NASCAR maps out 2016 and beyond

NASCAR unveiled its slate of races for the 2016 season as well as agreements with 23 tracks to field NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races for the next five years. Additionally, 24 tracks will host NASCAR XFINITY Series races through 2020. The season revs up at an overhauled Daytona International Speedway, thanks to the new DAYTONA Rising project, with the 2016 Daytona 500 set to be held on February 21 and run live on FOX, followed by races at Atlanta Motor Speedway, Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Phoenix International Raceway and Auto Club Speedway for the return of NASCAR Goes West. Changes to the 2016 schedule include: Pocono Raceway hosting its first NASCAR XFINITY Series event in June; spring events at Richmond International Raceway shifting to a Saturday and Sunday companion event for the XFINITY Series and Sprint Cup Series, an earlier stop at Dover International Speedway; an later stop in August at Michigan. NBC will hold its 2016 race schedule in July at Daytona with the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series event moving back to a Saturday evening event.

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