Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Update: Changes for 2018: Part 1 « Roddin' & Racin' TV

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Update: Changes for 2018: Part 1

A number of changes are set to take place when the 2018 NASCAR season officially kicks off at Daytona International Speedway next month.   Schedule Changes  For the first time in years the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series schedule will have a much different look. A number of venue and date shifts have given the 2018 calendar a new flavor.
The regular season will end at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in early September, meaning the Brickyard 400 will determine the 16-driver line-up eligible for this year’s playoffs. Indy’s shift from summer to fall moves Chicagoland Speedway back to July, a return to the track’s tradition that started in 2001 when it first hosted the Cup Series.
New Hampshire Motor Speedway will remain on the summer swing but the track’s fall date has been moved to Las Vegas Motor Speedway. The 1.5-mile track will host its annual spring race weekend and add a second, which will now serve as the playoff opener.
Richmond Raceway slides back from the regular season finale spot into the playoffs. And Charlotte Motor Speedway adds a road course into the championship picture with the debut of the track’s brand new road racing circuit that utilizes both the existed oval track with a new course built inside the facility. READ FULL STORY

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