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2016 Truck Series Schedule Features Minor Changes

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The 2016 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series schedule is out and includes 23 events at 21 different tracks all across North America. The announcement on Tuesday also includes five-year sanctioning agreements to host the Camping World Truck Series through 2020, just like those revealed for the Sprint Cup and Xfinity series last month.

The schedule features slight changes, though the long downtime early in the season remains, as does the five-week stretch to close out the season from late Oct. through Nov.

Dover International Speedway will take place on May 13. Texas Motor Speedway’s summer race will move a week later to June 10. Gateway Motorsports Park will have its race two weekends later on June 25 and Canadian Motorsports Park will host its event Labor Day weekend (Sept. 4)

Additionally, Iowa Speedway will host its first ever companion weekend when the Truck and Xfinity series descend on the 0.875-mile oval June 18-19. Though there were reports that the series would return to Richmond International Raceway next season, that did not happen.

“For more than 20 years, the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series has been home to some of the closest side-by-side racing in the sport, and we’re committed to delivering that to our fans for many years to come,” said Steve O’Donnell, NASCAR executive vice president and chief racing development officer. “We expect that the stability of five-year agreements will benefit the entire industry, and anticipate the continuation of compelling NASCAR Camping World Truck Series championship battles, like the one we’re watching unfold in 2015.”

FOX Sports will provide television coverage for every NCWTS event in 2016. FOX will televise nearly half of all Sprint Cup and Xfinity series races over the course of the season. These events can also be heard on the Motor Racing Network.

2016 NASCAR CAMPING WORLD TRUCK SERIES SCHEDULE

Date Site  
2/19 Daytona International Speedway
2/27 Atlanta Motor Speedway
4/2 Martinsville Speedway
5/6 Kansas Speedway
5/13 Dover International Speedway
5/20 Charlotte Motor Speedway
6/10 Texas Motor Speedway
6/18 Iowa Speedway
6/25 Gateway Motorsports Park
7/7 Kentucky Speedway
7/20 Eldora Speedway
7/30 Pocono Raceway
8/17 Bristol Motor Speedway
8/27 Michigan International Speedway
9/4 Canadian Tire Motorsport Park
9/16 Chicagoland Speedway
9/24 New Hampshire Motor Speedway
10/1 Las Vegas Motor Speedway
10/22 Talladega Superspeedway
10/29 Martinsville Speedway
11/4 Texas Motor Speedway
11/11 Phoenix International Raceway
11/18 Homestead-Miami Speedway

Start times for these events will be announced at a later date.

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Fred

What a joke yet again. Once again they throw out these rumors of new tracks, maybe another dirt track, etc. Still we end up with the same BS yet again. Only 23 races? What a lazy freaking schedule. No wonder these monstrous cup tracks are empty when the trucks race on them. They are usually follow the leader snoozers. Go back to the roots and more short tracks you bozos.

rg72

Good to see the spring off-season within the season remains.
I saw elsewhere the sure ticket to pushing this series further and further into oblivion-the possibility that the Chase we all know and love in Cup is now being considered for the Truck Series.

Tim S.

The first few big tracks on the schedule were cool, because the trucks hadn’t been massaged to death. Now it’s just more of the same aero-snooze predictability, with the occasional short track and road course to make the brass think they’re “holding fast to the roots of racing” or some such nonsense.

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