@NASCAR_Trucks • @CTMPOfficial • #NASCAR • DAYTONA BEACH, FLA – NASCAR today announced the 2016 schedule for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, which features 21 tracks hosting 23 events in the U.S. and Canada. As with the previously announced NASCAR Sprint Cup Series and NASCAR XFINITY Series schedules, agreements have also been reached with the tracks to host the Camping World Truck Series through 2020.
Iowa Speedway will host its first NASCAR national series companion weekend, with the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series joining the NASCAR XFINITY Series on June 18-19. Other changes for 2016 are:
• The Dover International Speedway event moves two weekends earlier in the schedule (May 13).
• The first visit to Texas Motor Speedway moves one week later to June 10.
• The Gateway Motorsports Park event moves two weekends later in the schedule to June 25.
• The Canadian Tire Motorsport Park event returns to the Sunday of Labour Day (U.S.) weekend, on Sept. 4.
“For more than 20 years, the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series has been home to some of the closest side-by-side racing in the sport, and we’re committed to delivering that to our fans for many years to come,” said Steve O’Donnell, NASCAR executive vice president and chief racing development officer. “We expect that the stability of five-year agreements will benefit the entire industry, and anticipate the continuation of compelling NASCAR Camping World Truck Series championship battles, like the one we’re watching unfold in 2015.”
The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series kicks off the 2016 season during Daytona Speedweeks, as the iconic track welcomes fans to experience its $400 million redevelopment project, DAYTONA Rising. After Daytona, the trucks will race at Atlanta Motor Speedway in a double-header with the NASCAR XFINITY Series for the second consecutive season. Two popular Wednesday night events – at Eldora Speedway (July 20) and Bristol (Aug. 17) – also return to the schedule for 2016.
The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series closes the 2016 season with five events in five weekends, including three triple-header weekends with the NASCAR Sprint Cup and NASCAR XFINITY Series at Texas Motor Speedway, Phoenix International Raceway, and Homestead-Miami Speedway. FOX Sports will provide broadcast coverage of every race event in the 2016 NASCAR Camping World Truck season.
2016 NASCAR CAMPING WORLD TRUCK SERIES SCHEDULE
2/19 Daytona International Speedway
2/27 Atlanta Motor Speedway
4/2 Martinsville Speedway
5/6 Kansas Speedway
5/13 Dover International Speedway
5/20 Charlotte Motor Speedway
6/10 Texas Motor Speedway
6/18 Iowa Speedway
6/25 Gateway Motorsports Park
7/7 Kentucky Speedway
7/20 Eldora Speedway
7/30 Pocono Raceway
8/17 Bristol Motor Speedway
8/27 Michigan International Speedway
9/4 Canadian Tire Motorsport Park
9/16 Chicagoland Speedway
9/24 New Hampshire Motor Speedway
10/1 Las Vegas Motor Speedway
10/22 Talladega Superspeedway
10/29 Martinsville Speedway
11/4 Texas Motor Speedway
11/11 Phoenix International Raceway
11/18 Homestead-Miami Speedway
About NASCAR: The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing, Inc. (NASCAR) is the sanctioning body for the No. 1 form of motorsports in the United States. NASCAR consists of three national series (the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series™, NASCAR XFINITY Series™, and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series™), four regional series, one local grassroots series and three international series. The International Motor Sports Association™ (IMSA®) governs the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship™, the premier U.S. sports car series. Based in Daytona Beach, Fla., with offices in eight cities across North America, NASCAR sanctions more than 1,200 races in more than 30 U.S. states, Canada, Mexico and Europe. For more information visit http://www.NASCAR.com and http://www.IMSA.com and follow NASCAR at www.Facebook.com/NASCAR and Twitter: @NASCAR.
By Laura Finley / NASCAR Integrated Marketing Communications