2008 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Schedule Revised; Broadcast Schedule Announced * Kentucky Speedway Date Moves One Week To July 19 DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Jan. 30, 2008) -- The 2008 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series schedule of 25 races has been...
2008 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Schedule Revised; Broadcast Schedule Announced
* Kentucky Speedway Date Moves One Week To July 19
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Jan. 30, 2008) -- The 2008 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series schedule of 25 races has been revised. Kentucky Speedway's previously announced race of Saturday, July 12 has been rescheduled for Saturday, July 19.
The switch resolves a conflict with the July 12 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series event at Chicagoland Speedway that in past years was held on Sunday afternoon, but becomes a Saturday night race in 2008.
"Working together with Kentucky Speedway and our broadcast partners, we have come up with a date to ensure NASCAR fans won't have to choose between series," said Steve O'Donnell, NASCAR Vice President, Racing Operations. "We also are pleased that the ARCA RE/MAX Series, which shares the Kentucky weekend with the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series, was willing to amend its schedule."
NASCAR today also announced the 2008 broadcast schedule for the series (see attached for this release and entire 2008 broadcast schedule). The NCTS returns to SPEED for a sixth consecutive season, beginning with the season-opening race at Daytona International Speedway on Feb. 15 at 8 p.m. ET. The season culminates at Homestead-Miami Speedway with the Nov. 14 running of the Ford 200 at 8 p.m. ET. SPEED will carry 23 races this season.
For the second consecutive season, FOX will broadcast two NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series events. The first will be at California Speedway on Feb. 23 at 3 p.m. ET. The race is part of the first-ever NASCAR "double header" involving the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series and the NASCAR Nationwide Series. Both series will race on Feb. 23 at California (the NNS race will be televised on ESPN2 at 7 p.m. ET). FOX will also broadcast the March 29 NCTS race at Martinsville Speedway at 3 p.m. ET.