2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Schedule

see the 2013 Unofficial NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Schedule Page

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 race' 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, stats, schemes, odds, news etc

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

Race# Scheduled
Race Date
Track Location Race Laps Track Size
(miles)
Race Length
(miles)
Television
and Radio
Time
Approx Green
Qualifying
Time/TV
Happy Hour
Time/TV
* 2/18
Sat
Daytona International Speedway
Daytona Beach, FL
Budweiser Shootout* 75 2.5 187.5 FOX
MRN
8:00
8:29
2/17 8:00
draw SPEED
2/17 6:30
SPEED
* 2/23
Thur
Daytona International Speedway
Daytona Beach, FL
Gatorade Duel 150's* 60 2.5 150 SPEED
MRN
2:00
2:20
2/19 1:10
Fox
2/22 2:30
SPEED
1 2/26
Sun
Daytona International Speedway
Daytona Beach, FL
Daytona 500 200 2.5 500 FOX
MRN
1:00
1:30
2/19 1:10
Fox
2/25 10:30a
SPEED
2 3/4
Sun
Phoenix International Raceway
Avondale, AZ
Subway Fresh Fit 500 (k) 312 1.00 312 FOX
MRN
3:00
3:14
3/3 2:35
SPEED
3/2 5:30
SPEED
3 3/11
Sun
Las Vegas Motor Speedway
Las Vegas, NV
Kobalt Tools 400 267 1.5 400.5 FOX
PRN
3:00
3:16
3/9 6:40
SPEED
3/10 3:00
SPEED
4 3/18
Sun
Bristol Motor Speedway
Bristol, TN
Food City 500 500 0.533 266.5 FOX
PRN
1:00
1:13
3/16 3:40
SPEED
3/17 12:00
SPEED
5 3/25
Sun
Auto Club Speedway
Fontana, CA
Auto Club 400 200 2.0 400 FOX
MRN
3:00
3:16
3/23 7:10
SPEED
3/24 3:30
SPEED
6 4/1
Sun
Martinsville Speedway
Martinsville, VA
Goody’s Fast Relief 500 500 0.526 263 FOX
MRN
1:00
1:13
3/31 11:40a
SPEED
3/30 3:30
SPEED
  4/8
Sun
Easter - OFF Easter Bunny 500
             
7 4/14
Sat night
Texas Motor Speedway
Fort Worth, TX
Samsung Mobile 500 334 1.5 500.5 FOX
PRN
7:30
7:46
4/13 6:40
SPEED
4/13 3:00
SPEED
8 4/22
Sun
Kansas Speedway
Kansas City, KS
STP 400 267 1.5 400.5 FOX
MRN
1:00
1:16
4/21 12:10
SPEED
4/20 4:30
SPEED
Race# Scheduled
Race Date
Track Location Race Laps Track Size
(miles)
Race Length
(miles)
Television
and Radio
Time
Approx Green
Qualifying
Time/TV
Happy Hour
Time/TV
9 4/28
Sat Night
Richmond International Raceway
Richmond, VA
Capital City 400 400 0.75 300 FOX
MRN
7:30
7:43
4/27 5:35
SPEED
4/27 2:45
SPEED
10 5/6
Sun
Talladega Superspeedway
Talladega, AL
Aaron’s 499 188 2.66 500.08 FOX
MRN
1:00
1:19
5/5 12:10
SPEED (impound)
5/4 3:30
SPEED
11 5/12
Sat Night
Darlington Raceway
Darlington, SC
Bojangles' Southern 500 367 1.366 501.3 FOX
MRN
7:00
7:16
5/11 5:10
SPEED
5/11 2:00
SPEED
* 5/19
Sat Night
Charlotte Motor Speedway
Concord, NC
Sprint Showdown* 40 1.5 60 SPEED
MRN
7:30 5/18 5:00
SPEED
5/18 12:00
SPEED
* 5/19
Sat Night
Charlotte Motor Speedway
Concord, NC
Sprint All-Star Race* 90 1.5 135 SPEED
MRN
~9:00 5/18 6:00
SPEED
5/18 1:30
SPEED
12 5/27
Sun night
Charlotte Motor Speedway
Concord, NC
Coca-Cola 600 400 1.5 600 FOX
PRN
6:00
6:16
5/24 7:00
SPEED
5/26 1:00
SPEED
13 6/3
Sun
Dover International Speedway
Dover, DE
FedEx 400 benefiting Autism Speaks 400 400 1.0 400 FOX
MRN
1:00
1:15
6/2 12:10
SPEED
6/1 2:45
SPEED
14 6/10
Sun
Pocono Raceway
Long Pond, PA
Pocono 400 160 2.5 400 TNT
MRN
1:00
1:18
6/9 11:10a
SPEED
6/8 3:30
SPEED
15 6/17
Sun
Michigan International Speedway
Brooklyn, MI
Quicken Loans 400 200 2.0 400 TNT
MRN
1:00
~1:17
6/16 1:00
SPEED
6/15 3:30
SPEED
16 6/24
Sun
Sonoma
Sonoma, CA
Toyota/Save Mart 350 110 1.99 224 TNT
PRN
3:00
~3:15
6/22 6:40
SPEED 11:00(t)
6/23 1:45
SPEED 11:00(t)
The Race to the Chase
Race# Scheduled
Race Date
Track Location Race Laps Track Size
(miles)
Race Length
(miles)
Television
and Radio
Time
Approx Green
Qualifying
Time/TV
Happy Hour
Time/TV
17 6/30
Sat night
Kentucky Speedway
Sparta, KY
Quaker State 400 267 1.5 400.5 TNT
PRN
7:30
7:46
6/29 5:10
SPEED
6/29 1:30
SPEED
18 7/7
Sat Night
Daytona International Speedway
Daytona Beach, FL
Coke Zero 400 160 2.5 400 TNT
MRN
7:30
7:48
7/6 4:10
SPEED
(impound)
7/5 6:35
SPEED
19 7/15
Sun
New Hampshire Motor Speedway
Loudon, NH
Lenox Industrial Tools 301 301 1.058 318.485 TNT
PRN
1:00
1:15
7/13 3:40
SPEED
7/14 11:20a
SPEED
  7/22
Sun
OFF Summer Heat 500              
20 7/29
Sun
Indianapolis Motor Speedway
Speedway, IN
Crown Royal Presents
the Curtiss Shaver 400
at the Brickyard
160 2.5 400 ESPN
IMS
1:00
1:19
7/28 2:10
ESPN
7/28 10:30a
ESPN2
21 8/5
Sun
Pocono Raceway
Long Pond, PA
Pennsylvania 400 160 2.5 400 ESPN
MRN
1:00
1:18
8/4 10:40a
ESPN2
8/3 3:40
SPEED
22 8/12
Sun
Watkins Glen International
Watkins Glen, NY
Finger Lakes 355(k) 90 2.45 220.5 ESPN
MRN
1:00
1:18
8/11 11:40a
ESPN2
8/10 4:10
SPEED
23 8/19
Sun
Michigan International Speedway
Brooklyn, MI
Pure Michigan 400 200 2.0 400 ESPN
MRN
1:00
1:16
8/17 4:10
SPEED
8/18 11:00a
SPEED
24 8/25
Sat Night
Bristol Motor Speedway
Bristol, TN
IRWIN Tools Night Race 500 0.533 266.5 ABC
PRN
7:30
~7:43
8/24 5:10
ESPN2
8/24 2:45
SPEED
25 9/2
Sun Night
Atlanta Motor Speedway
Hampton, GA
AdvoCare 500 325 1.54 500.5 ESPN
PRN
7:30
~7:46
8/31 6:10
SPEED
9/1 5:30
SPEED
26 9/8
Sat Night
Richmond International Raceway
Richmond, VA
Federated Auto Parts 400 400 0.75 300 ABC
MRN
7:30
~7:43
9/7 5:35
ESPN2
9/7 2:45
ESPN2
The 10 Chase Races
Race# Scheduled
Race Date
Track Location Race Laps Track Size
(miles)
Race Length
(miles)
Television
and Radio
Time
Approx Green
Qualifying
Time/TV
Happy Hour
Time/TV
27 9/16
Sun
Chicagoland Speedway
Joliet, IL
Geico 400 267 1.5 400.5 ESPN
MRN
2:00
~2:16
9/15 1:40
SPEED
9/14 4:00
ESPN2
28 9/23
Sun
New Hampshire Motor Speedway
Loudon, NH
Sylvania 300 300 1.058 317.4 ESPN
PRN
2:00
~2:15
9/21 3:40
SPEED SDD 10:00
9/22 11:00
SPEED
29 9/30
Sun
Dover International Speedway
Dover, DE
AAA 400 400 1.0 400 ESPN
MRN
2:00
~2:15
9/29 1:40
SPEED
9/28 2:40
SPEED
30 10/7
Sun
Talladega Superspeedway
Talladega, AL
Good Sam Roadside Assistance 500 188 2.66 500.08 ESPN
MRN
2:00
~2:20
10/6 12:15
SPEED
10/5 4:00
SPEED
31 10/13
Sat Night
Charlotte Motor Speedway
Concord, NC
Bank of America 500 334 1.5 501 ABC
PRN
7:30
~7:46
10/11 7:10
ESPN2
10/12 5:55
ESPN2
32 10/21
Sun
Kansas Speedway
Kansas City, KS
Hollywood Casino 400 267 1.5 400.5 ESPN
MRN
2:00
~2:16
10/19 5:10
ESPN2
10/20 1:50
SPEED
33 10/28
Sun
Martinsville Speedway
Martinsville, VA
Tums Fast Relief 500 500 0.526 263 ESPN
MRN
1:30
~1:43
10/26 3:40
SPEED
10/27 12:00
SPEED
34 11/4
Sun
Texas Motor Speedway
Fort Worth, TX
AAA Texas 500 334 1.5 500.5 ESPN
PRN
3:00
~3:16
11/2 4:40
ESPN2
11/3 5:45
SPEED
35 11/11
Sun
Phoenix International Raceway
Avondale, AZ
AdvoCare 500(k) 312 1.00 312 ESPN
MRN
3:00
~3:15
11/9 6:10
SPEED
11/10 2:00
SPEED
36 11/18
Sun
Homestead-Miami Speedway
Homestead, FL
Ford Ecoboost 400 267 1.5 400 ESPN
MRN
3:00
~3:15
11/16 6:10
SPEED
11/17 3:00
SPEED
Race# Scheduled
Race Date
Track Location Race Laps Track Size
(miles)
Race Length
(miles)
Television
and Radio
Time Qualifying
Time/TV
Happy Hour
Time/TV

All times Eastern and are PM unless noted

Schedule confirmed and updated 9-28-2011 when NASCAR released the 2012 schedules

*Non-Points Race
(t) = tape delayed


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