The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series this year has undergone some numerous changes, but the schedules and venue for 2016 campaign have been left largely unchanged. Here is what we know so far about NASCAR 2016 schedule, race dates, and major competitions.
For its sixth season, the campaign has very few changes regarding adjusted green flag times and date swaps.
One of the interesting things to watch next year is the August race at Michigan International Raceway. The race will be moved two weeks later to August 28, to give way to NBC's broadcast of Summer Olympics in Rio de Janiero. Also, the race in April at Richmond International will be moved to a Sunday afternoon schedule, after years of being run on Saturday night.
The 23 locations that host Sprint Cup Series events and the 24 tracks that have XFINITY Series will remain locked-in as part of the overall NASCAR campaign until the end of 2020 season.
It is interesting to note that the Sprint Cup Series did not change its 36-race schedule since 2011. On another hand, the Camping World Truck Series schedule will be delayed.
On Feb 13, the Sprint Cup Series will be launched at Daytona International Raceway. Qualifying for the Daytona 500 will take place on the following afternoon with the Can-Am Duels qualifying races set for February 18. Moreover, the Great American Race is set to be opened on February 21.
The complete 2016 schedule can be viewed below courtesy of Fox Sports.
For the second year in a row, the events will be broadcast on Fox, Fox Sports 1, NBC and NBCSN.
- Feb 13: Sprint Unlimited (Daytona International Raceway)
- Feb. 21: Daytona 500
- Feb. 28: Atlanta Motor Raceway
- March 6: Las Vegas Motor
- March 13: Phoenix International Raceway
- March 20: Auto Club Raceway (Fontana, Calif.)
- April 3: Martinsville Raceway
- April 9: Texas Motor Raceway
- April 17: Bristol Motor Raceway
- April 24: Richmond International Raceway
- May 1: Talladega Super raceway
- May 7: Kansas Raceway
- May 15: Dover International Raceway
- May 21: NASCAR All-Star Race (Charlotte Motor Raceway)
- May 29: Charlotte Motor Raceway
- June 5: Pocono Raceway
- June 12: Michigan International Raceway
- June 26: Sonoma Raceway
- July 2: Daytona International Raceway
- July 9: Kentucky Raceway
- July 17: New Hampshire Motor Raceway
- July 24: Indianapolis Motor Raceway
- July 31: Pocono Raceway
- Aug. 7 : Watkins Glen International
- Aug. 20: Bristol Motor Raceway
- Aug. 28: Michigan International Raceway
- Sept. 4: Darlington Raceway
- Sept. 10: Richmond International Raceway
- Sept. 18: Chicagoland Raceway
- Sept. 25: New Hampshire Motor Raceway
- Oct. 2: Dover International Raceway
- Oct. 8: Charlotte Motor Raceway
- Oct. 16: Kansas Raceway
- Oct. 23: Talladega Superraceway
- Oct. 30: Martinsville Raceway
- Nov. 6: Texas Motor Raceway
- Nov. 13: Phoenix International Raceway
- Nov. 20: Homestead-Miami Raceway