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2020 NASCAR season: Schedule, drivers and teams

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The 2020 NASCAR season casts its shadow as the new championship will start in February at the Daytona International Speedway – These are the schedules and all confirmed drivers and teams

The 2020 NASCAR Cup Series will feature 36 championship rounds and two invitational races. The last ten races are part of the playoffs, the 2020 championship deciding rounds. The NASCAR Xfinity Series consist of 33 rounds and the NASCAR Gander & RV Outdoors Truck Series will feature 23 races.

DateTrackCupXfinityTruck
February 14-16DaytonaYesYesYes
February 21-13Las VegasYesYesYes
February 28 – March 1Fontana YesYesNo
March 6-8PhoenixYesYesNo
March 13-15AtlantaYesYesNo
March 20-22HomesteadYesYesYes
March 27-29TexasYesYesYes
April 3-5BristolYesYesNo
April 17-19RichmondYesNoYes
April 24-26TalladegaYesYesNo
May 1-3DoverYesYesYes
May 7-9MartinsvilleYesNoNo
May 22-24CharlotteYesYesYes (May 15-16)
May 29-30Mid-OhioNoYesNo
May 29-31KansasYesNoYes
June 4-5TexasNoNoYes
June 5-7MichiganYesYesNo
June 12-13IowaNoYesYes
June 12-14SonomaYesNoNo
June 19-21ChicagolandYesYesYes
June 26-28Pocono (2x)YesYesYes
July 3-5IndianapolisYesYes (road course)No
July 9-11KentuckyYesYesYes
July 17-19New HampshireYesYesNo
July 29-30EldoraNoNoYes
July 31 – August 1IowaNoYesNo
August 7-8Road AmericaNoYesNo
August 7-9MichiganYesNoYes
August 14-16Watkins GlenYesYesNo
August 20-21GatewayNoNoYes
August 21-23DoverYesYesNo
August 27-29Daytona YesYesNo
September 4-6DarlingtonYesYesNo
September 5-6MosportNoNoYes
September 10-12RichmondYesYesNo
September 17-19BristolYesYesYes
September 25-27Las VegasYesYesYes
Ocotober 2-4TalladegaYesNoYes
October 9-11Charlotte RovalYesYesNo
Ocotober 16-18KansasYesYesNo
October 23-25TexasYesYesNo
October 30 – November 1MartinsvilleYesYesYes
November 6-8PhoenixYesYesYes

Cup invitational races: Clash (February 9), All-Star (May 16)

There are some significant changes in the drivers and team line-ups for the 2020 NASCAR Cup Series that will have no title sponsor for the first time since several decades. These are the confirmed drivers and teams in the 2020 season:

Team /  #Drivers
Chip Ganassi Racing / #1 #42Kurt Busch, Kyle Larson
Germain Racing / #13Ty Dillon
Hendrick Motorsport / #9 #24 #48 #88 Chase Elliott, William Byron, Jimmie Johnson, Alex Bowman
JTG Daugherty Racing / #37 #47Ryan Preece / Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
Premium Motorsports / #15 #27Brennan Poole, Reed Sorensen
Richard Childress Racing / #3 #8Austin Dillon, Tyler Reddick
Richard Petty Motorsports / #43Bubba Wallace
Kaulig Racing / #16Justin Haley
Beard Motorsports / #62Brendan Gaughan
Spire Motorsports / #77Ross Chastain
StarCom Racing / #00Quin Houff
Front Row Motorsports / #34 #38Michael McDowell, John Hunter Nemechek
Go Fas Racing / #32Corey LaJoie
Roush Fenway Racing / #6 #17 Ryan Newman, Chris Buescher
Stewart Haas Racing / #4 #10 #14 #41Kevin Harvick, Aric Almirola, Clint Bowyer, Cole Custer
Team Penske / #2 #12 #22Brad Keselowski, Ryan Blaney, Joey Logano
Wood Brothers Racing / #21Matt DiBenedetto
MBM Motorsports / #49 #66Chad Finchum, Timmy Hill
Joe Gibbs Racing / #11 #18 #19 #20Denny Hamlin, Kyle Busch, Martin Truex Jr., Eric Jones
Leavine Family Racing / #95Christopher Bell
Gaunt Brohters Racing / #96Daniel Suarez
Rick Ware Racing / #51 #52 #53 #54Joey Gase, B.J. Mcleod / J.J. Yeley, David Ragan, J.J. Yeley
Kaulig Racing / #16Justin Haley
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The NASCAR Xfinity Series features several new drivers because some youngsters made the step from the second league into the Cup. Also there are some truck talents who made the step into the NASCAR Xfinity Series. These are the confirmed teams and drivers in the 2020 season:

Team / #Drivers
Brandonbilt Motorsports / #68 #86 Brandon Brown
DGM Racing / #36 #90 #92Alex Labbe, Caesar Bacarella / Dillon Bassett / Ronnie Bassett Jr., Josh Williams
JD Motorsports / #0 #4 #6 #15B.J. McLeod, Jesse Little, David Starr, Colby Howard / Robby Lyons / Jeffrey Earnhardt
Jeremy Clements Racing / #51Jeremy Clements
Jimmy Means Racing / #52
JR Motorsports / #1 #7 #8 #9Michael Annett, Justin Allgaier, Daniel Hemric / Jeb Burton / Dale Earnhardt Jr., Noah Gregson
Kaulig Racing / #10 #11 #16Ross Chastain, Justin Haley, A.J. Allmendinger
Martins Motorsport / #44Tommy Joe Martins
Mike Harmon Racing / #46 #74Joe Nemechek, Mike Harmon
Our Motorsports / #02Andy Seuss / Brett Moffitt
RSS Racing / #38 #39 #93Jeff Green, Ryan Sieg, C.J. McLaughlin / Myatt Snider
SS-Green Light Racing / #07 #08Ray Black Jr., Joe Graf Jr.
Stewart-Haas Racing / #98Chase Briscoe
Team Penske / #22Austin Cendric
Joe Gibbs Racing / #18 #19 #20Riley Herbst, Brandon Jones, Harrison Burton
MBM Motorsports / #13 #66Stephen Leicht / Timmy Hill, Chad Finchum,
B.J. McLeod Motorsports / #5 #78 #99Matt Mills, Vinnie Miller, Mason Massey / Josh Bilicki / Jairo Avila Jr.
Richard Childress Racing / #21Myatt Snider / Anthony Alfredo / Kaz Grala
Sam Hunt Racing / #26 Colin Garrett
ACG Motorsports / #25Chris Cockrum
Sam Hunt Racing / #26Colin Garrett
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Young stockcar talents are facing experienced NASCAR drivers in the NASCAR Gander & RV Outdoors Truck Series. Some drivers made it from local series onto the national level. These are the confirmed teams and drivers in the 2020 season:

Team / #Drivers
GMS Racing / #2 #21 #23 #24 #26Sheldon Creed, Zane Smith, Brett Moffitt, Sam Meyer / David Gravel, Tyler Ankrum
AM Racing / #22Austin Wayne Self
Jordan Anderson Racing / #3Jordan Anderson
Niece Motorsports / #40 #44 #45Carson Hocevar / Ryan Truex, Natalie Decker / Jeff Noland / Ross Chastain, Ty Majeski
DGR-Crosley / #15Tanner Gray
Jennifer Jo Cobb Racing / #10Jennifer Jo Cobb
Reaume Brothers Racing / #00 #33 #34Angela Ruch, Josh Reaume
Young’s Motorsports / #02 #20Tate Fogleman, Spencer Boyd
DGR-Crosley / #15Tanner Gray
Front Row Motorsports / #38Todd Gilliland
ThorSport Racing / #13 #88 #98 #99Johnny Sauter, Matt Crafton, Grant Enfinger, Ben Rhodes
Halmar Friesen Racing / #52Stewart Friesen
Hattori Racing Enterprises / #16 Austin Hill
Kyle Busch Motorsports / #4 #18 #51Raphael Lessard, Christian Eckes, Kyle Busch / Chandler Smith
McAnally-Hilgemann Racing / #19Derek Kraus
CR7 Motorsports / #9Codie Rohrbaugh
Hill Motorsports / #56Gus Dean
CMI Motorsports / #49Ray Ciccarelli, Bayley Currey
All Out Motorsport / #7Korbin Forrister
Clay Greenfield Motorsports / #68Clay Greenfield
Henderson Motorsports / #75Parker Kligerman
Mike Affarano Motorsports / #03Tim Viens
Diversified Motorsports Enterprises / #97Jesse Little
Win-Tron Racing / #32Howie DiSavino III
Peck Motorsports / #96Todd Peck
Roper Racing / #04Cody Roper

The seasons of all three series kick off at the famous Daytona International Speedway in February. The Daytona 500 is not only the season opener but also the most important race in the NASCAR schedule and every driver wants to win this special round.

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