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NASCAR announces remaining 2020 schedule

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NASCAR announced Thursday the remaining schedule this season for all three national series and for ARCA.

The announced races include the Cup postseason, the end of the Xfinity and Truck Series regular seasons and their respective playoff schedules.

The Cup postseason begins as scheduled on Sept. 6 at Darlington Raceway.

The start of Xfinity playoffs has been moved back to Sept. 26 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, while the regular season now ends at Bristol Motor Speedway. The Truck Series playoffs start Sept. 17 at Bristol.

The Sept. 27 Cup race at Las Vegas is a 7 p.m. ET Sunday night race on NBCSN.

Cup playoff races that will air on NBC: Talladega (Oct. 4), Charlotte Roval (Oct. 11), Kansas (Oct. 18), Martinsville (Nov. 1) and the championship race at Phoenix (Nov. 8).

The Xfinity Series will hold a doubleheader at Richmond. The Truck Series race at Darlington on Sept. 6 will be the series’ first at the track since 2011.

More: Weekend schedule for Michigan, Road America

Below is the full schedule slate announced by NASCAR.

(ALL TIMES ARE EASTERN)

Sept. 5 at Darlington: Xfinity race (12:30 p.m. on NBCSN)

Sept. 6 at Darlington: Truck race (2 p.m. ET on FS1)

Sept. 6 at Darlington: Southern 500 (6 p.m. ET on NBCSN)

Sept. 10 at Richmond: Truck race (8 p.m. ET on FS1)

Sept. 11 at Richmond: Xfinity race (7 p.m. ET on NBCSN)

Sept. 12 at Richmond: Xfinity race (2:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN)

Sept. 12 at Richmond: Cup race (7:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN)

Sept. 17 at Bristol: Truck race (7:30 p.m. ET on FS1)

Sept. 17 at Bristol: ARCA race (9:30 p.m. ET on FS1)

Sept. 18 at Bristol: Xfinity race (7 p.m. ET on NBCSN)

Sept. 19 at Bristol: Cup race (7:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN)

Sept. 25 at Las Vegas: Truck race (9 p.m. ET on FS1)

Sept. 26 at Las Vegas: Xfinity race (7:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN)

Sept. 27 at Las Vegas: Cup race (7 p.m. ET on NBCSN)

Oct. 3 at Talladega: Truck race (1 p.m. ET on FS1)

Oct. 3 at Talladega: Xfinity race (4:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN)

Oct. 4 at Talladega: Cup race (2 p.m. ET on NBC)

Oct. 10 at Charlotte Roval: Xfinity race (3:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN)

Oct. 11 at Charlotte Roval: Cup race (2:30 p.m. ET on NBC)

Oct. 16 at Kansas: Truck race (7 p.m. ET on FS1)

Oct. 16 at Kansas: ARCA race (10 p.m. ET on FS2)

Oct. 17 at Kansas: Xfinity race (3 p.m. ET on NBCSN)

Oct. 18 at Kansas: Cup race (2:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN)

Oct. 24 at Texas: Xfinity race (4:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN)

Oct. 25 at Texas: Truck race (Noon ET on FS1)

Oct. 25 at Texas: Cup race (3:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN)

Oct. 30 at Martinsville: Truck race (8 p.m. ET on FS1)

Oct. 31 at Martinsville: Xfinity race (4:30 p.m. ET on NBC)

Nov. 1 at Martinsville: Cup race (2 p.m. ET on NBC)

Nov. 6 at Phoenix: Truck race (8 p.m. ET on FS1)

Nov. 7 at Phoenix: ARCA Menards West (2 p.m. ET on Trackpass)

Nov. 7 at Phoenix: Xfinity race (5 p.m. ET on NBCSN)

Nov. 8 at Phoenix: Cup race (3 p.m. ET on NBC)

 

Weekend schedule for Kansas Speedway

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After a weekend spent in Texas, NASCAR heads to the Midwest to race at Kansas Speedway.

The weekend begins Thursday with the Cup Series’ fourth event in 12 days and includes four others races, two Truck Series events, a Xfinity race and an ARCA race.

MORE: Entry lists for Kansas

wunderground.com’s forecast calls for partly cloudy skies, a high of 88 degrees and a 7% chance of rain at the start of Thursday’s Cup race.

The site calls for mostly sunny skies, a high of 88 degrees and a 11% chance of rain for the start of Friday’s Truck Series race.

For Saturday, wunderground.com forecasts mostly sunny skies, a high of 87 degrees and a 2% chance of rain for the start of the Truck Series race. For the Xfinity race, it forecasts partly cloudy skies, a high of 88 degrees and no chance of rain.

Here is the full NASCAR weekend schedule for Texas with TV and radio info: (All times ET)

Wednesday, July 22

2 p.m. – Cup rookie meeting (Electronic communication)

6 p.m. – Cup driver-crew chief meeting (Electronic communication)

6:30 – 8:30 p.m. – Driver motorhome parking (Screening in progress)

Thursday, July 23

10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. – Cup haulers enter (Screening and equipment unload)

12:30 p.m. – Cup garage opens

12:30 – 6:30 p.m. – Cup garage access screening in progress

3:30 p.m. – ARCA driver-crew chief meeting (Electronic communication)

4 – 4:30 p.m. – ARCA rookie meeting (Teleconference)

4:30 – 5 p.m. – ARCA crew chief meeting (Teleconference)

5:30 – 6:30 p.m. – Cup engine prime and final adjustments (Garage area)

5:30 p.m. – Truck Series rookie meeting (Teleconference)

6 p.m. – Truck Series driver-crew chief meeting (Electronic communication)

7:20 p.m. – Cup drivers report to cars

7:30 p.m. – Cup race; 267 laps/400.5 miles; (NBCSN, Motor Racing Network, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio and streaming on the NBC Sports App)

10:30 p.m. – Cup haulers exit

Friday, July 24

10 a.m. – Noon – Truck Series haulers enter (Screening and equipment unload)

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. – ARCA haulers enter (Screening in progress)

Noon – 9 p.m. – Truck Series garage access screening in progress

Noon  – 11 p.m. – Truck Series garage open

12:30 p.m. – ARCA garage opens

12:30 – 9 p.m. – ARCA garage access screening in progress

4:30 p.m. – Xfinity rookie meeting (Electronic communication)

5 – 6:30 p.m. – Truck Series final adjustments (Garage area)

5:30 – 6:30 p.m. – ARCA practice (groups)

6 p.m. – Xfinity driver-crew chief meeting (Electronic communication)

6:50 p.m. – Truck Series drivers report to vehicles

7 p.m. – Truck Series race No. 1; 134 laps/201 miles (FS1, MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio)

9:50 p.m. – ARCA drivers report to cars

10 p.m. – ARCA race; 100 laps/150 miles (FS1)

12:30 a.m. – ARCA haulers exit

Saturday, July 25

7:30 a.m. – Truck Series garage opens

7:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. – Truck Series garage screening in progress

8 – 10 a.m. – Xfinity haulers enter (Screening and equipment unload)

10 a.m. – Xfinity garage opens

10 a.m.  – 4 p.m. – Xfinity garage entry screening in progress

11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. – Truck Series engine prime and final adjustments (Pit road)

1:20 p.m. – Truck Series drivers report to vehicles

1:30 p.m. – Truck race No. 2; 134 laps/201 miles (FS1, MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio)

3 – 4:30 p.m. – Xfinity engine prime and final adjustments (Garage area)

4:30 p.m. – Truck Series haulers exit

4:45 – Xfinity drivers report to cars

5 p.m. – Xfinity race; 167 lap/250.5 miles (NBCSN, MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio)

7:30 p.m. – Xfinity haulers exit

Ty Gibbs dominates at Iowa for third ARCA win of season

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Ty Gibbs continued to dominate the ARCA Menards Series, winning Saturday’s Shore Lunch 150 at Iowa Speedway.

Gibbs led 135 of the race’s 150 laps, defeating Sam Mayer by 1.410 seconds. Bret Holmes finished third, followed by Chandler Smith and Taylor Gray.

It’s the second straight win and third triumph in his last four of five starts thus far this season for the 17-year-old grandson of NASCAR team owner and Super Bowl winning coach Joe Gibbs.

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In addition to a prior win in the ARCA Menards Series East earlier this summer and the 2019 season-ending ARCA Menards Series West race, the younger Gibbs has now won five of his last eight overall ARCA races, as well as eight wins and eight runner-up finishes in his last 25 starts across all three ARCA series.

Hailie Deegan got as high as second place and had a strong car, only to see her day abruptly end early due to a broken trackbar. Deegan finished 18th.

The ARCA Menards Series remains in the Midwest with its next race next Saturday at Kansas Speedway. In addition, the Sioux Chief Showdown resumes with a doubleheader at Ohio’s Toledo Speedway on July 31 and August 1.

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Ty Gibbs wins second ARCA race of season

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Ty Gibbs, grandson of NASCAR team owner and former Super Bowl winning head coach Joe Gibbs, won his second race of the season in Saturday’s ARCA Menards Series General Tire 150 at Kentucky Speedway.

The 17-year-old Gibbs beat runner-up Bret Holmes to the checkered flag by 1.247 seconds. It was Holmes’ best career finish in 67 starts in ARCA competition. Points leader Michael Self finished third, followed by Sam Mayer and Drew Dollar.

Gibbs has now won two of the four starts he’s made in the series this season. He also won at Pocono, finished third in his season opener at Phoenix and was 15th last week at Indianapolis.

Gibbs has now won seven races across the ARCA Menards, East and West series over the previous two seasons.

With Satuday’s victory, Gibbs became Kentucky Speedway’s youngest race winner at 17 years, nine months and seven days, breaking the previous mark held by two-time NASCAR Cup champion Kyle Busch, who had just turned 18 when he won at the 1.5-mile track back in 2003.

Hailie Deegan wrecked on Lap 77 and finished 14th, dropping her from second to fourth in the point standings, 24 points now behind series leader Michael Self.

The ARCA Menards Series’ next race is next Saturday, July 18, at Iowa Speedway, the seventh race of the season. It will be televised live on MAVTV and streamed on TrackPass on NBC Gold.

Click here for Saturday’s race results.

 

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NASCAR reveals schedule through end of Cup regular season

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NASCAR has revealed its updated schedule through the end of the Cup regular season, plus dates for the Xfinity, Trucks and the ARCA Menards series.

The stretch of announced races begins Aug. 7 and ends on Aug. 30.

The Cup Series schedule includes doubleheaders at Michigan International Speedway (Aug. 8-9) and Dover International Speedway (Aug. 22 – 23) and two visits to Daytona International Speedway.

While the Cup regular season will end on Daytona’s 2.5-mile oval (Aug. 29), the first visit to the track will be for a race on Daytona’s road course (Aug. 16), which replaces the originally scheduled race at Watkins Glen International that was canceled because of COVID-19 quarantine restrictions in New York.

All three national series and ARCA will hold races on the 3.56-mile Daytona road course.

“Daytona International Speedway has a storied history like no other in motorsports,” track president Chip Wile said in a release. “The sport of NASCAR gets to add a surprise chapter of road course racing to the venue’s legacy. Throughout the years, we have had many memorable moments with sports cars and motorcycles, but now NASCAR will take center stage on the road course at the World Center of Racing.”

Complete details on the road-course weekend, including fan attendance, are being finalized and will be announced in the near future.

These will be the first NASCAR points races held on Daytona’s road course. The Cup Series originally was set to debut on the road course with next year’s Busch Clash.

This will be the first season without a NASCAR race at Watkins Glen International since the Cup Series returned there in 1986 after a 21-year absence.

The layout of the Daytona road course.“This is an unprecedented time in the history of our nation and Watkins Glen International,” WGI President Michael Printup said in a release. “The dynamic situation we are all confronting is impacting our daily lives and activities in unimaginable ways. While we are disappointed we will not experience NASCAR in New York this year, as we look broadly at the current pandemic in our country and around the world, we must focus first on everyone’s safety and well-being as NASCAR seeks the best way to continue delivering a remarkable on-track product week after week.”

The Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series race at Daytona (Aug. 16) has been realigned from Iowa Speedway. The Truck Series also will not race at Eldora Speedway (originally scheduled for July 30) and Canadian Tire Motorsports Park (originally scheduled for Sept. 6). Those races will be realigned to dates and locations to be determined.

“As a community, racers and race fans need to heed the advice of our local doctors and nurses: practice social distancing; wear a cloth face covering, bandana or mask; wash your hands; and keep sanitizer at the ready,” Roger Slack, general manager of Eldora Speedway, said in a release. “The virus knows no county line or state border and it’s on all of us to do our part to stop the spread. Until we do so, Eldora and a lot of speedways are going to sit empty.”

The Xfinity Series will not race at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course (originally scheduled for May 30) and Michigan (originally scheduled for June 6). Those races will be realigned to dates and locations to be determined.

The Truck Series race at Gateway at WWT Raceway on Aug. 30 will be part of a same-day doubleheader with IndyCar. Fans will be allowed to attend the event.

Below is the full schedule slate announced by NASCAR.

(ALL TIMES ARE EASTERN)

Aug. 7 at Michigan: Truck race (6 p.m. on FS1)

Aug. 8 at Road America: Xfinity race (Noon on NBCSN)

Aug. 8 at Michigan: Cup race (4 p.m. on NBCSN)

Aug. 9 at Michigan: ARCA race (1 p.m. on MavTV)

Aug. 9 at Michigan: Cup race (4:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN)

Aug. 14 at Daytona road course: ARCA race (5 p.m. on MavTV)

Aug. 15 at Daytona road course: Xfinity race (3 p.m. on NBCSN)

Aug. 16 at Daytona road course: Truck race (Noon on FS1)

Aug. 16 at Daytona road course: Cup race (3 p.m. on NBC)

Aug. 21 at Dover: ARCA race (2 p.m. on Trackpass)

Aug. 21 at Dover: Truck race (5 p.m. on FS1)

Aug. 22 at Dover: Xfinity race (12:30 p.m. on NBCSN)

Aug. 22 at Dover: Cup race (4 p.m. on NBCSN)

Aug. 23 at Dover: Xfinity race (1 p.m. on NBCSN)

Aug. 23 at Dover: Cup race (4 p.m. on NBCSN)

Aug. 28 at Daytona: Xfinity race (7:30 p.m. on NBCSN)

Aug. 29 at WWT Raceway: ARCA race (6 p.m. on MavTV)

Aug. 29 at Daytona: Cup regular season finale (7:30 p.m. on NBC)

Aug. 30 at WWT Raceway: Truck race (Noon on FS1)