Sprint Cup

Changes Highlight NASCAR’s 2015 Schedule

Darlington (S.C.) Raceway's fabled 500-mile race returns to Labor Day weekend in 2015.

Darlington (S.C.) Raceway’s fabled 500-mile race returns to Labor Day weekend in 2015.

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – NASCAR’s Sprint Cup races at Atlanta Motor Speedway, Darlington (S.C.) Raceway and Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway will have new dates in 2015.

NASCAR released its national series schedules for the 2015 season on Tuesday, featuring date enhancements to races at some of its most storied tracks along with a pair of long-term broadcast partners.

“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 Speedway, 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.”

Following the 57th running of the Daytona 500 on Feb. 22, 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).

“This is a true example of Darlington Raceway, ISC and NASCAR all working together to give fans what they have wanted for many years ­ the tradition of stock car racing on Labor Day weekend at the Lady in Black,” said track president Chip Wile. “We can’t thank our leaders at ISC and NASCAR enough for working with us to bring back such a historic date on the 2015 NASCAR calendar.

“We raced the Bojangles’ Southern 500 on Labor Day weekend for 53 years. Returning to a date in 2015 that is filled with so much tradition and history is a historic moment for our fans and local community.”

The Camping World Truck Series returns to Atlanta for the first time since 2012 as part of a unique doubleheader on Feb. 28 with the Nationwide Series.

Daytona’s always-anticipated July race weekend takes on a different look as the Sunday, July 5 Sprint Cup race marks the return of broadcast partner NBC.

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 Sprint Cup Series, Nationwide Series and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. Starting in July at Daytona through the Chase for the Sprint Cup, including each series’ championship finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway, NBC and NBCSN will carry the second-half action for the Sprint Cup Series and Nationwide Series.

The entire 2015 Camping World Truck Series schedule will be broadcast exclusively on FOX and FOX Sports 1.

Once again, the Sprint Cup Series features 36 events, including two standout non-points races.

2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Schedule

Date – Track – Location – Network

Feb. 14 – Daytona Int’l Speedway (Sprint Unlimited) – Daytona Beach, Fla. – FOX

Feb. 19 – Daytona Int’l Speedway (Duels) – Daytona Beach, Fla. – FOX Sports 1

Feb. 22 – Daytona Int’l Speedway (Daytona 500) – Daytona Beach, Fla. – FOX

March 1 – Atlanta Motor Speedway – Hampton, Ga. – FOX

March 8 – Las Vegas Motor Speedway – Las Vegas, Nev. – FOX

March 15 – Phoenix Int’l Raceway – Avondale, Ariz. – FOX

March 22 – Auto Club Speedway – Fontana, Calif. – FOX

March 29 – Martinsville Speedway – Martinsville, Va. – FOX

April 11 – Texas Motor Speedway – Fort Worth, Texas – FOX

April 19 – Bristol Motor Speedway – Bristol, Tenn. – FOX

April 25 – Richmond Int’l Raceway – Richmond, Va. – FOX Sports 1

May 3 – Talladega Superspeedway – Talladega, Ala. – FOX

May 9 – Kansas Speedway – Kansas City, Kan. – FOX Sports 1

May 16 – Charlotte Motor Speedway (All-Star Race) – Concord, N.C. – FOX Sports 1

May 24 – Charlotte Motor Speedway (Coke 600) – Concord, N.C. – FOX

May 31 – Dover Int’l Speedway – Dover, Del. – FOX Sports 1

June 7 – Pocono Raceway – Long Pond, Pa. – FOX Sports 1

June 14 – Michigan Int’l Speedway – Brooklyn, Mich. – FOX Sports 1

June 28 – Sonoma Raceway – Sonoma, Calif. – FOX Sports 1

July 5 – Daytona Int’l Speedway – Daytona Beach, Fla. – NBC

July 11 – Kentucky Speedway – Sparta, Ky. – NBC Sports Network

July 19 – New Hampshire Motor Speedway – NBC Sports Network

July 26 – Indianapolis Motor Speedway (Brickyard 400) – NBC Sports Network

Aug. 2 – Pocono Raceway – Long Pond, Pa. – NBC Sports Network

Aug. 9 – Watkins Glen Int’l – Watkins Glen, N.Y. – NBC Sports Network

Aug. 16 – Michigan Int’l Speedway – Brooklyn, Mich. – NBC Sports Network

Aug. 22 – Bristol Motor Speedway – Bristol, Tenn. – NBC Sports Network

Sept. 6 – Darlington Raceway (Southern 500) – Darlington, S.C. – NBC

Sept. 12 – Richmond Int’l Raceway – Richmond, Va. NBC Sports Network

Sept. 20 – Chicagoland Speedway – Joliet, Ill. – NBC Sports Network

Sept. 27 – New Hampshire Motor Speedway – Loudon, N.H. – NBC Sports Network

Oct. 4 – Dover Int’l Speedway – Dover, Del. – NBC Sports Network

Oct. 10 – Charlotte Motor Speedway – Concord, N.C. – NBC

Oct. 18 – Kansas Speedway – Kansas City, Kan. – NBC

Oct. 25 – Talladega Superspeedway – Talladega, Ala. – NBC Sports Network

Nov. 1 – Martinsville Speedway – Martinsville, Va. – NBC Sports Network

Nov. 8 – Texas Motor Speedway – Fort Worth, Texas – NBC

Nov. 15 – Phoenix Int’l Raceway – Avondale, Ariz. – NBC

Nov. 22 – Homestead-Miami Speedway – Homestead, Fla. – NBC

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