheader on the schedule. Pocono Raceway hosts the Youngsters Free 325 on Saturday, June 27 and the Fear-Free Climate Assure 350 on Sunday, June 28.
— The Coke Zero Sugar 400 at Daytona, which had been an early July staple on the Cup Sequence schedule, is now the regular-season finale. It is scheduled for Aug. 29.
— The Southern 500 at Darlington, one of the crucial prestigious races on the schedule, is now the primary race of the playoffs. It is scheduled for Sept. 6.
— The well-known Bristol evening race, which beforehand had been run in August, is now a playoff race scheduled for Sept. 19. It is going to be the primary cut-off race of the postseason.
— The Brickyard 400 strikes as much as July 4th weekend, changing Daytona at that time of the schedule.
— The primary evening race of the season is … Martinsville? The quick monitor that not too long ago put in lights will get its first ever Eight p.m. ET begin time on Might 9.