Complete 2024 NASCAR schedule: First look at Cup, playoff changes and championship in Phoenix

The 2024 NASCAR Cup Series schedule features an opening visit to Iowa Speedway, a change of venue for the regular season finish, two changes to the championship playoffs, no dirt racing, a return to the oval at Indianapolis Motor Speedway and a new location for Easter Sunday. Sunday race.

Notable changes to the 36 race points table (plus two exhibitions) include:

The season begins with the Busch Light Clash (not the points race) from the LA Coliseum on February 4, 2024. The NASCAR Mexico Series race opens this weekend – a first in NASCAR history.

The annual spring race will be held at Richmond Raceway on Easter Sunday evening, turning into the holiday date that the Bristol dirt track has occupied for the past three years.

Spring racing at Bristol Motor Speedway returns to concrete after a three-year experiment on dirt.

The NASCAR All-Star Race returns to North Wilkesboro Speedway on May 19.

Adding the Iowa Speedway, a popular short trail located about 35 miles east of Des Moines. NASCAR officially announced the June 16 race at a press conference Tuesday that included Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds.

The regular season will resume in Chicago on July 7.

Return to the iconic Indianapolis Motor Speedway after three years on the IMS road course on July 21.

The regular season will conclude at Darlington on September 1, with Daytona International Speedway making the penultimate run of the regular season on August 24. The playoffs begin on September 8 in Atlanta.

The only history of Watkins Glen International and one of Atlanta Motor Speedway’s two history to go to the playoffs. The addition of Watkins Glen creates two road races during the playoffs, while Atlanta adds a second superspeedway.

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