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2012 Sprint Cup Schedule Released

Through a new, social media-centered way of connecting with fans NASCAR released the 2012 Sprint Cup schedule Wednesday afternoon. Vice President Steve O’Donnell (@odsteve) accomplished the mission through a series of Tweets, done by month and released about five minutes apart.

Fans, able to communicate directly with questions and concerns loved the new, “instant reaction” format. But the changes couched within this schedule are minimal; there are still 36 races, at the same tracks and just a handful of dates switched around. Here’s a sneak peek at 2012, with specific changes described below.

*NOTE: The Nationwide and Truck Series schedules were NOT released. O’Donnell hopes to have something concrete for both by the end of next week.*

*2012 Sprint Cup Schedule*
Day Date Race (Track) Laps
Saturday February 18th Bud Shootout (Daytona – night) 75
Thursday February 23rd Duel 150 Qualifying Races (Daytona) 60
Sunday February 26th Daytona 500 200
Sunday March 4th Subway Fresh Fit 500K (Phoenix) 312
Sunday March 11th Kobalt Tools 400 (Las Vegas) 400
Sunday March 18th Food City 500 (Bristol) 500
Sunday March 25th Auto Club 400 (California) 200
Sunday April 1st Goody’s Fast Pain Relief 500 (Martinsville) 500
*April 8th – OFF WEEKEND*
Saturday April 14th Samsung Mobile 500 (Texas – night) 334
Sunday April 22nd STP 400 (Kansas) 267
Saturday April 28th TBA 400 (Richmond – night) 400
Sunday May 6th Aaron’s 499 (Talladega) 188
Saturday May 12th Showtime Southern 500 (Darlington – night) 367
Saturday May 19th Sprint Showdown (Charlotte – night) 40
Saturday May 19th Sprint All-Star Race (Charlotte – night) 100
Sunday May 27th Coca-Cola 600 (Charlotte – night) 400
Sunday June 3rd FedEx 400 (Dover – benefits Autism Speaks) 400
Sunday June 10th TBA 400 (Pocono) 160
Sunday June 17th Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dips 400 (Michigan) 200
Sunday June 24th Toyota / Save Mart 350K (Infineon) 110
Saturday June 30th Quaker State 400 (Kentucky – night) 267
Saturday July 7th Coke Zero 400 (Daytona – night) 160
Sunday July 15th Lenox Industrial Tools 301 (New Hampshire) 301
*July 22nd – OFF WEEKEND*
Sunday July 29th Crown Royal 400 (Indianapolis) 160
Sunday August 5th Pennsylvania 400 (Pocono) 160
Sunday August 12th Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dips At The Glen (Watkins Glen) 90
Sunday August 19th Pure Michigan 400 (Michigan) 200
Saturday August 27th IRWIN Tools Night Race (Bristol – night) 500
Sunday September 2nd AdvoCare 500 (Atlanta – night) 325
Saturday September 8th Wonderful Pistachios 400 (Richmond – night) 400
Sunday September 16th GEICO 400 (Chicagoland) 267
Sunday September 23rd Sylvania 300 (New Hampshire) 300
Sunday September 30th AAA 400 (Dover) 400
Sunday October 7th AMP Energy 500 (Talladega) 188
Saturday October 13th Bank of America 500 (Charlotte) 334
Sunday September 21st Hollywood Casino 400 (Kansas) 267
Sunday October 28th TUMS Bring It On 500 (Martinsville) 500
Sunday November 4th AAA Texas 500 (Texas) 334
Sunday November 11th Kobalt Tools 500K (Phoenix) 312
Sunday November 18th Ford 400 (Homestead-Miami) 267

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