NASCAR, NBC Sports Announce Select 2020 Grassroots Racing Coverage


(Press Release from NASCAR Integrated Marketing Communications)

NASCAR, ARCA, and NBC Sports announced broadcast coverage for select 2020 grassroots racing events across TrackPass on NBC Sports Gold and NBCSN.

NASCAR, ARCA, and NBC Sports announced broadcast coverage for select 2020 grassroots racing events across TrackPass on NBC Sports Gold and NBCSN, including events in the ARCA Menards Series? East and West (formerly the K&N Pro Series), NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour? and the World Series of Asphalt Stock Car Racing, which kicks off this Friday at Florida’s New Smyrna Speedway.

All eight races of the ARCA Menards Series East will air live on TrackPass on NBC Sports Gold, beginning with the season-opening Skips Western Outfitters 175 on Monday, Feb. 10 at New Smyrna Speedway. NBCSN will provide tape-delayed coverage of entire ARCA Menards Series East season, with the Skips Western Outfitters 175 airing Friday, Feb. 14 at 1 p.m. ET.

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The ARCA Menards Series East season opener is part of the 54th annual World Series of Asphalt from New Smyrna Speedway, which features nine consecutive nights of racing from Feb. 7-15. TrackPass on NBC Sports Gold will provide live coverage of the entire World Series of Asphalt, which also includes NASCAR Weekly Racing Series highlighted by super late models, pro late model, and tour-type Modifieds.

TrackPass on NBC Sports Gold will also provide live coverage of the entire ARCA Menards Series West season, which kicks off Thursday, Feb. 20 with the Star Nursery 150 from the Bullring at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. NBCSN will provide coverage on Tuesday, Feb. 25 at 6 p.m. ET, along with coverage of the entire 10-race ARCA Menards Series West slate.

The full 17-race NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour? will also air live on TrackPass on NBC Sports Gold, with NBCSN providing coverage of 14 races. The 2020 NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour begins Saturday, March 21 at Virginia’s South Boston Speedway, with NBCSN coverage airing Monday, March 30 at 6 p.m. ET.

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Fans can watch ARCA Menards Series East and West, NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour, and World Series of Asphalt coverage as part of the TrackPass on NBC Sports Gold NASCAR Roots package for $2.99/month or $19.99 annually. The TrackPass on NBC Sports Gold All-Access Pass, which includes NASCAR Roots plus IMSA and American Flat Track, for $4.99/month or $44.99/year.

TrackPass on NBC Sports Gold allows users to cast streamed content on a connected device via NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app, letting fans experience racing action on their preferred hardware, including big-screen environments. TrackPass on NBC Sports Gold is available on desktop web browsers and via the NBC Sports app on iOS and Android phones and tablets, Apple TV (Gen 4), Roku, Amazon Fire TV, AndroidTV, Xfinity X1, Xfinity Flex and Chromecast devices connected via HDMI.

2020 ARCA Menards Series East Schedule

DateLocationTrackPass CoverageNBCSN CoverageTime
Mon, Feb. 10New Smyrna SpeedwayLive – 7:40 p.m.Fri., Feb. 141:00 p.m.
Sat., March 14Five Flags SpeedwayLive – 8:00 p.m.Mon., March 236:00 p.m.
Sat., April 4Bristol Motor SpeedwayLive – 4:00 p.m.Thurs., April 94:00 p.m.
Sat., May 2Nashville Fairgrounds SpeedwayLive – 9:00 p.m.Thurs., May 76:00 p.m.
Sat., May 16Toledo SpeedwayLive – 7:00 p.m.Thurs., May 213:00 p.m.
Sat., July 25Berlin RacewayLive – 8;00 p.m.Thurs., Aug. 136:00 p.m.
Fri., Aug. 21Dover International SpeedwayLive – 5:00 p.m.Thurs., Aug. 271:00 p.m.
Sat., Sept. 12New Hampshire Motor SpeedwayLive – 2:30 p.m.Thurs., Sept. 176:00 p.m.

2020 ARCA Menards Series West Schedule

DateLocationTrackPass CoverageNBCSN CoverageTime
Thurs., Feb. 20The Bullring at LVMSLive – 11:00 p.m.Tues., Feb. 256:00 p.m.
Sat., March 28Irwindale SpeedwayLive – 10:00 p.m.Thurs., April 26:00 p.m.
Sat., May 16Douglas County SpeedwayLive – 10:55 p.m.Thurs., May 214:00 p.m.
Sat., June 6Colorado National SpeedwayLive – 10:30 p.m.Wed., June 106:00 p.m.
Sat., June 13Sonoma RacewayLive – 4:45 p.m.Thurs., June 186:00 p.m.
Sat., Aug. 8Evergreen SpeedwayLive – 9:30 p.m.Thurs., Aug. 206:00 p.m.
Sat., Aug. 29Meridian SpeedwayLive – 10:30 p.m.Sat., Sept. 512:00 p.m.
Sat., Oct. 10All American SpeedwayLive – 9:45 p.m.Thurs., Oct. 157:00 p.m.
Sat., Oct. 24Kern County Raceway ParkLive – 11:30 p.m.Fri. Oct. 303:00 p.m.
Sat., Nov. 7Phoenix RacewayLive – 9:15 p.m.Thurs., Nov. 126:00 p.m.

2020 NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour Schedule

DateLocationTrackPass CoverageNBCSN CoverageTime
Sat., March 21South Boston SpeedwayLive – 2:45 p.m.Mon., March 306:00 p.m.
Sun., April 5Thompson Speedway Motorsports ParkLive – 3:45 p.m.Thurs., April 93:00 p.m.
Sun., April 26Stafford Motor SpeedwayLive – 3:30 p.m.TrackPass Exclusive
Fri., May 8Martinsville SpeedwayLive – 8:30 p.m.Tues., May 124:00 p.m.
Sat., May 23Jennerstown SpeedwayLive – 8 p.m.Thurs., May 286:00 p.m.
Sat., June 6Seekonk SpeedwayLive – 8 p.m.Thurs., June 116:00 p.m.
Sat., June 20Riverhead RacewayLive – 8 p.m.TrackPass Exclusive
Sat., July 11Wall Stadium SpeedwayLive – 8:30 p.m.Wed., July 156:00 p.m.
Sat., July 18New Hampshire Motor SpeedwayLive – 5:45 p.m.Tues., Aug. 116:00 p.m.
Fri. July 31Iowa SpeedwayLive – 7:30 p.m.Wed., Aug. 196:00 p.m.
Fri. Aug. 7Stafford Motor SpeedwayLive – 9:15 p.m.TrackPass Exclusive
Wed., Aug. 19Thompson Speedway Motorsports ParkLive – 8 p.m.Wed., Aug. 266:00 p.m.
Sat., Sept. 5Oswego SpeedwayLive – 7 p.m.Thurs., Sept. 106:00 p.m.
Sat., Sept. 12New Hampshire Motor SpeedwayLive – 12:05 p.m.Wed., Sept. 166:00 p.m.
Sat., Sept. 19Riverhead RacewayLive – 8 p.m.Wed., Sept. 236:00 p.m.
Sat., Sept. 27Stafford Motor SpeedwayLive – 3:15 p.m.Thurs., Oct. 16:00 p.m.
Sun., Oct. 11Thompson Speedway Motorsports ParkLive – TBAThurs., Oct. 156:00 p.m.

All Times Eastern

Comments

  1. I know this isn’t related to article but I wanted to share with you new WMT rules and procedures.
    From:
    To:
    Subject:
    Date:
    Jimmy Wilson, Series Director NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour
    ALL NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour Competitors 2020 Series Procedure Changes
    February 4, 2020
    After procedure review in some key areas we have decided to make changes in the
    following areas affecting the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour.
    1. Tire Allotment
    a. Tire allotment and usage will continue to be covered in the Official Entry
    Blank distributed for each Event.
    b. Tires that teams bring from home as outlined in the Official Entry Blank will
    be required to have been used at a previous Event.
    i. When a team presents tires from home they must populate in the
    scanner data base from a previous event to be allowed.
    ii. For the first two (2) events of 2020 only (South Boston & Thompson 1), you will be permitted to bring tires from home that are not in the
    scanner data base.
    2. Pit Assignments
    a. To reduce the number of times that teams are asked to move equipment on a race weekend we are modifying our pit assignment process.
    b. Pit Assignment Procedure:
    i. During the first three (3) events of 2020, 2019 Final Championship
    Owners Points will be used. After the completion of the third Event and for the remainder of the 2020 season, current Championship Owner Points will be used.
    ii. At South Boston Speedway, pit stalls will be assigned by NASCAR based on 2019 final Car Owner Championship Points.
    iii. Each team’s Crew Chief will pick their pit stall.
    iv. The highest twenty-five (25) teams in Owners Points will pick their
    pit stall for the next Event. For example, at South Boston, Crew Chiefs in the top twenty-five (25) in Final 2019 Championship Owner Points will pick their pit stall for the next event at Thompson.
    v. After Qualifying at each Event, Teams that are not in the highest twenty-five (25) of Championship Car Owner Points will then pick their pit stall in the order they qualified.
    vi. During 2020, for Events where Teams work from the infield/pit road for all aspects of the Event (Oswego, South Boston, Martinsville and Jennerstown), all pit stalls will be assigned prior to load in.
    vii. At some venues teams may be required to share a pit stall. During the Race, as cars are declared out of the race, in order of Qualifying

    results, Teams will be given the option to move to a pit stall of their
    own as available.
    3. Race Procedure
    a. A Restart Zone will be utilized instead of the “area of the double red lines.”
    b. Wave Around Rule will now be in affect at all Events.
    i. Any car(s) that are one or more laps down and stay out on the track when the race leader directly in front of them pit will be a wave around eligible car. Wave around eligible cars cannot pit until the race is restarted.
    ii. Car(s) under penalty are not wave around eligible.
    4. Pitting Procedure at Stafford Motor Speedway
    a. Five (5) crew members are permitted over the wall to service the car.
    b. Teams will be permitted to introduce two (2) new tires per caution period.
    c. Tire positions can be swapped in addition to introducing the two (2) new
    tires per caution period.
    d. All other pitting rules remain the same.
    e. Cars will run 500 compound tires on all positions for Stafford Motor
    Speedway at all times.
    5. Qualifying Format
    a. Single Car Qualifying at all Events in 2020.
    b. Qualifying order will be determined by practice speeds. Cars will lineup
    slowest to fastest.
    6. New Hampshire Motor Speedway Full Throttle Weekend
    a. Distance changed from 250 laps to 200.
    b. Tire allotment from 20 to 14. (4 practice, 4 qualify/start race and 6 change)
    i. We will evaluate tire wear during the July Event at NHMS. If adjustments are needed we will pass along that information after that event.
    ii. Hoosier has changed the right-side compound for NHMS.
    iii. As indicated on the Tire Forecast, the same tire compounds will be
    utilized at New Hampshire and Iowa

  2. So two tire stops at Stafford. I think that is a good change. The 1 tire pit stops kept the race under caution longer than necessary and was a safety hazard for crew members.

    If you had a login for Fanschoice. There may be a free month trial for nbc track pass. I found it by searching my email for fans choice. Mine came on Jan 3 from [email protected] There was a trial promo code which worked for me. You could get the world series for Free. I signed up then killed the auto renewal right away, I will then sub for grassroots come March when the mod tour starts up. 20 bucks for all the tour races is an incredible deal.

  3. Thanx Just Me for keeping all us FANS up to date, NO MORE group qualifying, good!!!!!!!!!!
    wave around will be interesting but hopefully NOT confusing as lineups not always easy after yellows
    still NOT A fan of cutback of Muskett 250
    will the RESTART ZONE cause issues???????? hmmmmmmmmmmm

  4. Old Observer says

    Thanks Just Me

  5. Put a pin in those rules posted by the ever informative Just Me. You just know there will be a time during the season when controversy erupts and a new rule will be relevant to some bizarre on track circumstance.
    Sorry Nascar but this fan is looking forward to the World Series way more then the 500. Good in the past this year is epic for bringing together so many cars from different regions in a mosh pit where no one knows how it will shake out. And to all those that don’t like points in opens this may have a weekly championship but otherwise the competitors seem to universally agree that the rules are so good everyone gets a fair shake no matter what they bring. Ironically designed and fine tuned over a number of years and given credit for the strong field by a recently ingloriously departed Ricky Brooks.

  6. Fast Eddie says

    Thanks Just Me for all the info! Also glad to see two tire stops for Stafford! I understand the need for safety, but three stops for two tires and fuel made for an awful long caution. I would prefer the 250 at NHMS, but the 200 will still be the longest race they have. If the purse is the same, it’s more beneficial to the teams and less wear and tear on the cars. If I had to guess, I think they shortened the race to potentially have more cars on the lead lap at the end. It might be the same idea for the wave around.

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