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NASCAR Schedule Changes Include Brickyard 400 Becoming Regular-Season Finale

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 05 / 24 / 17

NASCAR announced its '18 Monster Energy Cup Series schedule yesterday and the "biggest" move is Indianapolis Motor Speedway replacing Richmond as the site for the regular-season finale in an attempt to "breath some life into what used to be one of its biggest events," according to Bob Pockrass of ...

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