New schedule, (mostly) same as the old schedule.
NASCAR announced the schedule for the 2019 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season today (April 3), with, as was expected, minimal changes from the 2018 circuit.
For 2019, all tracks will be in the same order as 2018, with one minor alteration: the Easter off-week, which will take place the weekend of April 21, 2019, between dates at Richmond Raceway and Talladega Superspeedway.
The season will kick off Feb. 10 with the Clash and Daytona 500 qualifying, followed by the Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway on Feb. 17.
It will conclude at Homestead-Miami Speedway on Nov. 17.
The full schedule can be seen here.
Schedules for the other two NASCAR national series — the XFINITY and Camping World Truck series — have not yet been announced, and NASCAR has not given a timetable for their release.
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