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2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Schedule

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Schedule

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Schedule

The NASCAR season is going full speed, but fans and drivers alike are able to look ahead, thanks to a recently released 2018 NASCAR schedule. Long-time fans may notice that some races aren’t on their usual weekends, the most notable being the Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway which has been moved to the last race before the playoffs begin.

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The Daytona 500 will be moved back to the President’s Day weekend that it had traditionally been held on. The “Great American Race” will be held on Sunday, Feb. 18, with both The Clash at Daytona and Pole Qualifying scheduled for one week earlier, Feb. 11.

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The 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series’ playoffs schedule also features a big change. For the first time ever, a road course will be featured. Charlotte’s playoff race will feature parts of the oval track combined with a road course through the infield, nicknamed a “ROVAL.”

Other changes include Las Vegas Motor Speedway now being featured in the postseason, with the race scheduled for Sept. 16. The following weekend will feature another new playoff track, Richmond International Raceway.

Due to these two additions, two tracks had to find new weekends on the schedule. Chicagoland was bumped out of the postseason, and the race is now scheduled for July 1. New Hampshire Motor Speedway also falls from the list of playoff tracks, with the race now scheduled for July 22.

Here's a look at the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series schedule below: (Updated April 16, 2018)

DATE

TRACK

Sunday, February 11, 2018

Daytona International Speedway                    (Clash / Daytona 500 Qualifying) Winner: Brad Keselowski

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Daytona International Speedway (Duel) Winner: Duel 1 Ryan Blaney Duel 2 Chase Elliott

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Daytona 500 Winner: Austin Dillon

Sunday, February 25, 2018

Atlanta Motor Speedway Winner: Kevin Harvick

Sunday, March 4, 2018

Las Vegas Motor Speedway Winner: Kevin Harvick

Sunday, March 11, 2018

Phoenix International Raceway Winner: Kevin Harvick

Sunday, March 18, 2018

Auto Club Speedway Winner: Martin Truex Jr.

Sunday, March 25, 2018

Martinsville Speedway Winner: Clint Bowyer

Sunday, April 8, 2018

Texas Motor Speedway Winner: Kyle Busch

Sunday, April 15, 2018

Bristol Motor Speedway Winner: Kyle Busch

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Richmond International Raceway

Sunday, April 29, 2018

Talladega Superspeedway

Sunday, May 6, 2018

Dover International Speedway

Saturday, May 12, 2018

Kansas Speedway

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Charlotte Motor Speedway (Monster Energy All-Star Race)

Sunday, May 27, 2018

Charlotte Motor Speedway

Sunday, June 3, 2018

Pocono Raceway

Sunday, June 10, 2018

Michigan International Speedway

Sunday, June 24, 2018

Sonoma Raceway

Sunday, July 1, 2018

Chicagoland Speedway

Saturday, July 7, 2018

Daytona International Speedway

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Kentucky Speedway

Sunday, July 22, 2018

New Hampshire Motor Speedway

Sunday, July 29, 2018

Pocono Raceway

Sunday, August 5, 2018

Watkins Glen International

Sunday, August 12, 2018

Michigan International Speedway

Saturday, August 18, 2018

Bristol Motor Speedway

Sunday, September 2, 2018

Darlington Raceway

Sunday, September 9, 2018

Indianapolis Motor Speedway

Sunday, September 16, 2018

Las Vegas Motor Speedway

Saturday, September 22, 2018

Richmond International Raceway

Sunday, September 30, 2018

Charlotte Motor Speedway

Sunday, October 7, 2018

Dover International Speedway

Sunday, October 14, 2018

Talladega Superspeedway

Sunday, October 21, 2018

Kansas Speedway

Sunday, October 28, 2018

Martinsville Speedway

Sunday, November 4, 2018

Texas Motor Speedway

Sunday, November 11, 2018

Phoenix International Raceway

Sunday, November 18, 2018

Homestead-Miami Speedway