Jayski's Silly Season SiteJayski's Silly Season Site

2010 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Schedule


 

  • Texas race times pushed back two hours: Texas Motor Speedway received approval from NASCAR to move the start times of its two NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races for the upcoming season to be consistent with the Western Region start times. The Samsung Mobile 500 on April 18 and the Lone Star 500 on Nov. 7 will now have 2:00 pm Central Time starts, moving both races ahead two hours from their originally announced 12 noon CT times. The move was a result of Texas Motor Speedway petitioning NASCAR on behalf of its fans requesting a later start time as well as potential logistical issues posed by the earlier start. “On behalf of our fans, we greatly appreciate NASCAR, along with television broadcast partners FOX (Samsung Mobile 500) and ESPN (Lone Star 500), hearing their collective voice and making the time changes to better suit their wishes and needs,” Texas Motor Speedway President Eddie Gossage said. “NASCAR has made it clear that they are going to a ‘back to basics’ approach, and accommodating their promoters on behalf of their fans as well as avoid some potential logistical issues defines that new approach.”
    The time change for both races will complement NASCAR’s move to uniform start times for all its races this season. NASCAR is just shifting Texas Motor Speedway from an “Eastern/Central Region” designation to a “Western Region” one, where it joins Infineon Raceway (California), Las Vegas Motor Speedway (Nevada), Auto Club Speedway (California) and Phoenix International Raceway (Arizona) for standardized 3:00pm/et (2:00pm/ct) starts. The remaining Sprint Cup races in the “Eastern/Central Region” (with the exception of night races) will begin at 1:00pm/et (12Noon/ct).(TMS)(2-4-2010)
  • Nine of Ten Chase races on ESPN: Nine of the 10 races in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup and 14 total races in all will air on ESPN next season, the network announced Wednesday. ABC, which aired 11 races last year, will air three NASCAR races in 2010 — all on Saturday nights. ESPN will handle the other 14 races to end the season, starting with the Brickyard 400 on July 25 and concluding with the final race of the season Nov. 21 at Miami-Homestead. All of the East Coast races will begin at 1:00pm/et. West Coast races will begin at 3:00pm/et (other than the Sept. 5 race at Atlanta, which is a 7:30pm/et start). The three Saturday night races on ABC will be at Bristol (Aug. 21); Richmond (Sept. 11); and Charlotte (Oct. 16), with the Charlotte race in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup. All are scheduled to begin at 7:30pm/et. “Last year’s performance showed us that ESPN provides the best home for NASCAR,” said John Skipper, ESPN executive vice president, content, in a statement.
    “This is exciting news for NASCAR and our fans,” said NASCAR Media Group President Paul Brooks, in a statement. “The ESPN subscriber base is larger than ever at nearly 100 million, and the network has the proven ability to attract younger viewers. As the premier network during the most competitive time of the year for sports, having more NASCAR races on ESPN will create more exposure.” Starting on Aug. 28, ABC will show 16 straight weeks of sports on Saturday nights, including the Little League World Series, three NASCAR races and 12 college football games.(ESPN)(1-13-2010)
  • NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Events Moving To Earlier, Uniform Start Times For 2010 Season:
    NASCAR and its television broadcast partners today announced earlier, uniform start times for NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races in 2010. NASCAR worked closely with FOX, Turner, ESPN/ABC and the tracks on this project for the fans. The race start times for NASCAR Sprint Cup races in 2010 in the Eastern and Central regions of the country will begin at 1:00pm/et, West Coast events will begin at 3:00pm/et, and night races will begin at 7:30pm/et. (The one exception is NASCAR’s longest night race, the Coca-Cola 600, which will have the same 5:45pm/et start time.) Following the invocation and national anthem, the green flag will drop at approximately 15-20 minutes past the hour after each listed race start time. A total of 28 NASCAR Sprint Cup races in 2010 will be held at an earlier time compared to 2009, with 20 races moved to 1:00pm/et, including the Daytona 500. Moving up the start of “The Great American Race” two-and-a-half hours will produce the earliest start time for the Daytona 500 since 2003, when the race was also scheduled for 1:00pm/et. Five races move earlier to a 3:00pm/et start and three races start earlier at 7:30pm/et. In making the decision for earlier, more uniform start times, NASCAR consulted its Fan Council, comprised of 12,000 avid fans who serve as a sounding board on important topics. Half of NASCAR avid fans said they are often unclear about what time NASCAR races actually start. When given the chance to choose a start time, more than two-thirds of avid NASCAR fans preferred early Sunday afternoon.(NASCAR)(10-7-2009)
  • 2010 Sprint Cup Schedule Announced:
    NASCAR announced today the 2010 schedules for its three national series, which will open their seasons at Daytona International Speedway on the weekend of Feb. 12-14, and conclude at Homestead-Miami Speedway on the weekend of Nov. 19-21. The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series will again have a 36-race schedule starting with the Daytona 500 on Feb. 14, plus two “non-point” events – the Feb. 6 Budweiser Shootout at Daytona and the May 22 NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race at Lowe’s Motor Speedway.
    Other key dates for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series include:
    June 27 and Sept. 19 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, the respective openers in the “Race to the Chase” and the “Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup”; the Coca-Cola 600 on May 30 at Lowe’s Motor Speedway; the Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on July 25; and the annual “Chase cut-off race” at Richmond International Raceway on Sept. 11.
    The NASCAR Nationwide Series will again race 35 times, while the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series will again have 25 events, including one of the most intriguing additions to the schedule in the series’ 15-year history: a new event at Pocono Raceway’s 2.5-mile triangle-shaped track on July 31, as a companion to one of the two traditional NASCAR Sprint Cup Series weekends there. The Pocono truck race will be the only new event on any of the three series’ schedules. It replaces the truck series’ previous February event at Auto Club Speedway.
  • There will be some significant “shuffling” of events in 2010, compared to the current season’s schedules:
  • In the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series:
    * Qualifying for the Daytona 500 will be held on Saturday, Feb. 6, the same day as the Budweiser Shootout. Previously, qualifying was held the day after the shootout.
    * The season’s first Dover International Speedway race will be on May 16, before the all-star race and the Coca-Cola 600 at Lowe’s Motor Speedway. Dover traditionally has followed that consecutive two-week stop in Charlotte.
    * Phoenix International Raceway’s first race will be April 10, with Texas Motor Speedway’s first event April 18. Previously, Texas went first in April.
    * Also, the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series will have four “off” weeks including the traditional Easter holiday on April 4.
  • In the NASCAR Nationwide Series:
    * A Nashville-Phoenix-Texas run on April 3, April 9 and April 17 will replace a Texas-Nashville-Phoenix spring lineup.
    * The first Dover race will be run earlier than usual, on May 15, in companion to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series.
  • In the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series:
    * The Kansas Speedway race will be May 2, one week later.
    * The series’ race at Dover, as in the other two national series, will be held two weeks earlier, on May 14, kicking off a national series tripleheader weekend.
    * The Iowa Speedway and Gateway International Raceway events will be two months earlier, on July 11 and 16.
    * Nashville Superspeedway’s date moves a week later, to Aug. 7.
    * Kentucky Speedway’s date moves from July to Sept. 3.

 

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, news etc

Race# Scheduled
Race
Date
Track
Location
(click for track info)
Race
(click name for race info if available)
2009 / 2010 Winner
Laps Track
Size
Miles
Race
Length
Miles
Television
Radio
Coverage
Race Start
TV Start
Time
Qualifying
Time/TV
Happy Hour
Final Prac
Time/TV
* 2/6
Sat
Daytona
International
Speedway

Daytona, FL
Budweiser Shootout*
2010: #29-Kevin Harvick
75 2.5 187.5 FOX
MRN
8:10 2/4 draw SPEED 2/4 6:30
SPEED
* 2/11
Thur
Daytona
International
Speedway

Daytona, FL
Gatorade Duel 150’s*
2010: 1) #48-Jimmie Johnson
2) #9-Kasey Kahne
60 2.5 150 SPEED
MRN
2:00 2/6 1:05
FOX
2/10 2:00
SPEED
1 2/14
Sun
Daytona
International
Speedway

Daytona, FL
Daytona 500
2010: #1-Jamie McMurray
200 2.5 500 FOX
MRN
~1:19
1:00
2/6 1:05
FOX
2/13 10:30a
SPEED
2 2/21
Sun
Auto Club
Speedway

Fontana, CA
Auto Club 500
2010: #48-Jimmie Johnson
250 2.0 500 FOX
MRN
~3:19
3:00
2/19 6:30
SPEED
2/20 3:30
SPEED
3 2/28
Sun
Las Vegas
Motor Speedway

Las Vegas, NV
Shelby American
2010: #48-Jimmie Johnson
267 1.5 400.5 FOX
PRN
~3:16
3:00
2/26 6:30
SPEED
2/27 2:30
SPEED
4 3/7
Sun
Atlanta
Motor
Speedway

Hampton, GA
Kobalt Tools 500
2010: #2-Kurt Busch
325 1.54 500.5 FOX
PRN
~1:16
1:00
3/5 6:10
SPEED
3/6 12:20
SPEED
3/14 OFF off weekend #1              
5 3/21
Sun
Bristol Motor
Speedway

Bristol, TN
Food City 500
2010: #48-Jimmie Johnson
(Last race to use 2009 Owners Points)
500 0.533 266.5 FOX
PRN
~1:13
1:00
3/19 3:40
SPEED
3/20 12:20
SPEED
6 3/28
Sun
Martinsville
Speedway

Martinsville, VA
Goody’s Fast Relief 500
2010: #11-Denny Hamlin
(2010 Owners Points in effect)
500 0.526 263 FOX
MRN
~1:13
1:00
3/26 3:10
SPEED
3/27 11:50a
SPEED
  4/4
Sun
Easter – OFF Easter Bunny 500              
7 4/10
Sat night
Phoenix
International
Raceway

Avondale, AZ
Subway Fresh Fit 600 (k)
2010: #39-Ryan Newman
375 1.00 375 FOX
MRN
~7:46
7:30
4/9 7:10
SPEED
4/9 3:35
SPEED
8 4/18
Sun
Texas Motor
Speedway

Fort Worth, TX
Samsung Mobile 500
2010: #11-Denny Hamlin
334 1.5 500.5 FOX
PRN
~3:16
3:00
4/16 4:40
SPEED
4/17 1:50
SPEED
9 4/25
Sun
Talladega
Superspeedway

Talladega, AL
Aaron’s 499
2010: #29-Kevin Harvick
188 2.66 500.08 FOX
MRN
~1:19
1:00
4/24 11:40a
SPEED
4/23 3:30
SPEED
10 5/1
Sat Night
Richmond
International
Raceway

Richmond, VA
Heath Calhoun 400
2010: #18-Kyle Busch
400 0.75 300 FOX
MRN
~7:55
7:30
4/30 5:40
SPEED
4/30 2:00
SPEED
11 5/8
Sat Night
Darlington
Raceway

Darlington, SC
Mother’s Day Weekend
Showtime Southern 500
2010: #11-Denny Hamlin
367 1.366 501.3 FOX
MRN
~7:55
7:30
5/7 5:40
SPEED
5/7 1:30
SPEED
12 5/16
Sun
Dover
International
Speedway

Dover, DE
Autism Speaks 400
2010:#18-Kyle Busch
400 1.0 400 FOX
MRN
~1:19
1:00
5/14 3:10
SPEED
5/15 12:340
SPEED
* 5/22
Sat Night
Charlotte Motor
Speedway

Concord, NC
Sprint Showdown*
2010: #56-Martin Truex Jr.
40
20/20
1.5 60 SPEED
MRN
~7:00 5/21 5:00
SPEED
5/21 12:00
SPEED
* 5/22
Sat Night
Charlotte Motor
Speedway

Concord, NC
Sprint All-Star Race*
2010: #2-Kurt Busch
100
50/20/20/10
1.5 150 SPEED
MRN
~9:00 5/21 ~6:00
SPEED
5/21 12:00
SPEED
13 5/30
Sun night
Charlotte Motor
Speedway

Concord, NC
Coca-Cola 600
2010: #2-Kurt Busch (2)
400 1.5 600 FOX
PRN
~6:05
5:45
5/27 7:00
SPEED
5/29 12:30
SPEED
14 6/6
Sun
Pocono
Raceway

Long Pond, PA
Gillette Fusion ProGlide 500
2010: #11-Denny Hamlin (4)
200 2.5 500 TNT
MRN
~1:18
1:00
6/4 3:40
SPEED
6/5 11:20a
SPEED
15 6/13
Sun
Michigan
International
Speedway

Brooklyn, MI
Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dips 400
2010: #11-Denny Hamlin (5)
200 2.0 400 TNT
MRN
~1:16
1:00
6/11 3:10
SPEED
6/12 12:20
SPEED
16 6/20
Sun
Infineon
Raceway

Sonoma, CA
Toyota/Save Mart 350
2010: #48-Jimmie Johnson (4)
110 1.99 224 TNT
PRN
~3:19
3:00
6/18 6:40
SPEED
6/17 1:30
SPEED
17 6/27
Sun
New
Hampshire
Motor
Speedway
Loudon, NH
Lenox Industrial Tools 301
2010: #48-Jimmie Johnson (5)
301 1.058 318.485 TNT
PRN
~1:15
1:00
6/25 3:10
SPEED
6/26 11:20
SPEED
18 7/3
Sat Night
Daytona
International
Speedway

Daytona, FL
Coke Zero 400
2010: #29-Kevin Harvick (2)
160 2.5 400 TNT
MRN
~7:49
7:30
7/2 4:10
SPEED
7/1 6:35
SPEED
19 7/10
Sat
Chicagoland
Speedway

Joliet, IL
LifeLock 400
2010: #00-David Reutimann
267 1.5 400.5 TNT
MRN
~7:46
7:30
7/9 6:05
SPEED
7/9 2:30
SPEED
7/18 OFF off weekend #3              
20 7/25
Sun
Indianapolis
Motor
Speedway

Speedway, IN
Brickyard 400
2010: #1-Jamie McMurray
160 2.5 400 ESPN
IMS
~1:19
1:00
7/24 10:10a
ESPN2
7/24 3:40
ESPN2
21 8/1
Sun
Pocono
Raceway

Long Pond, PA
Sunoco Red Cross Pennsylvania 500
2010: #16-Greg Biffle
200 2.5 500 ESPN
MRN
~1:18
1:00
7/30 3:40
SPEED
7/31 11:20a
SPEED
22 8/8
Sun
Watkins Glen
International

Watkins Glen, NY
Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dips at The Glen
2010: #42-Juan Pablo Montoya
90 2.45 220.5 ESPN
MRN
~1:18
1:00
8/7 11:10a
ESPN2
8/6 4:00
ESPN2
23 8/15
Sun
Michigan
International
Speedway

Brooklyn, MI
Carfax 400
2010: #29-Kevin Harvick
200 2.0 400 ESPN
MRN
~1:16
1:00
8/13 3:40
SPEED
8/14 12:20
SPEED
24 8/21
Sat Night
Bristol
Motor
Speedway

Bristol, TN
IRWIN Tools Night Race
2010: #18-Kyle Busch (3)
500 0.533 266.5 ABC
PRN
~7:43
7:30
8/20 5:40
ESPN
8/20 2:00
SPEED
8/29 OFF off weekend #4 final              
25 9/5
Sun Night
Atlanta
Motor
Speedway

Hampton, GA

Labor Day Weekend

Emory Healthcare 500
2010: #14-Tony Stewart
325 1.54 500.5 ESPN
PRN
~7:46
7:30
9/6 4:40
SPEED
9/6 1:45
SPEED
26 9/11
Sat Night
Richmond
International
Raceway

Richmond, VA
Air Guard 400
2010: #11-Denny Hamlin (6)
400 0.75 300 ABC
MRN
~7:43
7:30
9/10 5:40
ESPN2
9/10 2:45
ESPN2
The Chase Races
Race# Date Location
(click track for info)
Race
(click name for race info
if available)
2009/2010 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 9/19
Sun
New
Hampshire
Motor
Speedway
Loudon, NH
Sylvania 300
2010: #33-Clint Bowyer
300 1.058 317.4 ESPN
PRN
~1:15
1:00
9/17 3:10
ESPN2
9/18 11:30a
SPEED
28 9/26
Sun
Dover
International
Speedway

Dover, DE
AAA 400
2010: #48-Jimmie Johnson (6)
400 1.0 400 ESPN
MRN
~1:15
1:00
9/24 3:10
ESPN2
9/25 1:50
SPEED
29 10/3
Sun
Kansas
Speedway

Kansas City, KS
Price Chopper 400
2009: #16-Greg Biffle (2)
267 1.5 400.5 ESPN
MRN
~1:19
1:00
10/1 4:40
SPEED
10/2 1:50
ESPN2 (t) 6:30
30 10/10
Sun
Auto Club
Speedway

Fontana, CA
Pepsi Max 400
2010: #14-Tony Stewart (2)
200 2.0 400 ESPN
MRN
~3:25
3:00
10/8 6:40
ESPN2
10/9 2:50
none
31 10/16
Sat Night
Charlotte Motor
Speedway

Concord, NC
Bank of America 500
2010: #1-Jamie McMurray (3)
334 1.5 501 ABC
PRN
7:46
7:00
10/14 7:10
ESPN2
10/15 6:20
ESPN2
32 10/24
Sun
Martinsville
Speedway

Martinsville, VA
TUMS Bring It On 500
2010: #11-Denny Hamlin (7)
500 0.526 263 ESPN
MRN
~1:13
1:00
10/22 3:10
ESPN2
10/24 11:15a
ESPN2 (t) 6:30
33 10/31
Sun
Talladega
Superspeedway

Talladega, AL
AMP Energy Juice 500
2010: #33-Clint Bowyer (2)
188 2.66 500.08 ESPN
MRN
~1:19
1:00
10/30 12:15
SPEED
10/29 3:30
SPEED
34 11/7
Sun
Texas Motor
Speedway

Fort Worth, TX
AAA Texas 500
2010: #11-Denny Hamlin (8)
334 1.5 500.5 ESPN
PRN
~3:16
3:00
11/5 4:40
SPEED
11/6 11:00a
SPEED
35 11/14
Sun
Phoenix
International
Raceway

Avondale, AZ
Kobalt Tools 500(k)
2010: #99-Carl Edwards
312 1.00 312 ESPN
MRN
~3:15
3:00
11/12 4:40
ESPN2
11/13 2:50
ESPN2
36 11/21
Sun
Homestead-Miami
Speedway
Homestead, FL
Ford 400
2009: #11-Denny Hamlin
267 1.5 400 ESPN
MRN
~1:15
1:00
11/19 3:10
ESPN2
11/20 2:50
ESPN2
Race# Date Location
(click track for info)
Race
(click name for race info
if available)
2009/2010 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.

Schedule confirmed and updated 9-15-2009 when NASCAR released the 2010 schedules

*Non-Points Race
(t) = tape delayed
SC = SPEED