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2024 CARS Tour Schedule Revealed

CONCORD, N.C.- The 2024 CARS Tour schedule was announced Nov. 27.

Additionally, zMax was announced as the title sponsor for the 2024 season, along with the renewal of FloRacing as the official broadcast partner of the series going forward.

The series will hold 19 events for the second year in a row, with all events’ broadcasts being held on FloRacing. Both the Late Model Stock Car and Pro Late Model seasons will begin at Southern National Motorsports Park in March, with the Pros opening their season on March 2, while the Late Model Stocks will begin their season one week later on March 9. 

The two biggest highlights of the schedule are the return of Orange County Speedway and a second date at North Wilkesboro Speedway to go along with the NASCAR All-Star Race week event in May. Both divisions will be at Orange County on April 20, while both divisions will crown their champion at North Wilkesboro in October for a Friday-Saturday two-day event. 

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“There is a lot to unpack and a lot to be excited about this season – two trips to North Wilkesboro and adding Orange County to the schedule,” Dale Earnhardt Jr. said. “It’s going to be tough competition for the drivers and a great show for our fans in the stands, and for those watching on FloRacing. Our partnership with FloRacing has helped tremendously in building exposure and excitement around the zMAX CARS Tour. I’m looking forward to continuing that.”

Earnhardt is a longtime team owner in the CARS Tour, having been a part of the tour with at least a part-time schedule every year since the beginning of the series in 2015, including championship seasons with Josh Berry in 2017 and Carson Kvapil in 2022 and 2023. 

“This year we committed ourselves to helping grow an already-established CARS Tour and regional asphalt racing as a whole,” Kevin Harvick added. “Having the opportunity to bring on a respected brand and partner like zMAX does so much for the health and professionalism of the zMAX CARS Tour.”

Much like Earnhardt, Harvick is involved in the series through team ownership, with the revival of Kevin Harvick Inc. for 2023 featuring a Late Model Stock car that ran part time in the series in 2023. Harvick was behind the wheel at North Wilkesboro, with Layne Riggs filling out the rest of the season. Harvick has hinted at expansion for the team heading into 2024. 

2024 ZMAX CARS Tour Season

• Southern National Motorsports Park, Kenly, N.C. (PLM) – March 2

• Southern National Motorsports Park, Kenly, N.C. (LMSC) – March 9

• New River All American Speedway, Jacksonville, N.C. (LMSC) – March 23

• Hickory Motor Speedway, Hickory, N.C. (LMSC/PLM) – April 6

• Orange County Speedway, Rougemont, N.C. (LMSC/PLM) – April 20

• Ace Speedway, Altamahaw, N.C. (LMSC/PLM) – Friday, May 3

• North Wilkesboro Speedway, Wilkesboro, N.C. (PLM) – Tuesday, May 14

• North Wilkesboro Speedway, Wilkesboro, N.C. (LMSC) – Wednesday, May 15

• Tri-County Speedway, Granite Falls, N.C. (LMSC/PLM) – May 25

• Langley Speedway, Hampton, Va. (LMSC) – June 1

• Dominion Raceway, Thornburg, Va. (LMSC) – June 15

• Caraway Speedway, Sophia, N.C. (LMSC/PLM) – Wednesday, July 3

• Hickory Motor Speedway Throwback, Hickory, N.C. (LMSC/PLM) – July 27

• Ace Speedway, Altamahaw, N.C. (LMSC/PLM) – Friday, Aug. 9

• Wake County Speedway, Raleigh, N.C. (LMSC) – Aug. 24

• Florence Motor Speedway, Florence, S.C. (LMSC/PLM) – Friday, Aug. 30

• South Boston Speedway, South Boston, Va. (LMSC/PLM) – Sept. 14

• Tri-County Motor Speedway, Granite Falls, N.C. (LMSC/PLM) – Oct. 12

• North Wilkesboro Speedway, Wilkesboro, N.C. (PLM) –  Friday, Oct. 18

• North Wilkesboro Speedway, Wilkesboro, N.C. (LMSC) – Oct. 19

About the author

Chase began working with Frontstretch in the spring of 2023 as a news writer, while also helping fill in for other columns as needed. Chase is now the main writer and reporter for Frontstretch.com's CARS Tour coverage, a role which began late in 2023.  Aside from racing, some of Chase's other hobbies include time in the outdoors hunting and fishing, and keeping up with all things Philadelphia sports related.

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