DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (July 8, 2020) – 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
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.
Derek Nester was born and raised in Blue Rapids and graduated from Valley Heights High School in 2000. He attended Cowley College in Arkansas City and Johnson County Community College in Overland Park studying Journalism & Media Communications. In 2002 Derek joined Taylor Communications, Inc. in Salina, Kansas working in digital media for 550 AM KFRM and 100.9 FM KCLY. Following that stop, he joined Dierking Communications, Inc. stations KNDY AM & FM as a board operator and fill-in sports play-by-play announcer. Starting in 2005 Derek joined the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network as a Studio Coordinator at 101 The Fox in Kansas City, a role he would serve for 15 years culminating in the Super Bowl LIV Championship game broadcast. In 2021 he moved to Audacy, formerly known as Entercom Communications, Inc. and 106.5 The Wolf and 610 Sports Radio, the new flagship stations of the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network, the largest radio network in the NFL. Through all of this, Derek continues to serve as the Digital Media Director for Sunflower State Radio, the digital and social media operations of Dierking Communications, Inc. and the 6 radio stations it owns and operates across Kansas.
Sunflower State Radio is the digital platform for Dierking Communications, Inc. serving Kansas from our broadcast studios in Marysville, Glen Elder, and Norton, Kansas. KNDY AM & FM Marysville; KDNS-FM & KZDY-FM Glen Elder; KQNK AM & FM Norton.