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NASCAR Announces Upcoming Races Scheduled for the 2020 Season

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Photo by Don White/TRE

NASCAR announced a new installment of races to the 2020 racing schedule, Thursday (June 4), for June 26 through August 2 at seven different venues.

Pocono Raceway, Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Kentucky Speedway, Charlotte Motor Speedway, Texas Motor Speedway, Kansas Speedway and New Hampshire Speedway are the venues that will host NASCAR national series and ARCA races, starting June 26.

Harvick all starA notable move is the announcement of the July 15 All-Star Race at Charlotte Motor Speedway (TV: FS1; 8:30 p.m. EST). The race will be accompanied by the All-Star Open race (TV: FS1; 7 p.m. EST) and the ARCA Menard’s Series race (TV: FS1; 4 p.m. EST).

Pocono, Indianapolis and Kentucky will hold their regularly-scheduled NASCAR race weekends, but changes have been to Pocono and Kentucky’s race weekends, in regards to the broadcasters with FOX Sports now covering those weekends that NBC Sports was set to broadcast.

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The Pocono race weekend is on its regularly-scheduled weekend, featuring Cup races on June 27 (TV: FOX; 3:30 p.m. EST) and June 28 (TV: FS1; 4 p.m. EST) that will be accompanied by the ARCA Menard’s Series June 26 (TV: FS1; 6 p.m. EST), the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series June 27 (TV: FS1; 12:30 p.m. EST) and the NASCAR Xfinity Series June 28 (TV: FS1; 12:30 p.m. EST).

The Kentucky Cup race weekend will be the 16th points-paying Cup weekend that FOX Sports will broadcast which aligns with the allotment of races that they are granted in their contract with NASCAR, in addition to their coverage of the Duels, the Busch Clash and the All-Star Race.  The July 12 Cup race (TV: FS1; 2:30 p.m. EST) will be accompanied by Xfinity races on July 9 (TV: FS1; 8 p.m. EST) and July 10 (TV: FS1; 8 p.m. EST) and a Gander Outdoors Truck race July 11 (TV: FS1; 2:30 p.m. EST).

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NBC Sports is still scheduled to broadcast the July 4 Indianapolis race weekend featuring not only the July 4 NASCAR Xfinity Series (TV: NBC; 3 p.m. EST, ) and July 5 NASCAR Cup Series (TV: NBC; 4 p.m. EST) races, but also the IndyCar GMR Grand Prix (TV: NBC; 1:15 p.m. EST).

The July 18-19 Texas Motor Speedway race weekend will feature the three NASCAR national series while the July 23-25 Kansas Speedway race weekend will feature the three NASCAR national series, but the August 2 New Hampshire Motor Speedway race weekend will feature only the NASCAR Cup Series (TV: NBCSN; 3 p.m. EST).

The July 9 Xfinity Series race at Kentucky was realigned from New Hampshire while the July 24 ARCA Kansas race was realigned from Chicagoland Speedway. The July 25 Gander Outdoors Truck race at Kansas was also realigned from Chicagoland. The July 25 Xfinity Series race at Kansas was realigned from Iowa Speedway.

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Full schedule (all times Eastern):

June 26 Pocono ARCA Menard’s Series/200 mi. (FS1; 6 p.m.)
June 27 Pocono Gander Trucks/150 mi. (FS1; 12:30 p.m.)
June 27 Pocono Cup/325 mi. (FOX; 3:30 p.m.)
June 28 Pocono Xfinity/225 mi. (FS1; 12:30 p.m.)
June 28 Pocono Cup/350 mi. (FS1; 4 p.m.)
July 4 Indianapolis Xfinity/151 mi. (NBC; 3 p.m.)
July 5 Indianapolis Cup/400 mi. (NBC; 4 p.m.)
July 9 Kentucky Xfinity/200 mi. (FS1; 8 p.m.)
July 10 Kentucky Xfinity/300 mi. (FS1; 8 p.m.)
July 11 Kentucky Gander Trucks/225 mi. (FS1; 1 p.m.)
July 12 Kentucky Cup/400 mi. (FS1; 2:30 p.m.)
July 15 Charlotte ARCA Menard’s/150 mi. (FS1; 4 p.m.)
July 15 Charlotte Cup (All-Star Open) (FS1; 7 p.m.)
July 15 Charlotte Cup (All-Star Race) (FS1; 8:30 p.m.)
July 18 Texas Xfinity/300 mi. (NBCSN; 3 p.m.)
July 18 Texas Gander Trucks/250 mi. (FS1; 8 p.m.)
July 19 Texas Cup/501 mi. (NBCSN; 3 p.m.)
July 23 Kansas Cup/400 mi. (NBCSN; 7:30 p.m.)
July 24 Kansas Gander Trucks/200 mi. (FS1; 7 p.m.)
July 24 Kansas ARCA Menard’s/150 mi(FS1; 10 p.m.)
July 25 Kansas Gander Trucks/200 mi. (FS1; 1:30 p.m.)
July 25 Kansas Xfinity/250 mi. (NBCSN; 5 p.m.)
Aug. 2 New Hampshire Cup/318 mi. (NBCSN; 3 p.m.)

SOURCES:
NASCAR
Racing-Reference.Info

 

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