Credit: 314745Sarah Crabill/NASCAR via Getty Images. NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Champion Kyle Busch speaks onstage during the 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Awards Show at Wynn Las Vegas on December 4, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Three first time Champions in the Top 3 NASCAR Series
NASCAR Sprint Cup
Credit: 314721Chris Graythen/NASCAR via Getty Images. NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Champion Kyle Busch and wife Samantha pose for a portrait during the 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Awards at Wynn Las Vegas on December 4, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Credit: 314729Ethan Miller/Getty Images. NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Jeff Gordon and wife Ingrid Vandebosch attend the 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Awards at Wynn Las Vegas on December 4, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Credit: 314741Brian Lawdermilk/NASCAR via Getty Images. NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Jeff Gordon speaks onstage during the 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Awards Show at Wynn Las Vegas on December 4, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Credit: 314751Sean Gardner/NASCAR via Getty Images. NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Champion Kyle Busch gets an autograph from Jeff Gordon during the 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Awards Show at Wynn Las Vegas on December 4, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Changes to the 2016 schedule:
Pocono Raceway will host its first NASCAR XFINITY Series event in June, with that series joining the Sprint Cup Series for a companion event at the famed three-turn track.
The spring events at Richmond International Raceway move to a Saturday and Sunday companion event for the XFINITY Series and Sprint Cup Series, from the previous Friday and Saturday schedule.
The first series stop at Dover International Speedway will move earlier in the schedule, to be held prior to the May events at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
NBC will usher in its 2016 race schedule in July at Daytona with the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series event moving back to a Saturday evening event.
The August Sprint Cup Series event at Michigan will move to later in the month.
2016 NASCAR SPRINT CUP SERIES SCHEDULE
Daytona International Speedway (Sprint Unlimited) Feb 13
Daytona International Speedway (Daytona 500 Qualifying) Feb 14
Daytona International Speedway (Duel) Feb 18
Daytona 500 Feb 21
Atlanta Motor Speedway Feb 28
Las Vegas Motor Speedway Mar 6
Phoenix International Raceway Mar 13
Auto Club Speedway Mar 20
Martinsville Speedway April 3
Texas Motor Speedway April 9
Bristol Motor Speedway April 9
Richmond International Raceway April 24
Talladega Superspeedway May 1
Kansas Speedway May 7
Dover International Speedway May 15
Charlotte Motor Speedway (NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race) May 21
Charlotte Motor Speedway May 29
Pocono Raceway June 5
Michigan International Speedway June 12
Sonoma Raceway June 26
Daytona International Speedway July 2
Kentucky Speedway July 9
New Hampshire Motor Speedway July 17
Indianapolis Motor Speedway July 24
Pocono Raceway July 31
Watkins Glen International Aug 7
Bristol Motor Speedway Aug 20
Michigan International Speedway Aug 28
Darlington Raceway Sep 4
Richmond International Raceway Sep 10
Chicagoland Speedway Sep 18
New Hampshire Motor Speedway Sep 25
Dover International Speedway Oct 2
Charlotte Motor Speedway Oct 8
Kansas Speedway Oct 16
Talladega Superspeedway Oct 23
Martinsville Speedway Oct 30
Texas Motor Speedway Nov 6
Phoenix International Raceway Nov 13
Homestead-Miami Speedway Nov 20
SCHEDULE SUBJECT TO CHANGE
2016 NASCAR XFINITY SERIES SCHEDULE
Credit: 314428Chris Graythen/Getty Images. Chris Buescher, driver of the #60 Fastenal Ford, celebrates winning the series championship with the trophy in Victory Lane during the NASCAR XFINITY Series Ford EcoBoost 300 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 21, 2015 in Homestead, Florida.
Daytona International Speedway Feb 20
Atlanta Motor Speedway Feb 27
Las Vegas Motor Speedway Mar 5
Phoenix International Raceway Mar 12
Auto Club Speedway Mar 19
Texas Motor Speedway April 8
Bristol Motor Speedway April 16
Richmond International Raceway April 23
Talladega Superspeedway April 30
Dover International Speedway May 14
Charlotte Motor Speedway May 28
Pocono Raceway June 4
Michigan International Speedway June 11
Iowa Speedway June 19
Daytona International Speedway July 1
Kentucky Speedway July 8
New Hampshire Motor Speedway July 16
Indianapolis Motor Speedway July 23
Iowa Speedway July 30
Watkins Glen International Aug 6
Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course Aug 13
Bristol Motor Speedway Aug 19
Road America Aug 27
Darlington Raceway Sep 3
Richmond International Raceway Sep 9
Chicagoland Speedway Sep 17
Kentucky Speedway Sep 24
Dover International Speedway Oct 1
Charlotte Motor Speedway Oct 7
Kansas Speedway Oct 15
Texas Motor Speedway Nov 5
Phoenix International Raceway Nov 12
Homestead-Miami Speedway Nov 19
SCHEDULE SUBJECT TO CHANGE
NASCAR CAMPING WORLD TRUCK SERIES
Credit: 314406Sean Gardner/NASCAR via Getty Images. Erik Jones, driver of the #4 Toyota, celebrates in victory lane after winning the series championship during the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Ford EcoBoost 200 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 20, 2015 in Homestead, Florida.
NASCAR Announces 2016 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Schedule
Companion Weekend at Iowa Speedway Headlines 23 Events
NASCAR announced the 2016 schedule for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, which features 21 tracks hosting 23 events in the U.S. and Canada. As with the previously announced NASCAR Sprint Cup Series and NASCAR XFINITY Series schedules, agreements have also been reached with the tracks to host the Camping World Truck Series through 2020.
Iowa Speedway will host its first NASCAR national series companion weekend, with the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series joining the NASCAR XFINITY Series on June 18-19. Other changes for 2016 are:
The Dover International Speedway event moves two weekends earlier in the schedule (May 13).
The first visit to Texas Motor Speedway moves one week later to June 10.
The Gateway Motorsports Park event moves two weekends later in the schedule to June 25.
The Canadian Tire Motorsport Park event returns to the Sunday of Labor Day (U.S.) weekend, on Sept. 4.
“For more than 20 years, the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series has been home to some of the closest side-by-side racing in the sport, and we’re committed to delivering that to our fans for many years to come,” said Steve O’Donnell, NASCAR executive vice president and chief racing development officer. “We expect that the stability of five-year agreements will benefit the entire industry, and anticipate the continuation of compelling NASCAR Camping World Truck Series championship battles, like the one we’re watching unfold in 2015.”
The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series kicks off the 2016 season during Daytona Speedweeks, as the iconic track welcomes fans to experience its $400 million redevelopment project, DAYTONA Rising. After Daytona, the trucks will race at Atlanta Motor Speedway in a double-header with the NASCAR XFINITY Series for the second consecutive season. Two popular Wednesday night events – at EldoraSpeedway (July 20) and Bristol (Aug. 17) – also return to the schedule for 2016.
The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series closes the 2016 season with five events in five weekends, including three triple-header weekends with the NASCAR Sprint Cup and NASCAR XFINITY Series at Texas Motor Speedway, Phoenix International Raceway, and Homestead-Miami Speedway. FOX Sports will provide broadcast coverage of every race event in the 2016 NASCAR Camping World Truck season.
2016 NASCAR CAMPING WORLD TRUCK SERIES SCHEDULE
Daytona International Speedway Feb 19
Atlanta Motor Speedway Feb 27
Martinsville Speedway Mar 2
Kansas Speedway May 6
Dover International Speedway May 13
Charlotte Motor Speedway May 20
Texas Motor Speedway June 10
Iowa Speedway June 18
Gateway Motorsports Park June 25
Kentucky Speedway July 7
Eldora Speedway July 20
Pocono Raceway July 30
Bristol Motor Speedway Aug 17
Michigan International Speedway Aug 27
Canadian Tire Motorsport Park Sep 4
Chicagoland Speedway Sep 16
New Hampshire Motor Speedway Sep 24
Las Vegas Motor Speedway Oct 1
Talladega Superspeedway Oct 22
Martinsville Speedway Oct 29
Texas Motor Speedway Nov 4
Phoenix International Raceway Nov 11
Homestead-Miami Speedway Nov 18
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