The following is a statement from Speedway Motorsports, Inc. President and CEO Marcus Smith regarding NASCAR's 2020 schedule. The updated schedule follows his comments.

Marcus Smith, Speedway Motorsports, Inc. President and CEO

"NASCAR's 2020 schedule is a product of unprecedented collaboration from so many stakeholders in our sport, but the most important were our fans. We've taken a tremendous amount of fan feedback to create a schedule that maintains the tradition of NASCAR's biggest weekends in our sport, while also adding some wrinkles the fans will love, particularly as we look ahead to the playoffs.

"Starting the season in Daytona and the back-to-back May weekends at Charlotte continue to anchor the first-half of the season, followed by a two-week break mid-summer that will give drivers, crew members and teams the opportunity to recharge before a final push toward the playoffs. Fans should appreciate a historical return to Labor Day for Darlington to start the playoffs. Throw in the unpredictability of Daytona to end the regular season, the Charlotte ROVAL and two short tracks for playoff bracket-busters, plus a change in venue for championship weekend and you've got the ingredients for some wild NASCAR racing in 2020 that both traditionalists and fans looking for a changeup will enjoy.

"From a Speedway Motorsports perspective, we're pleased to kick off the early season 'west coast swing' at Las Vegas with the second race of the year, then welcome fans back to the Southeast to a warmer mid-March date at Atlanta. Texas, Bristol, Charlotte, Sonoma, Kentucky and New Hampshire continue to hold similar race weekends on the calendar through July, then we'll amplify the intensity even more for the Night Race at Bristol as it moves to September as the cutoff in the first-round of the playoffs. Las Vegas moves later in September to a cooler race weekend in the desert, and the ROVAL returns to Charlotte's more traditional mid-October weekend as the cutoff race of the second playoff round. Texas will cap our NASCAR SMI season with a playoff tussle a week earlier in advance of the local hunting season."

DATE TRACK (SMI Tracks in Bold)
Sun, Feb. 9 Clash
Thursday, Feb. 13 Duels
Sunday, Feb. 16 Daytona 500
Sunday, Feb. 23 Las Vegas
Sunday, March 1 Auto Club
Sunday, March 8 ISM Raceway
Sunday, March 15 Atlanta
Sunday, March 22 Miami
Sunday, March 29 Texas
Sunday, April 5 Bristol
Sunday, April 12 OFF (Easter)
Sunday, April 19 Richmond
Sunday, April 26 Talladega
Sunday, May 3  Dover
Saturday, May 9 Martinsville
Saturday, May 16 NASCAR All-Star Race
Sunday, May 24 Charlotte
Sunday, May 31  Kansas
Sunday, June 7 Michigan
Sunday, June 14 Sonoma
Sunday, June 21 Chicago
June 27 and 28 Pocono Double Header
Sunday, July 5  Indy
Saturday, July 11 Kentucky
Sunday, July 19 New Hampshire
Sunday, July 26 OFF
Sunday, Aug. 2 OFF
Sunday, Aug. 9 Michigan
Sunday, Aug. 16 Watkins Glen
Sunday, Aug. 23 Dover
Saturday, Aug. 29 Daytona (Last Race Regular Season)
Sunday, Sept. 6 Darlington
Saturday, Sept. 12 Richmond
Saturday, Sept. 19 Bristol (1st Cut Off Race)
Sunday, Sept. 27 Las Vegas
Sunday, Oct. 4 Talladega
Sunday, Oct. 11 Charlotte ROVAL (2nd Cut Off Race)
Sunday, Oct. 18 Kansas
Sunday, Oct. 25  Texas
Sunday, Nov. 1  Martinsville (Final Cut Off Race)
Sunday, Nov. 8 ISM Raceway (Championship)