It feels impossible to adequately describe the 2020 NASCAR Cup Series season. All the right words — and we’d need a whole lot — don’t seem like they could properly or fully capture the unpredictable and tumultuous nine-month season that still somehow came together successfully during the global COVID-19 pandemic.
So we’re not going to try.
Instead, we’re taking a visual approach to best depict the wild highs and lows of the 2020 NASCAR season — one that began with a terrifying scare at the Daytona 500 and amazingly finished with a full 36-race lineup completed and a new champion crowned. So here are 20 powerful, awesome and touching photos that we feel encapsulate the year and its most defining moments.