DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Aug. 6, 2020) – NASCAR today announced the final installment of events in the revised 2020 schedule, including the full Playoffs schedule for all three national series.
In the NASCAR Cup Series, all 10 playoff venues and dates will remain intact from the original 2020 schedule, with the postseason kicking off at Darlington Raceway on Sunday, Sept. 6 (NBCSN, 6 p.m. ET) and culminating with the crowning of a champion for the first time at Phoenix Raceway on Sunday, Nov. 8 (NBC, 3 p.m. ET).
In the NASCAR Xfinity Series, one new venue, Talladega Superspeedway, has been added as the second race in the opening round of the playoffs on Saturday, Oct. 3 (NBCSN, 4:30 p.m. ET) while Bristol Motor Speedway moves to the regular season finale on Friday, Sept. 18 (NBCSN, 7 p.m. ET). The Playoffs will now begin at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Saturday, Sept. 26 (NBCSN, 7:30 p.m. ET).
The NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series will visit two new venues during the series’ playoff run – Kansas Speedway on Friday, Oct. 16 (FS1, 7 p.m. ET) and Texas Motor Speedway on Sunday, Oct. 25 (FS1, Noon ET), which is the new date for the race from Texas that was postponed on Friday, March 27. Bristol Motor Speedway will now serve as the Playoffs opener for the Gander Trucks on Thursday, Sept. 17 (FS1, 7:30 p.m. ET). Finally, the Gander Trucks will visit Richmond Raceway on Thursday, Sept. 10 (FS1, 8 p.m. ET) for the regular season finale – fulfilling the race that was originally scheduled for Saturday, Apr. 18.
NASCAR’s modified event procedures and protocols were designed in accordance with public health officials, medical experts and local, state and federal officials. NASCAR will determine if fans are allowed entrance to NASCAR events on a market-by-market basis, in accordance with local and state guidelines.
The final installment of the 2020 schedule is as follows (Note: Playoff opening races are in bold type.):
DATE TRACK SERIES
Sat, Sept. 5 Darlington Xfinity
Sun, Sept. 6 *Darlington Gander Trucks
Sun, Sept. 6 Darlington Cup
Thu, Sept. 10 Richmond Gander Trucks
Fri, Sept. 11 Richmond Xfinity
Sat Sept. 12 *Richmond Xfinity
Sat, Sept 12 Richmond Cup
Thu, Sept. 17 Bristol Gander Trucks
Thu, Sept. 17 Bristol ARCA Menards
Fri, Sept. 18 Bristol Xfinity
Sat, Sept. 19 Bristol Cup
Fri, Sept. 25 Las Vegas Gander Trucks
Sat, Sept. 26 Las Vegas Xfinity
Sun, Sept. 27 Las Vegas Cup
Sat, Oct. 3 Talladega Gander Trucks
Sat. Oct. 3 *Talladega Xfinity
Sun, Oct. 4 Talladega Cup
Sat, Oct. 10 Charlotte Roval Xfinity
Sun, Oct. 11 Charlotte Roval Cup
Fri, Oct. 16 *Kansas Gander Trucks
Fri, Oct. 16 Kansas ARCA Menards
Sat, Oct. 17 Kansas Xfinity
Sun, Oct. 18 Kansas Cup
Sat. Oct. 24 Texas Xfinity
Sun, Oct. 25 Texas Gander Trucks
Sun, Oct. 25 Texas Cup
Fri, Oct. 30 Martinsville Gander Trucks
Sat, Oct. 31 Martinsville Xfinity
Sun, Nov. 1 Martinsville Cup
Fri, Nov. 6 Phoenix Gander Trucks
Sat, Nov. 7 Phoenix ARCA Menards West
Sat, Nov. 7 Phoenix Xfinity
Sun, Nov. 8 Phoenix Cup
The NASCAR Cup Series continues with a pair of races this weekend, Saturday, Aug. 8 and Sunday, Aug. 9, at Michigan International Speedway. Saturday’s race will air live at 4 p.m. ET on NBCSN, MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio while Sunday’s tilt will start at 4:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN, MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio.
*The NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series races at Darlington (Sept. 6) and Kansas (Oct. 16) have been realigned from Canadian Tire Motorsports Park and Eldora Speedway, respectively. The NASCAR Xfinity Series races at Richmond (Sept. 12) and Talladega (Oct. 3) have been realigned from Michigan and Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, respectively.
Schedule times, dates and locations are subject to change.