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NASCAR, ARCA and NBC Sports announced Tuesday plans to air select grassroots racing series events on TrackPass on NBC Sports Gold and NBCSN in 2020.

Scheduled events include the ARCA Menards Series East and West (formerly the K&N Pro Series), the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour and the World Series of Asphalt Stock Car Racing, which begins Friday at Florida’s New Smyrna Speedway.

All eight races of the ARCA Menards Series East will air live on TrackPass on NBC Sports Gold, beginning with the season-opening Skips Western Outfitters 175 on Feb. 10 at New Smyrna Speedway. NBCSN will provide tape-delayed coverage of entire ARCA Menards Series East season, with the Skips Western Outfitters 175 airing Feb. 14 at 1 p.m. ET.

The ARCA Menards Series East season opener is part of the 54th annual World Series of Asphalt from New Smyrna Speedway, which features nine consecutive nights of racing from Feb. 7-15. TrackPass on NBC Sports Gold will provide live coverage of the entire World Series of Asphalt, which also includes NASCAR Weekly Racing Series highlighted by super late models, pro late model, and tour-type Modifieds.

TrackPass on NBC Sports Gold will also provide live coverage of the entire ARCA Menards Series West season, which kicks off Feb. 20 with the Star Nursery 150 at the Bullring at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. NBCSN will provide coverage on February 25 at 6 p.m. ET, along with coverage of the entire 10-race ARCA Menards Series West slate.

The full 17-race NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour will also air live on TrackPass on NBC Sports Gold, with NBCSN providing coverage of 14 races. The Modified Tour season begins March 21 at Virginia’s South Boston Speedway, with NBCSN coverage airing Monday, March 30 at 6 p.m. ET.

The TrackPass on NBC Sports Gold NASCAR Roots package is available for $2.99/month or $19.99 annually. The TrackPass on NBC Sports Gold All-Access Pass, which includes NASCAR Roots plus IMSA and American Flat Track, is available for $4.99/month or $44.99/year. To subscribe go here.

TrackPass on NBC Sports Gold allows users to cast streamed content on a connected device via NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app, letting fans experience racing action on their preferred hardware, including big-screen environments. TrackPass on NBC Sports Gold is available on desktop web browsers and via the NBC Sports app on iOS and Android phones and tablets, Apple TV (Gen 4), Roku, Amazon Fire TV, AndroidTV, Xfinity X1, Xfinity Flex and Chromecast devices connected via HDMI.

ARCA Menards Series 2020 TV schedule announced

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All 20 races of the 2020 ARCA Menards Series will be televised on Fox Sports and MAVTV, ARCA officials announced Friday.

The schedule also includes the 10-race Sioux Chief Showdown.

Eight races will air on Fox Sports networks, including FOX Sports, FS1 and FS2. The season-opening race will be the Lucas Oil 200 at Daytona International Speedway on Saturday, Feb. 8, at 4:30 p.m. ET on FS1.

MAVTV will televise the other 12 races, including the inaugural Sioux Chief Showdown championship race on Saturday, Sept. 26, at Memphis International Raceway. The Sioux Chief Showdown is a 10-race super series that brings together the best drivers in the ARCA Menards Series, as well as the ARCA Menards East and West series (formerly the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East and Pro Series West Series).

The TV schedule for the ARCA Menards East and West series will be announced at a later date, the organization announced.

Here’s the 2020 ARCA Menards Series schedule:

 

DATE TRACK START TIME (ET) NETWORK
Sat, Feb 8 Daytona International Speedway 4:30 p.m. FS1
Fri, Mar 6 ISM Raceway * 7 p.m. FS1
Sun, Apr 19 Salem Speedway * 2 p.m. MAVTV
Fri, Apr 24 Talladega Superspeedway 6 p.m. FS1
Thu, May 21 Charlotte Motor Speedway 8 p.m. FS1
Fri, May 29 Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course * 5:30 p.m. FS1
Fri, Jun 5 Michigan International Speedway 6 p.m. MAVTV
Thu, Jun 18 Chicagoland Speedway 8 p.m. FS1
Thu, Jun 25 Pocono Raceway 4 p.m. MAVTV
Fri, Jul 3 Lucas Oil Raceway * 8 p.m. MAVTV
Sat, Jul 11 Elko Speedway * 10 p.m. MAVTV
Fri, Jul 17 Iowa Speedway * 9 p.m. MAVTV
Sun, Aug 2 WWT Raceway at Gateway * 3 p.m. MAVTV
Fri, Aug 7 Madison International Speedway 9 p.m. MAVTV
Fri, Aug 14 Watkins Glen International * 5:30 p.m. MAVTV
Sun, Aug 23 Illinois State Fairgrounds 2:30 p.m. MAVTV
Sat, Sep 5 DuQuoin State Fairgrounds 9 p.m. MAVTV
Thu, Sep 17 Bristol Motor Speedway * 9:30 p.m. FS1
Sat, Sep 26 Memphis International Speedway * 7 p.m. MAVTV
Fri, Oct 16 Kansas Speedway 8:30 p.m. FS2

* Sioux Chief Showdown

Schedule subject to change.

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ARCA Menards Series releases 2020 schedule

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The ARCA Menards Series has announced its schedule for the 2020 season, which includes 20 races at 20 different race tracks.

ARCA also announced the 10-race schedule for the inaugural ARCA Showdown, which will include the top teams in the ARCA Menards Series as well as the ARCA Menards Series East and ARCA Menards Series West.

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The overall season begins on Saturday, Feb. 8 at Daytona International Speedway and will conclude on Friday, Oct. 16 at Kansas Speedway.

The first race of the ARCA Showdown will be the second event in the overall schedule, a first trip to ISM Raceway in Phoenix, on Friday, March 6. The ARCA Showdown will end on Saturday, Sept. 26 at Memphis International Raceway.

Other schedule highlights:

– The ARCA Menards Series will visit Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course on Friday, May 29, the first visit there since Ohio’s Jack Bowsher scored the victory in 1965.

– In addition to Daytona and Phoenix, the ARCA Menards Series will be part of NASCAR Cup Series weekends at Talladega Superspeedway on Friday, April 24; Charlotte Motor Speedway on Thursday, May 21; Michigan International Speedway on Friday, June 5; Chicagoland Speedway on Thursday, June 18; Pocono Raceway on Thursday, June 25; Watkins Glen International on August 14; Bristol Motor Speedway on Thursday, Sept. 17 and Kansas Speedway on Oct. 16.

All 20 races are scheduled for live television coverage; eight races will be televised on FS1 and FS2 and 12 races will be televised on MAVTV.

Here are the 2020 schedules:

2020 ARCA Menards Series Schedule

 

DATE TRACK CITY
Saturday, Feb. 8 Daytona International Speedway Daytona, Fla.
Friday, March 6 ISM Raceway Avondale, Ariz.
Sunday, April 19 Salem Speedway Salem, Ind.
Friday, April 24 Talladega Superspeedway Talladega, Ala.
Thursday, May 21 Charlotte Motor Speedway Concord, N.C.
Friday, May 29 Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course Lexington, Ohio
Friday, June 5 Michigan International Speedway Brooklyn, Mich.
Thursday, June 18 Chicagoland Speedway Joliet, Ill.
Thursday, June 25 Pocono Raceway Long Pond, Pa.
Friday, July 3 Lucas Oil Raceway Brownsburg, Ind.
Saturday, July 11 Elko Speedway Elko, Minn.
Friday, July 17 Iowa Speedway Newton, Iowa
Saturday, Aug. 1 WWT Raceway at Gateway Madison, Ill.
Friday, Aug. 7 Madison International Speedway Madison, Wisc.
Friday, Aug. 14 Watkins Glen International Watkins Glen, N.Y.
Sunday, Aug. 23 Springfield Mile at Illinois State Fairgrounds Springfield, Ill.
Saturday, Sept. 5 Magic Mile at DuQuoin State Fairgrounds DuQuoin, Ill.
Thursday, Sept. 17 Bristol Motor Speedway Bristol, Tenn.
Saturday, Sept. 26 Memphis International Raceway Millington, Tenn.
Friday, Oct. 16 Kansas Speedway Kansas City, Kan.

 

The following races will also count toward the ARCA Showdown championship:

 

2020 ARCA Showdown Schedule

DATE TRACK CITY
Friday, March 6 ISM Raceway Avondale, Ariz.
Sunday, April 19 Salem Speedway Salem, Ind.
Friday, May 29 Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course Lexington, Ohio
Friday, July 3 Lucas Oil Raceway Brownsburg, Ind.
Saturday, July 11 Elko Speedway Elko, Minn.
Friday, July 17 Iowa Speedway Newton, Iowa
Saturday, Aug. 1 WWT Raceway at Gateway Madison, Ill.
Friday, Aug. 18 Watkins Glen International Watkins Glen, N.Y.
Thursday, Sept. 17 Bristol Motor Speedway Bristol, Tenn.
Saturday, Sept. 26 Memphis International Raceway Millington, Tenn.