NASCAR makes no major changes to 2014 Sprint Cup schedule

October 15, 2013

Kevin Harvick (29), Jimmie Johnson (48) and Jeff Gordon (24) race in Turn 2 during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series auto race at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Few changes were made to the 2014 Sprint Cup schedule, which was released Tuesday.(AP Photo/Bob Jordan)

Few changes were made to the 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup schedule, which was released Tuesday.

The date swap between Darlington and Kansas — changed to accommodate the NCAA’s Final Four — had already been announced by the respective tracks.

The one notable addition will be the NASCAR Air Titan track-drying system, which will be implemented at every Sprint Cup race to prevent lengthy delays.

“Having the Air Titan at each NASCAR Sprint Cup Series weekend allows us to meet a very important goal set by our Chairman and CEO, Brian France: to drastically decrease track-drying time to the best of our ability and ensure our fans in the stands and those watching on TV get to see each race on its scheduled day,” said Steve O’Donnell, NASCAR’s senior vice president of racing operations (via the NASCAR’s Web site.)

As it was this year, the 2014 season will begin at the Daytona International Speedway (Feb. 15) and end at Homestead-Miami Speedway (Nov. 16.)

If any major changes are made, it is likely to happen in 2015 when NBC joins with current partner FOX Sports in the final 20 races of the Cup schedule.

Here is the 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series schedule, provided by NASCAR’s Web site.

Date Site Network
Feb. 15 Daytona International Speedway (Sprint Unlimited) FOX Sports 1, MRN, SiriusXM
Feb. 16 Daytona International Speedway (Daytona 500 qualifying) FOX, MRN, SiriusXM
Feb. 20 Daytona International Speedway (Duels) FOX Sports 1, MRN, SiriusXM
Feb. 23 Daytona International Speedway (Daytona 500) FOX, MRN, SiriusXM
March 2 Phoenix International Raceway FOX, MRN, SiriusXM
March 9 Las Vegas Motor Speedway FOX, PRN, SiriusXM
March 16 Bristol Motor Speedway FOX, PRN, SiriusXM
March 23 Auto Club Speedway FOX, MRN, SiriusXM
March 30 Martinsville Speedway FOX, MRN, SiriusXM
April 6 Texas Motor Speedway FOX, PRN, SiriusXM
April 12 Darlington Raceway FOX, MRN, SiriusXM
April 26 Richmond International Raceway FOX, MRN, SiriusXM
May 4 Talladega Superspeedway FOX, MRN, SiriusXM
May 10 Kansas Speedway FOX, MRN, SiriusXM
May 17 Charlotte Motor Speedway (NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race) FOX Sports 1, MRN, SiriusXM
May 25 Charlotte Motor Speedway FOX, PRN, SiriusXM
June 1 Dover International Speedway FOX, MRN, SiriusXM
June 8 Pocono Raceway TNT, MRN, SiriusXM
June 15 Michigan International Speedway TNT, MRN, SiriusXM
June 22 Sonoma Raceway TNT, PRN, SiriusXM
June 28 Kentucky Speedway TNT, PRN, SiriusXM
July 5 Daytona International Speedway TNT, MRN, SiriusXM
July 13 New Hampshire Motor Speedway TNT, PRN, SiriusXM
July 27 Indianapolis Motor Speedway ESPN, IMS, SiriusXM
Aug. 3 Pocono Raceway ESPN, MRN, SiriusXM
Aug. 10 Watkins Glen International ESPN, MRN, SiriusXM
Aug. 17 Michigan International Speedway ESPN, MRN, SiriusXM
Aug. 23 Bristol Motor Speedway ABC, PRN, SiriusXM
Aug. 31 Atlanta Motor Speedway ESPN, PRN, SiriusXM
Sept. 6 Richmond International Raceway ABC, MRN, SiriusXM
Sept. 14 Chicagoland Speedway ESPN, MRN, SiriusXM
Sept. 21 New Hampshire Motor Speedway ESPN, PRN, SiriusXM
Sept. 28 Dover International Speedway ESPN, MRN, SiriusXM
Oct. 5 Kansas Speedway ESPN, MRN, SiriusXM
Oct. 11 Charlotte Motor Speedway ABC, PRN, SiriusXM
Oct. 19 Talladega Superspeedway ESPN, MRN, SiriusXM
Oct. 26 Martinsville Speedway ESPN, MRN, SiriusXM
Nov. 2 Texas Motor Speedway ESPN, PRN, SiriusXM
Nov. 9 Phoenix International Raceway ESPN, MRN, SiriusXM
Nov. 16 Homestead-Miami Speedway ESPN, MRN, SiriusXM
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