Oct 18, 2013, 11:00 PM EDT
In 2014, NASCAR’s No. 2 national series, the Nationwide Series, will take on a 33-race schedule for the third consecutive season.
The 2014 docket will feature six stand-alone weekends (two at Iowa Speedway, Chicagoland, Kentucky, Road America and Mid-Ohio) as well as three road course weekends (Road America, Watkins Glen and Mid-Ohio). Three date shifts will take place from this year’s schedule:
- Darlington will host its NNS race a month earlier (April 11) as part of its new NASCAR weekend in April 2014.
- Iowa’s first stand-alone event, which had been in June, has been moved to mid-May (May 18).
- Texas’ NNS race has been moved one week earlier to April 4, 2014.
- Additionally, the Chicagoland stand-alone on July 19 will go back to a nighttime format for the first time since 2011.
Also, the series’ “Dash 4 Cash” bonus program for drivers and fans will also return for a sixth consecutive season. More details on the Dash 4 Cash will be revealed at a later date.
2014 NASCAR Nationwide Series Schedule
2/22 Daytona International Speedway
3/1 Phoenix International Raceway
3/8 Las Vegas Motor Speedway
3/15 Bristol Motor Speedway
3/22 Auto Club Speedway
4/4 Texas Motor Speedway
4/11 Darlington Raceway
4/25 Richmond International Raceway
5/3 Talladega Superspeedway
5/18 Iowa Speedway
5/24 Charlotte Motor Speedway
5/31 Dover International Speedway
6/14 Michigan International Speedway
6/21 Road America
6/27 Kentucky Speedway
7/4 Daytona International Speedway
7/12 New Hampshire Motor Speedway
7/19 Chicagoland Speedway
7/26 Indianapolis Motor Speedway
8/2 Iowa Speedway
8/9 Watkins Glen International
8/22 Bristol Motor Speedway
8/30 Atlanta Motor Speedway
9/5 Richmond International Raceway
9/13 Chicagoland Speedway
9/20 Kentucky Speedway
9/27 Dover International Speedway
10/4 Kansas Speedway
10/10 Charlotte Motor Speedway
11/1 Texas Motor Speedway
11/8 Phoenix International Raceway
11/15 Homestead-Miami Speedway
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Aug 19, 2014, 6:15 PM EDT
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Aug 19, 2014, 5:30 PM EDT
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Aug 19, 2014, 2:16 PM EDT
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Aug 19, 2014, 1:00 PM EDT
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Aug 19, 2014, 12:30 PM EDT
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Aug 19, 2014, 12:10 PM EDT
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Aug 19, 2014, 11:52 AM EDT
Carl Edwards was almost destined to move to Gibbs, and it’s time to see whether his new opportunity will yield as much success for him as other switches have for others.
Aug 19, 2014, 10:17 AM EDT
Carl Edwards confirmed at Joe Gibbs Racing for 2015 and beyond.
Aug 18, 2014, 9:30 PM EDT
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Aug 18, 2014, 8:48 PM EDT
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Aug 18, 2014, 7:15 PM EDT
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Aug 18, 2014, 5:30 PM EDT
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Aug 18, 2014, 4:30 PM EDT
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