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Nationwide and Truck schedules revealed for 2014

NASCAR has completed its roll-out of race schedules for 2014, with the itineraries for the Nationwide and Camping World Truck Series also now confirmed.
Following the announcement of the 2014 Sprint Cup Series schedule on October 16, NASCAR has now completed its roll-out of next year's racing calendar with the publication of the 33-race Nationwide Series itinerary and confirmation that the Camping World Truck Series will once again consist of 22 events.

As with the Cup schedule, both championships will once again begin with races at Daytona International Speedway in February, and conclude with the season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway in November.

“As it continues to provide great racing for our fans, the NASCAR Nationwide Series is also a launching pad for our rising talent,” said Steve O'Donnell, NASCAR's senior vice president of racing operations. “It's exciting to watch the growth of current and former series drivers Kyle Larson, Austin Dillon and Ricky Stenhouse Jr. among others in their progression to challenge NASCAR Sprint Cup Series stars like Greg Biffle, Clint Bowyer, Kyle Busch, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Carl Edwards and Kevin Harvick."

Both schedules are heavily influenced by the plans for the Cup series with whom they share the majority of race weekend, but the Nationwide calendar sees six standalone events including two of the series' three road course races (at Road America and Mid-Ohio.) There are few changes to next year's Nationwide calendar compared with 2013: the spring races at Darlington Raceway and Iowa Speedway are both moving forward in the schedule by about a month and Texas Motor Speedway's April race is pulled forward by a week to April 4, while Chicagoland Speedway's standalone event on July 19 will return to a night race for the first time since 2011.

In the Truck Series, the series will return to the Eldora Speedway dirt track after a successful and very popular maiden run there in 2013, and also to the road race at the Canadian Tire Motorsport Park. However, Rockingham Speedway - which has been struggling financially in recent years - is off the schedule, as is one of the two Iowa races. In their place, two tracks that have been missing from the Truck series in recent years make their return, with Gateway Motorsports Park near St Louis holding its first event in the series in four years on June 14 and New Hampshire Motor Speedway back on the schedule for September 20 after missing the 2012 and 2013 seasons.

"We're excited to have the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series return to Gateway and to the St. Louis area, which is such a racing hotbed," said O'Donnell. "Curtis Francois and his staff have worked diligently to bring NASCAR national series racing back to those great fans."

2014 NASCAR Nationwide Series schedule

February 22: Daytona International Speedway

March 1: Phoenix International Raceway
March 8: Las Vegas Motor Speedway
March 15: Bristol Motor Speedway
March 22: Auto Club Speedway

April 4: Texas Motor Speedway
April 11: Darlington Raceway
April 25: Richmond International Raceway

May 3: Talladega Superspeedway
May 18: Iowa Speedway
May 24: Charlotte Motor Speedway
May 31: Dover International Speedway

June 14: Michigan International Speedway
June 21: Road America
June 27: Kentucky Speedway

July 4: Daytona International Speedway
July 12: New Hampshire Motor Speedway
July 19: Chicagoland Speedway
July 26: Indianapolis Motor Speedway

August 2: Iowa Speedway
August 9: Watkins Glen International
August 16: Mid-Ohio
August 22: Bristol Motor Speedway
August 30: Atlanta Motor Speedway

September 5: Richmond International Raceway
September 13: Chicagoland Speedway
September 20: Kentucky Speedway
September 27: Dover International Speedway

October 4: Kansas Speedway
October 10: Charlotte Motor Speedway

November 1: Texas Motor Speedway
November 8: Phoenix International Raceway
November 15: Homestead-Miami Speedway

2014 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series schedule

February 21: Daytona International Speedway

March 29: Martinsville Speedway

May 9: Kansas Speedway
May 16: Charlotte Motor Speedway
May 30: Dover International Speedway

June 6: Texas Motor Speedway
June 14: Gateway Motorsports Park
June 26: Kentucky Speedway
July 12: Iowa Speedway
July 23: Eldora Speedway

August 2: Pocono Raceway
August 16: Michigan International Speedway
August 20: Bristol Motor Speedway
August 31: Canadian Tire Motorsport Park

September 12: Chicagoland Speedway
September 20: New Hampshire Motor Speedway
September 27: Las Vegas Motor Speedway

October 18: Talladega Superspeedway
October 25: Martinsville Speedway
October 31: Texas Motor Speedway

November 7: Phoenix International Raceway
November 14: Homestead-Miami Speedway



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