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NASCAR Pinty’s Series 2020 TV schedule released

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The NASCAR Pinty’s Series, which competes in Canada, will get its season under way this weekend after it was postponed back in April due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The shortened season will consist of three doubleheaders with twin 125-mile races.

The races will be held at Sunset Speedway (Aug. 15), Flamboro Speedway (Aug. 29) and Jukasa Speedway (Sept. 12).

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No NASCAR Pinty’s Series champion or Rookie of the Year will be crowned in 2020 due to the shortened schedule. There will be special recognition for the overall winner of the shortened season.

All races will air delayed on TSN and RDS in Canada and MAVTV in the United States. Fans in the United States can stream races after they air on TrackPass on NBC Sports Gold.

Here is the full schedule with TV information.

 

NASCAR Pinty’s Series announces postponed, canceled races

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Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the NASCAR Pinty’s Series announced Friday the postponement of two more races and the cancelation of three others.

The Canada-based series has postponed the June 6 race at Jukasa Motor Speedway in Haldimand County, Ontario and the June 27 race at Autodrome Chaudière in Vallée-Jonction, Quebec.

The series has canceled the western portion of the schedule, which included a July 25 race at Edmonton International Raceway in Wetaskiwin, Alberta and the July 29 twin races at Wyant Group Raceway in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.

The series’ May 17 season opener was postponed on April 3.

NASCAR Pinty’s Series postpones season opener

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NASCAR’s Pinty’s Series released a statement Friday announcing the postponement of its season-opening race at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park in Bowmanville, Ontario, Canada.

The race, scheduled for May 17, is the latest postponement by NASCAR related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The statement follows.

“Following discussions with medical experts and provincial and federal officials, NASCAR will postpone the Pinty’s Series season opening race at CTMP. More information will be provided as it becomes available.”

The Canadian series’ race would have happened eight days after the next scheduled Cup Series race, May 9 at Martinsville Speedway. That race is in doubt because of a Virginia Stay at Home order that lasts through June 10. NASCAR has yet to announce a revised schedule for 2020.

NASCAR’s PEAK Mexico Series has already had its season postponed.

 

Stewart Friesen to compete in Pinty’s Series dirt race at Ohsweken Speedway

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Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series driver Stewart Friesen will make his debut in the NASCAR Pinty’s Series under historic circumstances.

Friesen will make his debut in NASCAR’s Canada-based series next year when it holds its first ever race at a dirt track on Aug. 18 at Ohsweken Speedway, which is 67 miles from his hometown of Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario.

The announcement came via a press release on Pinty’s Facebook page.

Friesen will also compete in a 360 Sprint Car at the track’s Northern Summer Nationals on Aug. 17 and 18 as part of the show.

For the sprint car race, Friesen will drive a Kevin Loveys-prepared Glenn Styres Racing sprint car with support from Ohsweken Speedway Racesource. His ride for the Pinty’s race will be announced later.

Friesen, who earned his first two Truck Series wins this year, including in the Eldora Dirt Derby, also made the Championship 4.

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The release stated Friesen’s Truck Series crew chief, Trip Bruce, will work with him for the race.

“This is already a destination event for Canadian motorsports fans and adding Stewart Friesen to the cast of talent in the NASCAR Pinty’s Series and in our local Ohsweken divisions just adds to this star-studded event,” said Ohsweken Speedway general manager Clinton Geoffrey in the press release.

In 2015, Friesen became the second Canadian-born driver to win a World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series event when he claimed a win at Ohsweken Speedway.

 

NASCAR Pinty’s Series to compete on dirt for first time in 2020

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NASCAR’s continued embrace of dirt racing will continue in 2020 with the Canada-based Pinty’s Series.

Ohsweken Speedway in Ontario announced on Friday that it will host the series’ first race at a dirt track next season.

The event on the 3/8-mile track will consist of practice, time trials, qualifying heats and a 100-lap feature event to be run at 9 p.m. ET on Aug. 18.

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The series follows in the steps of the Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series and its yearly visit to Eldora Speedway, which began in 2013. It also joins the ARCA Menards Series West, which has held a race on the Las Vegas Motor Speedway Dirt Track the last two seasons.

“Next year is the 25th anniversary of Ohsweken Speedway,” said track owner Glenn Styres in a press release. “It will be amazing to see NASCAR stock cars racing around this place. This is a great chance to show the world what a first class facility we have here in Ohsweken.”

Ohsweken Speedway is located about 60 miles southwest of Toronto, and 85 miles northwest of Buffalo, New York.

“Pinty’s has a long history in motorsports and whether it’s our NASCAR Pinty’s Series venues, Short Track Nationals at both Jukasa in Canada and Bristol in the USA or our investment in Pinty’s All North Racing on MavTV, we know our target audience lives for authentic experiences.” said Anthony Spiteri of series sponsor Pinty’s Delicious Foods in a press release. “Taking the Pinty’s Series to the ever popular Ohsweken Speedway combines the best of the best in teams, drivers and venues. I suspect a few surprises for our fans as well! August can’t come quick enough.”