NASCAR Releases '14 Sprint Cup Schedule, With Four Changes
NASCAR today released the '14 Sprint Cup Series schedule, making four changes from this year. It moved Texas Motor Speedway’s race from Saturday to Sunday (April 6); Darlington Raceway will hold its race April 12, a month earlier than usual; Kansas Speedway will hold a night race May 10; and Martinsville Speedway will hold its race March 30, a week earlier than usual. NASCAR Senior VP/Racing Operations Steve O’Donnell said that the sport will look at making other changes to its schedule in '15 when it begins its new TV agreements with Fox and NBC.
However, O’Donnell did say that the sport wants to keep the schedule as consistent as possible because that is what fans prefer. He added, “I don't think we're interested in reducing the number of races we have. There's always things we could look at in terms of when we race. There's been talks of could you ever race a Monday night or midweek. That's something that we've had dialogue about.”