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2024 NASCAR Cup Series Schedule Released; Finale Pushed to November 10th

The 2024 NASCAR Cup Series campaign will begin with the Busch Light Clash at the LA Memorial Coliseum on February 4th, and conclude on November 10th at Phoenix Raceway.


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After several months filled with anticipation and speculation, NASCAR officially released the 2024 NASCAR Cup Series schedule on Wednesday, which features several notable shake-ups.

The 41-week season will commence with the series' annual Busch Light Clash (Feb. 4), an exhibition event which, for the third consecutive season, will be held at the LA Memorial Coliseum.

With an off-week immediately following the Clash, teams will then travel to Daytona International Speedway for the 66th running of the Daytona 500 (Feb. 18).

The first major schedule change comes immediately after, with Atlanta Motor Speedway taking the spot previously held by Auto Club Speedway as the second race on the schedule (Feb. 26).

Pushing ahead the Spring race for Atlanta ensures that the 1.5-mile superspeedway-like facility will have two completely new race dates in 2024, as the track will also host the playoff-opener for the NASCAR Cup Series (Sept. 8).

Tagging along into the NASCAR Playoffs is Watkins Glen, which moves from its traditional spot as the penultimate race of the regular season, into a slot as the second race of the 'Round of 16' (Sept. 15).

Other changes to the schedule in 2024 include the movement of the Spring event at Bristol, with the track not just ditching the Dirt Race, but also the Easter Sunday date that came along with it.

Bristol Motor Speedway will move to the fifth points-paying race of the year, while Richmond Raceway will take Easter Sunday (March 31), making it the seventh points-paying race of the 2024 season.

Amongst further major changes in the schedule, is Texas Motor Speedway moving its late Summer date - which has been a scorcher the last couple of years - into the Spring (Apr. 14).

Making returns to the NASCAR Cup Series schedule in 2024 is North Wilkesboro Speedway, which will once again hold the NASCAR All-Star Race (May 19), and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway oval (July 21).

While there were no changes to the venue of the season-finale of the NASCAR Cup Series campaign, the event at Phoenix Raceway has been moved back to November 10th, as opposed to the originally announced November 3rd.

2024 NASCAR Cup Series Schedule:

Race #DateTrackTimeTV
--Sunday, Feb. 4LA Memorial Coliseum8:00 PMFOX
--Thursday, Feb. 15Duels at Daytona7:00 PMFS1
1Sunday, Feb. 18Daytona 5002:30 PMFOX
2Sunday, Feb. 26Atlanta3:00 PMFOX
3Sunday, Mar. 3Las Vegas3:30 PMFOX
4Sunday, Mar. 10Phoenix3:30 PMFOX
5Sunday, Mar. 17Bristol3:30 PMFOX
6Sunday, Mar. 24COTA3:30 PMFOX
7Sunday, Mar. 31Richmond7:00 PMFOX
8Sunday, Apr. 7Martinsville3:00 PMFS1
9Sunday, April 14Texas3:30 PMFS1
10Sunday, April 21Talladega3:00 PMFOX
11Sunday, April 28Dover2:00 PMFS1
12Sunday, May 5Kansas3:00 PMFS1
13Sunday, May 12Darlington3:00 PMFS1
--Sunday, May 19North Wilkesboro8:00 PMFS1
14Sunday, May 26Charlotte6:00 PMFOX
15Sunday, Jun. 2WWT Raceway3:30 PMFS1
16Sunday, Jun. 9Sonoma3:30 PMFOX
17Sunday, Jun. 16Iowa7:00 PMUSA
18Sunday, Jun. 23New Hampshire2:30 PMUSA
19Sunday, Jun. 30Nashville3:30 PMNBC
20Sunday, Jul. 7Chicago Street4:30 PMNBC
21Sunday, Jul. 14Pocono2:30 PMUSA
22Sunday, Jul. 21Indianapolis2:30 PMNBC
23Sunday, Aug. 11Richmond6:00 PMUSA
24Sunday, Aug. 18Michigan2:30 PMUSA
25Saturday, Aug. 24Daytona7:30 PMNBC
26Sunday, Sept. 1Darlington6:00 PMUSA
27Sunday, Sept. 8Atlanta3:00 PMUSA
28Sunday, Sept. 15Watkins Glen3:00 PMUSA
29Saturday, Sept. 21Bristol7:30 PMUSA
30Sunday, Sept. 29Kansas3:00 PMUSA
31Sunday, Oct. 6Talladega2:00 PMNBC
32Sunday, Oct. 13"Charlotte ""ROVAL"""2:00 PMNBC
33Sunday, Oct. 20Las Vegas2:30 PMNBC
34Sunday, Oct. 27Homestead2:30 PMNBC
35Sunday, Nov. 3Martinsville2:00 PMNBC
36Sunday, Nov. 10Phoenix3:00 PMNBC
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