The unique NASCAR Cup Collection schedule for 2020 featured an off weekend round July 26 for a fast break earlier than a four-race stretch forward of the playoffs. The modified NASCAR Cup Collection schedule technically changed that off weekend with a race weekend, however there may be nonetheless no Cup Collection race scheduled for Sunday, July 26.
NASCAR earlier this month launched the third version of its revised Cup Series schedule for 2020 after the COVID-19 pandemic shut down dwell racing for a pair months within the spring. A complete of 15 races have been accomplished since NASCAR returned to dwell racing, and 7 extra are on the schedule earlier than the playoffs begin in September.
For now, NASCAR nonetheless has a 36-race Cup Collection schedule intact for 2020, together with a 10-race playoff slate that has not but been modified.
Beneath are the small print of that schedule and the way NASCAR dealt with the July 26 race weekend.
Is there a NASCAR race right now?
Nope. The Cup Collection already accomplished this week’s race, a Thursday evening occasion at Kansas Speedway. Denny Hamlin won Thursday night’s race, his series-leading fifth victory of the 2020 season.
The following Cup Collection occasion on the schedule is one week from right now at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on Sunday, Aug. 2.
NASCAR scheduled the Kansas race for a Thursday evening reasonably than a Sunday afternoon so NBC/NBCSN might experiment with a weekday evening race as Fox/FS1 had carried out so many instances whereas broadcasting its portion of the 2020 Cup Collection schedule.
So reasonably than the cap of the weekend, the Cup Collection race led a full slate of NASCAR racing at Kansas from Thursday by means of Saturday. The monitor hosted a Truck Collection doubleheader Friday evening and Saturday, and a Saturday night Xfinity Collection race closed the weekend.
Up to date NASCAR schedule for 2020
Not together with Thursday evening’s race at Kansas, there are seven NASCAR Cup Collection races left earlier than the beginning of the 10-race playoff slate.
The unique schedule featured simply 4 races in August forward of the playoffs, however with its modified schedule, NASCAR is packing two doubleheaders — at Michigan Aug. 8-9 and at Dover Aug. 22-23 — into the schedule as a way to hold a 36-race season intact.
NASCAR additionally moved the mid-August race at Watkins Glen to Daytona, the place the Cup Collection will run on Daytona Worldwide Speedway’s street course for the primary time in its historical past.
Beneath 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||3:30 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||3:30 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||3:30 p.m. ET|
|Solar, June 21||Talladega||FOX||Three p.m. ET|
|Sat., June 27||Pocono||FOX||3:30 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||8:30 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. 8||Michigan||NBCSN||Four p.m. ET|
|Solar., Aug. 9||Michigan||NBCSN||4:30 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) reasonably than on NBC. Fox closed its protection this season with the All-Star Race at Bristol on July 15 earlier than NBC took over, however NBC nonetheless carried the Brickyard 400 on July 5.
NASCAR playoff schedule 2020
NASCAR is hoping to maintain its playoff schedule intact with its authentic dates and tracks. The one change being thought-about is a flip-flop of the dates for the Las Vegas and Texas races (comparable forms of tracks) to account for one more occasion at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Beneath 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. 4||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. 8||Phoenix Raceway||NBC||Three p.m. ET|