NASCAR Announces Next Batch Of Schedule, Watkins Glen, Eldora Off, ROVAL At Daytona To Be Used

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.
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.
Takeaways
  • Start times could continue to be an issue. There’s no Cup race scheduled before 3 p.m. ET on this new slate. In fact, we have doubleheader weekend at Michigan and Dover and both have races started at 4 p.m. ET and later. Without any lights at either venue, those races could be moved to a new date if it happens to rain at race time.
  • Busy weekends will commence. Daytona will have all four ladders race on the road course with ARCA (Friday) Xfinity (Saturday) and Trucks/Cup on Sunday. Dover, will have the same a week later with ARCA and the Trucks (Friday), Xfinity/Cup (Saturday) and again on Sunday as well.
  • Every Cup race has been scheduled now. The only ones that did see an event run this year was Richmond (spring), Chicagoland and Sonoma.

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