Series also announces five-year agreements with tracks to host series races
NASCAR unveiled the 23-race, 21-venue 2016 schedule for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series on Tuesday. As with the previously announced NASCAR Sprint Cup Series and NASCAR Xfinity Series schedules, agreements have also been reached with the 21 tracks to host the Camping World Truck Series through 2020.
Iowa Speedway will hold its first NASCAR national series companion weekend, with the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series joining the NASCAR Xfinity Series on June 18-19. Other changes for 2016 are:
— The Dover International Speedway event is now two weekends earlier in the schedule (May 13).
— The first visit to Texas Motor Speedway moves one week later to June 10.
— The Gateway Motorsports Park event moves two weekends later in the schedule to June 25.
— The Canadian Tire Motorsport Park event returns to the Sunday of Labor Day (U.S.) weekend, on Sept. 4.
“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.”
The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series kicks off the 2016 season during Daytona Speedweeks, as the track raises the curtain on its $400 million redevelopment project, Daytona Rising. Two popular Wednesday night events — at Eldora Speedway (July 20) and Bristol (Aug. 17) — also return to the schedule for 2016.
2016 NASCAR CAMPING WORLD TRUCK SERIES SCHEDULE
Feb. 19 – Daytona International Speedway
Feb. 27 – Atlanta Motor Speedway
April 2 – Martinsville Speedway
May 6 – Kansas Speedway
May 13 – Dover International Speedway
May 20 – Charlotte Motor Speedway
June 10 – Texas Motor Speedway
June 18 – Iowa Speedway
June 25 – Gateway Motorsports Park
July 7 – Kentucky Speedway
July 20 – Eldora Speedway
July 30 – Pocono Raceway
Aug. 17 – Bristol Motor Speedway
Aug. 27 – Michigan International Speedway
Sept. 4 – Canadian Tire Motorsport Park
Sept. 16 – Chicagoland Speedway
Sept. 24 – New Hampshire Motor Speedway
Oct. 1 – Las Vegas Motor Speedway
Oct. 22 – Talladega Superspeedway
Oct. 29 – Martinsville Speedway
Nov. 4 – Texas Motor Speedway
Nov. 11 – Phoenix International Raceway
Nov. 18 – Homestead-Miami Speedway