NASCAR released the 2016 schedule for the Camping World Truck Series on Tuesday, awhile after releasing the schedules for the other two national series, the Sprint Cup and Xfinity series. As in recent years past, the 2016 Truck Series schedule is made up of 23 races. There are no new tracks on the schedule for next year, and conversely, no tracks lost dates.
As in previous seasons, the year will start and end in Florida, with the season opener at Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway scheduled for Feb. 19 and the season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway scheduled for Nov. 18. The Truck Series will also make a return trip, its third, to the dirt at Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio, in July.
There are changes for 2016, though. The yearly visit to Iowa Speedway in Newton becomes a companion event the one of the Xfinity Series races at that track next year. It’ll be the first national-level, two-race NASCAR weekend for Iowa Speedway. The trucks will race Iowa on June 18, whith the Xfinity Series to follow the next day.
A few tracks had their Camping World Truck Series dates changed for next year, compared to their dates on the 2015 schedule. The race at Dover (Del.) International Speedway will be moved up two weeks next year to run on May 13. Meanwhile, the first of two visits to Texas Motor Speedway near Fort Worth will take the green flag a week later on June 10. The race at Gateway Motorsports Park in Madison, Ill., near St. Louis, will move to June 25, two weeks later than in 2015. Also the Canadian Tire Motorsport Park race in Bowmanville, Ontario, Canada will take place on the Sunday immediately preceding Labor Day (Sept. 4).
Here is the 2016 Camping World Truck Series schedule:
Feb. 19 — Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway
Feb. 27 — Atlanta Motor Speedway
April 2 — Martinsville (Va.) Speedway
May 6 — Kansas Speedway
May 13 — Dover (Del.) International Speedway
May 20 — Charlotte Motor Speedway
June 10 — Texas Motor Speedway
June 18 — Iowa Speedway
June 25 — Gateway Motorsports Park
July 7 — Kentucky Speedway
July 20 — Eldora Speedway
July 30 — Pocono Raceway
Aug. 17 — Bristol (Ten.) Motor Speedway
Aug. 27 — Michigan International Speedway
Sept. 4 — Canadian Tire Motorsport Park
Sept. 16 — Chicagoland Speedway
Sept 24 — New Hampshire Motor Speedway
Oct 1 — Las Vegas Motor Speedway
Oct 22 — Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway
Oct. 29 — Martinsville Speedway
Nov. 4 — Texas Motor Speedway
Nov. 11 — Phoenix International Raceway
Nov. 18 — Homestead-Miami Speedway