NASCAR Announces 2017 National Series Schedules

Unprecedented Industry Collaboration Triggers NASCAR’s Earliest Schedule Release

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (May 5, 2016) – 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 (Apr. 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, Nov. 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.

About NASCAR
The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing, Inc. (NASCAR) is the sanctioning body for the No. 1 form of motorsports in the United States. NASCAR consists of three national series (the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series™, NASCAR XFINITY Series™, and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series™), four regional series, one local grassroots series and three international series. The International Motor Sports Association™ (IMSA®) governs the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship™, the premier U.S. sports car series. Based in Daytona Beach, Fla., with offices in eight cities across North America, NASCAR sanctions more than 1,200 races in more than 30 U.S. states, Canada, Mexico and Europe. For more information visit http://www.NASCAR.com and http://www.IMSA.com, and follow NASCAR on
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2017 NASCAR CUP SERIES SCHEDULE

Daytona International Speedway (Unlimited) Feb 18

Daytona International Speedway (Daytona 500 Qualifying) Feb 19

Daytona International Speedway (Duel) Feb 23

Daytona 500 Feb 26

Atlanta Motor Speedway Mar 5

Las Vegas Motor Speedway Mar 12

Phoenix International Raceway Mar 19

Auto Club Speedway Mar 26

Martinsville Speedway Apr 2

Texas Motor Speedway Apr 9

Bristol Motor Speedway Apr 23

Richmond International Raceway Apr 30

Talladega Superspeedway May 7

Kansas Speedway May 13

Charlotte Motor Speedway (NASCAR All-Star Race) May 20

Charlotte Motor Speedway May 28

Dover International Speedway Jun 4

Pocono Raceway Jun 11

Michigan International Speedway Jun 18

Sonoma Raceway Jun 25

Daytona International Speedway Jul 1

Kentucky Speedway Jul 8

New Hampshire Motor Speedway Jul 16

Indianapolis Motor Speedway Jul 23

Pocono Raceway Jul 30

Watkins Glen International Aug 6

Michigan International Speedway Aug 13

Bristol Motor Speedway Aug 19

Darlington Raceway Sep 3

Richmond International Raceway Sep 9

Chicagoland Speedway Sep 17

New Hampshire Motor Speedway Sep 24

Dover International Speedway Oct 1

Charlotte Motor Speedway Oct 7

Talladega Superspeedway Oct 15

Kansas Speedway Oct 22

Martinsville Speedway Oct 29

Texas Motor Speedway Nov 5

Phoenix International Raceway Nov 12

Homestead-Miami Speedway Nov 19

SCHEDULE SUBJECT TO CHANGE

2017 NASCAR XFINITY SERIES SCHEDULE

Daytona International Speedway Feb 25

Atlanta Motor Speedway Mar 4

Las Vegas Motor Speedway Mar 11

Phoenix International Raceway Mar 18

Auto Club Speedway Mar 25

Texas Motor Speedway Apr 8

Bristol Motor Speedway Apr 22

Richmond International Raceway Apr 29

Talladega Superspeedway May 6

Charlotte Motor Speedway May 27

Dover International Speedway Jun 3

Pocono Raceway Jun 10

Michigan International Speedway Jun 17

Iowa Speedway Jun 24

Daytona International Speedway Jun 30

Kentucky Speedway Jul 7

New Hampshire Motor Speedway Jul 15

Indianapolis Motor Speedway Jul 22

Iowa Speedway Jul 29

Watkins Glen International Aug 5

Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course Aug 12

Bristol Motor Speedway Aug 18

Road America Aug 26

Darlington Raceway Sep 2

Richmond International Raceway Sep 8

Chicagoland Speedway Sep 16

Kentucky Speedway Sep 23

Dover International Speedway Sep 30

Charlotte Motor Speedway Oct 6

Kansas Speedway Oct 21

Texas Motor Speedway Nov 4

Phoenix International Raceway Nov 11

Homestead-Miami Speedway Nov 18

SCHEDULE SUBJECT TO CHANGE

2017 NASCAR CAMPING WORLD TRUCK SERIES SCHEDULE

Daytona International Speedway Feb 24

Atlanta Motor Speedway Mar 4

Martinsville Speedway Apr 1

Kansas Speedway May 12

Charlotte Motor Speedway May 19

Dover International Speedway Jun 2

Texas Motor Speedway Jun 9

Gateway Motorsports Park Jun 17

Iowa Speedway Jun 23

Kentucky Speedway Jul 6

Eldora Speedway Jul 19

Pocono Raceway Jul 29

Michigan International Speedway Aug 12

Bristol Motor Speedway Aug 16

Canadian Tire Motorsport Park Aug 27

Chicagoland Speedway Sep 15

New Hampshire Motor Speedway Sep 23

Las Vegas Motor Speedway Sep 30

Talladega Superspeedway Oct 14

Martinsville Speedway Oct 28

NASCAR
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