Since the Covid-19 pandemic hit fans of all sports have missed going to stadiums, arenas and ractracks. However, in recent weeks sports organisations are finding ways to deliver to the fans via online events.
NASCAR today announced the next installment of events in its return to racing, featuring races at Pocono Raceway, Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Kentucky Speedway, Texas Motor Speedway, Kansas Speedway and New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
Expect Virginia to be a hotbed of NASCAR events after Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam said Thursday that racing will be allowed to resume in the state without spectators. The governor said that NASCAR will race at Martinsville Speedway on June 10 and that other forms of auto racing and horse racing also are cleared to resume.
Racing fans are thrilled with this new, especially those who participate in NASCAR betting.
FOX will close out its NASCAR Cup Series season with the *NASCAR Cup Series All-Star Race at Charlotte Motor Speedway (Wednesday, July 15 at 8:30 p.m. ET on FS1), while the NASCAR Xfinity Series season on FOX platforms will conclude at Kentucky Speedway (Friday, July 10 at 8 p.m. ET on FS1).
NBC returns for its sixth consecutive year of coverage when the NASCAR Xfinity Series (Saturday, July 4 at 3 p.m. ET on NBC) and NASCAR Cup Series (Sunday, July 5 at 4 p.m. ET on NBC) return to Indianapolis Motor Speedway on the Fourth of July weekend. NBC will also carry coverage of the NASCAR Xfinity Series and NASCAR Cup Series through the balance of the season, including the new and highly anticipated playoffs schedule that is currently scheduled to culminate with the crowning of three NASCAR national series champions at Phoenix Raceway in November.
The third installment of the 2020 schedule is as follows:
|June 26||Pocono||ARCA Menards||200 mi||FS1||6 p.m.|
|June 27||Pocono||Gander Trucks||150 mi||FS1||12:30 p.m.|
|June 27||Pocono||Cup||325 mi||FOX||3:30 p.m.|
|June 28||Pocono||Xfinity||225 mi||FS1||12:30 p.m.|
|June 28||Pocono||Cup||350 mi||FS1||4 p.m.|
|July 4||Indianapolis||Xfinity||151 mi||NBC||3 p.m.|
|July 5||Indianapolis||Cup||400 mi||NBC||4 p.m.|
|July 9||#Kentucky||Xfinity||200 mi||FS1||8 p.m.|
|July 10||Kentucky||Xfinity||300 mi||FS1||8 p.m.|
|July 11||Kentucky||Gander Trucks||225 mi||FS1||1 p.m.|
|July 12||Kentucky||Cup||400 mi||FS1||2:30 p.m.|
|July 15||Charlotte||ARCA Menards||150 mi||FS1||4 p.m.|
|July 15||Charlotte||Cup (All-Star Open)||TBA||FS1||7 p.m.|
|July 15||Charlotte||Cup (All-Star Race)||TBA||FS1||8:30 p.m.|
|July 18||Texas||Xfinity||300 mi||NBCSN||3 p.m.|
|July 18||Texas||Gander Trucks||250 mi||FS1||8 p.m.|
|July 19||Texas||Cup||501 mi||NBCSN||3 p.m.|
|July 23||Kansas||Cup||400 mi||NBCSN||7:30 p.m.|
|July 24||Kansas||Gander Trucks||200 mi||FS1||7 p.m.|
|July 24||#Kansas||ARCA Menards||150 mi||FS1||10 p.m.|
|July 25||#Kansas||Gander Trucks||200 mi||FS1||1:30 p.m.|
|July 25||#Kansas||Xfinity||250 mi||NBCSN||5 p.m.|
|Aug. 2||New Hampshire||Cup||318 mi||NBCSN||3 p.m.|
NASCAR’s modified event procedures and protocols have been finalized in accordance with public health officials, medical experts and local, state and federal officials. Further national series dates will be announced at a later date.
The NASCAR Cup Series will return to racing at Atlanta Motor Speedway this Sunday, June 7, with a 500-mile event scheduled for 3:00 p.m. ET, live on FOX, FOX Deportes, PRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio.