NASCAR Announces 2016 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Schedule
Companion Weekend at Iowa Speedway Headlines 23 Events
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Nov. 10, 2015) – NASCAR today announced the 2016 schedule for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, which features 21 tracks hosting 23 events in the U.S. and Canada. As with the previously announced NASCAR Sprint Cup Series and NASCAR XFINITY Series schedules, agreements have also been reached with the tracks to host the Camping World Truck Series through 2020.
Iowa Speedway will host 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 moves 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 iconic track welcomes fans to experience its $400 million redevelopment project, DAYTONA Rising. After Daytona, the trucks will race at Atlanta Motor Speedway in a double-header with the NASCAR XFINITY Series for the second consecutive season. Two popular Wednesday night events – at Eldora Speedway (July 20) and Bristol (Aug. 17) – also return to the schedule for 2016.
The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series closes the 2016 season with five events in five weekends, including three triple-header weekends with the NASCAR Sprint Cup and NASCAR XFINITY Series at Texas Motor Speedway, Phoenix International Raceway, and Homestead-Miami Speedway. FOX Sports will provide broadcast coverage of every race event in the 2016 NASCAR Camping World Truck season.
2016 NASCAR CAMPING WORLD TRUCK SERIES SCHEDULE
Daytona International Speedway
Atlanta Motor Speedway
Dover International Speedway
Charlotte Motor Speedway
Texas Motor Speedway
Gateway Motorsports Park
Bristol Motor Speedway
Michigan International Speedway
Canadian Tire Motorsport Park
New Hampshire Motor Speedway
Las Vegas Motor Speedway
Texas Motor Speedway
Phoenix International Raceway