Nascar unveils new series of races through early August in revised schedule

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US stock car racing series Nascar has announced a third installment of races in its revised 2020 schedule in the wake of the global Covid-19 pandemic, unveiling planned events through the first weekend of August.

Nascar, which has already made a successful return from the health crisis, had already rescheduled events through June 21, which are predominantly in the South.

The latest schedule begins Pocono Raceway on June 26 and ends on August 2 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Other races will be held at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Kentucky Speedway, Texas Motor Speedway, and Kansas Speedway. It has not been announced if any of these races will have spectators.

Of note, Nascar’s All-Star Race has been rescheduled for July 15 and will remain at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

NBC Sports’ first races of the 2020 schedule will be during the Fourth of July Weekend at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, with Xfinity and Cup Series racing on July 4 and July 5, respectively. NBC will also air the IndyCar race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on July 4, as part of the IndyCar-Nascar doubleheader the racetrack.

Coverage will then switch back to Fox Sports through the Nascar All-Star Race. NBC will resume its coverage of the Xfinity Series and Cup Series on July 18 through the remainder of the season, including the playoffs.

It was announced earlier this week that Nascar will return to Nashville in 2021 after a long hiatus.