2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Schedule

Updated 3-24-2017

Thirty Six Cup races in 2017
plus three exhibition (non points) races:
Clash, Can-Am Duel 150's and All-Star Race

2017 NASCAR XFINITY Series Schedule
2017 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Schedule

2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Schedule News, Rumors and Announcements

  • NASCAR Unveils Enhanced Format Stage Lengths for All Three National Series: NASCAR announced the 2017 stage lengths for each race in all three of its national series. A number of factors went into determining the lap count for Stage 1, Stage 2 and the Final Stage of each race, with a singular goal in mind - the best racing for NASCAR fans. "Every track is unique for its characteristics in length, surface and overall racing conditions," said Scott Miller, NASCAR senior vice president of competition. "We worked closely with race teams on expected fuel and tire runs over the entirety of an event when considering stage lengths. And in the end, stage lengths were decided based upon what would provide the best race for fans." Races are official at the end of Stage 2 (not halfway).
    Full list of stages for the remainder of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season:
    Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series
    Track Stage 1 Stage 2 Final Stage
    (ends on lap) (ends on lap) (ends on lap)

    Daytona International Speedway 60 120 200
    Atlanta Motor Speedway 85 170 325
    Las Vegas Motor Speedway 80 160 267
    Phoenix International Raceway 75 150 312
    Auto Club Speedway 60 120 200
    Martinsville Speedway 130 260 500
    Texas Motor Speedway 85 170 334
    Bristol Motor Speedway 125 250 500
    Richmond International Raceway 100 200 400
    Talladega Superspeedway 55 110 188
    Kansas Speedway 80 160 267
    Charlotte Motor Speedway 115 230 400
    Dover International Speedway 120 240 400
    Pocono Raceway 50 100 160
    Michigan International Raceway 60 120 200
    Sonoma Raceway 25 50 110
    Daytona International Speedway 40 80 160
    Kentucky Speedway 80 160 267
    New Hampshire Motor Speedway 75 150 301
    Indianapolis Motor Speedway 50 100 160
    Pocono Raceway 50 100 160
    Watkins Glen International 20 40 90
    Michigan International Raceway 60 120 200
    Bristol Motor Speedway 125 250 500
    Darlington Raceway 100 200 367
    Richmond International Raceway 100 200 400
    Chicagoland Speedway 80 160 267
    New Hampshire Motor Speedway 75 150 300
    Dover International Speedway 120 240 400
    Charlotte Motor Speedway 90 180 334
    Talladega Superspeedway 55 110 188
    Kansas Speedway 80 160 267
    Martinsville Speedway 130 260 500
    Texas Motor Speedway 85 170 334
    Phoenix International Raceway 75 150 312
    Homestead-Miami Speedway 80 160 267
    (Please note the Final Stage may be extended as outlined in Section 10.11 Official Completion.)

  • NASCAR announces 2017 race start times: NASCAR, along with FOX Sports and NBC Sports, announced 2017 race start times and network coverage for the NASCAR Cup Series, NASCAR XFINITY Series and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series -- based on the previously released schedule dates. Through collaborative efforts with its broadcast partners, race teams and tracks, NASCAR was able to finalize full 2017 start times for all three national series almost six months earlier than in recent seasons. Seventeen national series events will start closer to primetime, helping to bring NASCAR's photo finishes and close, side-by-side racing to larger audiences. Seventeen NASCAR Cup Series points races will air on broadcast television next year, including the DAYTONA 500 and Coca-Cola 600 on FOX; and the Brickyard 400 and the NASCAR Cup Series championship race, the Ford EcoBoost 400 from Homestead-Miami Speedway, on NBC. Since the initial release of the 2017 schedule, NASCAR and its partners have shifted two dates for the NASCAR XFINITY Series and the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. The NASCAR XFINITY Series race at Road America will move to Sunday, August 27, on NBC. The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park will now take place on Sunday, September 3, airing on FS1 prior to the NASCAR Cup Series event at Darlington Raceway on NBCSN. Looking ahead to the 2018 season, the DAYTONA 500 will move to Sunday, February 18, during Presidents Day weekend. NASCAR and its partners are working collaboratively on the remainder of the 2018 schedule, which will be finalized and released at a later date.(NASCAR)(7-27-2016)


CLICK on the track location to go to that track's past news and links page.
CLICK on the race name to go to the 'Next/Last Race Info/Rundown' page for each race (when available).
The 'next race' pages are added the week or so before the race
and cover the weekend schedule, TV, Qualifying, news etc.

NOTE: Race Times HAVE been released and are posted, all are EASTERN (7-27-2016)

All times EASTERN and listed as PM unless noted (with an 'a') when coverage begins.
Green Flag times (below race time) are approximate and noted with a ~(tilde)
All times are scheduled but are subject to change

Points
Race#
Scheduled
Race Date
Track Location Race Name Laps
Stages End
Track Size
(miles)
Race Length
(miles)
Television
/Radio
Time/
Approx Green Flag
Qualifying
Time/TV
Happy Hour
Time/TV
* 2/18
Sat night
Daytona International Speedway
Daytona Beach, FL
Advance Auto Parts Clash* 75 2.5 187.5 FS1
MRN
8:00
~8:34
2/17 3:30
Crew chiefs draw
2/17 6:30
FS1
* 2/23
Thu night
Daytona International Speedway
Daytona Beach, FL
Can-Am Duel At Daytona #1* 60 2.5 150 FS1
MRN
7:00
~7:19
2/19 3:00
FOX
2/23 12:00
FS1
* 2/23
Thur
Daytona International Speedway
Daytona Beach, FL
Can-Am Duel At Daytona #2* 60 2.5 150 FS1
MRN
~9:00 2/19 3:00
FOX
2/23 12:00
FS1
1 2/26
Sun
Daytona International Speedway
Daytona Beach, FL
Daytona 500 200
60/120/200
2.5 500 FOX
MRN
2:00
~2:31
2/19 3:00
FOX
2/25 12:30
FS1
2 3/5
Sun
Atlanta Motor Speedway
Hampton, GA
Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 325
85/170/325
1.54 500.5 FOX
PRN
2:30
~2:46
3/3 5:45
FS1
3/4 12:00
FS1
3 3/12
Sun
Las Vegas Motor Speedway
Las Vegas, NV
Kobalt 400 267
80/160/267
1.5 400.5 FOX
PRN
3:30
~3:46
3/10 7:45
FS2
3/11 2:30
FS1
4 3/19
Sun
Phoenix International Raceway
Avondale, AZ
Camping World 500(k) 312
75/150/312
1.00 312 FOX
MRN
3:30
~3:44
3/17 7:05
FS1
3/18 2:30
FS2
5 3/26
Sun
Auto Club Speedway
Fontana, CA
Auto Club 400 200
60/120/200
2.0 400 FOX
MRN
3:30
~3:46
3/24 7:05
FS1
3/25 2:30
FS1
6 4/2
Sun
Martinsville Speedway
Martinsville, VA
STP 500 500
130/260/500
0.526 263 FS1
MRN
2:00
~2:13
3/31 4:45
FS1
4/1 1:30
FS1
7 4/9
Sun
Texas Motor Speedway
Fort Worth, TX
O'Reilly Auto Parts 500 334
85/170/334
1.5 500.5 FOX
PRN
1:30
~1:46
4/7 6:15
TBA
4/8 12:00
TBA
  4/16
Sun
Easter - OFF Weekend Easter Bunny 500              
8 4/23
Sun
Bristol Motor Speedway
Bristol, TN
Food City 500 500
125/250/500
0.533 266.5 FOX
PRN
2:00
~2:13
4/21 4:45
TBA
4/22 11:00am
TBA
Points
Race#
Scheduled
Race Date
Track Location Race Name Laps
Stages End
Track Size
(miles)
Race Length
(miles)
Television
/Radio
Time/
Approx Green Flag
Qualifying
Time/TV
Happy Hour
Time/TV
9 4/30
Sun
Richmond International Raceway
Richmond, VA
Toyota Owners 400 400
100/200/400
0.75 300 FOX
MRN
2:00
~2:13
4:28 4:45
TBA
4:29 11:00a
TBA
10 5/7
Sun
Talladega Superspeedway
Talladega, AL
GEICO 500 188
55/110/188
2.66 500.08 FOX
MRN
2:00
~2:20
5/6 4:30
TBA
5/5 4:30
TBA
11 5/13
Sat Night
Mother's Day Weekend
Kansas Speedway
Kansas City, KS
Go Bowling 400 267
80/160/267
1.5 400.5 FS1
MRN
7:30
~7:46
5/12 6:45
TBA
5/12 1:30
TBA
* 5/19
Fri Night
Charlotte Motor Speedway
Concord, NC
Showdown* 40 1.5 60 FS1
MRN
6:00
~6:15
   
* 5/20
Sat Night
Charlotte Motor Speedway
Concord, NC
All-Star Race* 110 1.5 165 FS1
MRN
6:00
~6:15
   
12 5/28
Sun night
Charlotte Motor Speedway
Concord, NC
Coca-Cola 600 400
115/230/400
1.5 600 FOX
PRN
6:00
~6:15
5/25 7:10
TBA
5/27 TBA
13 6/4
Sun
Dover International Speedway
Dover, DE
AAA 400 Drive for Autism 400
120/240/400
1.0 400 FS1
MRN
1:00
~1:15
   
14 6/11
Sun
Pocono Raceway
Long Pond, PA
Pocono 400 160
50/100/160
2.5 400 FS1
MRN
3:00
~3:18
   
15 6/18
Sun
Father's
Day
Michigan International Speedway
Brooklyn, MI
FireKeepers Casino 400 200
60/120/200
2.0 400 FS1
MRN
3:00
~3:18
   
16 6/25
Sun
Sonoma Raceway
Sonoma, CA
Toyota/Save Mart 350 110
25/50/110
1.99 224 FS1
PRN
3:00
~3:18
   
THE RACE TO THE CHASE
(10 races to the Chase)
Points
Race#
Scheduled
Race Date
Track Location Race Name Laps
Stages End
Track Size
(miles)
Race Length
(miles)
Television
/Radio
Time/
Approx Green Flag
Qualifying
Time/TV
Happy Hour
Time/TV
17 7/1
Sat Night
Daytona International Speedway
Daytona Beach, FL
Coke Zero 400 160
40/80/160
2.5 400 NBC
MRN
7:30
~7:48
   
18 7/8
Sat Night
Kentucky Speedway
Sparta, KY
Quaker State 400 267
80/160/267
1.5 400.5 NBCSN
PRN
7:30
~7:46
   
19 7/16
Sun
New Hampshire Motor Speedway
Loudon, NH
New Hampshire 301 301
75/150/301
1.058 318.46 NBCSN
PRN
3:00
~3:15
   
20 7/23
Sun
Indianapolis Motor Speedway
Speedway, IN
Crown Royal Presents the 'Your Hero's Name Here' 400 160
50/100/160
2.5 400 NBC
IMS
3:00
~3:20
7/22 6:15
TBA
7/22 11:00a
TBA
21 7/30
Sun
Pocono Raceway
Long Pond, PA
Pennsylvania 400 160
50/100/160
2.5 400 NBCSN
MRN
3:00
~3:20
7/30 12:05
TBA
7/29 TBA
22 8/6
Sun
Watkins Glen International
Watkins Glen, NY
TBA 355 at The Glen 90
20/40/90
2.45 220.5 NBCSN
MRN
3:00
~3:18
8/6 12:35
TBA
8/5 TBA
23 8/13
Sun
Michigan International Speedway
Brooklyn, MI
Pure Michigan 400 200
60/120/200
2.0 400 NBCSN
MRN
3:00
~3:18
   
24 8/19
Sat Night
Bristol Motor Speedway
Bristol, TN
Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race 500
125/250/500
0.533 266.5 NBC
PRN
7:30
~7:43
   
8/27 OFF Weekend Summer Heat 400              
25 9/3
Sun Night
Darlington Raceway
Darlington, SC
Bojangles' Southern 500 367
100/200/267
1.366 501.3 NBCSN
MRN
6:00
~6:20
   
26 9/9
Sat Night
Richmond International Raceway
Richmond, VA
Federated Auto Parts 400 400
100/200/400
0.75 300 NBCSN
MRN
7:30
~7:43
   
THE 10 CHASE RACES
(Chase page)
Points
Race#
Scheduled
Race Date
Track Location Race Name Laps
Stages End
Track Size
(miles)
Race Length
(miles)
Television
/Radio
Time/
Approx Green Flag
Qualifying
Time/TV
Happy Hour
Time/TV
Round of 16
27 9/17
Sun
Chicagoland Speedway
Joliet, IL
Chicagoland 400 267
80/160/267
1.5 400.5 NBCSN
MRN
3:00
~3:16
   
28 9/24
Sun
New Hampshire Motor Speedway
Loudon, NH
New England 300 300
75/150/300
1.058 317.4 NBCSN
PRN
2:00
~2:15
   
29 10/1
Sun
Dover International Speedway
Dover, DE
Delaware 400 400
120/240/400
1.0 400 NBCSN
MRN
2:00
~2:15
   
Round of 12
30 10/7
Sat Night
Charlotte Motor Speedway
Concord, NC
Bank of America 500 334
90/180/334
1.5 501 NBCSN
PRN
7:00
~7:20
   
31 10/15
Sun
Talladega Superspeedway
Talladega, AL
Alabama 500 188
55/110/188
2.66 500.08 NBC
MRN
2:00
~2:20
   
32 10/22
Sun
Kansas Speedway
Kansas City, KS
Hollywood Casino 400 267
80/160/267
1.5 400.5 NBCSN
MRN
3:00
~3:16
   
Round of 8
33 10/29
Sun
Martinsville Speedway
Martinsville, VA
Goody's Fast Relief 500 500
130/260/500
0.526 263 NBCSN
MRN
TBA
~TBA
10/29 TBA 10/28 TBA
34 11/5
Sun
Texas Motor Speedway
Fort Worth, TX
AAA Texas 500 334
85/170/334
1.5 500.5 NBC
PRN
2:00
~2:16
   
35 11/12
Sun
Phoenix International Raceway
Avondale, AZ
Can-Am 500(k) 312
75/150/312
1.00 312 NBC
MRN
2:30
~2:45
   
Championship Round
36 11/19
Sun
Homestead-Miami Speedway
Homestead, FL
Ford EcoBoost 400 267
80/160/267
1.5 400 NBC
MRN
2:30
~2:46
   
Points
Race#
Scheduled
Race Date
Track Location Race Name Laps
Stages End
Track Size
(miles)
Race Length
(miles)
Television
/Radio
Time/
Approx Green Flag
Qualifying
Time/TV
Happy Hour
Time/TV

ALL times Eastern and are PM unless noted

2017 Schedule released by NASCAR 5-5-2016;
Times were announced on 7-27-2016;
Stages were announced and added 2-16-2017

All races are scheduled to air on SiriusXM Satellite radio

*Non-Points Race
FS1 = FoxSports1
FS2 = FoxSports2
NBCSN = NBC Sports Network
(t) = tape delayed or same day delay
Happy Hour = Final Practice

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