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Special Article

Mar 17 - 2020
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Toyota Racing Schedule Updates

March 17,2020 NASCAR Reschedule Image 1Toyota Racing Schedule Updates

Toyota remains committed to motorsports across multiple disciplines in the United States as the world faces the COVID-19 pandemic. We are all looking forward to a return to on-track competition in the coming months and hope all our fans remain safe and healthy.

Below are the official updates from the governing bodies.

March 17,2020 NASCAR Reschedule Image 2
NASCAR

On April 30th, NASCAR announced its return to racing on May 17th at Darlington Raceway. The next two weeks of racing will be done without fans, and with the exception of the Coca-Cola 600, will be run without practice and qualifying.

The schedule for the first two weeks of NASCAR’s return is:

Date Series Track Time Channel
Sunday, May 17 Cup Series Darlington Raceway 3:30pmET       FOX
Tuesday, May 19 Xfinity Series Darlington Raceway 8:00pmET       FS1
Wednesday, May 20 Cup Series Darlington Raceway 7:30pmET       FS1
Sunday, May 24 Cup Series Charlotte Motor Speedway        6:00pmET       FOX
Monday, May 25 Xfinity Series Charlotte Motor Speedway        7:00pmET       FS1
Tuesday, May 26 Truck Series Charlotte Motor Speedway        8:00pmET       FS1
Wednesday, May 27 Cup Series Charlotte Motor Speedway        8:00pmET       FS1

NASCAR plans to announce additional race dates in the near future.

On May 1st, Toyota issued the following statement on NASCAR’s new schedule announcement. 

“All of us at Toyota and TRD are looking forward to getting back to the race track,” said Ed Laukes, Group Vice President, Toyota Marketing. “NASCAR has put forth a thorough plan to return to racing which works to ensure the health and safety of the competitors and those in the communities we’ll race in when the 2020 season restarts. We understand this has been a difficult time for so many people throughout the country and around the world. We’re anticipating getting back on track so we can all enjoy the excitement and unity of motorsports again!”

On May 14, NASCAR announced the next part of its 2020 schedule. The additional events and television schedule are below:

 

Date Series Track Time Channel
Saturday, May 30 Xfinity Series Bristol Motor Speedway 3:00pmET        FS1
Sunday, May 31 Cup Series Bristol Motor Speedway 3:30pmET        FS1
Saturday, June 6 Truck Series Atlanta Motor Speedway 1:00pmET        FS1
Saturday, June 6 Xfinity Series Atlanta Motor Speedway 4:30pmET        FOX
Sunday, June 7 Cup Series Atlanta Motor Speedway 3:00pmET        FOX
Wednesday, June 10    Cup Series Martinsville Speedway 7:00pmET        FS1
Saturday, June 13 Truck Series Homestead-Miami Speedway      3:30pmET        FS1
Saturday, June 13 Xfinity Series Homestead-Miami Speedway      3:30pmET        FOX
Sunday, June 14 Xfinity Series Homestead-Miami Speedway      12:00pmET        FS1
Sunday, June 14 Cup Series Homestead-Miami Speedway      3:30pmET          FOX
Sartuday, June 20 ARCA Menards Series            Talladega Superspeedway 2:00pmET         FS1
Saturday, June 20 Xfinity Series Talladega Superspeedway 5:30pmET          FS1
Sunday, June 21 Cup Series Talladega Superspeedway 3:00pmET          FOX


On June 4, NASCAR announced their third installment of the 2020 NASCAR schedule, taking us through early August. This schedule features the change from FOX Sports over to NBC Sports and the updated schedule for the All-Star Race.

 

Date Series Track Time Channel
Friday, June 26 ARCA Menards Series Pocono Raceway 6:00pmET       FS1
Saturday, June 27 Truck Series Pocono Raceway 12:30pmET        FS1
Saturday, June 27 Cup Series Pocono Raceway 3:30pmET         FOX
Sunday, June 28 Xfinity Series Pocono Raceway 12:30pmET        FS1
Sunday, June 28 Cup Series Pocono Raceway 4:00pmET         FS1
Saturday, July 4 Xfinity Series Indianapolis Motor Speedway 12:30pmET        NBC
Sunday, July 5 Cup Series Indianapolis Motor Speedway 4:00pmET         NBC
Thursday, July 9 Xfinity Series Kentucky Speedway 8:00pmET           FS1
Friday, July 10 Xfinity Series Kentucky Speedway 8:00pmET         FS1
Saturday, July 11 Truck Series Kentucky Speedway 1:00pmET           FS1
Sunday, July 12 Cup Series Kentucky Speedway 2:30 pmET           FS1
Wednesday, July 15       ARCA Menards Series Charlotte Motor Speedway 4:00pmET          FS1
Wednesday, July 15       Cup Series All-Star Race            Charlotte Motor Speedway 8:30pmET          FS1
Saturday, July 18 Xfinity Series Texas Motor Speedway 3:00pmET          NBCSN
Saturday, July 18 Truck Series Texas Motor Speedway 8:00pmET          FS1
Sunday, July 19 Cup Series Texas Motor Speedway 3:00pmET          NBCSN
Thursday, July 23 Cup Series Kansas Speedway 7:30pmET          NBCSN
Friday, July 24 Truck Series Kansas Speedway 7:00pmET          FS1
Friday, July 24 ARCA Menards Series Kansas Speedway 10:00pmET        FS1
Saturday, July 25 Truck Series Kansas Speedway 1:30pmET         FS1
Saturday, July 25 Truck Series Kansas Speedway 1:30pmET         FS1
Saturday, July 25 Xfinity Series Kansas Speedway 5:00pmET          NBCSN
Sunday, August 2 Cup Series New Hampshire Motor Speedway 3:00pmET         NBCSN

On July 8th, NASCAR provided the fourth installment of the updated 2020 NASCAR schedule with two double-headers at Michigan International Speedway and Dover International Speedway and NASCAR’s first stop at the road course at Daytona International Speedway. This portion of the schedule takes us through the balance of August. The full schedule is below:

Date Series Track Time Channel
Friday, August 7 NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series Michigan International Speedway 6:00pmET FS1
Saturday, August 8 NASCAR Xfinity Series Road America NoonET NBCSN
Saturday, August 8 NASCAR Cup Series Michigan International Speedway 4:00pmET NBCSN
Sunday, August 9 ARCA Menards Series Michigan International Speedway 1:00pmET MAVTV
Sunday, August 9 NASCAR Cup Series Michigan International Speedway 4:30pmET NBCSN
Friday, August 14 ARCA Menards Series Daytona Road Course 5:00pmET MAVTV
Saturday, August 15 NASCAR Xfinity Series Daytona Road Course 3:00pmET NBCSN
Sunday, August 16 NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series Daytona Road Course NoonET FS1
Sunday, August 16 NASCAR Cup Series Daytona Road Course 3:00pmET NBC
Friday, August 21 ARCA Menards Series East Dover International Speedway 2:00pmET NBC Trackpass
Friday, August 21 NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series Dover International Speedway 5:00pmET FS1
Saturday, August 22 NASCAR Xfinity Series Dover International Speedway 12:30pmET NBCSN
Saturday, August 22 NASCAR Cup Series Dover International Speedway 4:00pmET NBCSN
Sunday, August 23 NASCAR Xfinity Series Dover International Speedway 1:00pmET NBCSN
Sunday, August 23 NASCAR Cup Series Dover International Speedway 4:00pmET NBCSN
Friday, August 28 NASCAR Xfinity Series Daytona International Speedway 7:30pmET NBCSN
Saturday, August 29 ARCA Menards Series World Wide Technology Raceway 6:00pmET MAVTV
Saturday, August 29 NASCAR Cup Series Daytona International Speedway 7:30pmET NBC
Sunday, August 30 NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series World Wide Technology Raceway NoonET FS1

 

On Thursday, August 6, NASCAR announced the final portion of the 2020 NASCAR schedule. While the NASCAR Cup Series Playoff races will remain as scheduled, the NASCAR Xfinity Series and NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series will both see changes. The NASCAR Xfinity Series added races at Richmond Raceway and Talladega Superspeedway, while the Truck Series will feature additional races at Kansas Speedway, Richmond Raceway, Darlington Raceway and Texas Motor Speedway. The Xfinity Series Playoffs will begin at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on September 26, while the NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series will begin their Playoffs at Bristol Motor Speedway on Thursday, September 17.

The final portion of the schedule is below:

Date Series Track Time Channel
Saturday, September 5 NASCAR Xfinity Series Darlington Raceway 12:30 PM NBC
Sunday, September 6 NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series Darlington Raceway 12:30 PM FS1
Sunday, September 6 NASCAR Cup Series Darlington Raceway 6:00 PM NBCSN
Thursday, September 10 NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series Richmond Raceway 8:00 PM FS1
Friday, September 11 NASCAR Xfinity Series Richmond Raceway 7:00 PM NBCSN
Saturday, September 12 NASCAR Xfinity Series Richmond Raceway 2:30 PM NBCSN
Saturday, September 12 NASCAR Cup Series Richmond Raceway 7:30 PM NBCSN
Thursday, September 17 NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series Bristol Motor Speedway 7:30 PM FS1
Thursday, September 17 ARCA Menards Series Bristol Motor Speedway 9:30 PM FS1
Friday, September 18 NASCAR Xfinity Series Bristol Motor Speedway 7:00 NBCSN
Friday, September 25 NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series Las Vegas Motor Speedway 9:00 PM FS1
Saturday, September 26 NASCAR Xfinity Series Las Vegas Motor Speedway 7:30 PM NBCSN
Saturday, September 27 NASCAR Cup Series Las Vegas Motor Speedway 7:00 PM NBCSN
Saturday, October 3 NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series Talladega Superspeedway 1:00 PM FS1
Saturday, October 3 NASCAR Xfinity Series Talladega Superspeedway 1:00 PM NBCSN
Sunday, October 4 NASCAR Cup Series Talladega Superspeedway 2:00 PM NBC
Saturday, October 10 NASCAR Xfinity Series Charlotte ROVAL 3:30 PM NBC
Sunday, October 11 NASCAR Cup Series Charlotte ROVAL 2:30 PM NBC
Friday, October 16 NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series Kansas Speedway 7:00 PM FS1
Friday, October 16 NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series Kansas Speedway 10:00 PM FS2
Saturday, October 17 NASCAR Xfinity Series Kansas Speedway 3:00 PM NBCN
Sunday, October 18 NASCAR Cup Series Kansas Speedway 2:30 PM NBC
Saturday, October 24 NASCAR Xfinity Series Texas Motor Speedway 4:30 PM NBCSN
Sunday, October 25 NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series Texas Motor Speedway Noon FS1
Sunday, October 25 NASCAR Cup Series Texas Motor Speedway 3:30 PM NBCSN
Friday, October 30 NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series Martinsville Speedway 8:00 PM FS1
Saturday, October 31 NASCAR Xfinity Series Martinsville Speedway 4:30 PM NBC
Sunday, November 1 NASCAR Cup Series Martinsville Speedway 2:00 PM NBC
Friday, November 6 NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series Phoenix Raceway 8:00 PM FS1
Saturday, November 7 ARCA Menards Series West Phoenix Raceway 2:00 PM NBC Track Pass
Saturday, November 7 NASCAR Xfinity Series Phoenix Raceway 5:00 PM NBCSN
Sunday, November 8 NASCAR Cup Series Phoenix Raceway 3:00 PM NBC
March 17,2020 NHRA Reschedule Image 1
NHRA

On June 3, the NHRA announced their updated schedule for the 2020 NHRA season. The NHRA will contain 19 total events – with two already completed. They will begin with back-to-back events in Indianapolis in July, before contesting 15 additional races in 16 weeks starting July 31st in Seattle. The championship will be a season long tally with the Countdown for the Championship removed for the 2020 season.

The complete NHRA schedule is:

Date Event Track
September 3-6 DENSO Spark Plugs NHRA U.S. National Lucas Oil Raceway (Indianapolis)
September 18-20 NGK Spark Plugs NHRA Four-Wide Nationals zMax Dragway (Charlotte)
September 25-27 Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals Gainesville Raceway (Gainesville, Florida)
October 2-4 AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals World Wide Raceway at Gateway (St. Louis)
October 9-11 NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals Bristol Dragway (Bristol, Tenn)
October 16-18 AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals Texas Motorplex (Dallas, Texas)
October 23-25 NHRA SpringNationals Houston Raceway Park (Houston, Texas)
October 30 - November 1 NHRA Nationals The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway (Las Vegas)
November 13-15 Auto Club NHRA Finals Auto Club Raceway (Pomona, California)
March 17,2020 Formula Drift Reschedule Image 1



FORMULA DRIFT
On June 11, Formula DRIFT made an additional update to their schedule, continuing with eight events but competing those eight events in four double-header races in St. Louis; Monroe, Washington, Fort Worth, Texas; and Irwindale, California. The series kicks off their 2020 season on Labor Day weekend.

Events in Atlanta; Englishtown, New Jersey; and Sonoma, California have been cancelled for the 2020 Formula DRIFT season.

The full schedule is:

Date Event Track
September 4-6       Race 1 & 2       World Wide Technology Raceway (St. Louis, MO)
September 25-27       Race 3 & 4       Evergreen Speedway (Monroe, WA)
October 16-18      Race 5 & 6       Texas Motor Speedway (Ft. Worth, TX)
November 20-22       Race 7 & 8       Irwindale Speedway (Irwindale, CA)
March 17,2020 Supercross Reschedule Image 1
SUPERCROSS
On May 14, Supercross announced it will the final seven events at Rice-Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City, Utah. Fans will not be permitted. Supercross returns on May 31st at 3pmET on NBCSN. The balance of the schedule:

Date Time Channel
Wednesday, June 3         10:00pmET        NBCSN
Sunday, June 7            5:00pmET        NBCSN
Wednesday, June 10         7:00pmET         NBCSN
Sunday, June 14             7:00pmET         NBCSN
Wednesday, June 17         7:00pmET        NBCSN
Sunday, June 21            3:00pmET         NBCSN

ARCA
 
The governing body of four championships – the ARCA Menards Series, ARCA Menards Series East, ARCA Menards Series West and the Sioux Chief Showdown Series – has postponed all events through May 3. The series is planning on rescheduling all events.
 
The events affected:
 
- March 14th’s event at Five Flags Speedway for the ARCA Menards Series East
- March 28th’s event at Irwindale Speedway for the ARCA Menards Series West
- April 4th’s event at Bristol Motor Speedway for the ARCA Menards Series East
- April 19th’s event at Salem Raceway for the ARCA Menards Series and Sioux Chief Showdown Series
- April 24th’s event at Talladega Superspeedway for the ARCA Menards Series
- May 2nd’s event at Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway for the ARCA Menards Series East
 
USAC/POWRi
 
In dirt racing, the USAC National Midget Series has postponed every event in April. The series is looking to reschedule all events.
 
The POWRi National Midget League has postponed every race through April 17th. The series is also looking to reschedule the four postponed events.