has confirmed that the July New Hampshire International Raceway date in will move to July 1 in 2007. The Pepsi 400 will be run on July 7th.

That will make New Hampshire the race after Sonoma (June 24th), with Daytona the week after that. Chicago's race will remain the race that follows Daytona on July 15th.

The Cup series will get a weekend off July 21-22, but it is likely that the Busch series will run in Montreal, Canada that weekend.

More date swaps are expected as Brian France stated earlier in the week, as NASCAR reexamines the Chase for next season. ESPN is set to make their broadcast debut on July 29th which is the second Pocono race, but ESPN representatives have stated that they would not be averse to kicking off the season with a more signature event.

Such as the Indianapolis race perhaps?