2005 NASCAR: Changes in Schedule
The NASCAR 2005 schedule is already of interest to serious NASCAR fans because races begin in February and people are eager to begin planning how they will attend the ones they want to see. The NASACAR schedule is always a topic of discussion because everyone wants to see which changes occur in each year’s new schedule. For all those new NASCAR fans out there who may not be sure what that means, the “changes” are basically changes in location (in terms of speedway) for important races. The focus of this year’s schedule seemed to be maintaining a good balance between all geographical regions of the country so that the races were well spread out. Other important changes involve previous raceways or tracks that will not host any races this year.
NASCAR 2005 Schedule: Planning
If you are interested in the NASCAR schedule, you either want to travel to see some of the races, attend the ones that are near you, or know when and where to watch them on TV. The good news is that regardless of where you live, it will be easy for you to get to a NASCAR race without too much travel time. Almost all of the races through June will be broadcast on FOX, with the earliest starting at 12:30p.m. and the latest starting at 8:00p.m. From July through November, NBC and TNT both show the racing events, although more are shown on NBC. Races will start no earlier than 12:00p.m. and no later than 7:00p.m.
The 2005 Nextel Cup Schedule begins in Daytona with the Budweiser Shootout at the Daytona International Speedway. It is on February 12 at 8:00p.m. The next two races are also at the Daytona International Speedway: the Gatorade Duel (February 17) and the Daytona 500 (February 20). After these three initial races, the Nextel Cup moves to California for the AutoClub 500, Las Vegas for the UAW-DaimerChrysler 400, Atlanta for the Golden Corral 500, Bristol for the Food City 500, Martinsville for the Advance Auto Parts 500, Texas for the Samsung/Radio Shack 500, and Phoenix for the Subway Fresh 500. Although the Subway Fresh 500 is at the end of April and that leaves more than half a year for other important races, this should be enough to help you get started on your race planning.
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