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2020 NASCAR Cup Series
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Duration February 16 to November 8
Broadcasters Fox/FS1, NBC/NBCSN
Season statistics
No. of races 36
No. of teams 36 (full-time)
10 (part-time)
First race Daytona 500
Last race Bluegreen Vacations 500
Champion TBD
Runner-up TBD
Rookie of the Year TBD
Most Popular Driver TBD

The 2020 NASCAR Cup Series is the 72nd season of the NASCAR Cup Series. The season began with the Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway on February 17 and will end with the Bluegreen Vacations 500 at Phoenix Raceway on November 8.

Kyle Busch comes in as the defending series champion. After decades of title sponsorship from Winston, Sprint/Nextel and Monster Energy, NASCAR’s Cup Series won’t have a presenting sponsor starting in 2020. Instead, Busch, Coca-Cola, Geico and Xfinity have bought in as lower-level sponsors in what NASCAR says is a “tiered” sponsor system.

Teams and driversEdit

NAME NO. SPONSOR MAKE TEAM
Quin Houff 00 StarCom Fiber Chevrolet StarCom Racing
Kurt Busch 1 Monster Energy Chevrolet Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates
Aric Almirola 10 Eckrich Ford Stewart-Haas Racing
Denny Hamlin 11 FedEx Ground Toyota Joe Gibbs Racing
Ryan Blaney 12 Ford Penske Championship Racing
Ty Dillon 13 GEICO Military Chevrolet Germain Racing
Clint Bowyer 14 Rush Truck Centers Ford Stewart-Haas Racing
Brennan Poole 15 Toyota Premium Motorsports
Justin Haley 16 Chevrolet Kaulig Racing
Chris Buescher 17 NOS Energy Drink Ford Roush Fenway Racing
Kyle Busch 18 Snickers Toyota Joe Gibbs Racing
Martin Truex Jr. 19 Bass Pro Shops Toyota Joe Gibbs Racing
Brad Keselowski 2 Miller Lite Ford Penske Racing
Erik Jones 20 Interstate Batteries Toyota Joe Gibbs Racing
Matt DiBenedetto 21 Menards Ford Wood Brothers
Joey Logano 22 Ford Penske Racing
William Byron 24 Hertz Chevrolet Hendrick Motorsports
Reed Sorenson 77 Chevrolet Spire Motorsports
Austin Dillon 3 American Ethanol Chevrolet Richard Childress Racing
Corey LaJoie 32 Ford Go Fas Racing
Michael McDowell 34 Love's Travel Stops Ford Front Row Motorsports
David Ragan 36 Ford Front Row Motorsports
Ryan Preece 37 Maxwell House Chevrolet JTG Daugherty Racing
John Hunter Nemechek 38 Ford Front Row Motorsports
Kevin Harvick 4 Mobil 1 Ford Stewart-Haas Racing
Cole Custer 41 Haas Automation Ford Stewart-Haas Racing
Kyle Larson 42 Chevrolet Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates
Bubba Wallace 43 United States Air Force Ford Richard Petty Motorsports
Ricky Stenhouse Jr. 47 Kroger Chevrolet JTG Daugherty Racing
Jimmie Johnson 48 Ally Chevrolet Hendrick Motorsports
Chad Finchum 49 Toyota
Joey Gase 53 Select Blinds Chevrolet RICK WARE RACING
Garrett Smithley 51 Ford RICK WARE RACING
B.J. McLeod 52 Chevrolet RICK WARE RACING
J.J. Yeley 52 Chevrolet RICK WARE RACING
Ryan Newman 6 Koch Industries Ford Roush Fenway Racing
Ross Chastain 6 Koch Industries Ford Roush Fenway Racing
Brendan Gaughan 62 Chevrolet MBM Motorsports
Timmy Hill 66 Fan Memories Ford Phoenix Racing
Tyler Reddick 8 Cat Dozers Chevrolet Richard Childress Racing
Alex Bowman 88 Cincinnati Chevrolet Hendrick Motorsports
Chase Elliott 9 UniFirst Chevrolet Hendrick Motorsports
Christopher Bell 95 Dumont Jets Chevrolet Circle Sport-Leavine Family Racing
Daniel Suarez 96 Toyota


ScheduleEdit

ChangesEdit

  • Homestead's Cup Series date moves to the spring (March 22), making the Dixie Vodka 400 the sixth race of the season rather than the last.
  • The Coke Zero Sugar 400 at Daytona, which had been an early July staple on the Cup Series schedule, is now the regular-season finale. It's scheduled for Aug. 29.
  • The Southern 500 at Darlington, one of the most prestigious races on the schedule, is now the first race of the playoffs. It's scheduled for Sept. 6.
  • The famous Bristol night race, which previously had been run in August, is now a playoff race scheduled for Sept. 19. It will be the first cut-off race of the postseason.
  • The Brickyard 400 moves up to July 4th weekend, replacing Daytona at that point of the schedule.
  • The first night race of the season is ... Martinsville? The short track that recently installed lights gets its first ever 8 p.m. ET start time on May 9.
  • NASCAR has moved the Digital Ally 400 at Kansas Speedway from the night before Mothers' Day, a spot it has occupied since 2014, to May 31, 2020 — a Sunday afternoon and the week after Memorial Day.
  • Following the race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on July 19, the Cup Series will have 2 consecutive off weekends. This time will allow teams to prepare for the Playoffs, as the break comes late in the regular season. In addition, this summer break lines up with the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics. Following this break will be the August 9 race at Michigan International Speedway.
  • Additional summer changes include a Cup Series race on Father’s Day, which recently has been an off weekend for the premier series, Chicagoland Speedway hosts the event, the first in the NBC portion of the schedule.
Race #

Date Race

Track Stages end on laps: Start Time TV/Radio

(All races on SiriusXM NASCAR)

E February 9 Busch Clash Daytona International Speedway 75 3:00 p.m. FS1/MRN
E February 13 Bluegreen Vacations Duel 60 7:00 p.m. FS1/MRN
1 February 16-17 Daytona 500 65/130/200 4:00 p.m. FOX/MRN
2 February 23 Pennzoil 400 presented by Jiffy Lube Las Vegas Motor Speedway 80/160/267 3:30 p.m. FOX/PRN
3 March 1 Auto Club 400 Auto Club Speedway 60/120/200 3:30 p.m. FOX/MRN
4 March 8 FanShield 500 Phoenix Raceway 75/190/312 3:30 p.m. FOX/MRN
5 March 15

POSTPONED

Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 Atlanta Motor Speedway 105/210/325 2:00 p.m. FOX/PRN
6 March 22

POSTPONED

Dixie Vodka 400 Homestead-Miami Speedway 80/160/267 2:00 p.m. FOX/MRN
7 March 29

POSTPONED

O'Reilly Auto Parts 500 Texas Motor Speedway 105/210/334 2:00 p.m. FS1/PRN
8 April 5

POSTPONED

Food City 500 Bristol Motor Speedway 125/250/500 2:00 p.m. FS1/PRN
April 12 Off Week – Easter
9 April 19

POSTPONED

Toyota Owners 400 Richmond Raceway 80/235/400 2:00 p.m. FOX/MRN
10 April 26

POSTPONED

GEICO 500 Talladega Superspeedway 60/120/188 2:00 p.m. FOX/MRN
11 May 3

POSTPONED

Gander RV 400 Dover International Speedway 75/237/400 2:00 p.m. FS1/MRN
12 May 9 Blue-Emu Maximum Pain Relief 500 Martinsville Speedway 130/260/500 8:00 p.m. FS1/MRN
E May 16 NASCAR Open Charlotte Motor Speedway 20/20/10 7:00 p.m. FS1/MRN
E NASCAR All-Star Race 30/20/20/10 9:00 p.m. FS1/MRN
13 May 24 Coca-Cola 600 100/200/300/400 6:00 p.m. FOX/PRN
14 May 31 Kansas 400 Kansas Speedway 80/160/267 2:00 p.m. FS1/MRN
15 June 7 FireKeepers Casino 400 Michigan International Speedway 60/120/200 2:00 p.m. FS1/MRN
16 June 14 Toyota/Save Mart 350 Sonoma Raceway 20/40/90 3:00 p.m. FS1/PRN
17 June 21 Camping World 400 Chicagoland Speedway 80/160/267 2:30 p.m. NBCSN/MRN
18 June 27 Kids Free 325 Pocono Raceway 25/77/130 3:00 p.m. NBCSN/MRN
19 June 28 Worry-Free Weather Guarantee 350 30/85/140 3:30 p.m. NBCSN/MRN
20 July 5 Big Machine Vodka 400 at the Brickyard Indianapolis Motor Speedway 50/100/160 3:30 p.m. NBC/IMS
21 July 11 Quaker State 400 presented by Walmart Kentucky Speedway 80/160/267 7:30 p.m. NBCSN/PRN
22 July 19 Foxwoods Resort Casino 301 New Hampshire Motor Speedway 75/185/301 3:00 p.m. NBCSN/PRN
July 26 Off Week – Olympics
August 2 Off Week – Olympics
23 August 9 Consumers Energy 400 Michigan International Speedway 60/120/200 3:00 p.m. NBCSN/MRN
24 August 16 Go Bowling at The Glen Watkins Glen International 20/40/90 3:00 p.m. NBCSN/MRN
25 August 23 Drydene 400 Dover International Speedway 75/237/400 3:00 p.m. NBCSN/MRN
26 August 29 Coke Zero Sugar 400 Daytona International Speedway 50/100/160 7:30 p.m. NBC/MRN
NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs
Round of 16
27 September 6 Southern 500 Darlington Raceway 115/230/367 6:00 p.m. NBC/SNMRN
28 September 12 Federated Auto Parts 400 Richmond Raceway 80/235/400 7:30 p.m. NBCSN/MRN
29 September 19 Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race Bristol Motor Speedway 125/250/500 7:30 p.m. NBCSN/PRN
Round of 12
30 September 27 South Point 400 Las Vegas Motor Speedway 80/160/267 7:00 p.m. NBCSN/PRN
31 October 4 1000Bulbs.com 500 Talladega Superspeedway 60/120/188 2:00 p.m. NBC/MRN
32 October 11 Bank of America Roval 400 Charlotte Motor Speedway Roval 25/50/109 2:30 p.m. NBC/PRN
Round of 8
33 October 18 Hollywood Casino 400 Kansas Speedway 80/160/267 2:30 p.m. NBC/MRN
34 Sun., Oct. 25 AAA Texas 500 Texas Motor Speedway 105/210/334 3:00 p.m. NBCSN/PRN
35 November 1 First Data 500 Martinsville Speedway 130/260/500 2:00 p.m. NBC/MRN
Championship 4
36 November 8 Bluegreen Vacations 500 Phoenix Raceway 75/190/312 3:00 p.m. NBC/MRN
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