2020 NASCAR Start Times and Networks feature
Sep 24, 2019

NASCAR Announces 2020 Start Times and Networks for All Three National Series

Cup Series Playoffs Commence with Four Consecutive Primetime Races

 

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Sept. 24, 2019) – NASCAR, in collaboration with its partners FOX Sports and NBC Sports, today announced 2020 race start times and network coverage for the NASCAR Cup Series, NASCAR Xfinity Series, and NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series.

 

Twenty-one national series events will air on broadcast television in 2020, including the DAYTONA 500 (Feb. 16, FOX), Coca-Cola 600 (May 24, FOX), Brickyard 400 (July 5, NBC), and the NASCAR Cup Series regular-season finale at Daytona International Speedway (August 29, NBC).

 

The Cup Series regular-season finale at Daytona kicks off five consecutive weeks of primetime racing as the NASCAR Playoffs commence the following week at Darlington Raceway before continuing to Richmond, Bristol, and Las Vegas, all of which take place under the lights.

 

Five of the final six NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs races will air on NBC, including the Cup Series championship from ISM Raceway on Sunday, Nov. 8.

 

The penultimate events on the NASCAR Xfinity Series and NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series schedule will also take place in primetime at Martinsville Speedway. 2020 will mark the first time the NASCAR Xfinity Series has raced at Martinsville Speedway since 2006. Cup Series cars will get the first crack at night racing at the southwest Virginia stalwart over Mother’s Day weekend.

 

"With the groundswell of positive sentiment from fans over changes to the 2020 schedule, we were eager to finalize start times for all three national series as soon as possible," said Brian Herbst, NASCAR senior vice president, broadcast and innovation. "Pulling these together so quickly is testament to the collaboration between NASCAR, its broadcast partners, and the industry, which allows fans a longer runway to plan travel and purchase tickets for races next year."

 

Complete times and network schedules for all three national series are below.

 

Fans can purchase tickets for the remaining 2019 NASCAR national series races and select 2020 national series events at NASCAR.com/tickets.

 

The 2019 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs continue at Charlotte Motor Speedway this Sunday, September 29 at 2:30 p.m. on NBC, PRN and SiriusXM Radio, channel 90.

 


 

2020 NASCAR Cup Series Schedule

Date

Location

Network

Start Time

Radio

Sun., Feb. 9

DAYTONA 500 Qualifying

FOX

12:00 p.m.

MRN/SiriusXM

Sun., Feb. 9

Advance Auto Parts Clash

FS1

3:00 p.m.

MRN/SiriusXM

Thurs., Feb. 13

Gander RV Duel at DAYTONA

FS1

7:00 p.m.

MRN/SiriusXM

Sun., Feb. 16

DAYTONA 500

FOX

2:30 p.m.

MRN/SiriusXM

Sun., Feb. 23

Las Vegas Motor Speedway

FOX

3:30 p.m.

PRN/SiriusXM

Sun., Mar. 1

Auto Club Speedway

FOX

3:30 p.m.

MRN/SiriusXM

Sun., Mar. 8

ISM Raceway

FOX

3:30 p.m.

MRN/SiriusXM

Sun., Mar. 15

Atlanta Motor Speedway

FOX

2:00 p.m.

PRN/SiriusXM

Sun., Mar. 22

Homestead-Miami Speedway

FOX

2:00 p.m.

MRN/SiriusXM

Sun., Mar. 29

Texas Motor Speedway

FS1

2:00 p.m.

PRN/SiriusXM

Sun., Apr. 5

Bristol Motor Speedway

FS1

2:00 p.m.

PRN/SiriusXM

Sun., Apr. 19

Richmond Raceway

FOX

2:00 p.m.

MRN/SiriusXM

Sun., Apr. 26

Talladega Superspeedway

FOX

2:00 p.m.

MRN/SiriusXM

Sun., May 3

Dover International Speedway

FS1

2:00 p.m.

MRN/SiriusXM

Sat., May 9

Martinsville Speedway

FS1

8:00 p.m.

MRN/SiriusXM

Sat., May 16

All-Star Open

FS1

7:00 p.m.

MRN/SiriusXM

Sat., May 16

All-Star Race

FS1

9:00 p.m.

MRN/SiriusXM

Sun., May 24

Charlotte Motor Speedway

FOX

6:00 p.m.

PRN/SiriusXM

Sun., May 31

Kansas Speedway

FS1

2:00 p.m.

MRN/SiriusXM

Sun., Jun. 7

Michigan International Speedway

FS1

2:00 p.m.

MRN/SiriusXM

Sun., Jun. 14

Sonoma Raceway

FS1

3:00 p.m.

PRN/SiriusXM

Sun., Jun. 21

Chicagoland Speedway

NBCSN

2:30 p.m.

MRN/SiriusXM

Sat., Jun. 27

Pocono Raceway

NBCSN

3:00 p.m.

MRN/SiriusXM

Sun., Jun. 28

Pocono Raceway

NBCSN

3:30 p.m.

MRN/SiriusXM

Sun., Jul. 5

Indianapolis Motor Speedway

NBC

3:30 p.m.

IMS/SiriusXM

Sat., Jul. 11

Kentucky Speedway

NBCSN

7:30 p.m.

PRN/SiriusXM

Sun., Jul. 19

New Hampshire Motor Speedway

NBCSN

3:00 p.m.

PRN/SiriusXM

Sun., Aug. 9

Michigan International Speedway

NBCSN

3:00 p.m.

MRN/SiriusXM

Sun., Aug. 16

Watkins Glen International

NBCSN

3:00 p.m.

MRN/SiriusXM

Sun., Aug. 23

Dover International Speedway

NBCSN

3:00 p.m.

MRN/SiriusXM

Sat., Aug. 29

Daytona International Speedway

NBC

7:30 p.m.

MRN/SiriusXM

Sun., Sept. 6

Darlington Raceway

NBCSN

6:00 p.m.

MRN/SiriusXM

Sat., Sept. 12

Richmond Raceway

NBCSN

7:30 p.m.

MRN/SiriusXM

Sat., Sept. 19

Bristol Motor Speedway

NBCSN

7:30 p.m.

PRN/SiriusXM

Sun., Sept. 27

Las Vegas Motor Speedway

NBCSN

7:00 p.m.

PRN/SiriusXM

Sun., Oct. 4

Talladega Superspeedway

NBC

2:00 p.m.

MRN/SiriusXM

Sun., Oct. 11

Charlotte Motor Speedway

NBC

2:30 p.m.

PRN/SiriusXM

Sun., Oct. 18

Kansas Speedway

NBC

2:30 p.m.

MRN/SiriusXM

Sun., Oct. 25

Texas Motor Speedway

NBCSN

3:00 p.m.

PRN/SiriusXM

Sun., Nov. 1

Martinsville Speedway

NBC

2:00 p.m.

MRN/SiriusXM

Sun., Nov. 8

ISM Raceway

NBC

3:00 p.m.

MRN/SiriusXM

 

2020 NASCAR Xfinity Series Schedule

Date

Location

Network

Start Time

Radio

Sat., Feb. 15

Daytona International Speedway

FS1

2:30 p.m.

MRN/SiriusXM

Sat., Feb. 22

Las Vegas Motor Speedway

FS1

4:00 p.m.

PRN/SiriusXM

Sat., Feb. 29

Auto Club Speedway

FS1

4:00 p.m.

MRN/SiriusXM

Sat., Mar. 7

ISM Raceway

FS1

4:00 p.m.

MRN/SiriusXM

Sat., Mar. 14

Atlanta Motor Speedway

FS1

4:00 p.m.

PRN/SiriusXM

Sat., Mar. 21

Homestead-Miami Speedway

FS1

3:30 p.m.

MRN/SiriusXM

Sat., Mar. 28

Texas Motor Speedway

FS1

1:00 p.m.

PRN/SiriusXM

Sat., Apr. 4

Bristol Motor Speedway

FS1

1:00 p.m.

PRN/SiriusXM

Sat., Apr. 25

Talladega Superspeedway

FS1

1:00 p.m.

MRN/SiriusXM

Sat., May 2

Dover International Speedway

FS1

1:30 p.m.

MRN/SiriusXM

Sat., May 23

Charlotte Motor Speedway

FS1

1:00 p.m.

PRN/SiriusXM

Sat., May 30

Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course

FS1

1:00 p.m.

MRN/SiriusXM

Sat., Jun. 6

Michigan International Speedway

FS1

1:30 p.m.

MRN/SiriusXM

Sat., Jun. 13

Iowa Speedway

FS1

8:30 p.m.

MRN/SiriusXM

Sat., Jun. 20

Chicagoland Speedway

NBCSN

4:00 p.m.

MRN/SiriusXM

Sun., Jun. 28

Pocono Raceway

NBCSN

12:00 p.m.

MRN/SiriusXM

Sat., Jul. 4

Indianapolis Motor Speedway

NBCSN

3:00 p.m.

IMS/SiriusXM

Fri., Jul. 10

Kentucky Speedway

NBCSN

7:30 p.m.

PRN/SiriusXM

Sat., Jul. 18

New Hampshire Motor Speedway

NBCSN

3:00 p.m.

PRN/SiriusXM

Sat., Aug. 1

Iowa Speedway

CNBC

2:00 p.m.

MRN/SiriusXM

Sat., Aug. 8

Road America

CNBC

3:00 p.m.

MRN/SiriusXM

Sat., Aug. 15

Watkins Glen International

NBCSN

3:00 p.m.

MRN/SiriusXM

Sat., Aug. 22

Dover International Speedway

NBCSN

4:00 p.m.

MRN/SiriusXM

Fri., Aug. 28

Daytona International Speedway

NBCSN

7:30 p.m.

MRN/SiriusXM

Sat., Sept. 5

Darlington Raceway

NBC

4:00 p.m.

MRN/SiriusXM

Fri., Sept. 11

Richmond Raceway

NBCSN

8:00 p.m.

MRN/SiriusXM

Fri., Sept. 18

Bristol Motor Speedway

NBCSN

7:30 p.m.

PRN/SiriusXM

Sat., Sept. 26

Las Vegas Motor Speedway

NBCSN

7:30 p.m.

PRN/SiriusXM

Sat., Oct. 10

Charlotte Motor Speedway

NBC

3:30 p.m.

PRN/SiriusXM

Sat., Oct. 17

Kansas Speedway

NBC

3:00 p.m.

MRN/SiriusXM

Sat., Oct. 24

Texas Motor Speedway

NBC

3:30 p.m.

PRN/SiriusXM

Sat., Oct. 31

Martinsville Speedway

NBCSN

8:00 p.m.

MRN/SiriusXM

Sat., Nov. 7

ISM Raceway

NBCSN

4:00 p.m.

MRN/SiriusXM

 

 

 


 

2020 NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series Schedule

Date

Location

Network

Start Tim

Radio

Fri., Feb. 14

Daytona International Speedway

FS1

7:30 p.m.

MRN/SiriusXM

Fri., Feb. 21

Las Vegas Motor Speedway

FS1

9:00 p.m.

MRN/SiriusXM

Sat., Mar. 14

Atlanta Motor Speedway

FS1

1:30 p.m.

MRN/SiriusXM

Fri., Mar. 20

Homestead-Miami Speedway

FS1

8:00 p.m.

MRN/SiriusXM

Fri., Mar. 27

Texas Motor Speedway

FS1

9:00 p.m.

MRN/SiriusXM

Sat., Apr. 18

Richmond Raceway

FS1

7:30 p.m.

MRN/SiriusXM

Fri., May 1

Dover International Speedway

FS1

5:00 p.m.

MRN/SiriusXM

Fri., May 15

Charlotte Motor Speedway

FS1

8:30 p.m.

MRN/SiriusXM

Sat., May 30

Kansas Speedway

FS1

8:30 p.m.

MRN/SiriusXM

Fri., Jun. 5

Texas Motor Speedway

FS1

9:00 p.m.

MRN/SiriusXM

Fri., Jun. 12

Iowa Speedway

FS1

8:30 p.m.

MRN/SiriusXM

Fri., Jun. 19

Chicagoland Speedway

FS1

8:00 p.m.

MRN/SiriusXM

Sat., Jun. 27

Pocono Raceway

FS1

12:00 p.m.

MRN/SiriusXM

Thurs., Jul. 9

Kentucky Speedway

FS1

7:30 p.m.

MRN/SiriusXM

Thurs., Jul. 30

Eldora Speedway

FS1

9:00 p.m.

MRN/SiriusXM

Sat., Aug. 8

Michigan International Speedway

FS1

1:00 p.m.

MRN/SiriusXM

Fri., Aug. 21

World Wide Technology Raceway

at Gateway

FS1

9:00 p.m.

MRN/SiriusXM

Sun., Sept. 6

Canadian Tire Motorsport Park

FS1

2:30 p.m.

MRN/SiriusXM

Thurs., Sept. 17

Bristol Motor Speedway

FS1

7:30 p.m.

MRN/SiriusXM

Fri., Sept. 25

Las Vegas Motor Speedway

FS1

9:00 p.m.

MRN/SiriusXM

Sat., Oct. 3

Talladega Superspeedway

FS1

1:00 p.m.

MRN/SiriusXM

Fri., Oct. 30

Martinsville Speedway

FS1

8:00 p.m.

MRN/SiriusXM

Fri., Nov. 6

ISM Raceway

FS1

8:00 p.m.

MRN/SiriusXM

 

All times eastern. Subject to change.

 

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