NASCAR reveals 2018 Cup Series start times

NASCAR reveals 2018 Cup Series start times

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NASCAR reveals 2018 Cup Series start times

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NASCAR has revealed the 2018 start times for all Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series races. Noticeably absent are any 1 p.m. starts. Next year, all East Coast races will either start at 2 or 2:30 p.m. Night races have start times ranging from 6 to 8 p.m. ET.

“Feedback from our fans, along with insight from teams, tracks and our broadcast partners was key to identifying the most ideal start time for each race,” said Steve Herbst, senior vice president, broadcasting and production at NASCAR. “Every race weekend is unique, so considering fan and industry input alongside each event’s nuances allows us to balance interests on all sides.”

The 2018 season starts with the 60th annual Daytona 500 on its traditional President’s Day weekend. It again ends at Homestead-Miami Speedway with Ford Championship Weekend, with the playoffs kicking off at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

Feb. 11 – Daytona 500 qualifying (12 p.m. ET, Fox, MRN)

Feb. 11 – The Clash at Daytona (3 p.m. ET, FS1, MRN)

Feb. 15 – The Duel at Daytona (7 p.m. ET, FS1, MRN)

Feb. 18 – Daytona 500 (2:30 p.m. ET, Fox, MRN)

Feb. 25 – Atlanta Motor Speedway (2 p.m. ET, Fox, PRN)

March 4 – Las Vegas Motor Speedway (3:30 p.m. ET, Fox, PRN)

March 11 – Phoenix Raceway (3:30 p.m. ET, Fox, MRN)

March 18 – Auto Club Speedway (3:30 p.m. ET, Fox, MRN)

March 25 – Martinsville Speedway (2 p.m. ET, FS1, MRN)

April 8 – Texas Motor Speedway (2 p.m. ET, FS1, PRN)

April 15 – Bristol Motor Speedway (2 p.m. ET, Fox, PRN)

April 21 – Richmond Raceway (6:30 p.m. ET, Fox, MRN)

April 29 – Talladega Superspeedway (2 p.m. ET, Fox, MRN)

May 6 – Dover International Speedway (2 p.m. ET, FS1, MRN)

May 12 – Kansas Speedway (8 p.m. ET, FS1, MRN)

May 19 – Monster Energy Open (6 p.m. ET, FS1, MRN)

May 19 – Monster Energy All-Star Race (8 p.m. ET, FS1, MRN)

May 27 – Charlotte Motor Speedway (6 p.m. ET, Fox, PRN)

June 3 – Pocono Raceway (2 p.m. ET, FS1, MRN)

June 10 – Michigan International Speedway (2 p.m. ET, Fox, MRN)

June 24 – Sonoma Raceway (3 p.m. ET, FS1, PRN)

July 1 – Chicagoland Speedway (2:30 p.m. ET, NBCSN, MRN)

July 7 – Daytona International Speedway (7 p.m. ET, NBC, PRN)

July 14 – Kentucky Speedway (7:30 p.m. ET, NBCSN, PRN)

July 22 – New Hampshire Motor Speedway (2 p.m. ET, NBCSN, PRN)

July 29 – Pocono Raceway (2:30 p.m. ET, NBCSN, MRN)

August 5 – Watkins Glen International (2:30 p.m. ET, NBC, MRN)

August 12 – Michigan International Speedway (2:30 p.m. ET, NBCSN, MRN)

August 18 – Bristol Motor Speedway (7:30 p.m. ET, NBCSN, PRN)

Sept. 2 – Darlington Raceway (6 p.m. ET, NBCSN, MRN)

Sept. 9 – Indianapolis Motor Speedway (2 p.m. ET, NBCSN, IMS)

Sept. 16 – Las Vegas Motor Speedway (3 p.m. ET, NBCSN, PRN)

Sept. 22 – Richmond Raceway (7:30 p.m. ET, NBCSN, MRN)

Sept. 30 – Charlotte Motor Speedway (2 p.m. ET, NBC, PRN)

Oct. 7 – Dover International Speedway (2 p.m. ET, NBCSN, MRN)

Oct. 14 – Talladega Superspeedway (2 p.m. ET, NBC, MRN)

Oct. 21 – Kansas Speedway (2 p.m. ET, NBC, MRN)

Oct. 28 – Martinsville Speedway (2:30 p.m. ET, NBCSN, MRN)

Nov. 4 – Texas Motor Speedway (3 p.m. ET, NBCSN, PRN)

Nov. 11 – Phoenix Raceway (2:30 p.m. ET, NBC, MRN)

Nov. 18 – Homestead-Miami Speedway (2:30 p.m. ET, NBC, MRN)

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