FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, July 8th, 2020
NASCAR ANNOUNCES NBC SPORTS’ 2020 TELECAST SCHEDULE THROUGH AUGUST
Two Daytona Races on NBC – Daytona Road Course on Sunday, August 16; Oval and Last Race of Regular Season Saturday, August 29 in Primetime
Doubleheaders on NBCSN from Michigan (August 8-9) and Dover (August 22-23)
Next NASCAR Cup and Xfinity Series Races on NBCSN – July 18-19 from Texas Motor Speedway
STAMFORD, Conn. – July 8, 2020 – NASCAR today announced its schedule of events through the regular season finale at the end of August, highlighted by its Cup and Xfinity Series telecast schedule on NBC and NBCSN and a pair of races at iconic Daytona International Speedway on NBC.
For the first time, the NASCAR Cup Series will race on the storied road course at Daytona on Sunday, August 16 at 3 p.m. ET on NBC. The NASCAR Cup Series regular season culminates with drivers’ one last chance to make the Playoffs under the lights on the traditional oval at Daytona on Saturday, August 29, at 7:30 p.m. ET on NBC.
NBC Sports will also present Cup Series doubleheaders on NBCSN from Michigan International Speedway (August 8-9) and Dover International Speedway (August 22-23). NASCAR Xfinity Series coverage in August on NBCSN will include races from Road America on August 8, the Daytona Road Course on August 15, a Dover doubleheader on August 22-23, and the Daytona oval on August 28.
Following coverage on FS1 through the NASCAR All-Star race on July 15, NBC Sports resumes its coverage of the NASCAR Cup and Xfinity Series races through the remainder of the season on July 18 and 19 at Texas Motor Speedway on NBCSN, followed by a mid-week Cup Series race at Kansas Speedway on July 23 on NBCSN, and Cup Series racing from New Hampshire Motor Speedway on August 2 on NBCSN.
NBC Sports’ first weekend of the 2020 NASCAR season last Saturday and Sunday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on NBC delivered significant year-over-year viewership gains for the Cup and Xfinity Series. Viewership of Sunday’s Brickyard 400 was up 46% vs. the same race in 2019 and up 32% vs. the Daytona race on the same weekend in 2019. Saturday’s Xfinity Series race viewership was up 21% vs. the Series’ four-race average on NBC in 2019. Click here for more details.
Current NBC Sports NASCAR Cup and Xfinity Series schedule through August 29:
|Sat., July 18||NASCAR Xfinity Series Race – Texas||3 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Sun., July 19||NASCAR Cup Series Race – Texas||3 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Thurs., July 23||NASCAR Cup Series Race – Kansas||7:30 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Sat., July 25||NASCAR Xfinity Series Race – Kansas||5 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Sun., August 2||NASCAR Cup Series Race – New Hampshire||3 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Sat., August 8||NASCAR Xfinity Series Race – Road America||Noon||NBCSN|
|Sat., August 8||NASCAR Cup Series Race – Michigan||4 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Sun., August 9||NASCAR Cup Series Race – Michigan||4:30 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Sat., August 15||NASCAR Xfinity Series Race – Daytona Road Course||3 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Sun., August 16||NASCAR Cup Series Race – Daytona Road Course||3 p.m.||NBC|
|Sat., August 22||NASCAR Xfinity Series Race – Dover||12:30 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Sat., August 22||NASCAR Cup Series Race – Dover||4 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Sun., August 23||NASCAR Xfinity Series Race – Dover||1 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Sun., August 23||NASCAR Cup Series Race – Dover||4 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Fri., August 28||NASCAR Xfinity Series Race – Daytona||7:30 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Sat., August 29||NASCAR Cup Series Race – Daytona||7:30 p.m.||NBC|
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