Cup The green flag waves to start the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Cheez-It 355 at The Glen at Watkins Glen International on August 11, 2013 in Watkins Glen, New York.

Published on August 26th, 2014 | by NASCAR Media Group


NASCAR Announces 2015 Schedule

NASCAR announced today its national series schedules for the 2015 season, featuring date enhancements to races at some of its most storied tracks along with a pair of long-term broadcast partners that will provide the exciting action to the sport’s fans.

“The 2015 NASCAR national series schedules promise to provide our fans with the compelling competition and storylines they so richly deserve,” said Brian France, NASCAR Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “These enhancements to our race dates, particularly in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, will be of benefit to our fans and other stakeholders in our industry. From the start of the season at Speedweeks at Daytona culminated by our championship finales at Homestead-Miami, we’re looking forward to the great racing that will be delivered through our outstanding television network broadcast partners FOX, FOX Sports 1, NBC and NBCSN.”

Key date changes featuring Darlington Raceway, Bristol Motor Speedway and Daytona International Speedway, some of NASCAR’s most tradition-laden tracks, highlight the 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series schedule. Following the 57th running of the Daytona 500 Feb. 22 on FOX, Atlanta Motor Speedway will host the season’s second race weekend (March 1), while Darlington returns to its traditional Labor Day weekend date (Sept. 6). The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series returns to Atlanta for the first time since 2012 as part of a unique doubleheader on Feb. 28 with the NASCAR Nationwide Series. Additionally, Daytona’s always-anticipated July race weekend takes on a different look as the Sunday, July 5 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race marks the return of broadcast partner NBC.

A big “west-coast swing” during the schedule’s early stages spotlights markets where NASCAR’s fan base is growing and sponsor opportunities are on the rise. The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series and NASCAR Nationwide Series run on three consecutive weekends, at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on March 7-8, Phoenix International Raceway on March 14-15 and Auto Club Speedway on March 21-22.

Bristol’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series spring date moves deeper into the calendar from mid-March to April 19. Dates for the spring races at Phoenix and Texas Motor Speedway (April 11) step back one week from their 2014 schedule slots.

From the season-opening weekend at Daytona through June’s events, FOX and FOX Sports 1 will combine to serve as the broadcast home of all races in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, NASCAR Nationwide Series and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. Starting in July at Daytona through the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup, including each series’ championship finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway, NBC and NBCSN will carry the second-half action for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series and NASCAR Nationwide Series. The entire 2015 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series schedule will be broadcast exclusively on FOX and FOX Sports 1. On radio, programming surrounding the 2015 NASCAR season along with the exciting national series race calls can be heard on SiriusXM NASCAR Radio, Motor Racing Network (MRN) and the Performance Racing Network (PRN). The Indianapolis Motor Speedway’s radio network will carry the NASCAR Sprint Cup and NASCAR Nationwide Series events at IMS.

The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series will feature 36 events including two standout non-points races – the Sprint Unlimited on Feb. 14 at Daytona and the 31st annual NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race at Charlotte Motor Speedway on May 16. Soon to have a new entitlement partner, the NASCAR Nationwide Series once again contests 33 races, while the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series increases to 23 events next season with the addition of the Atlanta date.

When running concurrently during NASCAR Sprint Cup Series companion weekends, the date changes are also reflected on the NASCAR Nationwide Series and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series schedules. There are nine companion weekends on the 2015 schedule that feature all three national series along with 18 combination weekends between the NASCAR Sprint Cup and NASCAR Nationwide Series and seven dual events where the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series run together.

There are six “stand-alones” on next year’s NASCAR Nationwide Series calendar, starting May 17 at Iowa Speedway. Included among those are two road-course races, at Mid-Ohio on Aug. 15 and Road America on Aug. 29. The later Road America date takes the place of the former Atlanta date. There are seven NASCAR Camping World Truck Series stand-alone races and two Wednesday appearances – on the dirt at Eldora Speedway on July 22 and at Bristol on Aug. 19. Iowa hosts the trucks three weeks earlier in 2015, on June 19. And the series again runs internationally on Aug. 30 at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park in Bowmanville, Ontario.

2015 Sprint Cup Schedule

Feb 14 Daytona International Speedway (Sprint Unlimited)
Feb 15 Daytona International Speedway (Daytona 500 Qualifying)
Feb 19 Daytona International Speedway (Duels)
Feb 22 Daytona 500
Mar 1 Atlanta Motor Speedway
Mar 8 Las Vegas Motor Speedway
Mar 15 Phoenix International Raceway
Mar 22 Auto Club Speedway
Mar 29 Martinsville Speedway
Apr 11 Texas Motor Speedway
Apr 19 Bristol Motor Speedway
Apr 25 Richmond International Raceway
May 3 Talladega Superspeedway
May 9 Kansas Speedway
May 16 Charlotte Motor Speedway (All-Star Race)
May 24 Charlotte Motor Speedway
May 31 Dover International Raceway
Jun 7 Pocono Raceway
Jun 14 Michigan International Raceway
Jun 28 Sonoma Raceway
Jul 5 Daytona International Speedway
Jul 11 Kentucky Speedway
Jul 19 New Hampshire Motor Speedway
Jul 26 Indianapolis Motor Speedway
Aug 2 Pocono Raceway
Aug 9 Watkins Glen International
Aug 16 Michigan International Raceway
Aug 22 Bristol Motor Speedway
Sep 6 Darlington Raceway
Sep 12 Richmond International Raceway
Sep 20 Chicagoland Speedway
Sep 27 New Hampshire Motor Speedway
Oct 4 Dover International Raceway
Oct 10 Charlotte Motor Speedway
Oct 18 Kansas Speedway
Oct 25 Talladega Superspeedway
Nov 1 Martinsville Speedway
Nov 8 Texas Motor Speedway
Nov 15 Phoenix International Raceway
Nov 22 Homestead-Miami Speedway

2015 Nationwide Series Schedule

Feb 21 Daytona International Speedway
Feb 28 Atlanta Motor Speedway
Mar 7 Las Vegas Motor Speedway
Mar 14 Phoenix International Raceway
Mar 21 Auto Club Speedway
Apr 10 Texas Motor Speedway
Apr 18 Bristol Motor Speedway
Apr 24 Richmond International Raceway
May 2 Talladega Superspeedway
May 17 Iowa Speedway
May 23 Charlotte Motor Speedway
May 30 Dover International Raceway
Jun 13 Michigan International Raceway
Jun 20 Chicagoland Speedway
Jul 4 Daytona International Speedway
Jul 10 Kentucky Speedway
Jul 18 New Hampshire Motor Speedway
Jul 25 Indianapolis Motor Speedway
Aug 1 Iowa Speedway
Aug 8 Watkins Glen International
Aug 15 Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course
Aug 21 Bristol Motor Speedway
Aug 29 Road America
Sep 5 Darlington Raceway
Sep 11 Richmond International Raceway
Sep 19 Chicagoland Speedway
Sep 26 Kentucky Speedway
Oct 3 Dover International Raceway
Oct 10 Charlotte Motor Speedway
Oct 17 Kansas Speedway
Nov 7 Texas Motor Speedway
Nov 14 Phoenix International Raceway
Nov 21 Homestead-Miami Speedway

2015 Camping World Truck Series Schedule

Feb 20 Daytona International Speedway
Feb 28 Atlanta Motor Speedway
Mar 28 Martinsville Speedway
May 8 Kansas Speedway
May 15 Charlotte Motor Speedway
May 29 Dover International Speedway
Jun 5 Texas Motor Speedway
Jun 13 Gateway Motorsports Park
Jun 19 Iowa Speedway
Jul 9 Kentucky Speedway
Jul 22 Eldora Speedway
Aug 1 Pocono Raceway
Aug 15 Michigan International Speedway
Aug 19 Bristol Motor Speedway
Aug 30 Canadian Tire Motorsports Park
Sep 18 Chicagoland Speedway
Sep 26 New Hampshire Motor Speedway
Oct 3 Las Vegas Motor Speedway
Oct 24 Talladega Superspeedway
Oct 31 Martinsville Speedway
Nov 6 Texas Motor Speedway
Nov 13 Phoenix International Raceway
Nov 20 Homestead-Miami Speedway

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