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All Confirmed Dates on the 2025 NASCAR Schedule (So Far)

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What’s Happening?

As the 2024 NASCAR season rolls on, the 2025 NASCAR Cup Series schedule will begin to take shape. It’s one of the most interesting schedule releases in a long time with the introduction of the new media rights deal along with the potential to go international. Bookmark this page to keep track of all of the latest rumors and confirmed dates on the 2025 NASCAR schedule.

  • Per the newest media rights deal, the 2025 NASCAR Cup Series schedule will be 36 points races plus the Clash and the All-Star Race. This brings the total to 38 Cup Series events in 2025, which has remained unchanged since the schedule expanded in 2001.
  • This year, three major questions remain unanswered. First off, will NASCAR go international, what to do with Southern California, and how will the media rights deal affect the schedule?
  • Fans are excited about the 2024 season, but anticipation for 2025 builds and builds as the season goes on. What does the future hold for NASCAR?

Confirmed Dates

These are all of the dates that have been confirmed either by NASCAR or by reporters surrounding NASCAR. This list will grow as the 2025 season rolls on.

  • February 16th: Daytona 500 (NASCAR announced both Daytona dates on February 26th)
  • July 6th: Chicago Street Race**
  • August 24th: Daytona Summer Race

**The Chicago Street Race enters the 3rd year of a 3-year contract in 2025, and the race is contractually obligated to be held on the first weekend of July.

Rumors

Mexico, Canada, and So-Cal

Steve Phelps joined Fox’s coverage of the Daytona 500, and he dropped some hints on the 2025 schedule. In it, he said that he would be “Surprised” if the Cup Series was not in Mexico and/or Canada in 2025. He also confirmed that NASCAR would have a race in Southern California in 2025, but, the where is not yet determined.

Phoenix Could LOSE the Championship Race

Many fans and industry insiders felt the NASCAR Cup Series spring race at Phoenix left a lot to be desired, and that’s become a common theme with Phoenix races. Jordan Bianchi of The Athletic gave what he called “Informed speculation” during the post-Phoenix race episode of “The Teardown” podcast with Jeff Gluck about the future of Phoenix Raceway and the Championship race based on what insiders have told Bianch. Here is what Bianchi said.

I don’t think Phoenix hosts the championship racing 2025. I think it’s going to end up back at Homestead [Miam]. I think today’s race probably, I don’t want to say sealed it, I think it the wheels were already in motion for this to happen for various reasons. I think today’s race kind of solidified it

Jordan Bianchi

Richmond Could LOSE a Date

Richmond has been thrown around as a track that could lose a date for some time now. Lackluster crowds and a hit-or-miss racing product have put one of NASCAR’s traditional venues under the microscope according to fans and pundits alike. Jordan Bianchi was discussing the issue of current short tracks being too close to each other on “The Teardown” with Jeff Gluck following the Bristol race, and Bianchi followed up the idea of Richmond losing a date by chuckling and saying that it “May happen”.

COTA Should Return

There was some minor speculation amongst a few about the future. of NASCAR at COTA. Marcus Smith address that speculation over the weekend saying to Kevin Lyttle of Statesman that SMI and NASCAR are “Planning” on returning to COTA in 2025.

Racing on Easter?

Chris Myers, who helps provide pre-race coverage for NASCAR on Fox, gave some interesting takes on the 2025 schedule. While leaving the LA Coliseum and a commitment to Southern California are both to be expected, he also claims that NASCAR will likely not race on Easter in 2024. NASCAR has traditionally kept Easter as an off-weekend, but, they have held races on Easter each of the last three seasons. Given Myers longstanding employment at Fox, it;s reasonable to think he has some inside knowledge.

Keep this page bookmarked for the latest 2025 schedule rumors and confirmations.

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