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The NASCAR Truck Series' new name isn't the only old-school change on the way.

The NASCAR Truck Series’ new name isn’t the only old-school change on the way.

The NASCAR Truck Series will return to its roots in more ways than one, with longtime and original series sponsor Craftsman returning as the circuit’s flagship sponsor.

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In 1995, NASCAR launched what was initially called as the Craftsman SuperTruck Series. From 1996 through 2008, the Craftsman Truck Series was the title sponsor, before Camping World took over in 2009. Craftsman, as well as certain classic courses, will return as title sponsors in 2023.

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The NASCAR Truck Series began as a distinct short-track series from the Cup Series.

The Truck Series launched mostly on small tracks and traveled extensively outside of the Cup and Xfinity Series schedules. The 1995 season included 18 races on tracks one mile in length or less, and majority of those tracks were west of the Mississippi River, a side of the country largely unexplored by NASCAR at the time. The series, however, is currently held on tracks in Arizona, Oregon, Colorado, California, and Kansas.

The 1995 Cup Series calendar, on the other hand, had only two events in the country’s western half. Sonoma Raceway in northern California held a Cup Series race in May, while Phoenix Raceway in Arizona was the season’s concluding stop in late October.

Because of the nature of competition on small tracks, the Truck Series began to establish its identity in the sport with races on unique courses that featured close, violent racing. For years, the series visited North Wilkesboro Speedway, the Milwaukee Mile, and Indianapolis Raceway Park (later called Lucas Oil Raceway), until they all faded away.

The Truck Series evolved become mostly a support series for Cup Series racing weekends.

The Truck Series raced only twice at North Wilkesboro, which had hosted NASCAR races since 1949, until the whole sport withdrew the 0.625-mile North Carolina racetrack from its schedules after the 1996 season and went to intermediate facilities in major media centers such as Los Angeles and Dallas.

The 0.686-mile Indianapolis Raceway Park track had been a staple in the Xfinity Series since its inception in 1982, and the Truck Series had joined from 1995 to 2011 until the Xfinity Series moved to the 2.5-mile Indianapolis Motor Speedway across town to create a tandem weekend with the Cup Series at the massive facility. The Truck Series merely cut the race date, dropping from 25 to 22 races every season.

The Milwaukee Mile, one of the country’s oldest race tracks, was built in 1903 and previously held Xfinity Series events from 1984 to 1985 and again beginning in 1993. Beginning in 1995, the Truck Series joined in, and both ran at the historic track until 2009.

Every weekend, the Truck Series began to race at the same circuits as the Cup and Xfinity series. By 2014, the trucks have only competed in four events at tracks other than the Cup Series.

Since stock car racing originated predominantly on dirt tracks in the early days, the inclusion of a race at the Eldora Speedway dirt track in Ohio in 2013 attempted to help fill the hole. Eldora was off the Truck Series schedule from 2013 until 2019, despite the fact that the track has never run on dirt before. Knoxville Raceway in Iowa, which held a Truck Series race each of the last two seasons, is not on the calendar for 2023.

The Truck Series is pleased to welcome back IRP, North Wilkesboro, and the Milwaukee Mile.

Instead, the Truck Series has reclaimed a little portion of its former character. After kicking off the 2022 playoffs with a spectacular race at IRP, the series will return to the track in 2023. It will also compete the day before the Cup Series All-Star Race in North Wilkesboro in May.

In another unusual decision, the series will return to the Milwaukee Mile in late August to headline a weekend of racing alongside the ARCA Menards Series, which won a race there in 2021.

NASCAR has lost much of its heritage over the last two decades, and the closure of tracks like IRP and the Milwaukee Mile were clear indicators of the situation. Sure, there was more money in greater markets on larger circuits, but it also diluted what was previously unique and entertaining about the Truck Series, turning it into simply one of three races at the same venue as the other two series, which mainly had better famous drivers.

Rockingham Speedway in North Carolina is another track that NASCAR has abandoned and is now being repaved. The Truck Series raced there twice between 2012 and 2013, so “The Rock” could be the next old track to return to the NASCAR schedule.

If not, fans will be able to see racing at tracks they either remember from a long time ago or have heard about and will finally be able to see for themselves. In any case, it is a step in the right direction.

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Nascar News: Daniel Suarez Promises ‘Payback’ After Darlington Incident

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Nascar News: Daniel Suarez Promises ‘Payback’ After Darlington Incident

Nascar News: Daniel Suarez Promises ‘Payback’ After Darlington Incident

NASCAR: Trackhouse Racing’s Daniel Suarez isn’t happy with another post-cup season racer. After making contact with Joe Gibbs Racing’s Christopher Bell on the South 500 schedule at Darlington, he promised to pay him back.

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“I’ll bring him back whenever I need him,” Suarez said after the game when he was free. “I’m not saying it’s going to be Kansas or Bristol. But he certainly owes it to me, and I’ll save it for later.”

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Suarez went on to say that he would decide when to repay and that contact should not happen. He said he was lucky to be able to continue after hitting the wall “very, very hard” and losing several positions at the end of the stage.

The incident occurred with 5 laps remaining in Stage 2. Suarez and Bale rode side by side, with William Byron and Joey Logano behind them. Bell pinched #99 outside and let it hit the wall. That contact damaged Suarez’s original car and cost him the positions of Bale, Logano, Byron and Alex Bowman.

Suarez was still able to score three points in the second period, but less than he had hoped. He’s also concerned about the extent of damage #99 will do to the rest of the South 500.

Suarez criticises behaviour of some drivers

Suarez is only making his first playoff appearance in the cup series, but he avoided some “rookie mistakes” in the South 500. He didn’t try too hard to get stage points or fight for the win, and he left South Carolina with extra points.

Suarez noted that different drivers take different approaches to the lights. He pointed to their aggressiveness and explained that the South 500 was only the first game of the Cup playoffs. There are still two races to go before the field shrinks to just 12 drivers qualified for the championship.

“How smart are some drivers?” Suarez asked in a video shot by TSJ Sports’ Noah Lewis. “It’s just the first lap — the first race — we’re already racing like this. We’re not even in stage three. But it’s what it is. I can only drive 99 cars.”

Suarez gets some points in playoffs

While Suarez suffered some injuries in the playoffs, he was able to make some moves and move up the top 16. He now sits above the divide with two games remaining in the round of 16. Although he does have a slight edge over Team Penske’s Austin Cinderick.

Suarez was at a disadvantage heading into the playoffs weekend as he was below the original cut line. He had to do something to avoid early elimination from the playoffs, but he first had to take another major setback.

Trackhouse Racing’s No. 99 Chevrolet failed inspection three times at Darlington. That means Suarez will lose a crew member, his pit stop selection and the opportunity to drive the qualifying lap. He had to start in the backcourt before taking a free throw on the first lap of the Southern 500.

Although he fell in an early lap, Suarez received an early gift. Rain forced NASAR officials to set up a warning sign on lap 6, giving No. 99 a chance to avoid the waves and get back into the lead lap.

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NASCAR schedule 2022: TV channels for every Cup Series race, Date, time,

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NASCAR schedule 2022: TV channels for every Cup Series race, Date, time,

NASCAR schedule 2022: TV channels for every Cup Series race, Date, time,

The green flag is flying because it’s time for another NASCAR season.

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The NASCAR Cup Series begins its 74th season with the Daytona 500 on February 20. Many venue and race names will be familiar to NASCAR fans. One thing you’ll notice about this year’s schedule, however, is that games will start a little later than fans have become accustomed to in recent years. It’s part of NASCAR’s broader goal of maximizing audiences, as explained by Brian Herbst, NASCAR’s senior vice president of media and production.

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“Based on data and fan feedback from the past few years, changing the afternoon start time allows more of our fans — whether at home or on the track — to attend Sunday’s NASCAR race,” Herbst said in a release. Say. “Furthermore, for over a decade, the broadcast of most televised games in the Cup Series is in line with our strategy of distributing content to as many fans as possible during key moments of the season.”

Below is the full schedule for the 2022 NASCAR Cup Series, including start times and TV channels for each race.

NASCAR schedule 2022

(All times Eastern)

Date Race Track Start time TV channel Radio Winner
Feb. 6 The Clash Los Angeles Coliseum 6 p.m. Fox MRN Joey Logano
Feb. 17 Daytona 500 Duels Daytona International Speedway 7 p.m. FS1 MRN Brad Keselowski, Chris Buescher
Feb. 20 Daytona 500 Daytona International Speedway 2:30 p.m. Fox MRN Austin Cindric
Feb. 27 Wise Power 400 Auto Club Speedway 3:30 p.m. Fox MRN Kyle Larson
March 6 Pennzoil 400 Las Vegas Motor Speedway 3:30 p.m. Fox PRN Alex Bowman
March 13 Ruoff Mortgage 500k Phoenix Raceway 3:30 p.m. Fox MRN Chase Briscoe
March 20 Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 Atlanta Motor Speedway 3 p.m. Fox PRN William Byron
March 27 EchoPark Automotive Texas Grand Prix Circuit of the Americas 3:30 p.m. Fox PRN Ross Chastain
April 3 Toyota Owners 400 Richmond Raceway 3:30 p.m. Fox MRN Denny Hamlin
April 9 Blue-Emu Maximum Pain Relief 400 Martinsville Speedway 7:30 p.m. FS1 MRN William Byron
April 17 Food City Dirt Race Bristol Motor Speedway 7 p.m. Fox PRN Kyle Busch
April 24 GEICO 500 Talladega Superspeedway 3 p.m. Fox MRN Ross Chastain
May 1 DuraMAX Drydene 400 Dover Motor Speedway 3 p.m. FS1 MRN Chase Elliott
May 8 Goodyear 400 Darlington Raceway 3:30 p.m. FS1 MRN Joey Logano
May 15 AdventHealth 400 Kansas Speedway 3 p.m. FS1 MRN Kurt Busch
May 22 NASCAR All-Star Open Texas Motor Speedway 5:30 p.m. FS1 PRN Daniel Suarez
May 22 NASCAR All-Star Race Texas Motor Speedway 8 p.m. FS1 PRN Ryan Blaney
May 29 Coca-Cola 600 Charlotte Motor Speedway 6 p.m. Fox PRN Denny Hamlin
June 5 Enjoy Illinois 300 World Wide Technology Raceway 3:30 p.m. FS1 MRN Joey Logano
June 12 Toyota/Save Mart 350 Sonoma Raceway 4 p.m. FS1 PRN Daniel Suarez
June 26 Ally 400 Nashville Superspeedway 5 p.m. NBC MRN Chase Elliott
July 3 Kwik Trip 250 Road America 3 p.m. USA MRN Tyler Reddick
July 10 Quaker State 400 Atlanta Motor Speedway 3 p.m. USA PRN Chase Elliott
July 17 Ambetter 301 New Hampshire Motor Speedway 3 p.m. USA PRN Christopher Bell
July 24 M&M’s Fan Appreciation 400 Pocono Raceway 3 p.m. USA MRN Chase Elliott
July 31 Verizon 200 Indianapolis Motor Speedway Road Course 3 p.m. NBC IMS Radio Tyler Reddick
Aug. 7 FireKeepers Casino 400 Michigan International Speedway 3 p.m. USA MRN Kevin Harvick
Aug. 14 Federated Auto Parts 400 Richmond Raceway 3 p.m. USA MRN Kevin Harvick
Aug. 21 Go Bowling at the Glen Watkins Glen International 3 p.m. USA MRN TBD
Aug. 27 Coke Zero Sugar 400 Daytona International Speedway 7 p.m. NBC MRN TBD

NASCAR schedule 2022: Playoff races

(All times Eastern)

Date Race Track Start time TV channel Radio Winner
Sept. 4 Southern 500 Darlington Raceway 6 p.m. USA MRN TBD
Sept. 11 Hollywood Casino 400 Kansas Speedway 3 p.m. USA MRN TBD
Sept. 17 Bass Pro Shops Night Race Bristol Motor Speedway 7:30 p.m. USA PRN TBD
Sept. 25 AutoTrader EchoPark Automotive 500 Texas Motor Speedway 3:30 p.m. USA PRN TBD
Oct. 2 YellaWood 500 Talladega Superspeedway 2 p.m. NBC MRN TBD
Oct. 9 Bank of America ROVAL 400 Charlotte Motor Speedway ROVAL 2 p.m. NBC PRN TBD
Oct. 16 South Point 400 Las Vegas Motor Speedway 2:30 p.m. NBC PRN TBD
Oct. 23 Dixie Vodka 400 Homestead-Miami Speedway 2:30 p.m. NBC MRN TBD
Oct. 30 Xfinity 500 Martinsville Speedway 2 p.m. NBC MRN TBD
Nov. 6 NASCAR Cup Series Championship Phoenix Raceway 3 p.m. NBC MRN TBD

In Canada, fans can watch all NASCAR races on TSN.

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There are only two series in the racing world this weekend, and only NASCAR and NHRA have events. With IndyCar suspended until next weekend, Formula 1 is in the middle of its annual summer break.

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NASCAR competes in Cup and Truck Series races at Richmond Speedway. It’s a two-day show with practice and qualifying on Saturday, followed by the Worldwide Express 250 truck race at 8 p.m. EDT on FS1.

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Bringing the Federal Auto Parts 400 on Sunday, with just three races before the NASCAR Cup playoffs begin, Richmond could be a key game for the regular season as it heads to Watkins Glen Street Stadium next week. The season finale for the remaining sprint races at Daytona Super Speedway.

There are many routes to the playoffs, and as No. 16 in the playoff lineup, Ryan Blaney knew this could be a great opportunity to move No. 12 to No. 1 Richmond. Tune in on Sunday at 3:00pm. EDT on US Network to see how it all happened.

The NHRA is fast approaching the championship countdown, and this weekend, speed racers will take part in the Menard Nationals presented by PetAmour at Heartland Park-Topeka. The Midwest is hot, and Kansas could reach 100 degrees this weekend, making traction a key factor.

There are three games remaining on the NHRA’s regular-season schedule before the six-game countdown to the playoffs. In Top Fuel, Brittany Force leads the Top Fuel racing scene after securing her spot in the countdown in Seattle two weeks ago. Robert Hight and purser Jimmy Prock appear to have a firm grip on the hilarious shift and have taken their place in the countdown.

And in Pro Stock, Erica Enders and Aaron Stanfield each took their place in the countdown, leading all opponents in the ultra-fast gear jamming category.

The green light will flash on NHRA.TV at 11:30 a.m. ET and 2:00 p.m. ET on Sunday. EDT on FS1.

Stay healthy and have a great race weekend!

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