NASCAR releases 2016 Sprint Cup and Xfinity Series schedules

The 2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup and Xfinity Series schedules have been finalized.

The sport revealed on Monday that they have reached an agreement with 23 tracks to host Sprint Cup races for the next five years. NASCAR also announced that 24 tracks will host NASCAR Xfinity races through 2020 and will release the 2016 Camping World Truck Series schedule at a later date.

"In terms of the new sanction agreements, NASCAR and the tracks take seriously our collective responsibility to the fans and stakeholders to ensure the sport is healthy, strong and growing, so we can work together to deliver great racing to the fans for many decades to come," a release read.

"These five-year agreements provide the stability that tracks require to invest in the future while still providing the flexibility to work with NASCAR to adjust dates when beneficial to the sport. The agreements also allow NASCAR and the tracks to announce the schedule earlier in future years to enable fans, media and teams to plan trips and book hotels further in advance."

Dates moved, but no new venues for Cup Series

There have been no changes in venues for 2016 on the Cup side with a 36-race schedule once again, sans non-points paying events. As for dates moving around, there have been a few alterations. As Motorsport.com previously reported, Richmond International Raceway’s spring race moves from Saturday night to Sunday afternoon. 

Dover International Speedway’s first race has been shifted to May, now immediately preceding the All-Star Race and Coca Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. The July Daytona race will also return to a Saturday night date after being held on a Sunday night this season. The second Michigan International Speedway event has also been pushed to later in the month of August.

The schedule for the Chase will look identical to 2015.

Complete 2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series schedule

2/13

Daytona International Speedway (Sprint Unlimited)

2/14

Daytona International Speedway (Daytona 500 Qualifying)

2/18

Daytona International Speedway (Duel)

2/21

Daytona 500

2/28

Atlanta Motor Speedway

3/6

Las Vegas Motor Speedway

3/13

Phoenix International Raceway

3/20

Auto Club Speedway

4/3

Martinsville Speedway

4/9

Texas Motor Speedway

4/17

Bristol Motor Speedway

4/24

Richmond International Raceway

5/1

Talladega Superspeedway

5/7

Kansas Speedway

5/15

Dover International Speedway

5/21

Charlotte Motor Speedway (NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race)

5/29

Charlotte Motor Speedway

6/5

Pocono Raceway

6/12

Michigan International Speedway

6/26

Sonoma Raceway

7/2

Daytona International Speedway

7/9

Kentucky Speedway

7/17

New Hampshire Motor Speedway

7/24

Indianapolis Motor Speedway

7/31

Pocono Raceway

8/7

Watkins Glen International

8/20

Bristol Motor Speedway

8/28

Michigan International Speedway

9/4

Darlington Raceway

9/10

Richmond International Raceway

9/18

Chicagoland Speedway

9/25

New Hampshire Motor Speedway

10/2

Dover International Speedway

10/8

Charlotte Motor Speedway

10/16

Kansas Speedway

10/23

Talladega Superspeedway

10/30

Martinsville Speedway

11/6

Texas Motor Speedway

11/13

Phoenix International Raceway

11/20

Homestead-Miami Speedway

Complete 2016 NASCAR Xfinity Series Schedule

2016 NASCAR XFINITY SERIES SCHEDULE

Date

Site

 

2/20

Daytona International Speedway

 

2/27

Atlanta Motor Speedway

 

3/5

Las Vegas Motor Speedway

 

3/12

Phoenix International Raceway

 

3/19

Auto Club Speedway

 

4/8

Texas Motor Speedway

 

4/16

Bristol Motor Speedway

 

4/23

Richmond International Raceway

 

4/30

Talladega Superspeedway

 

5/14

Dover International Speedway

 

5/28

Charlotte Motor Speedway

 

6/4

Pocono Raceway

 

6/11

Michigan International Speedway

 

6/19

Iowa Speedway

 

7/1

Daytona International Speedway

 

7/8

Kentucky Speedway

 

7/16

New Hampshire Motor Speedway

 

7/23

Indianapolis Motor Speedway

 

7/30

Iowa Speedway

 

8/6

Watkins Glen International

 

8/13

Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course

 

8/19

Bristol Motor Speedway

 

8/27

Road America

 

9/3

Darlington Raceway

 

9/9

Richmond International Raceway

 

9/17

Chicagoland Speedway

 

9/24

Kentucky Speedway

 

10/1

Dover International Speedway

 

10/7

Charlotte Motor Speedway

 

10/15

Kansas Speedway

 

11/5

Texas Motor Speedway

 

11/12

Phoenix International Raceway

 

11/19

Homestead-Miami Speedway

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