Wednesday, August 18, 2010

BREAKING: NASCAR Announces 2011 Schedules

((HT: NASCAR their own selves))

The ideas and ruminations that NASCAR has had on their schedules have officially come out today for all of us to see...

OSG HQ has been keeping you on top of it all here...

“The adjustments and realignment of the 2011 NASCAR Sprint Cup schedule will make for an exciting race season next year,” said NASCAR Chairman and CEO Brian France. “The revised schedule provides better situated dates for the tracks, a more challenging lineup for the drivers and ultimately more intrigue for the fans.”

To wit and in final:

The second race of the season goes to Phoenix a week after the Daytona 500. PIR replaces Fontana in Week 2. Texas takes over in the Phoenix spot on Saturday, April 9 for a night race.

Fontana will now run March 27. A second Kansas date follows the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte and will be held on June 5. The Kentucky race will be held under the lights on Saturday, July 9.

The "Chase" will begin at Chicagoland Speedway on Sunday, September 18th.
Chicagoland’s previous date was in early July, that now goes to Kentucky. New Hampshire Motor Speedway, which previously had the first Chase date, will now have the second, on September 25th.

The Nationwide Series:

34 races in 2011, all featuring the new car that is being run a total of four times this season.
Iowa Speedway gets a second date in 2011. May 22nd and Saturday, August 6th.
Chicagoland gets a date on Saturday, June 4th and again on Saturday, September 17th as part of a weekend tripleheader.
Road America returns on Saturday, June 25th.
Kentucky Speedway adds July 8.

The Truck Series:

The trucks will get 25 races, one of which will be announced at a future date.
Phoenix International Raceway used to do November, now they get February 25th.
Darlington Raceway moves from August to Saturday, March 12th.
Michigan's June race now goes with the August 20th race weekend.
Kentucky Speedway and Las Vegas Motor Speedway will now be back-to-back in October on the 1st and 15th...

More when we know more...

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