Monday, November 21, 2011

2012 Truck Series Down To 22 Races

NASCAR has finally announced the much-anticipated 2012 schedule for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. The schedule includes just 22 events -- down from 25 this season -- and includes no road course events, despite widespread speculation that the circuit would compete at both Road America and Watkins Glen. It is highlighted by NASCAR’s return to historic Rockingham Speedway for the first time since 2004.

“The 2012 schedule has a great mix of tracks that will continue to deliver great racing for our fans," said Steve O’Donnell, NASCAR senior vice president of racing operations. "We're excited to bring the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series to the famed Rockingham Speedway, along with the addition of a second date at Iowa Speedway. Looking ahead, interest in the truck series continues to grow in a number of different markets and we’re excited about what the future holds for next season and beyond.”

The championship chase begins at Daytona International Speedway on Friday night, Feb. 24 and concludes at Homestead-Miami Speedway on Nov. 16. Iowa Speedway also hosts two NASCAR Camping World Truck events next season, on July 14 and Sept. 15. Bristol Motor Speedway’s high banks will host their traditional Wednesday night show, on Aug. 22. For the third consecutive season, the series will race at the 2.5-mile Pocono Raceway.

2/24 Daytona International Speedway
3/31 Martinsville Speedway
4/15 Rockingham Speedway
4/21 Kansas Speedway
5/18 Charlotte Motor Speedway
6/1 Dover International Speedway
6/8 Texas Motor Speedway
6/28 Kentucky Speedway
7/14 Iowa Speedway
7/21 Chicagoland Speedway
8/4 Pocono Raceway
8/18 Michigan International Speedway
8/22 Bristol Motor Speedway
8/31 Atlanta Motor Speedway
9/15 Iowa Speedway
9/21 Kentucky Speedway
10/6 Talladega Superspeedway
10/13 Las Vegas Motor Speedway
10/27 Martinsville Speedway
11/2 Texas Motor Speedway
11/9 Phoenix International Raceway
11/16 Homestead-Miami Speedway


  1. Looks like I'll have to travel further than NHMS to see the trucks next year, though, after September's race it's probably for the best.

    After that miserable race at NH, I've wanted to ask what some of the better tracks are for the truck series, that wouldn't cause me to go from VT to the west coast. You and Angie have gotten me into the series, but I don't think I could take another race at NH even if they offered one.

  2. Anonymous3:30 PM

    sure last year was a snoozer but the year before it was the race of the weekend. it's a shame I always love watching the trucks at new hampshire ever since the ninety's but I think this is part of bruton's master plan to take a cup race away from new hampshire and send it to either vegas or kentucky. the support races will go first

  3. I've always accepted that the races aren't always going to be the best at NHMS, but there usually is still action to watch around the track for other positions when it's a sleeper upfront. September, there wasn't a whole lot of that though. Since it's the only track I've been able to go to at this point, I'd still spend the money at NHMS to see the trucks.

    I'm still hopeful that "Bruton's plan" doesn't become reality, however, I'm also realistic...

  4. Anonymous8:16 AM

    no Darlington?

  5. north40boyscott9:44 AM

    Next year lets reduce the number of Sprint Cup races.

  6. Anonymous9:50 AM

    Thought I heard Darlington wanted to put the trucks with the nationwide and cup weekend, NASCAR wouldn't go for it, so no trucks at Darlington.