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2009 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Schedule

 

  • 2009 Cup Schedule Announced, 4 “off” weeks: NASCAR announced today its national series schedules for the 2009 season, which features realigned dates for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, NASCAR Nationwide Series and NASCAR Truck Series. In the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series there will be a three-way date swap between Atlanta Motor Speedway, Auto Club Speedway (formerly California Speedway) and Talladega Superspeedway.
    • Atlanta’s second 2009 race will be held on Sunday, Sept. 6, taking the Labor Day weekend slot now held by Auto Club Speedway.
    • Auto Club Speedway’s second race will be Sunday, Oct. 11 – the fourth week of the “Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup,” a slot formerly held by Talladega.
    • Talladega’s second event will move to Sunday, Nov. 1, making it the seventh Chase event – the slot formerly held by Atlanta.
    “The 2009 schedule reflects realigned dates that are good opportunities for everyone involved in our sport – fans, sponsors, tracks and teams,” said NASCAR President Mike Helton. The season begins with a tripleheader weekend at Daytona International Speedway capped by the running of the Daytona 500 on Sunday, Feb. 15. In addition to that season-opening event for the Sprint Cup Series, the Truck Series starts its season on Friday night, Feb. 13, followed the next afternoon by the Nationwide Series opener. For all three series, the season will conclude with another tripleheader weekend, at Homestead-Miami Speedway on Nov. 20-22.
    Other key NASCAR Sprint Cup dates in 2009:
    • The 31st annual Budweiser Shootout at Daytona – a non-points event – will be held on Saturday, Feb. 7.
    • On the evening of Saturday, Sept. 12, Richmond International Raceway will again host the “Chase cut-off” race, affording the last opportunity for drivers to qualify for NASCAR’s championship playoffs.
    • New Hampshire Motor Speedway will host the first races in both the “Race to the Chase” (Sunday, June 28) and the Chase (Sunday, Sept. 20).
    There also will be an additional off-week for NASCAR’s premier series in 2009, prior to the Labor Day weekend event, giving teams a final break before a 12-week stretch that will end the season. Because of the way the calendar falls, NASCAR Sprint Cup teams will have a total of four off-weeks during the 2009 season.
    The NASCAR Nationwide Series will have a 35-race schedule. Changes from this year include a new event at Iowa Speedway on Aug. 1, replacing Mexico City; a switch of the Atlanta Motor Speedway event from March to September; and moving the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve event in Montreal to Sunday, Aug. 30.
    The NASCAR Truck Series in 2009 again will have 25 races, with one realigned date: The series’ late-season race at Atlanta will be replaced by a night event at Chicagoland Speedway on Friday, Aug. 28.(NASCAR PR)(8-19-2008)

 

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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, news etc

All times Eastern and are PM unless noted and are RACE START TIMES
NOT when coverage begins for the pre-race.
All times are tenative and could change

Race# Date Track
Location
(click track for info)
Race
(click name for race info
if available)
2008/2009 Winner
Laps Track
Size
Miles
Race
Length
Miles
TV
Radio
Race Start
TV Start
Time
Qualifying
Time/TV
Happy Hour
Final Prac
Time/TV
* 2/7
Sat
Daytona
International
Speedway

Daytona, FL
Budweiser Shootout*
2009: #29-Kevin Harvick
75 2.5 187.5 Fox
MRN
8:10
8:00
draw SPEED 8:00 2/6 6:30
SPEED
* 2/12
Thur
Daytona
International
Speedway

Daytona, FL
Gatorade Duels*
2009: 1) #24-Jeff Gordon
2) #18-Kyle Busch
60 2.5 150 SPEED
MRN
2:00 2/8 1:10
FOX
2/11 2:00
SPEED
1 2/15
Sun
Daytona
International
Speedway

Daytona, FL
Daytona 500
2009: #17-Matt Kenseth
200 2.5 500 FOX
MRN
3:20
2:00
2 /8 1:10
FOX
2/14 1:40
SPEED
2 2/22
Sun
Auto Club
Speedway

Fontana, CA
Auto Club 500
2009: #17-Matt Kenseth (2)
250 2.0 500 Fox
MRN
6:15
5:00
2/20 6:40
SPEED
2/21 5:15
SPEED
3 3/1
Sun
Las Vegas
Motor Speedway

Las Vegas, NV
Shelby 427
2009: #18-Kyle Busch
285 1.5 427.5 Fox
PRN
4:30
3:30
2/27 6:40
SPEED
2/28 2:45
SPEED
4 3/8
Sun
Atlanta
Motor
Speedway

Hampton, GA
Kobalt Tools 500
2009: #2-Kurt Busch
325 1.54 500.5 Fox
PRN
2:00
1:30
3/6 6:45
SPEED
3/7 12:00
SPEED
  3/15 OFF off weekend              
5 3/22
Sun
Bristol Motor
Speedway

Bristol, TN
Food City 500
2009: #18-Kyle Busch (2)
(Last race to use 2008 Owners Points)
500 0.533 266.5 Fox
PRN
2:00
1:30
3/20 3:40
SPEED
3/21 12:20
SPEED
6 3/29
Sun
Martinsville
Speedway

Martinsville, VA
Goody’s Fast Relief 500
2009: #48-Jimmie Johnson
(2009 Owners Points in effect)
500 0.526 263 Fox
MRN
2:00
1:30
3/27 3:40
SPEED
3/28 11:50a
SPEED
7 4/5
Sun
Texas Motor
Speedway

Fort Worth, TX
Samsung 500
2009: #24-Jeff Gordon
334 1.5 500.5 Fox
PRN
2:00
1:30
4/3 4:40
SPEED
4/4 1:20
SPEED
  4/12 OFF Easter Bunny 500              
8 4/18
Sat night
Phoenix
International
Raceway

Avondale, AZ
Subway Fresh Fit 500
2009: #5-Mark Martin
312 1.00 312 Fox
MRN
8:45
8:00
4/17 7:10
SPEED
4/17 5:30
SPEED
9 4/26
Sun
Talladega
Superspeedway

Talladega, AL
Aaron’s 499
2009: #09-Brad Keselowski
188 2.66 500.08 Fox
MRN
2:20
1:00
4/25 11:15a
SPEED
[Impound]
4/24 3:30
SPEED
Race# Date Location
(click track for info)
Race
(click name for race info
if available)
2008/2009 Winner
Laps Track
Size
Miles
Race
Length
Miles
TV
Radio
Race Start
TV Start
Time
Qualifying
Time/TV
Happy Hour
Final Prac
Time/TV
10 5/2
Sat Night
Richmond
International
Raceway

Richmond, VA
Crown Royal Presents the Russell Friedman 400
2009: #18-Kyle Busch (3)
400 0.75 300 Fox
MRN
7:45
7:00
5/2 5:40
SPEED
5/2 2:00
SPEED
11 5/9
Sat Night
Darlington
Raceway

Darlington, SC
Mother’s Day Weekend
Southern 500
2009: #5-Mark Martin (2)
367 1.366 501.3 Fox
MRN
7:20
7:00
5/8 5:10
SPEED
5/8 1:30
SPEED
* 5/16
Sat Night
Lowe’s Motor
Speedway

Concord, NC
Sprint Showdown*
2009: #77-Sam Hornish Jr.
40
20/20
1.5 60 SPEED
MRN
7:30
7:00
5/15 5:00
SPEED
5/15 12:00
SPEED
* 5/16
Sat Night
Lowe’s Motor
Speedway

Concord, NC
Sprint All-Star Race*
2009: #14-Tony Stewart
100
50/20/20/10
1.5 150 SPEED
MRN
~9:00 5/15 ~6:15
SPEED
5/15 1:30
SPEED
12 5/24
Sun night


5/25
Mon
(rain)

Lowe’s Motor
Speedway

Concord, NC
Coca-Cola 600
2009: #00-David Reutimann
400 1.5 600 Fox
PRN
5:45
5:00
5/21 7:10
SPEED
5/23 6:00
SPEED
13 5/31
Sun
Dover
International
Speedway

Dover, DE
Autism Speaks 400
presented by Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dips & Cheese
2009: #48-Jimmie Johnson (2)
400 1.0 400 Fox
MRN
2:00
1:00
5/29 3:10
SPEED
5/30 12:50
SPEED
14 6/7
Sun
Pocono
Raceway

Long Pond, PA
Pocono 500
2009: #14-Tony Stewart
200 2.5 500 TNT
MRN
2:15
12:30
6/5 3:40
SPEED
6/6 11:20a
SPEED
15 6/14
Sun
Michigan
International
Speedway

Brooklyn, MI
LifeLock 400
2009: #5-Mark Martin (3)
200 2.0 400 TNT
MRN
2:15
12:30
6/12 3:10
SPEED
6/13 12:20
SPEED
16 6/21
Sun
Infineon
Raceway

Sonoma, CA
Toyota/Save Mart 350
2009: #9-Kasey Kahne
110 1.99 224 TNT
PRN
5:20
3:30
6/19 6:35
SPEED
6/20 1:50
SPEED
17 6/28
Sun
New
Hampshire
Motor
Speedway
Loudon, NH
Lenox Industrial Tools 301
2009: #20-Joey Logano
300 1.058 317.4 TNT
PRN
2:15
12:30
6/26 3:10
SPEED
6/27 11:45
SPEED
Race# Date Location
(click track for info)
Race
(click name for race info
if available)
2008/2009 Winner
Laps Track
Size
Miles
Race
Length
Miles
TV
Radio
Race Start
TV Start
Time
Qualifying
Time/TV
Happy Hour
Final Prac
Time/TV
18 7/4
Sat Night
Daytona
International
Speedway

Daytona, FL
Coke Zero 400
2009: #14-Tony Stewart (2)
160 2.5 400 TNT
MRN
8:15
6:30
7/3 4:10
SPEED
[Impound]
7/2 6:35
SPEED
19 7/11
Sat
Chicagoland
Speedway

Joliet, IL
LifeLock 400
2009: #5-Mark Martin (4)
267 1.5 400.5 TNT
MRN
8:15
6:30
7/9 8:40
SPEED
7/10 6:10
SPEED
  7/19 OFF off weekend              
20 7/26
Sun
Indianapolis
Motor
Speedway

Speedway, IN
Allstate 400
2009: #48-Jimmie Johnson (3)
160 2.5 400 ESPN
IMS
2:15
1:00
7/25 10:00a
ESPN2
7/25 3:30
ESPN2
21 8/2
Sun


8/3
Mon
(rain)

Pocono
Raceway

Long Pond, PA
Sunoco Red Cross Pennsylvania 500
2009: #11-Denny Hamlin
200 2.5 500 ESPN
MRN
2:18
1:00
7/31 3:30
ESPN2
8/1 11:20a
ESPN2
22 8/9
Sun


8/10
Mon
(rain)

Watkins Glen
International

Watkins Glen, NY
Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dips at The Glen
2009: #14-Tony Stewart (3)
90 2.45 220.5 ESPN
MRN
2:18
1:00
8/7 3:10
ESPN2
8/8 1:20
ESPN2
23 8/16
Sun
Michigan
International
Speedway

Brooklyn, MI
Carfax 400
2009: #83-Brian Vickers
200 2.0 400 ESPN
MRN
2:16
1:00
8/14 3:30
SPEED
8/15 1:30
SPEED
24 8/22
Sat Night
Bristol
Motor
Speedway

Bristol, TN
Sharpie 500
2009: #18-Kyle Busch (4)
500 0.533 266.5 ESPN
PRN
7:43
6:30
8/21 5:40
ESPN2
8/21 2:00
SPEED
  8/30 OFF final off weekend              
25 9/6
Sun Night
Atlanta
Motor
Speedway

Hampton, GA
Labor Day Weekend
Pep Boys Auto 500
2009: #9-Kasey Kahne (2)
325 1.54 500.5 ESPN
PRN
7:46
7:00
9/5 4:30
SPEED
9/5 1:00
SPEED
26 9/12
Sat Night
Richmond
International
Raceway

Richmond, VA
Chevy Rock & Roll 400
2009: #11-Denny Hamlin (2)
400 0.75 300 ABC
MRN
7:45
7:00
9/11 5:40
ESPN2
9/11 2:00
ESPN2
The Chase Races
Race# Date Location
(click track for info)
Race
(click name for race info
if available)
2008 /2009 Winner
Laps Track
Size
Miles
Race
Length
Miles
TV
Radio
Race Start
TV Start
Time
Qualifying
Time/TV
Happy Hour
Final Prac
Time/TV
27 9/20
Sun
New
Hampshire
Motor
Speedway
Loudon, NH
Sylvania 300
2009: #5-Mark Martin (5)
300 1.058 317.4 ABC
PRN
2:15
1:00
9/18 3:10
ESPN2
9/19 11:30a
ESPN2(t) 6:45
28 9/27
Sun
Dover
International
Speedway

Dover, DE
AAA 400
2009: #48-Jimmie Johnson (4)
400 1.0 400 ABC
MRN
2:15
1:00
9/25 3:10
ESPN2
9/26 1:50
ESPN(t) 7:00
29 10/4
Sun
Kansas
Speedway

Kansas City, KS
Price Chopper 400
2009: #14-Tony Stewart (4)
267 1.5 400.5 ABC
MRN
2:15
1:00
10/2 4:40
ESPN2
10/3 1:50
ESPN2(t) 6:30
30 10/11
Sun
Auto Club
Speedway

Fontana, CA
Pepsi 500
2009: #48-Jimmie Johnson (5)
250 2.0 500 ABC
MRN
3:31
2:30
10/9 6:40
SPEED
10/10 2:45
ESPN2 3:00
31 10/17
Sat Night
Lowe’s Motor
Speedway

Concord, NC
NASCAR Banking 500 only from Bank of America
2009: #48-Jimmie Johnson (6)
334 1.5 501 ABC
PRN
7:41
7:00
10/15 7:10
ESPN2
10/16 6:30
SPEED
32 10/25
Sun
Martinsville
Speedway

Martinsville, VA
TUMS Bring It On 500
2009: #11-Denny Hamlin (3)
500 0.526 263 ABC
MRN
1:43
1:00
10/23 3:10
ESPN2
10/24 11:15a
ESPN2(t) 6:30
33 11/1
Sun
Talladega
Superspeedway

Talladega, AL
AMP Energy 500
2009: #26-Jamie McMurray
188 2.66 500.08 ABC
MRN
1:19
12:00
10/31 12:15
SPEED
[Impound]
10/30 4:00
SPEED
34 11/8
Sun
Texas Motor
Speedway

Fort Worth, TX
Dickies 500
2009: #2-Kurt Busch (2)
334 1.5 500.5 ABC
PRN
3:31
2:30
11/6 4:40
SPEED
11/7 11:00a
SPEED
35 11/15
Sun
Phoenix
International
Raceway

Avondale, AZ
Checker O’Reilly Auto Parts 500
2009: #48-Jimmie Johnson (7)
312 1.00 312 ABC
MRN
3:30
2:30
11/13 5:45
ESPN2
11/14 2:50
ESPN2 3:00
36 11/22
Sun
Homestead-Miami
Speedway
Homestead, FL
Ford 400
2009: #11-Denny Hamlin
267 1.5 400 ABC
MRN
3:30
2:30
11/20 3:10
ESPN2
11/21 3:00
ESPN2
Race# Date Location
(click track for info)
Race
(click name for race info
if available)
2008/2009 Winner
Laps Track
Size
Miles
Race
Length
Miles
TV
Radio
Race Start
TV Start
Time
Qualifying
Time/TV
Happy Hour
Final Prac
Time/TV

All times Eastern and are PM unless noted
All times are scheduled RACE START TIMES; NOT when coverage begines for the pre-race.
*Non-Points Race
(t) = tape delayed
SC = SPEED