Daytona Speedweeks schedule 2020: Dates, race times, TV channels for NASCAR Cup, Xfinity, Truck and ARCA SeriesSporting News — (Tadd Haislop)
The Daytona 500 arrives each year as the first race of the NASCAR Cup Series season, but it's the finale of stock car racing's best week of the year.
Daytona International Speedway is once again the center of the racing universe as NASCAR Cup, Xfinity, Truck and ARCA Series teams descend upon the 2.5-mile oval for their respective season-openers. From Friday, Feb. 7 through Sunday, Feb. 16, the track will be buzzing with action from all four series.
With the exceptions of Daytona 500 qualifying and the race itself (Fox), plus the first of two Truck Series practice sessions Thursday (FS2), all Daytona Speedweeks practices, qualifying sessions and races will broadcast live on FS1. Additionally, all Fox presentations of Daytona Speedweeks events can be streamed live on Fox Sports Go.
Below is the full schedule for Daytona Speedweeks in 2020, including how to watch each event.
Daytona Speedweeks schedule 2020
- Friday, Feb. 7
|1:30 - 2:30 p.m. ET||Lucas Oil 200 practice||ARCA Menard's||N/A|
|3 - 4 p.m. ET||Lucas Oil 200 final practice||ARCA Menard's||N/A|
- Saturday, Feb. 8
|11:35 a.m. - 12:35 p.m. ET||Clash final practice||Cup Series||FS1|
|12:30 p.m. ET||Lucas Oil 200 qualifying||ARCA Menard's||N/A|
|1:35 - 2:25 p.m. ET||Daytona 500 practice||Cup Series||FS1|
|3 - 3:50 p.m. ET||Daytona 500 practice||Cup Series||FS1|
|4:45 p.m. ET||Lucas Oil 200||ARCA Menard's||FS1|
- Sunday, Feb. 9
|12 - 1 p.m. ET||Daytona 500 qualifying||Cup Series||Fox|
|3 p.m. ET||Busch Clash at Daytona||Cup Series||FS1|
- Thursday, Feb. 13
|4:05 - 4:55 p.m. ET||NextEra Energy 250 practice||Truck Series||FS2|
|5:30 - 5:55 p.m. ET||NextEra Energy 250 final practice||Truck Series||FS1|
|7 p.m. ET||Bluegreen Vacations Duel No. 1||Cup Series||FS1|
|8:45 p.m. ET||Bluegreen Vacations Duel No. 2||Cup Series||FS1|
- Friday, Feb. 14
|2:05 - 2:55 p.m. ET||NASCAR Racing Experience 300 practice||Xfinity Series||FS1|
|3:10 p.m. ET||NextEra Energy 250 qualifying||Truck Series||FS1|
|4:32 - 4:57 p.m. ET||NASCAR Racing Experience 300 final practice||Xfinity Series||FS1|
|5:05 - 5:55 p.m. ET||Daytona 500 practice||Cup Series||FS1|
|7:30 p.m. ET||NextEra Energy 250||Truck Series||FS1|
- Saturday, Feb. 15
|11 a.m. ET||NASCAR Racing Experience 300 qualifying||Xfinity Series||FS1|
|12:30 - 1:30 p.m. ET||Daytona 500 final practice||Cup Series||FS1|
|2:30 p.m. ET||NASCAR Racing Experience 300||Xfinity Series||FS1|
- Sunday, Feb. 16
|2:30 p.m. ET||Daytona 500||Cup Series||Fox|
Fox's Daytona Speedweeks coverage marks the beginning of its 20th season covering NASCAR. The network in 2020 will broadcast 11 Cup Series races, 14 Xfinity Series races and the entirety of the Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series schedule. Fox also will present eight ARCA Menards Series races this season.
Now a two-man booth after analyst Darrell Waltrip's retirement, Mike Joy and Jeff Gordon are returning to call Fox's Cup Series races this season. They'll be complimented again by Larry McReynolds' insight from Fox's studio in Charlotte, and Matt Yocum, Jamie little, Vince Welch and Regan Smith will deliver reports from pit road.
Adam Alexander again will be the lead play-by-play voice for Fox's Xfinity Series race broadcasts in 2020, with Michael Waltrip and a rotation of driver analysts yet to be announced. Welch and Waltrip will call Truck Series races.
As for Saturday night's ARCA race on FS1, Dave Reiff and Phil Parsons will be on the call with Katie Osborne reporting from pit road.