The Nascar season, based on an intricate point system, consists of 36 races held throughout the year.
The Chase really begins as the year winds down - scheduled from September to November - comprising the last and final top 10 races with all the excitement of a major league playoff.
Changes to the 2017 lineup include start times in many cases being pushed up from traditional 1PM to 2PM or later. For example, both the opener at the Daytona 500 in February and the big finale at the Ford 400 in November move to a later green flag at 2PM and 2:30PM respectively this year.
Just up ahead check out the complete 2017 schedule along with more information on Sprint Cup race schedules around the Web including pictures & updates, driver profiles & bios, cup chase history, stats & trivia ....
2017 NASCAR Schedule
All times Eastern (ET) - dates and times subject to change.
||TV & TIME (ET)
||Daytona International Speedway, Daytona 500
||Atlanta Motor Speedway, Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500
||Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Kobalt 400
||Phoenix International Raceway, Camping World 500
||Auto Club Speedway, Auto Club 400
||Martinsville Speedway, STP 500
||Texas Motor Speedway,
O'Reilly Auto Parts 500
||Bristol Motor Speedway, Food City 500
||Richmond International Raceway, Toyota Owners 400
||Talladega Superspeedway, GEICO 500
||Kansas Speedway, Go Bowling 400
||Charlotte Motor Speedway, NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race
||Charlotte Motor Speedway, Coca Cola 600
||Dover International Speedway, AAA 400 Drive for Autism
||Pocono Raceway, Pocono 400
||Michigan International Speedway, FireKeepers Casino 400
||Sonoma Raceway, Toyota/Save Mart 350
||Daytona International Speedway, Coke Zero 400
||Kentucky Speedway, Quaker State 400
||New Hampshire Motor Speedway, New Hampshire 301
||Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Brickyard 400
||Pocono Raceway, Pennsylvania 400
||Watkins Glen International, Watkins Glen 355
||Michigan International Speedway, Pure Michigan 400
||Bristol Motor Speedway, Bristol Night Race
||Darlington Raceway, Bojangles’ Southern 500
||Richmond International Raceway, Federated Auto Parts 400
|2017 Chase for the Sprint Cup
||Chicagoland Speedway, Chicagoland 400
||New Hampshire Motor Speedway, New England 300
||Dover International Speedway, AAA 400
||Charlotte Motor Speedway, Bank of America 500
||Talladega Superspeedway, Hellmann's 500
||Kansas Speedway, Hoilywood Casino 400
||Martinsville Speedway, Goody's Fast Relief 500
||Texas Motor Speedway, AAA Texas 500
||Phoenix International Raceway, Can-Am 500
||Homestead-Miami Speedway, Ford EcoBoost 400
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More about the NASCAR and the Chase for the Cup around the Web:
NASCAR.com - Sprint Cup Series - The official site of the Chase, with the latest updated news & video clips, driver profiles, opinion & editorials and the complete annual Sprint Cup schedule.
Sports - NASCAR - What's happening in the Cup races including expert news features from news wires & sports magazines, current results and standings, photo galleries, and related links to message boards, chats, TV listing schedules.
NBC Sports - Motorsports - News headlines, the latest on the Chase, complete Sprint Cup schedule, slideshows of the hottest stars in NASCAR, editorials & opinion, driver interviews, photo galleries, video clips.
Racing News - Sprint Cup central - with all the latest news, commentary and race coverage, featured columns and guest
articles, current standings, races and TV schedule, photo galleries, forum.