2007 NASCAR Schedule

The offseason for NASCAR has been pretty busy, as usual. When your season runs from February through November, there isn’t a lot of down time, especially since the first race of the year — the Daytona 500 — is also the most important.

Some items of note:

  • Satellite radio coverage is moving from XM to Sirius who is already running full page color ads in USA Today
  • Tony Stewart joins Howard Stern and others with his own radio show on Sirius
  • For TV coverage, NBC and FX are out while Fox, Speed Channel, ABC, ESPN and TNT will split the races; for details of this 8-year, $4.8B deal, see this Wikipedia article
  • DirecTV will offer live in-car coverage for certain drivers (for an additional cost, unfortunately)
  • Goody’s Headache Power replaced by Tylenol – I’m not even sure what to say about this

Update 2006-02-07: Also see more details about the NASCAR TV Schedule.

Start counting down the days…

Date Race Track
10-Feb-07 Budweiser Shootout Daytona
15-Feb-07 Gatorade Dual 150s Daytona
18-Feb-07 Daytona 500 Daytona
25-Feb-07 Auto Club 500 California
11-Mar-07 UAW-DaimlerChrylser 400 Las Vegas
18-Mar-07 Golden Corral 500 Atlanta
25-Mar-07 Food City 500 Bristol
1-Apr-07 Advance Auto Parts 500 Martinsville
15-Apr-07 Samsung/Radio Shack 500 Texas
21-Apr-07 Subway Fresh 500 Phoenix
29-Apr-07 Aaron’s 499 Talladega
5-May-07 Chevy American Revolution 400 Richmond
12-May-07 Dodge Charger 500 Darlington
19-May-07 NASCAR NEXTEL All-Star Challenge Lowes (Charlotte)
27-May-07 Coca-Cola 600 Lowes (Charlotte)
3-Jun-07 Neighborhood Excellence 400 Dover
10-Jun-07 Pocono 500 Pocono
17-Jun-07 Michigan 400 Michigan
24-Jun-07 Dodge / Save Mart 350 Infineon (Sears Point)
1-Jul-07 LENOX Industrial Tools 300 Loudon
7-Jul-07 Pepsi 400 Daytona
15-Jul-07 USG Sheetrock 400 Chicagoland
29-Jul-07 Allstate 400 at The Brickyard Indianapolis
5-Aug-07 Pennsylvania 500 Pocono
18-Aug-07 AMD at The Glen Watkins Glen
19-Aug-07 GFS Marketplace 400 Michigan
25-Aug-07 Sharpie 500 Bristol
2-Sep-07 Sony HD 500 California
8-Sep-07 Chevy Rock and Roll 400 Richmond
16-Sep-07 Sylvania 300 Loudon
23-Sep-07 MBNA NASCAR RacePoints 400 Dover
30-Sep-07 Banquet 400 Kansas
7-Oct-07 UAW-Ford 500 Talladega
13-Oct-07 UAW-GM Quality 500 Lowes (Charlotte)
21-Oct-07 Subway 500 Martinsville
28-Oct-07 Bass Pro Shops MBNA 500 Atlanta
4-Nov-07 Dickies 500 Texas
11-Nov-07 Checker Auto Parts 500 Phoenix
18-Nov-07 Ford 400 Homestead