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NASCAR Releases 2017 Sprint Cup, XFINITY, Truck Schedules

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The 2017 schedules for the NASCAR Sprint Cup, XFINITY and Camping World Truck series are here.

And if you were expected any major changes to any, well, there’s no need to read further.

The schedules, revealed Thursday, May 5, represent an adherence to the status quo as far as recent schedules have gone, particularly the current 2016 circuits being contested. No new tracks, certainly, and just a handful of switched dates among tracks, but little else beyond that.

Specifically, on the Cup side, Dover International Speedway’s first race of the season will move back to June (it’s run on May 15 this year), with the event contested on June 4.

Additionally, Michigan International Speedway’s second race will move back to a date before Bristol Motor Speedway’s second event. Michigan will hold its race Aug. 13, while Bristol’s will come the following weekend on Aug. 19. This season, the races are flipped; Bristol will be run Aug. 20, Michigan on Aug. 28.

During the Chase for the Sprint Cup, the races at Talladega Superspeedway and Kansas Speedway have switched weekends; Talladega becomes the fifth race of the Chase on Oct. 15, while Kansas follows Oct. 22.

Four standalone events are included on the XFINITY Series schedule: races at Iowa Speedway, Mid-Ohio Sports Course, Road America and again at Iowa. Meanwhile, the Camping World Truck Series schedule includes five: Texas, Gateway, Eldora, Canadian Tire and Kentucky.

Sprint Cup Series Schedule:

Feb. 18: Daytona International Speedway (the Unlimited)
Feb. 23: Daytona (Daytona 500 Duels)
Feb. 26: Daytona
March 5: Atlanta Motor Speedway
March 12: Las Vegas Motor Speedway
March 19: Phoenix International Raceway
March 26: Auto Club Speedway
April 2: Martinsville Speedway
April 9: Texas Motor Speedway
-Off Weekend-
April 23: Bristol Motor Speedway
April 30: Richmond International Raceway
May 7: Talladega Superspeedway
May 13: Kansas Speedway
May 20: Charlotte Motor Speedway (All-Star Race)
May 28: Charlotte
June 4: Dover International Speedway
June 11: Pocono Raceway
June 18: Michigan International Raceway
June 25: Sonoma Raceway
July 1: Daytona
July 8: Kentucky Speedway
July 16: New Hampshire Motor Speedway
June 23: Indianapolis Motor Speedway
June 30: Pocono
Aug. 6: Watkins Glen International
Aug. 13: Michigan
Aug. 19: Bristol
-Off Weekend-
Sept. 3: Darlington Raceway
Sept. 9: Richmond
-Chase begins-
Sept. 17: Chicagoland Speedway
Sept. 24: New Hampshire
Oct. 1: Dover
Oct. 7: Charlotte
Oct. 15: Talladega
Oct. 22: Kansas
Oct. 29: Martinsville
Nov. 5: Texas
Nov. 12: Phoenix
Nov. 19: Homestead-Miami Speedway

XFINITY Schedule

Feb. 25: Daytona
March 4: Atlanta
March 11: Las Vegas
March 18: Phoenix
March 25: Auto Club
-Off Weekend-
April 7: Texas
-Off Weekend-
April 22: Bristol
April 29: Richmond
May 6: Talladega
-Off Weekend-
-Off Weekend-
May 27: Charlotte
June 3: Dover
June 10: Pocono
June 17: Michigan
June 24: Iowa Speedway
June 30: Daytona
July 7: Kentucky
July 15: New Hampshire
July 22: Indianapolis
July 29: Iowa
Aug. 5: Watkins Glen
Aug. 12: Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course
Aug. 18: Bristol
Aug. 26: Road America
Sept. 2: Darlington
Sept. 8: Richmond
Sept. 16: Chicagoland
Sept. 23: Kentucky
Sept. 30: Dover
Oct. 6: Charlotte
-Off Weekend-
Oct. 21: Kansas
-Off Weekend-
Nov. 4: Texas
Nov. 11: Phoenix
Nov. 18: Homestead-Miami

Truck Schedule

Feb. 24: Daytona
March 4: Atlanta
-Off Weekend-
-Off Weekend-
-Off Weekend-
April 1: Martinsville
-Off Weekend-
-Off Weekend
-Off Weekend-
-Off Weekend-
-Off Weekend-
May 12: Kansas
May 19: Charlotte
-Off Weekend-
June 2: Dover
June 9: Texas
June 17: Gateway Motorsports Park
June 23: Iowa
-Off Weekend-
July 6: Kentucky
-Off Weekend-
July 19: Eldora Speedway
July 29: Pocono
-Off Weekend-
Aug. 12: Michigan
Aug. 16: Bristol
Aug. 27: Canadian Tire Motorsport Park
-Off Weekend-
Sept. 15: Chicagoland
Sept. 23: New Hampshire
Sept. 30: Las Vegas
-Off Weekend-
Oct. 14: Talladega
-Off Weekend-
Oct. 28: Martinsville
Nov. 3: Texas
Nov. 10: Phoenix
Nov. 17: Homestead-Miami

About the author

Rutherford is the managing editor of Frontstretch, a position he gained in 2015 after serving on the editing staff for two years. At his day job, he's a journalist covering music and rock charts at Billboard. He lives in New York City, but his heart is in Ohio -- you know, like that Hawthorne Heights song.

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Phil H

apparently this was written before Nascar decided to swap Kansas and Talladega in the Chase for 2017. I got one thing to say about it.

This is the one race in their idiotic Chase that was a wild card that could shake things up. To drop it and add Kansas Speedway to the cookie cutter fold is just utter nonsense. At the very least they could have swapped with a road course, Nascar that’s what you need!!! Something that puts a joker in your Chase! Morons!


Good to see this is still a prominent feature of the Truck schedule.

March 4: Atlanta
-Off Weekend-
-Off Weekend-
-Off Weekend-
April 1: Martinsville
-Off Weekend-
-Off Weekend
-Off Weekend-
-Off Weekend-
-Off Weekend-

Tim S.

I for one was glad to hear about their locking in the schedules for multiple seasons. I’m even more glad they’re sticking to it so I know year after year it will be the same dull death march, with no interesting changes, and no reason to see more than a handful of events after my favorite is gone.

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