NASCAR Announces 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Schedule

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Nov. 6, 2017) – Together with FOX, NBC, race teams and tracks, NASCAR today unveiled 2018 race start times and network coverage for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series™, including the DAYTONA 500® on FOX and the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Championship on NBC.

As noted in the previously released schedule dates, key changes include the return of the DAYTONA 500 to President’s Day weekend for the historic 60th running of The Great American Race®. Additionally, the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs will begin at Las Vegas Motor Speedway® and include the Charlotte Motor Speedway® road course as part of the first round. “Feedback from our fans, along with insight from teams, tracks and our broadcast partners was key to identifying the most ideal start time for each race,” said Steve Herbst, senior vice president, broadcasting and production at NASCAR. “Every race weekend is unique, so considering fan and industry input alongside each event’s nuances allows us to balance interests on all sides.” The 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season officially returns on February 18 with the DAYTONA 500. Tune-in at 2:30 p.m. ET on FOX, MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio, channel 90, or visit NASCAR.com/tickets to catch all the action in-person.

2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Schedule

Date Location Network Race Start Radio
02-Nov Daytona 500 Qualifying at FOX 12 p.m. ET MRN
Daytona International Speedway
02-Nov The Clash at FS1 3 p.m. ET MRN
Daytona International Speedway
Feb-15 The Duel at FS1 7 p.m. ET MRN
Daytona International Speedway
Feb-18 DAYTONA 500 at FOX 2:30 p.m. ET MRN
Daytona International Speedway
Feb-25 Atlanta Motor Speedway FOX 2 p.m. ET PRN
03-Apr Las Vegas Motor Speedway FOX 3:30 p.m. ET PRN
03-Nov Phoenix Raceway FOX 3:30 p.m. ET MRN
Mar-18 Auto Club Speedway FOX 3:30 p.m. ET MRN
Mar-25 Martinsville Speedway FS1 2 p.m. ET MRN
04-Aug Texas Motor Speedway FS1 2 p.m. ET PRN
Apr-15 Bristol Motor Speedway FOX 2 p.m. ET PRN
Apr-21 Richmond International Raceway FOX 6:30 p.m. ET MRN
Apr-29 Talladega Superspeedway FOX 2 p.m. ET MRN
05-Jun Dover International Speedway FS1 2 p.m. ET MRN
05-Dec Kansas Speedway FS1 8 p.m. ET MRN
May-19 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series

All-Star Open

FS1 6 p.m. ET MRN
Charlotte Motor Speedway
May-19 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series All-Star Race at FS1 8 p.m. ET MRN
Charlotte Motor Speedway
May-27 Charlotte Motor Speedway FOX 6 p.m. ET PRN
06-Mar Pocono Raceway FS1 2 p.m. ET MRN
06-Oct Michigan International Speedway FOX 2 p.m. ET MRN
Jun-24 Sonoma Raceway FS1 3 p.m. ET PRN
07-Jan Chicagoland Speedway NBCSN 2:30 p.m. ET MRN
07-Jul Daytona International Speedway NBC 7 p.m. ET PRN
Jul-14 Kentucky Speedway NBCSN 7:30 p.m. ET PRN
Jul-22 New Hampshire Motor Speedway NBCSN  2 p.m. ET PRN
Jul-29 Pocono Raceway NBCSN 2:30 p.m. ET MRN
08-May Watkins Glen International NBC 2:30 p.m. ET MRN
08-Dec Michigan International Speedway NBCSN 2:30 p.m. ET MRN
Aug-18 Bristol Motor Speedway NBCSN 7:30 p.m. ET PRN
09-Feb Darlington Raceway NBCSN 6 p.m. ET MRN
09-Sep Indianapolis Motor Speedway NBCSN 2 p.m. ET IMS
Sep-16 Las Vegas Motor Speedway NBCSN 3 p.m. ET PRN
Sep-22 Richmond International Raceway NBCSN 7:30 p.m. ET MRN
Sep-30 Charlotte Motor Speedway NBC 2 p.m. ET PRN
10-Jul Dover International Speedway NBCSN 2 p.m. ET MRN
Oct-14 Talladega Superspeedway NBC 2 p.m. ET MRN
Oct-21 Kansas Speedway NBC 2 p.m. ET MRN
Oct-28 Martinsville Speedway NBCSN 2:30 p.m. ET MRN
11-Apr Texas Motor Speedway NBCSN 3 p.m. ET PRN
11-Nov Phoenix Raceway NBC 2:30 p.m. ET MRN
Nov-18 Homestead Miami Speedway NBC 2:30 p.m. ET MRN

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 (Monster Energy NASCAR 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 ttp://www.IMSA.com, and follow NASCAR on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat (‘NASCAR’).

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