After a few Cup Series races and a couple Xfinity Series races, NASCAR’s Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series finally gets its chance to return from a three-month hiatus amid the coronavirus pandemic. The 2020 Truck Series schedule resumes Tuesday night with a race at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
The start time for Tuesday night’s NASCAR Truck Series race is relatively late — 8 p.m. ET with a green flag time of 8:17 p.m. ET. But the weather forecast for the Charlotte area is not expected to be an issue Tuesday night, so the 200-mile race should play out on schedule.
Tuesday night’s NASCAR Truck Series race at marks not only the return of the series. It’s also the first chance for a Cup driver to beat Kyle Busch in a truck race since Kevin Harvick put a bounty on the driver who has won the last seven Truck Series races he has entered. Chase Elliott will compete in the No. 24 GMS Racing Chevrolet. John Hunter Nemechek and Brennan Poole are a couple more Cup Series regulars in the Truck Series field Tuesday night.
Below is all you need to know about the TV schedule for Tuesday night’s NASCAR Truck Series race at Charlotte.
What time does the NASCAR Truck race start today?
- Race: North Carolina Education Lottery 200 at Charlotte Motor Speedway
- Date: Tuesday, May 26
- Start time: 8 p.m. ET (8:17 p.m. ET green flag)
FS1’s coverage of Tuesday night’s racing will begin at 7 p.m. ET with “NASCAR Race Hub.” The race’s invocation is scheduled for 7:57 p.m. ET, and the command for drivers to start engines will arrive at 8:05 p.m. ET.
The race is scheduled for 134 laps around the 1.5-mile oval in Concord, N.C. The stage lengths are 30 laps, 30 laps and 74 laps.
What channel is NASCAR on today?
As is the case for all NASCAR Truck Series races, FS1 will broadcast Tuesday night’s event at Charlotte. Vince Welch, Phil Parsons and Michael Waltrip will call the action from Fox’s Charlotte studio with Alan Cavanna reporting from pit road.
Tuesday night’s race is one of three Truck Series races NASCAR has confirmed on its modified schedule for 2020. The series also will race June 6 at Atlanta and June 13 at Homestead-Miami. The rest of the 2020 schedule for NASCAR’s three national series remains TBD as it navigates the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Because NASCAR is proceeding without practice or qualifying sessions before races, the starting lineup for the Truck Series’ return was determined by a combination of points and a random draw. Ben Rhodes will start on the pole.
NASCAR live stream for Charlotte Truck race
Anybody who has a cable or satellite subscription can stream Tuesday’s NASCAR Truck Series race at Charlotte live via Fox Sports Go. This should be the preferred route for a viewer who has such a subscription but isn’t able to get in front of his or her TV.
For those who don’t have a cable or satellite subscription, there are five major OTT TV streaming options that carry FS1 — Sling, Hulu, YouTubeTV, fuboTV and AT&T Now. Of the five, Hulu, YouTubeTV and fuboTV offer free trial options.
Below are links to each.