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NASCAR ANNOUNCES START TIMES, NETWORKS FOR 2018 CUP SERIES SEASON

NASCAR ANNOUNCES START TIMES, NETWORKS FOR 2018 MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES SEASON

FORT WORTH, Texas (November 6, 2017)

NASCAR announced the 2018 start times and network coverage for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series that includes marginal time changes to both the O’Reilly Auto Parts 500 in April and AAA Texas 500 in November.

The O’Reilly Auto Parts 500, scheduled for Sunday, April 8, will move from a 12:30 p.m. CT start time in 2017 to 1 p.m. CT next season. The seventh race of the season will be televised live on FOX Sports 1 with the radio broadcast aired on the Performance Racing Network.

The AAA Texas 500, scheduled for Sunday, Nov. 4, will move from a 1 p.m. CT start time this season to 2 p.m. CT in 2018. The middle race of the three-event Round of 8 segment of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs will be broadcast live on the NBC Sports Network and PRN.

The 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season officially returns Sunday, Feb. 18 with the Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway (1:30 p.m. CT, FOX).

For information on 2018 season ticket packages or individual tickets, please visit www.texasmotorspeedway.com or call the speedway ticket office at 817.215.8500. 

2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Schedule

Date

Location

Network

Race Start

Radio

2/11

Daytona 500 Qualifying at

Daytona International Speedway

FOX

12 p.m. ET

MRN

2/11

The Clash at

Daytona International Speedway

FS1

3 p.m. ET

MRN

2/15

The Duel at

Daytona International Speedway

FS1

7 p.m. ET

MRN

2/18

DAYTONA 500 at

Daytona International Speedway

FOX

2:30 p.m. ET

MRN

2/25

Atlanta Motor Speedway

FOX

2 p.m. ET

PRN

3/4

Las Vegas Motor Speedway

FOX

3:30 p.m. ET

PRN

3/11

Phoenix Raceway

FOX

3:30 p.m. ET

MRN

3/18

Auto Club Speedway

FOX

3:30 p.m. ET

MRN

3/25

Martinsville Speedway

FS1

2 p.m. ET

MRN

4/8

O’Reilly Auto Parts 500 at Texas Motor Speedway

FS1

2 p.m. ET/1 p.m. CT

PRN

4/15

Bristol Motor Speedway

FOX

2 p.m. ET

PRN

4/21

Richmond International Raceway

FOX

6:30 p.m. ET

MRN

4/29

Talladega Superspeedway

FOX

2 p.m. ET

MRN

5/6

Dover International Speedway

FS1

2 p.m. ET

MRN

5/12

Kansas Speedway

FS1

8 p.m. ET

MRN

5/19

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series All-Star Open at

Charlotte Motor Speedway

FS1

6 p.m. ET

MRN

5/19

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series All-Star Race at

Charlotte Motor Speedway

FS1

8 p.m. ET

MRN

5/27

Charlotte Motor Speedway

FOX

6 p.m. ET

PRN

6/3

Pocono Raceway

FS1

2 p.m. ET

MRN

6/10

Michigan International Speedway

FOX

2 p.m. ET

MRN

6/24

Sonoma Raceway

FS1

3 p.m. ET

PRN

7/1

Chicagoland Speedway

NBCSN

2:30 p.m. ET

MRN

7/7

Daytona International Speedway

NBC

7 p.m. ET

PRN

7/14

Kentucky Speedway

NBCSN

7:30 p.m. ET

PRN

7/22

New Hampshire Motor Speedway

NBCSN

2 p.m. ET

PRN

7/29

Pocono Raceway

NBCSN

2:30 p.m. ET

MRN

8/5

Watkins Glen International

NBC

2:30 p.m. ET

MRN

8/12

Michigan International Speedway

NBCSN

2:30 p.m. ET

MRN

8/18

Bristol Motor Speedway

NBCSN

7:30 p.m. ET

PRN

9/2

Darlington Raceway

NBCSN

6 p.m. ET

MRN

9/9

Indianapolis Motor Speedway

NBCSN

2 p.m. ET

IMS

9/16

Las Vegas Motor Speedway

NBCSN

3 p.m. ET

PRN

9/22

Richmond International Raceway

NBCSN

7:30 p.m. ET

MRN

9/30

Charlotte Motor Speedway

NBC

2 p.m. ET

PRN

10/7

Dover International Speedway

NBCSN

2 p.m. ET

MRN

10/14

Talladega Superspeedway

NBC

2 p.m. ET

MRN

10/21

Kansas Speedway

NBC

2 p.m. ET

MRN

10/28

Martinsville Speedway

NBCSN

2:30 p.m. ET

MRN

11/4

AAA Texas 500 at Texas Motor Speedway

NBCSN

3 p.m. ET/2 p.m. CT

PRN

11/11

Phoenix Raceway

NBC

2:30 p.m. ET

MRN

         
         

11/18

Homestead Miami Speedway

NBC

2:30 p.m. ET

MRN

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