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2020 NASCAR schedule released BY:  Shane Walters

The NASCAR championship finale is set to head to a short track for the 2020 racing season; Double-header race weekend announced

The highly anticipated 2020 NASCAR schedule has just made it’s debut. Officials announced the upcoming schedule via a live broadcast on various channels.

View the full 2020 NASCAR schedule below.

The biggest change involves ISM Raceway. Homestead-Miami Speedway has hosted the season ending race since the inception of the chase.

For 2020, that will change. Following a massive $178 million investment of capital into the race track, it will now host the season finale in Phoenix, Arizona.

The regular season will now end at Daytona International Speedway. Darlington Raceway will host playoff opener.

Previously, Pocono Raceway hosted two NASCAR events within a span of six weeks. That race weekend will now see a double-header of two MENCS events.

Martinsville Speedway will now have a night race.

“The fans and the industry as a whole have been vocal about the desire for sweeping changes to the schedule, and the 2020 slate is a reflection of our efforts to execute against that feedback,” said Steve O’Donnell, NASCAR executive vice president and chief racing development officer.

“These changes are the result of unprecedented consensus-building with our race tracks and broadcast partners; something we look to continue into 2021 and beyond.”

2020 NASCAR Schedule NASCAR Cup Series

Date | Track/Event

Saturday, Feb 9th  – The Clash

Thursday, February 13th – Duels at Daytona

Sunday, February 16th – Daytona 500

Sunday February 23rd – Las Vegas Motor Speedway

Sunday, March 1 – Auto Club Speedway

Sunday, March 8 – ISM Raceway

Sunday, March 15 – Atlanta Motor Speedway

Sunday, March 22nd – Homestead-Miami Speedway

Sunday, March 29th – Texas Motor Speedway

Sunday, April 5th – Bristol Motor Speedway

Sunday, April 12th – OFF

Sunday, April 19th – Richmond Raceway

Sunday, April 26th -Talladega Superspeedway

Sunday, May 3 – Dover International Speedway

Saturday, May 9th – Martinsville Speedway

Saturday, May 16th – All-Star Race at Charlotte

Saunday, May 24th – Charlotte Motor Speedway

Sunday, May 31st – Kansas Speedway

Saunday, June 7th – Michigan International Speedway

Sunday, June 14th – Sonoma Raceway

Sunday, June 21st – Chicagoland Speedway

Saturday, June 27th – Pocono Raceway

Sunday, June 28th – Pocono Raceway

Sunday, July 5th – Indianapolis Motor Speedway

Saturday, July 11th – Kentucky Speedway

Sunday, July 26th — OFF

Sunday, August 2nd – OFF

Sunday, August 9th – Michigan International Speedway

Sunday, August 16th – Watkins Glen International

Sunday, August 23rd – Dover International Speedway

Saturday, August 29th – Daytona International Speedway

Sunday, September 6th – Darlington Raceway

Saturday, September 12 – Richmond Raceway

Saturday, September 19th – Bristol Motor Speedway

Sunday, September 27th – Las Vegas Motor Speedway

Sunday, October 4th – Talladega Superspeedway

Sunday, October 11th – Charlotte Motor Speedway

Sunday, October 18th – Kansas Speedway

Sunday, October 25th – Texas Motor Speedway

Sunday, November 1  -Martinsville Speedway

Sunday, November 8th – ISM Raceway