2008 Nationwide Series Schedule

updated 10-3-2007
  • 2008 Schedule Announced For Nationwide Series: As NASCAR celebrates its 60th anniversary, the 2008 season will bring a new name – the NASCAR Nationwide Series to the nation’s second-most popular series.
    In 2008, the series – currently known as the Busch Series but in its final year of sponsorship from Anheuser-Busch – will again start its season at Daytona International Speedway (Saturday, Feb. 16) and end at Homestead-Miami Speedway (Saturday, Nov. 15).
    For the second consecutive season, there will be two international events. The series will return to the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve road course in Montreal, Quebec, Canada on Aug. 2. And for a fourth consecutive year, the schedule includes a race at the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez road course in Mexico City, Mexico. However, for the first time in the brief history of the event, it will move from its previous date on the first Sunday in March to April 20.
    Some of the key changes to the 2008 NASCAR Nationwide Series schedule include:
    * A historic doubleheader at California Speedway with the Craftsman Truck Series on Saturday, Feb. 23.
    * The Mexico City race trades slots with the event weekend at Phoenix International Raceway.
    * Las Vegas Motor Speedway’s race will now fall one week earlier on March 1 and starts an early-season domino effect where three other races precede their dates by one week from last season – Atlanta Motor Speedway (March 8), Bristol Motor Speedway (March 15) and Nashville Superspeedway (March 22).
    * The order of the two races following the first open week of the season (March 29) also moves up one week. The spring race at Texas Motor Speedway will be April 5 with the Phoenix event on April 11.
    * Also, the addition of lights at Chicagoland Speedway will facilitate an inaugural Friday night show for the series there on July 11.
    There will be nine “stand-alone” events: Nashville (March 22 and June 7), Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez (April 20), Kentucky Speedway (June 14), the Milwaukee Mile (June 21), Gateway International Raceway (July 19), O’Reilly Raceway Park at Indianapolis (July 26), Circuit Gilles Villeneuve (August 2) and Memphis Motorsports Park (Oct. 25).
    The Nationwide Series is scheduled for 35 races in 2008 – 26 combination events with the Sprint Cup Series and three in conjunction with the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series. There are 26 race tracks on the schedule divided among 20 states, Canada and Mexico. The 2008 season will mark the 60th anniversary of NASCAR, which was incorporated on Feb. 21, 1948.(NASCAR PR)(10-3-2007)

    CLICK on the track location to go to that track's past news and links page.

    All times Eastern and are PM unless noted
    All times are tenative and could change

    Race# Date Race Track Race Time TV* / Radio
    1 Sat., February 16 Camping World 300 Daytona International Speedway TBA ESPN2/MRN
    2 Sat., February 23 Stater Bros. 300 California Speedway TBA ESPN2/MRN
    3 Sat., March 1 Sam’s Town 300 Las Vegas Motor Speedway TBA ESPN2/PRN
    4 Sat., March 8   Atlanta Motor Speedway TBA ESPN2/PRN
    5 Sat., March 15 Sharpie Mini 300 Bristol Motor Speedway TBA ESPN2/PRN
    6 Sat., March 22 Pepsi 300 Nashville Superspeedway TBA ESPN2/MRN
      Sat., March 29 Off
    7 Sat., April 5 O'Reilly 300 Texas Motor Speedway TBA ESPN2/MRN
    8 Fri., April 11 Bashas Supermarkets 300 Phoenix International Raceway TBA (night race) ESPN2/MRN
    9 Sun., April 20 Telcel-Motorola 200 Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez, Mexico City TBA ESPN2/MRN
    10 Sat., April 26 Aaron's 312 Talladega Superspeedway TBA ESPN2/MRN
    11 Fri., May 2 Circuit City 250 Richmond International Raceway
    TBA (night race) ESPN2/MRN
    12 Fri., May 9 Diamond Hill Plywood 200 Darlington Raceway
    Mother's Day Weekend
    TBA (night race) ESPN2/MRN
      Sat., May 16 Off
    13 Sat., May 24 CARQUEST Auto Parts 300 Lowe's Motor Speedway TBA (night race) ESPN2/PRN
    14 Sat., May 31 Dover 200 Dover International Speedway TBA ESPN2/MRN
    15 Sat., June 7 Federated Auto Parts 300 Nashville Superspeedway
    TBA (night race) ESPN2/MRN
    16 Sat., June 14 Meijer 300 Kentucky Speedway TBA (night race) ESPN2/MRN
    17 Sat., June 21 AT&T 250 The Milwaukee Mile TBA (night race) ESPN2/MRN
    18 Sat., June 28 Camping World 200 New Hampshire International Speedway TBA ESPN2/MRN
    19 Fri., July 4 Winn Dixie 250 Daytona International Speedway
    TBA (night race) ESPN2/MRN
    20 Fri., July 11 USG Durock 300 Chicagoland Speedway TBA (night race) ESPN2/MRN
    21 Sat., July 19 Busch Series 250 Gateway International Raceway TBA (night race) ESPN2/MRN
    22 Sat., July 26 Kroger 200 O'Reilly Raceway Park at Indianapolis TBA (night race) ESPN2/MRN
    23 Sat., August 2 NAPA Auto Parts 200 Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, Montreal TBA ESPN2/MRN
    24 Sat., August 9 Zippo 200 Watkins Glen International TBA ESPN2/MRN
    25 Sat., August 16 CarFax 250 Michigan International Speedway TBA ESPN2/MRN
    26 Fri., August 22 Food City 250 Bristol Motor Speedway TBA (night race) ESPN2/PRN
    27 Sat., August 30 Camping World 200 California Speedway TBA (night race) ESPN2/MRN
    28 Fri., September 5 Emerson Radio 250 Richmond International Raceway TBA (night race) ESPN2/MRN
      Sat., September 13 Off
    29 Sat., September 20 RoadLoans.com 200 Dover International Speedway TBA ESPN2/MRN
    30 Sat., September 27 Yellow Transportation 300 Kansas Speedway TBA ESPN2/MRN
      Sat., October 4 Off
    31 Fri., October 10 Dollar General 300 Lowe's Motor Speedway TBA (night race) ESPN2/PRN
      Sat., October 18 Off
    32 Sat., October 25 Sam's Town 250 Memphis Motorsports Park TBA ESPN2/MRN
    33 Sat., November 1

    O'Reilly Challenge

    Texas Motor Speedway TBA ESPN2/PRN
    34 Sat., November 8 Arizona Travel 200 Phoenix International Raceway TBA ESPN2/MRN
    35 Sat., November 15 Ford 300 Homestead-Miami Speedway TBA ESPN2/MRN
    Race# Date Race Track Race Time TV* / Radio

    *Some races are likely to be on ABC, but that won't be announced until early in the year.

    Schedule subject to change.

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