Friday, May 6, 2016

2017 #NASCAR Schedule Announced

NASCAR today announced the 2017 schedules for its three national series, giving fans and stakeholders a significant head start in planning for next season’s thrilling slate.

A credit to unprecedented industry collaboration, specifically the five-year sanctioning agreement between NASCAR and its tracks, the sanctioning body finalized its 2017 schedules months ahead of previous years’ release.

The result: Three unique schedules featuring race tracks that have hosted record-setting races already this season, with the majority of the slate still remaining.

A notable change in the 2017 NASCAR Cup Series schedule includes a date swap between a track that just hosted one of the most competitive races in its history, and one that will showcase the lower downforce competition package this coming weekend.

Talladega Superspeedway, which last Sunday had the second-highest total of green flag passes for the lead ever recorded (213), will become the second race in the Round of 12 in 2017 (Oct. 15). Kansas Speedway will now become the third and final race in that round (Oct. 22).

"Announcing the 2017 national series schedules this early in the season is another example of the collaborative spirit across the NASCAR industry," said Steve O'Donnell, NASCAR executive vice president and chief racing development officer. "It is an exciting time in NASCAR, with some of the most intriguing racing we’ve seen in years. With the 2017 schedule solidified, the industry can now concentrate on the remainder of this season, while planning for the future much earlier than in previous years."

Texas Motor Speedway's spring Cup race shifts to Sunday (April 9), a  move expected to produce great racing action like that seen after Richmond International Raceway switched to a Sunday race for the 2016 season. Other changes in the NASCAR Cup schedule include Dover International Speedway's spring date move to June 4, a week after the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway (May 28). Michigan International Speedway's second race will return to its traditional early August slot, on Aug. 13.

The NASCAR Cup Series 2017 schedule opens with The Great American Race, the Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway, scheduled for Sunday, Feb. 26. The season culminates with the NASCAR Cup Series Championship Race at Homestead-Miami Speedway on Nov. 19.

The NASCAR XFINITY Series will kick off at Daytona on Feb. 25, and crown its champion at Homestead on Saturday, November 18. Its schedule features four standalone events -- Iowa Speedway (July 29), Mid-Ohio (Aug. 12), Road America (Aug. 26) and Kentucky Speedway, the first event in the NASCAR XFINITY Series Chase (Sept. 23). For the second consecutive season, Iowa will host a NASCAR XFINITY Series-NASCAR Camping World Truck Series companion weekend on June 23-24.

The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series opens its season at Daytona on Feb. 24, and culminates at Homestead on Nov. 17. Five standalone races are included among the 2017 lineup: Texas Motor Speedway (June 9), Gateway Motorsports Park (June 17), Eldora Speedway (July 19), Canadian Tire Motorsport Park (Aug. 27) and Las Vegas Motor Speedway (Sept. 30). The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Chase once again begins at New Hampshire Motor Speedway (Sept. 23).

All races will air on either the FOX or NBC family of networks, MRN, PRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio.

See below for all three NASCAR national series schedules:


2017 NASCAR Cup Series Schedule
Date Site
02/18 Daytona International Speedway (Unlimited)
02/19 Daytona International Speedway (Daytona 500 Qualifying)
02/23 Daytona International Speedway (Duel)
02/26 Daytona 500
03/05 Atlanta Motor Speedway
03/12 Las Vegas Motor Speedway
03/19 Phoenix International Raceway
03/26 Auto Club Speedway
04/02 Martinsville Speedway
04/09 Texas Motor Speedway
04/23 Bristol Motor Speedway
04/30 Richmond International Raceway
05/7 Talladega Superspeedway
05/13 Kansas Speedway
05/20 Charlotte Motor Speedway (NASCAR All-Star Race)
05/28 Charlotte Motor Speedway
06/04 Dover International Speedway
06/11 Pocono Raceway
06/18 Michigan International Speedway
06/25 Sonoma Raceway
07/01 Daytona International Speedway
07/08 Kentucky Speedway
07/16 New Hampshire Motor Speedway
07/23 Indianapolis Motor Speedway
07/30 Pocono Raceway
08/06 Watkins Glen International
08/13 Michigan International Speedway
08/19 Bristol Motor Speedway
09/03 Darlington Raceway
09/09 Richmond International Raceway
09/17 Chicagoland Speedway
09/24 New Hampshire Motor Speedway
10/01 Dover International Speedway
10/07 Charlotte Motor Speedway
10/15 Talladega Superspeedway
10/22 Kansas Speedway
10/29 Martinsville Speedway
11/05 Texas Motor Speedway
11/12 Phoenix International Raceway
11/19 Homestead-Miami Speedway



02/25 Daytona International Speedway
03/04 Atlanta Motor Speedway
03/11 Las Vegas Motor Speedway
03/18 Phoenix International Raceway
03/25 Auto Club Speedway
04/08 Texas Motor Speedway
04/22 Bristol Motor Speedway
04/29 Richmond International Raceway
05/06 Talladega Superspeedway
05/27 Charlotte Motor Speedway
06/03 Dover International Speedway
06/10 Pocono Raceway
06/17 Michigan International Speedway
06/24 Iowa Speedway
06/30 Daytona International Speedway
07/07 Kentucky Speedway
07/15 New Hampshire Motor Speedway
07/22 Indianapolis Motor Speedway
07/29 Iowa Speedway
08/05 Watkins Glen International
08/12 Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course
08/18 Bristol Motor Speedway
08/26 Road America
09/02 Darlington Raceway
09/08 Richmond International Raceway
09/16 Chicagoland Speedway
09/23 Kentucky Speedway
09/30 Dover International Speedway
10/06 Charlotte Motor Speedway
10/21 Kansas Speedway
11/04 Texas Motor Speedway
11/11 Phoenix International Raceway
11/18 Homestead-Miami Speedway Release

2017 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Schedule


02/24 Daytona International Speedway
03/04 Atlanta Motor Speedway
04/01 Martinsville Speedway
05/12 Kansas Speedway
05/19 Charlotte Motor Speedway
06/02 Dover International Speedway
06/09 Texas Motor Speedway
06/17 Gateway Motorsports Park
06/23 Iowa Speedway
07/06 Kentucky Speedway
07/19 Eldora Speedway
07/29 Pocono Raceway
08/12 Michigan International Speedway
08/16 Bristol Motor Speedway
08/27 Canadian Tire Motorsport Park
09/15 Chicagoland Speedway
09/23 New Hampshire Motor Speedway
09/30 Las Vegas Motor Speedway
10/14 Talladega Superspeedway
10/28 Martinsville Speedway
11/03 Texas Motor Speedway
11/10 Phoenix International Raceway
11/17 Homestead-Miami Speedway

NASCAR. com Release

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