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2011 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Schedule

 

  • Saturday qualifying for some tracks in 2011:
    Phoenix – 2/26
    Martinsville – 4/2 & 10/29
    Talladega – 4/16 & 10/22
    Dover – 5/14 & 10/1
    Kansas – 6/4
    Pocono – 6/11 & 8/6
    Michigan – 6/18
    Indianapolis – 7/30
  • OFF weekends (3): (no Sprint Cup races scheduled)
    3/13
    4/24
    7/24
  • Night Races (11): (all but noted scheduled to start around 7:45pm/et)
    Texas – 4/9
    Richmond – 4/30
    Darlington – 5/7
    All-Star Race – 5/21, 7:00pm/et
    Charlotte – 5/29 – 6:15pm/et
    Daytona – 7/2
    Kentucky – 7/9
    Bristol – 8/27
    Atlanta – 9/4
    Richmond – 9/10
    Charlotte – 10/15
  • NASCAR released its telecast times for the 2011 season, primarily preserving the earlier and consistent start times established in 2010. Regular season points races in the Eastern and Central regions of the country will begin at 1:00 pm/et; West Coast events will begin at 3:00 pm/et; and night races will begin at 7:30 pm/et (Note: NASCAR’s longest race, the Coca-Cola 600, will start at 6:00 pm/et on May 29).
    In addition, NASCAR announced new start times for the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup with six of the first seven races beginning at 2:00 pm/et and the last three races, including the season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway, beginning at 3:00 pm/et. The 52nd annual Bank of America 500 from Charlotte Motor Speedway is the only night race in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup, and will begin at 7:30 pm/et.
    NASCAR Sprint Cup Series points races will again be seen on either FOX, TNT, ESPN or ABC.
    “The 2011 broadcast schedule strikes the right balance between keeping the start times in familiar slots and highlighting the races down the stretch, building more excitement at the end of the season,” said Paul Brooks, senior vice president of NASCAR and president of NASCAR Media Group. “Continuing to raise the profile of the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup was also on the top of our list and we believe these new start times for those 10 races will help do just that.”
    The preseason non-points Budweiser Shootout at Daytona will be on FOX (8:10 pm/et on Feb. 12). In addition, two other non-points events – the Gatorade Duel at Daytona (2:00 pm/et on Feb. 17) and the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race (7:30 pm/et on May 21 at Charlotte Motor Speedway), will be on SPEED.
    FOX will have the first 13 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series points races, beginning with the 53rd running of the Daytona 500 (Feb. 20, 1:00 pm/et) and ending with the June 5 race at Kansas Speedway, the first of two NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races at that track this year.
    TNT will have the next six events, beginning with the Pocono 500 at 1:00 pm/et on June 12 at Pocono Raceway and ending with New Hampshire Motor Speedway’s first of two races on July 17 at 1:00 pm/et. In addition, TNT will have the inaugural Kentucky Speedway NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race on July 9 at 7:30 pm/et.
    ESPN and ABC will carry the final 17 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series events. ABC will telecast three races, including the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup “cutoff race” – the Richmond 400 on Sept. 10 at 7:30 pm/et.
    ESPN will telecast 14 races, including the first race of the Chase at Chicagoland Speedway on Sept. 18 at 2:00 pm/et and the season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway on Nov. 20 at 3:00 pm/et.
    ABC, ESPN and ESPN2 will telecast 33 of the 34 NASCAR Nationwide Series races in 2011. ESPN2 opens the season with the DRIVE4COPD 300 at 1:15 pm/et on Feb. 19 at Daytona International Speedway. ESPN2 will also telecast the season finale Ford 300 on Nov. 19 at Homestead-Miami Speedway (4:30 pm/et).
    SPEED will air one NASCAR Nationwide Series race in 2011 with the 24th running of the Bubba Burger 250 from Richmond International Raceway on April 29 at 7:30 pm/et.
    The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series returns to SPEED for a ninth consecutive season. As was the case last year, SPEED will show the entire 25-race schedule, opening with the NextEra Energy Resources 250 on Feb. 18 at 8:00 pm/et at Daytona.(NASCAR)(2-7-2011)
  • NASCAR Announces 2011 Schedules: NASCAR announced the 2011 schedule for its three national series, highlighted by several key changes for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. One of those changes comes early, as the second race of the season will be held at Phoenix International Raceway on Feb. 27, a week after the season-opening Daytona 500. PIR replaces Auto Club Speedway in Week 2. Texas Motor Speedway fills in the vacated Phoenix spot on Saturday, April 9. Southern California’s Auto Club Speedway will now run its race date on March 27. The series’ 36-race schedule will feature two realigned events. A second Kansas Speedway date follows the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte and will be held on Sunday, June 5. And for the first time in a decade the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series realigns to a new track with a race at Kentucky Speedway. The Kentucky race will be held under the lights on Saturday, July 9.
    The 2011 “Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup” – consisting of the season’s last 10 races, during which the NASCAR Sprint Cup championship is decided – will begin at Chicagoland Speedway on Sunday, Sept. 18.
    Chicagoland’s previous race date was in early July, a slot that went to the realigned event at Kentucky. New Hampshire Motor Speedway, which previously had the first Chase date, will now have the second, on Sept. 25.
    Also released today were the 2011 schedule for the NASCAR Nationwide Series, highlighted by a second race at Iowa and Chicagoland speedways, and the 2011 schedule for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, which will see nine races moved to different dates on the calendar.
    All three national series – NASCAR Sprint Cup, NASCAR Nationwide Series and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series – will begin their seasons at Daytona International Speedway’s “Speedweeks,” with a weekend culminated by the Daytona 500. The traditional “non-points” Budweiser Shootout at Daytona will provide fans a NASCAR Sprint Cup preview, on Saturday night, Feb. 12, followed by qualifying for the “Great American Race” to be held on Sunday, Feb. 13. All three series will end their seasons with another tradition – Ford Championship Weekend at Homestead-Miami Speedway, Nov. 18-20. The NASCAR Nationwide Series will consist of 34 races [down from 35], all featuring the new car that is being run a total of four times this season. Iowa Speedway, which joined the schedule in 2009, receives a second date in 2011. The series will visit the Newton, Iowa, facility for the first time on Sunday, May 22 and return on Saturday, Aug. 6. A new date has been added at Chicagoland Speedway on Saturday, June 4.
    The 2011 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series will consist of 25 races, one of which will be announced at a future date.
    See the schedule on Jayski’s 2011 NASCAR Sprint Cup Schedule page.
    For more and past news about the 2011 Sprint Cup Series schedule, see my 2011 Sprint Cup Schedule news and rumors page.
    For the Nationwide Series sched, see Jayski’s Nationwide Series site or 2011 Nationwide Series Schedule page
    For the Camping World Series 2011 Sched, see Jayski’s Camping World Truck Series site or 2011 Camping World Truck Series Schedule page.(8-18-2010)
  • see info for each track news and rumors on my 2011 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Schedule & News 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, 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# Scheduled
Race Date
Track
Location
(click for track info)
Race
(click for race info if available)
Laps Track
Size
Miles
Race
Length
Miles
Television
Radio
Coverage
Time
Green Flag
TV Start
(approx)
Qualifying
Time/TV
Happy Hour
Time/TV
* 2/12
Sat
Daytona
International
Speedway

Daytona, FL
Budweiser Shootout* 75 2.5 187.5 FOX
MRN
~8:29
8:00
2/11 8:00
draw SPEED
2/11 6:30
SPEED
* 2/17
Thur
Daytona
International
Speedway

Daytona, FL
Gatorade Duel 150’s* 60 2.5 150 SPEED
MRN
2:00 2/13 1:10
FOX
2/16 1:30
SPEED
1 2/20
Sun
Daytona
International
Speedway

Daytona, FL
Daytona 500 200 2.5 500 FOX
MRN
~1:30
1:00
2/13 1:10
FOX
2/19 10:30a
SPEED
2 2/27
Sun
Phoenix
International
Raceway

Avondale, AZ
Subway Fresh Fit 500 (k) 312 1.00 312 FOX
MRN
~3:14
3:00
2/26 3:40
SPEED
2/25 6:00
SPEED
3 3/6
Sun
Las Vegas
Motor Speedway

Las Vegas, NV
Kobalt Tools 400 267 1.5 400.5 FOX
PRN
~3:16
3:00
3/4 6:40
SPEED
3/5 1:10
SPEED
  3/13
Sun
OFF                
4 3/20
Sun
Bristol Motor
Speedway

Bristol, TN
Jeff Byrd 500 presented by Food City 500 0.533 266.5 FOX
PRN
~1:13
1:00
3/18 3:40
SPEED
3/19 12:00
SPEED
5 3/27
Sun
Auto Club
Speedway

Fontana, CA
Auto Club 400 200 2.0 400 FOX
MRN
~3:16
3:00
3/25 7:10
SPEED
3/26 3:50
SPEED
6 4/3
Sun
Martinsville
Speedway

Martinsville, VA
Goody’s Fast Relief 500 500 0.526 263 FOX
MRN
~1:13
1:00
4/2 12:10
SPEED
4/1 3:30
SPEED
7 4/9
Sat night
Texas Motor
Speedway

Fort Worth, TX
Samsung Mobile 500 334 1.5 500.5 FOX
PRN
~7:45
7:30
4/8 6:40
SPEED
4/8 3:00
SPEED
8 4/17
Sun
Talladega
Superspeedway

Talladega, AL
Aaron’s 499 188 2.66 500.08 FOX
MRN
~1:19
1:00
4/16 11:35a
SPEED
4/15 3:30
SPEED
  4/24
Sun
Easter – OFF Easter Bunny 500              
Race# Scheduled
Race Date
Track
Location
(click for track info)
Race
(click for race info if available)
Laps Track
Size
Miles
Race
Length
Miles
Television
Radio
Coverage
Time
Green Flag
TV Start
(approx)
Qualifying
Time/TV
Happy Hour
Time/TV
9 4/30
Sat Night
Richmond
International
Raceway

Richmond, VA
Crown Royal Presents the Matthew & Daniel Hansen 400 400 0.75 300 FOX
MRN
~7:43
7:30
4/29 5:35
SPEED
4/29 2:45
SPEED
10 5/7
Sat Night
Darlington
Raceway

Darlington, SC
Mother’s Day Weekend
Showtime Southern 500 367 1.366 501.3 FOX
MRN
~7:45
7:00
5/6 5:10
SPEED
5/6 2:15
SPEED
11 5/15
Sun
Dover
International
Speedway

Dover, DE
FedEx 400 benefiting Autism Speaks 400 1.0 400 FOX
MRN
~1:15
1:00
5/14 12:10
SPEED
5/13 2:45
SPEED
* 5/21
Sat Night
Charlotte Motor
Speedway

Concord, NC
Sprint Showdown* 40
20/20
1.5 60 SPEED
MRN
~7:46
7:00
5/20 TBA
SPEED
5/20 TBA
SPEED
* 5/21
Sat Night
Charlotte Motor
Speedway

Concord, NC
Sprint All-Star Race* 100
50/20/20/10
1.5 150 SPEED
MRN
~9:00 5/20 TBA
SPEED
5/20 TBA
SPEED
12 5/29
Sun night
Charlotte Motor
Speedway

Concord, NC
Coca-Cola 600 400 1.5 600 FOX
PRN
~6:15
6:00
5/26 7:10
SPEED
5/28 12:30
SPEED
13 6/5
Sun
Kansas
Speedway

Kansas City, KS
STP 400 267 1.5 400.5 FOX
MRN
~1:16
1:00
6/4 12:10
SPEED
6/3 4:30
SPEED
14 6/12
Sun
Pocono
Raceway

Long Pond, PA
5-Hour Energy 500 200 2.5 500 TNT
MRN
~1:16
1:00
6/11 11:10a
SPEED
6/10 3:30
SPEED
15 6/19
Sun
Michigan
International
Speedway

Brooklyn, MI
Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dips 400 200 2.0 400 TNT
MRN
~1:15
1:00
6/18 1:10
SPEED
6/17 3:30
SPEED
16 6/26
Sun
Infineon
Raceway

Sonoma, CA
Toyota/Save Mart 350 110 1.99 224 TNT
PRN
~3:19
3:00
6/24 6:40
SPEED 11:00(t)
6/25 1:45
SPEED 3:30(t)
17 7/2
Sat Night
Daytona
International
Speedway

Daytona, FL
Coke Zero 400 160 2.5 400 TNT
MRN
~7:46
7:30
7/1 4:10
SPEED
6/30 6:35
SPEED
Race# Scheduled
Race Date
Track
Location
(click for track info)
Race
(click for race info if available)
Laps Track
Size
Miles
Race
Length
Miles
Television
Radio
Coverage
Time
Green Flag
TV Start
(approx)
Qualifying
Time/TV
Happy Hour
Time/TV
18 7/9
Sat night
Kentucky
Speedway
Sparta, KY
Quaker State 400 267 1.5 400.5 TNT
PRN
~7:46
7:30
7/8 5:10
SPEED
7/8 1:30
SPEED
19 7/17
Sun
New
Hampshire
Motor
Speedway
Loudon, NH
Lenox Industrial Tools 301 301 1.058 318.485 TNT

PRN

~1:16
1:00
7/15 3:10
SPEED
7/16 11:30a
SPEED
  7/24 OFF off weekend              
20 7/31
Sun
Indianapolis
Motor
Speedway

Speedway, IN
Brickyard 400 160 2.5 400 ESPN
IMS
~1:19
1:00
7/30 2:00
ESPN2
7/30 10:00a
ESPN2
21 8/7
Sun
Pocono
Raceway

Long Pond, PA
Good Sam RV Insurance 500 200 2.5 500 ESPN
MRN
~1:19
1:00
8/6 10:40a
ESPN2
8/5 4:00
SPEED
22 8/14
Sun
Watkins Glen
International

Watkins Glen, NY
Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dips at The Glen 90 2.45 220.5 ESPN
MRN
~1:19
1:00
8/13 11:40a
SPEED
8/12 4:10
SPEED
23 8/21
Sun
Michigan
International
Speedway

Brooklyn, MI
Pure Michigan 400 200 2.0 400 ESPN
MRN
~1:16
1:00
8/19 3:40
SPEED
8/20 10:10a
SPEED
24 8/27
Sat Night
Bristol
Motor
Speedway

Bristol, TN
IRWIN Tools Night Race 500 0.533 266.5 ABC
PRN
~7:43
7:30
8/26 5:10
SPEED
8/26 2:30
SPEED
25 9/4
Sun Night
Atlanta
Motor
Speedway

Hampton, GA

Labor Day Weekend

AdvoCare 500 325 1.54 500.5 ESPN
PRN
~7:46
7:30
9/3 5:00
SPEED
9/3 1:30
SPEED
26 9/10
Sat Night
Richmond
International
Raceway

Richmond, VA
Wonderful Pistachios 400 400 0.75 300 ABC
MRN
~7:43
7:00
9/9 5:40
ESPN2
9/9 2:30
ESPN2
The Chase Races
Race# Scheduled
Race Date
Track
Location
(click for track info)
Race
(click for race info if available)
Laps Track
Size
Miles
Race
Length
Miles
Television
Radio
Coverage
Time
Green Flag
TV Start
(approx)
Qualifying
Time/TV
Happy Hour
Time/TV
27 9/18
Sun
Chicagoland
Speedway

Joliet, IL
Geico 400 267 1.5 400.5 ESPN
MRN
~2:16
2:00
9/17 1:40
SPEED
9/16 6:00
ESPN2
28 9/25
Sun
New
Hampshire
Motor
Speedway
Loudon, NH
Sylvania 300 300 1.058 317.4 ESPN
PRN
~2:16
2:00
9/23 3:10
ESPN2
9/24 11:30a
SPEED
29 10/2
Sun
Dover
International
Speedway

Dover, DE
AAA 400 400 1.0 400 ESPN
MRN
~2:15
2:00
10/1 1:40
SPEED
9/30 2:30
ESPN2
30 10/9
Sun
Kansas
Speedway

Kansas City, KS
Hollywood Casino 400 267 1.5 400.5 ESPN
MRN
~2:16
2:00
10/7 5:10
ESPN2
10/8 1:50
SPEED
31 10/15
Sat Night
Charlotte Motor
Speedway

Concord, NC
Bank of America 500 334 1.5 501 ABC
PRN
~7:46
7:30
10/13 7:10
ESPN2
10/14 5:50
ESPN2
32 10/23
Sun
Talladega
Superspeedway

Talladega, AL
Good Sam Club 500 188 2.66 500.08 ESPN
MRN
~2:19
2:00
10/22 12:15
SPEED
10/21 4:00
SPEED
33 10/30
Sun
Martinsville
Speedway

Martinsville, VA
Tums Fast Relief 500 500 0.526 263 ESPN
MRN
~1:43
1:30
10/29 12:10
SPEED
10/28 3:30
SPEED
34 11/6
Sun
Texas Motor
Speedway

Fort Worth, TX
AAA Texas 500 334 1.5 500.5 ESPN
PRN
~3:16
3:00
11/4 4:40
SPEED
11/5 11:00a
ESPN2
35 11/13
Sun
Phoenix
International
Raceway

Avondale, AZ
Kobalt Tools 500(k) 312 1.00 312 ESPN
MRN
~3:15
3:00
11/12 1:40
SPEED
11/11 5:30
ESPN2
36 11/20
Sun
Homestead-Miami
Speedway
Homestead, FL
Ford 400 267 1.5 400 ESPN
MRN
~3:16
3:00
11/19 2:40
SPEED
11/18 6:05
ESPN2
Race# Scheduled
Race Date
Track
Location
(click for track info)
Race
(click for race info if available)
Laps Track
Size
Miles
Race
Length
Miles
Television
Radio
Coverage
Time
Green Flag
TV Start
(approx)
Qualifying
Time/TV
Happy Hour
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