NASCAR schedule: Date, time, TV channel for every 2018 Cup Series race

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The 2018 NASCAR season is right here with some new improvements and callbacks to previous traditions.

The Daytona 500 returns to President’s Day weekend, its former iconic date.

The three-quarter mile Richmond Worldwide Raceway brief monitor will host one of many playoff races, and its spring date, now on April 21, returns to a Saturday night time function.

The normal common-season finale will now go from the Richmond brief monitor to the two.5-mile Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Sept. 9.

Chicagoland Speedway now’s the location of NBC Sports activities’ 2018 season debut on July 1, simply previous to the normal Daytona Worldwide Speedway Coke Zero four hundred cease every week later.

One other playoff change: Las Vegas Motor Speedway’s model new “second date” of the season will formally kick off NASCAR’s playoffs on Sept. sixteen. Additionally vital: Charlotte Motor Speedway’s playoff race will now be run on the venue’s street course as an alternative of its 1.5-mile oval.

The opening three-race playoff spherical is now Las Vegas-Richmond-Charlotte. The subsequent spherical begins at Dover, then heads to Talladega and concludes in Kansas. The Spherical of eight once more is Martinsville-Texas-Phoenix, with the championship finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway on Nov. 18.

The factors system will stay the identical. Drivers in all three nationwide collection will earn “playoff factors” for use within the postseason. Winners of Stage 1 or Stage 2 of a race earn one level per stage win, and the race winner will get 5 playoff factors. Fifteen playoff factors are rewarded to the winner of the common-season championship. The playoff factors are added to a championship-contending driver’s reset factors complete at the beginning of every spherical of the playoffs till they’re eradicated from championship rivalry.

This is a take a look at the complete 2018 NASCAR race schedule with tracks, begin occasions and TV channels.

2018 NASCAR schedule

Race — Monitor — Date, time, TV channel

(all occasions Japanese)

Advance Auto Elements Conflict — Daytona Worldwide Speedway — Sunday, Feb. eleven, three p.m., FS1
Can-Am Duels — Daytona Worldwide Speedway — Thursday, Feb. 15, 7 p.m., FS1
Daytona 500 — Daytona Worldwide Speedway — Sunday, Feb. 18, 2:30 p.m., FOX
Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 — Atlanta Motor Speedway — Sunday, Feb. 25, 2 p.m., FOX
Pennzoil four hundred introduced by Jiffy Lube — Las Vegas Motor Speedway — Sunday, March four, three:30 p.m., FOX
TicketGuardian 500 — ISM Raceway (Phoenix) — Sunday, March eleven, three:30 p.m., FOX
Auto Membership four hundred — Auto Membership Speedway — Sunday, March 18, three:30 p.m., FOX
STP 500 — Martinsville Speedway — Sunday, March 25, 2 p.m., FS1
O’Reilly Auto Elements 500 — Texas Motor Speedway — Sunday, April eight, 2 p.m., FS1
Meals Metropolis 500 — Bristol Motor Speedway — Sunday, April 15, 2 p.m., FOX
Toyota House owners four hundred — Richmond Raceway — Saturday, April 21, 6:30 p.m., FOX
GEICO 500 — Talladega Superspeedway — Sunday, April 29, 2 p.m., FOX
AAA four hundred Drive for Autism — Dover Worldwide Speedway — Sunday, Might 6, 2 p.m., FS1
Monster Power NASCAR Cup Series Race — Kansas Speedway — Saturday, Might 12, eight p.m., FS1
NASCAR All-Star Open — Charlotte Motor Speedway — Saturday, Might 19, 6 p.m., FS1
NASCAR All-Star Race — Charlotte Motor Speedway — Saturday, Might 19, eight p.m., FS1
Coca-Cola 600 — Charlotte Motor Speedway — Sunday, Might 27, 6 p.m., FOX
Pocono four hundred — Pocono Raceway — Sunday, June three, 2 p.m., FS1
FireKeepers On line casino four hundred — Michigan Worldwide Speedway — Sunday, June 10, 2 p.m., FOX
Toyota / Save Mart 350 — Sonoma Raceway — Sunday, June 24, three p.m., FS1
Monster Power NASCAR Cup Series Race — Chicagoland Speedway — Sunday, July 1, 2:30 p.m., NBCSN
Coke Zero four hundred — Daytona Worldwide Speedway — Saturday, July 7, 7 p.m., NBC
Quaker State four hundred pres. by Advance Auto Elements — Kentucky Speedway — Saturday, July 14, 7:30 p.m., NBCSN
New Hampshire 301 — New Hampshire Motor Speedway — Sunday, July 22, 2 p.m., NBCSN
Gander Outside four hundred — Pocono Raceway — Sunday, July 29, 2:30 p.m., NBCSN
GoBowling at The Glen — Watkins Glen Worldwide — Sunday, Aug. 5, 2:30 p.m., NBC
Monster Power NASCAR Cup Series Race — Michigan Worldwide Speedway — Sunday, Aug. 12, 2:30 p.m., NBCSN
Bass Professional Outlets NRA Night time Race — Bristol Motor Speedway — Saturday, Aug. 18, 7:30 p.m., NBCSN
Bojangles’ Southern 500 — Darlington Raceway — Sunday, Sept. 2, 6 p.m., NBCSN
Huge Machine Brickyard four hundred — Indianapolis Motor Speedway — Sunday, Sept. 9, 2 p.m., NBCSN

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South Level four hundred — Las Vegas Motor Speedway — Sunday, Sept. sixteen, three p.m., NBCSN
Federated Auto Elements four hundred — Richmond Raceway — Saturday, Sept. 22, 7:30 p.m., NBCSN
Financial institution of America 500 — Charlotte Motor Speedway Street Course — Sunday, Sept. 30, 2 p.m., NBC
Monster Power NASCAR Cup Series — Dover Worldwide Speedway — Sunday, Oct. 7, 2 p.m., NBCSN
Alabama 500 — Talladega Superspeedway — Sunday, Oct. 14, 2 p.m., NBC
Hollywood On line casino four hundred — Kansas Speedway — Sunday, Oct. 21, 2 p.m., NBC
First Knowledge 500 — Martinsville Speedway — Sunday, Oct. 28, 2:30 p.m., NBCSN
AAA Texas 500 — Texas Motor Speedway — Sunday, Nov. four, three p.m., NBCSN
Can-Am 500 — ISM Raceway — Sunday, Nov. eleven, 2:30 p.m., NBC
Ford EcoBoost four hundred — Homestead-Miami Speedway — Sunday, Nov. 18, three p.m., NBC