NASCAR Schedule 2019

NASCAR Schedule 2019

The 2019 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series will mark NASCAR today's 71st season and the 48th modern-era Cup series season. New champion Joey Logano is set to defend his title with Ford. The 36-race season begins in February at the Daytona International Speedway with the Advance Auto Parts Clash and concludes in the playoffs in November with the Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway. We cover the 2019 NASCAR race schedule.

The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing, better known as "NASCAR" has been America's darling for 70 years and continues to go strong. The sport transcends the US and also covers events in Canada, Mexico, and Europe. The season runs from February to November and is broadcasted internationally. Let's take a look:

NASCAR Monster Energy Schedule

NASCAR Monster Energy

The 2019 NASCAR schedule was released last April with the race times announced on December. It is the same format as the 2018 season. The only minor exception is the Sonoma Raceway returning to its original 2.52-mile course (first time since 1997) and the Las Vegas playoff race being moved to prime time.

Majority of the races take place on Sundays and air during the day (between 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM ET) or during the evening (between 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM ET).

Below is the full NASCAR weekend schedule

No Race Track Date Time EST
  Advance Auto Parts Clash Daytona International SpeedwayDaytona BeachFlorida February 10 3:00 PM
  Can-Am Duel February 14 7:00 PM
1 Daytona 500 February 17 2:30 PM
2 Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 Atlanta Motor SpeedwayHamptonGeorgia February 24 2:00 PM
3 Pennzoil 400 presented by Jiffy Lube Las Vegas Motor SpeedwayLas VegasNevada March 3 3:30 PM
4 TicketGuardian 500 ISM RacewayAvondaleArizona March 10 3:30 PM
5 Auto Club 400 Auto Club SpeedwayFontanaCalifornia March 17 3:30 PM
6 STP 500 Martinsville SpeedwayRidgewayVirginia March 24 2:00 PM
7 O'Reilly Auto Parts 500 Texas Motor SpeedwayFort WorthTexas March 31 3:00 PM
8 Food City 500 Bristol Motor SpeedwayBristolTennessee April 7 2:00 PM
9 Toyota Owners 400 Richmond RacewayRichmondVirginia April 13 7:30 PM
10 GEICO 500 Talladega SuperspeedwayLincolnAlabama April 28 2:00 PM
11 MENCS Race at Dover Dover International SpeedwayDoverDelaware May 5 2:00 PM
12 MENCS Race at Kansas Kansas SpeedwayKansas CityKansas May 11 7:30 PM
  Monster Energy Open Charlotte Motor SpeedwayConcordNorth Carolina May 18 6:00 PM
  Monster Energy NASCAR All-Star Race May 18 8:00 PM
13 Coca-Cola 600 May 26 6:00 PM
14 Pocono 400 Pocono RacewayLong PondPennsylvania June 2 2:00 PM
15 FireKeepers Casino 400 Michigan International SpeedwayBrooklynMichigan June 9 2:00 PM
16 Toyota/Save Mart 350 Sonoma RacewaySonomaCalifornia June 23 3:00 PM
17 Camping World 400 Chicagoland SpeedwayJolietIllinois June 30 3:00 PM
18 Coke Zero Sugar 400 Daytona International SpeedwayDaytona BeachFlorida July 6 7:30 PM
19 Quaker State 400 presented by Walmart Kentucky SpeedwaySpartaKentucky July 13 7:30 PM
20 Foxwoods Resort Casino 301 New Hampshire Motor SpeedwayLoudonNew Hampshire July 21 3:00 PM
21 Gander Outdoors 400 Pocono RacewayLong PondPennsylvania July 28 3:00 PM
22 Go Bowling at The Glen Watkins Glen InternationalWatkins GlenNew York August 4 3:00 PM
23 Consumers Energy 400 Michigan International SpeedwayBrooklynMichigan August 11 3:00 PM
24 Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race Bristol Motor SpeedwayBristolTennessee August 17 7:30 PM
25 Bojangles' Southern 500 Darlington RacewayDarlingtonSouth Carolina September 1 6:00 PM
26 Big Machine Vodka 400 at the Brickyard Indianapolis Motor SpeedwaySpeedwayIndiana September 8 2:00 PM
Cup Championship Playoffs
Round of 16
27 South Point 400 Las Vegas Motor SpeedwayLas VegasNevada September 15 7:00 PM
28 Federated Auto Parts 400 Richmond RacewayRichmondVirginia September 21 7:30 PM
29 Bank of America Roval 400 Charlotte Motor SpeedwayConcord, North Carolina, (Roval) September 29 2:30 PM
Round of 12
30 MENCS Race at Dover Dover International SpeedwayDoverDelaware October 6 2:30 PM
31 1000Bulbs.com 500 Talladega SuperspeedwayLincolnAlabama October 13 2:00 PM
32 Hollywood Casino 400 Kansas SpeedwayKansas CityKansas October 20 2:30 PM
Round of 8
33 First Data 500 Martinsville SpeedwayRidgewayVirginia October 27 3:00 PM
34 AAA Texas 500 Texas Motor SpeedwayFort WorthTexas November 3 3:00 PM
35 MENCS Race at ISM Raceway ISM RacewayAvondaleArizona November 10 2:30 PM
Championship 4
36 Ford EcoBoost 400 Homestead–Miami SpeedwayHomesteadFlorida November 17 3:00 PM

NASCAR Daytona 500 Schedule 

The NASCAR Daytona 500 is the 500-mile long race that is one of NASCAR's most eponymous events. It takes place at the Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida. Since 1982, it has been the opening race of the Cup series. 

This year's NASCAR Daytona 500 schedule is as follows:

Event Track Date Time EST
Lucas Oil 200 (80 laps, 200 miles) Daytona International SpeedwayDaytona BeachFlorida February 9 4:45 PM
Daytona 500 Qualifying February 10 12:15 PM
Advance Auto Parts Clash (75 Laps, 187.5 Miles)
February 10 3:00 PM
Duel 1 (60 laps, 150 miles) February 14 7:00 PM
Duel 2 (60 laps, 150 miles) February 14 8:45 PM
NextEra Energy 250 (100 laps, 250 miles) February 15 7:30 PM
DAYTONA 300 (120 laps, 300 miles) February 16 2:30 PM
61st DAYTONA 500 (200 laps, 500 miles) February 17 2:30 PM

 

NASCAR Schedule TV coverage

NASCAR TV

NASCAR has a small but dedicated following in Canada. Contrary to popular belief, Canadians do pay attention to this type of racing. 

TSN is your go-to for NASCAR TV coverage. Here is the NASCAR schedule for the Canadian broadcast:

No Race Date Time EST TV
  Advance Auto Parts Clash February 10 3:00 PM TSN
  Can-Am Duel February 14 7:00 PM TSN
1 Daytona 500 February 17 2:30 PM TSN
2 Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 February 24 2:00 PM TSN
3 Pennzoil 400 presented by Jiffy Lube March 3 3:30 PM TSN
4 TicketGuardian 500 March 10 3:30 PM TSN
5 Auto Club 400 March 17 3:30 PM TSN
6 STP 500 March 24 2:00 PM TSN
7 O'Reilly Auto Parts 500 March 31 3:00 PM TSN
8 Food City 500 April 7 2:00 PM TSN
9 Toyota Owners 400 April 13 7:30 PM TSN
10 GEICO 500 April 28 2:00 PM TSN
11 MENCS Race at Dover May 5 2:00 PM TSN
12 MENCS Race at Kansas May 11 7:30 PM TSN
  Monster Energy Open May 18 6:00 PM TSN
  Monster Energy NASCAR All-Star Race May 18 8:00 PM TSN
13 Coca-Cola 600 May 26 6:00 PM TSN
14 Pocono 400 June 2 2:00 PM TSN
15 FireKeepers Casino 400 June 9 2:00 PM TSN
16 Toyota/Save Mart 350 June 23 3:00 PM TSN
17 Camping World 400 June 30 3:00 PM TSN
18 Coke Zero Sugar 400 July 6 7:30 PM TSN
19 Quaker State 400 presented by Walmart July 13 7:30 PM TSN
20 Foxwoods Resort Casino 301 July 21 3:00 PM TSN
21 Gander Outdoors 400 July 28 3:00 PM TSN
22 Go Bowling at The Glen August 4 3:00 PM TSN
23 Consumers Energy 400 August 11 3:00 PM TSN
24 Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race August 17 7:30 PM TSN
25 Bojangles' Southern 500 September 1 6:00 PM TSN
26 Big Machine Vodka 400 at the Brickyard September 8 2:00 PM TSN
Cup Championship Playoffs
Round of 16
27 South Point 400 September 15 7:00 PM TSN
28 Federated Auto Parts 400 September 21 7:30 PM TSN
29 Bank of America Roval 400 September 29 2:30 PM TSN
Round of 12
30 MENCS Race at Dover October 6 2:30 PM TSN
31 1000Bulbs.com 500 October 13 2:00 PM TSN
32 Hollywood Casino 400 October 20 2:30 PM TSN
Round of 8
33 First Data 500 October 27 3:00 PM TSN
34 AAA Texas 500 November 3 3:00 PM TSN
35 MENCS Race at ISM Raceway November 10 2:30 PM TSN
Championship 4
36 Ford EcoBoost 400 November 17 3:00 PM TSN

Additionally, here is the NASCAR qualifying TV schedule for Canada:

Sunday, Feb. 10: Daytona 500 Qualifying, Daytona International Speedway, noon, TSN app