2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Schedule

Tracks and dates for NASCAR's premier series

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.

 

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
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