2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Schedule

Updated 5-29-2017

Thirty Six NASCAR Cup points races in 2018
plus three non-points races:
Clash, Can-Am Duel 150's and All-Star Race

2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Schedule

2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Race Results

  • 2018 NASCAR national series' schedules released NASCAR announced sweeping changes to the lineup of tracks that make up the playoffs as part of its 2018 national series schedules. Next season, the final regular season race in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series will be contested at iconic Indianapolis Motor Speedway, and the Round of 16 kicks off at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. NASCAR has added a second short track to the playoff slate, as the historic -mile Richmond International Raceway hosts the second playoff race for the first time, and Charlotte Motor Speedway serves as the first cutoff race, with an intriguing twist - and turn. The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series will race on the road course oval at Charlotte, marking the first time the playoffs will see a road-course layout among its 10 races.
    With Charlotte moving to the cutoff of the Round of 16, Dover International Speedway now hosts the first race of the Round of 12 - another playoff first. Celebrating the 60th anniversary of the Great American Race, the Daytona 500 returns to its traditional Presidents Day weekend on Sunday, February 18. Speedweeks kicks off with an action-packed Sunday, February 11 at Daytona International Speedway, with a Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season-opening double-header featuring the Clash and Daytona 500 pole qualifying. Richmond's spring race returns to Saturday night, and the spring triple-header at Dover moves to the first week in May.
    The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series joins NASCAR Goes West, the annual three-race trek to the West Coast, making March 2-4 a triple-header weekend at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. The fall weekend at Las Vegas serves as the final regular season event for the NASCAR XFINITY Series, with a three-race opening round of Richmond, Charlotte and Dover. The fall Bristol race will finalize the playoff field for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, with Round of 8 races at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, Las Vegas and Talladega.

    Additional notes
    " The spring Richmond race return to night at fans' request, says the track.
    " Daytona International Speedway states that Daytona 500 qualifying will be held before the Clash.
    " Charlotte Motor Speedway says the fall road course race will be 130 laps, 500k. It will be a day race.
    " NASCAR says the Indianapolis race will be on the oval, not the road course.
    " NASCAR confirmed that the All-Star Race will remain at Charlotte for at least next year.(5-23-2017)


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 stages could be changed or adjusted, 2017 stages are posted

NOTE: Race Times have NOT yet been released, when they are, the times will be posted

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
* 2/11
Sun
Daytona International Speedway
Daytona Beach, FL
Advance Auto Parts Clash* ?75 2.5 187.5 FS1
MRN
TBA TBA TBA
* 2/15
Thu night
Daytona International Speedway
Daytona Beach, FL
Can-Am Duel At Daytona #1* 60 2.5 150 FS1
MRN
7:00 2/11 TBA TBA
* 2/15
Thur night
Daytona International Speedway
Daytona Beach, FL
Can-Am Duel At Daytona #2* 60 2.5 150 FS1
MRN
~9:00 2/11 TBA TBA
1 2/18
Sun
Daytona International Speedway
Daytona Beach, FL
Daytona 500 200
60/120/200
2.5 500 FOX
MRN
TBA 2/11 TBA 2/17 TBA
2 2/25
Sun
Atlanta Motor Speedway
Hampton, GA
Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 325
85/170/325
1.54 500.5 FOX
PRN
TBA TBA TBA
3 3/4
Sun
Las Vegas Motor Speedway
Las Vegas, NV
Kobalt 400 267
80/160/267
1.5 400.5 FOX
PRN
TBA TBA TBA
4 3/11
Sun
Phoenix International Raceway
Avondale, AZ
Camping World 500(k) 312
75/150/312
1.00 312 FOX
MRN
TBA TBA TBA
5 3/18
Sun
Auto Club Speedway
Fontana, CA
Auto Club 400 200
60/120/200
2.0 400 FOX
MRN
TBA TBA TBA
6 3/25
Sun
Martinsville Speedway
Martinsville, VA
STP 500 500
130/260/500
0.526 263 FS1
MRN
TBA TBA TBA
  4/1
Sun
Easter - OFF Weekend Easter Bunny 500              
7 4/8
Sun
Texas Motor Speedway
Fort Worth, TX
O'Reilly Auto Parts 500 334
85/170/334
1.5 500.5 FOX
PRN
TBA TBA TBA
8 4/15
Sun
Bristol Motor Speedway
Bristol, TN
Food City 500 500
125/250/500
0.533 266.5 FOX
PRN
TBA TBA 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 4/21
Sat night
Richmond International Raceway
Richmond, VA
Toyota Owners 400 400
100/200/400
0.75 300 FOX
MRN
TBA TBA TBA
10 4/29
Sun
Talladega Superspeedway
Talladega, AL
GEICO 500 188
55/110/188
2.66 500.08 FOX
MRN
TBA TBA TBA
11 5/6
Sun
Dover International Speedway
Dover, DE
AAA 400 Drive for Autism 400
120/240/400
1.0 400 FS1
MRN
TBA TBA TBA
12 5/12
Sat Night
Mother's Day Weekend
Kansas Speedway
Kansas City, KS
Go Bowling 400 267
80/160/267
1.5 400.5 FS1
MRN
TBA TBA TBA
* 5/19
Sat Night
Charlotte Motor Speedway
Concord, NC
The Monster Energy Open* 50 1.5 75 FS1
MRN
TBA TBA TBA
* 5/19
Sat Night
Charlotte Motor Speedway
Concord, NC
Monster Energy All-Star Race* 70 1.5 105 FS1
MRN
TBA TBA TBA
13 5/27
Sun night
Charlotte Motor Speedway
Concord, NC
Coca-Cola 600 400
100/200/300/400
1.5 600 FOX
PRN
TBA TBA TBA
14 6/3
Sun
Pocono Raceway
Long Pond, PA
Pocono 400 160
50/100/160
2.5 400 FS1
MRN
TBA TBA TBA
15 6/10
Sun
Michigan International Speedway
Brooklyn, MI
FireKeepers Casino 400 200
60/120/200
2.0 400 FS1
MRN
TBA TBA TBA
  6/17
Sun
OFF Weekend
Father's Day
Cool Breeze 250(k)              
16 6/24
Sun
Sonoma Raceway
Sonoma, CA
Toyota/Save Mart 350 110
25/50/110
1.99 224 FS1
PRN
TBA TBA 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
17 7/1
Sun
Chicagoland Speedway
Joliet, IL
Chicago 400 267
80/160/267
1.5 400.5 NBCSN
MRN
TBA TBA TBA
18 7/7
Sat Night
Daytona International Speedway
Daytona Beach, FL
Coke Zero 400 160
40/80/160
2.5 400 NBC
MRN
TBA TBA TBA
19 7/14
Sat Night
Kentucky Speedway
Sparta, KY
Quaker State 400 267
80/160/267
1.5 400.5 NBCSN
PRN
TBA TBA TBA
20 7/22
Sun
New Hampshire Motor Speedway
Loudon, NH
New Hampshire 301 301
75/150/301
1.058 318.46 NBCSN
PRN
TBA TBA TBA
21 7/29
Sun
Pocono Raceway
Long Pond, PA
Pennsylvania 400 160
50/100/160
2.5 400 NBCSN
MRN
TBA TBA TBA
22 8/5
Sun
Watkins Glen International
Watkins Glen, NY
TBA 355 at The Glen 90
20/40/90
2.45 220.5 NBCSN
MRN
TBA TBA TBA
23 8/12
Sun
Michigan International Speedway
Brooklyn, MI
Pure Michigan 400 200
60/120/200
2.0 400 NBCSN
MRN
TBA TBA TBA
24 8/18
Sat Night
Bristol Motor Speedway
Bristol, TN
Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race 500
125/250/500
0.533 266.5 NBC
PRN
TBA TBA TBA
8/26 OFF Weekend Summer Heat 400              
25 9/2
Sun Night
Darlington Raceway
Darlington, SC
Bojangles' Southern 500 367
100/200/267
1.366 501.3 NBCSN
MRN
TBA TBA TBA
26 9/9
Sun
Indianapolis Motor Speedway
Speedway, IN
Crown Royal Presents the 'Your Hero's Name Here' 400 TBA TBA TBA NBC
IMS
TBA TBA TBA
THE 10 PLAYOFF RACES
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 9/16
Sun
Las Vegas Motor Speedway
Las Vegas, NV
Las Vegas 400 267
80/160/267
1.5 400.5 NBC
PRN
TBA TBA TBA
28 9/22
Sat Night
Richmond International Raceway
Richmond, VA
Federated Auto Parts 400 400
100/200/400
0.75 300 NBCSN
MRN
TBA TBA TBA
29 9/30
Sun
Charlotte Motor Speedway
Concord, NC
Bank of America 500 130 2.4 312 NBC
PRN
TBA TBA TBA
Round of 12
30 10/7
Sun
Dover International Speedway
Dover, DE
Delaware 400 400
120/240/400
1.0 400 NBCSN
MRN
TBA TBA TBA
31 10/14
Sun
Talladega Superspeedway
Talladega, AL
Alabama 500 188
55/110/188
2.66 500.08 NBC
MRN
TBA TBA TBA
32 10/21
Sun
Kansas Speedway
Kansas City, KS
Hollywood Casino 400 267
80/160/267
1.5 400.5 NBCSN
MRN
TBA TBA TBA
Round of 8
33 10/28
Sun
Martinsville Speedway
Martinsville, VA
Goody's Fast Relief 500 500
130/260/500
0.526 263 NBCSN
MRN
TBA TBA TBA
34 11/4
Sun
Texas Motor Speedway
Fort Worth, TX
AAA Texas 500 334
85/170/334
1.5 500.5 NBCSN
PRN
TBA TBA TBA
35 11/11
Sun
Phoenix International Raceway
Avondale, AZ
Can-Am 500(k) 312
75/150/312
1.00 312 NBC
MRN
TBA TBA TBA
Championship Round
36 11/18
Sun
Homestead-Miami Speedway
Homestead, FL
Ford EcoBoost 400 267
80/160/267
1.5 400 NBC
MRN
TBA TBA 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

ALL times Eastern and are PM unless noted

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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