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NASCAR announces 2002 Winston Cup Schedule
 
September 10, 2001

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (September 10, 2001) -- The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) has announced a 36-race schedule for the 2002 NASCAR Winston Cup Series season. For the first time in the 54-year history of NASCAR’s premier series, the schedule will end in the state of Florida.

The season begins with the 44th running of the Daytona 500, Feb. 17 at Daytona International Speedway. The season finale is set for Nov. 17 at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

Atlanta Motor Speedway (AMS), in Atlanta, Ga., has been the site of the NASCAR Winston Cup Series season finale since 1987. Recurring inclement autumn weather led AMS officials to request an earlier date on the schedule.

In addition to the 36 races that will count in the NASCAR Winston Cup Series point standings, there again will be two “all-star’’ events: the Budweiser Shootout on Feb. 10 at Daytona and The Winston, May 19 at Lowe’s Motor Speedway in Charlotte, N.C.

The season will have three off weekends, affording NASCAR Winston Cup Series teams well-deserved breaks amid their quests for the series championship.

Per NASCAR tradition, the Easter Sunday (March 31) and Mother’s Day (May 12) weekends will be open, along with the weekend of June 30.

Befitting the series’ burgeoning popularity and the record television ratings posted throughout the 2001 season, all 36 NASCAR Winston Cup Series races in 2002 will be nationally televised; a total of 26 events will be televised by the NBC and Fox networks, starting with NBC’s telecast of the Daytona 500. Cable networks TNT and FX will televise a total of 10 events.

In addition, TNT will carry the Budweiser Shootout and the Feb. 17 Gatorade 125s -- the two exciting, 125-mile qualifying races for the Daytona 500 -- on Feb. 17. Also, FX will carry The Winston.

A total of 13 tracks will host two point races apiece: Atlanta Motor Speedway (March 10 and Oct. 27); Bristol Motor Speedway (March 24 and Aug. 24); Darlington Raceway (March 17 and Sept. 1), Daytona (Feb. 17 and July 6); Dover Downs International Speedway (June 2 and Sept. 22); Lowe’s Motor Speedway (May 26 and Oct. 13); Martinsville Speedway (April 14 and Oct. 20); Michigan International Speedway (June 16 and Aug. 18); New Hampshire International Speedway (July 21 and Sept. 15); North Carolina Speedway (Feb. 24 and Nov. 3); Pocono Raceway (June 9 and July 28); Richmond International Raceway (May 4 and Sept. 8); and Talladega Superspeedway (April 21 and Oct. 6).

The following facilities will host one event: Las Vegas Motor Speedway (March 3); Texas Motor Speedway (April 7); California Speedway (April 28); Sears Point Raceway (June 23); Chicagoland Speedway (July 14); Indianapolis Motor Speedway (Aug. 4); Watkins Glen International (Aug. 11); Kansas Speedway (Sept. 29); Phoenix International Raceway (Nov. 10) and Homestead-Miami Speedway (Nov. 17).

The Chicagoland and Kansas tracks return to the NASCAR Winston Cup Series schedule after highly successful debuts in the 2001 season.

Sears Point and Watkins Glen return, as the series’ only two road-course events.

Date

Race/Facility

Network

Race Start

TV Start

Radio

 Laps

 Miles

 Track Size

Feb 10

*BUDWEISER SHOOTOUT, Daytona International Speedway, Daytona Beach, FL

TNT

TBA

TBA

MRN

70

175

2.5

Feb 14

*GATORADE 125s, Daytona International Speedway, Daytona Beach, FL

TNT

TBA

TBA

MRN

100

250

2.5

Feb 17

DAYTONA 500, Daytona International Speedway, Daytona Beach, FL

NBC

TBA

TBA

MRN

200

500

2.5

Feb 24

NORTH CAROLINA 400, North Carolina Speedway, Rockingham, NC

FOX

TBA

TBA

MRN

393

400

1.017

Mar 3

UAW-DAIMLERCHRYSLER 400, Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Las Vegas, NV

FOX

TBA

TBA

MRN

267

400

1.5

Mar 10

Atlanta Motor Speedway, Atlanta, GA

FOX

TBA

TBA

PRN

328

500

1.54

Mar 17

Darlington Raceway, Darlington, SC

FOX

TBA

TBA

MRN

293

400

1.366

Mar 24

FOOD CITY 500, Bristol Motor Speedway, Bristol, TN

FOX

TBA

TBA

PRN

500

266.5

0.533

Apr 7

Texas Motor Speedway, Ft. Worth, TX

FOX

TBA

TBA

PRN

334

500

1.5

Apr 14

Martinsville Speedway, Martinsville, VA

FX

TBA

TBA

MRN

500

263

0.526

Apr 21

Talladega Superspeedway, Talladega, AL

FOX

TBA

TBA

MRN

188

500

2.66

Apr 28

NAPA Auto Parts 500, California Speedway, Los Angeles, CA

FOX

TBA

TBA

MRN

250

500

2

May 4

PONTIAC EXCITEMENT 400, Richmond International Raceway, Richmond, VA

FX

TBA

TBA

MRN

400

300

0.75

May 18

*THE WINSTON, Lowe's Motor Speedway, Charlotte, NC

FX

TBA

TBA

MRN

50

75

1.5

May 26

COCA-COLA 600, Lowe's Motor Speedway, Charlotte, NC

FOX

TBA

TBA

PRN

400

600

1.5

June 2

Dover Downs International Speedway, Dover, DE

FX

TBA

TBA

MRN

400

400

1

June 9

Pocono Raceway, Long Pond, PA

FOX

TBA

TBA

MRN

200

400

2

June 16

Michigan International Speedway, Brooklyn, MI

FOX

TBA

TBA

MRN

200

500

2.5

June 23

Sears Point Raceway, Sonoma, CA

FOX

TBA

TBA

PRN

112

218

1.95

July 6

PEPSI 400, Daytona International Speedway, Daytona Beach, FL

FOX

TBA

TBA

MRN

160

400

2.5

July 14

Chicagoland Speedway, Chicago, IL

NBC

TBA

TBA

MRN

267

400

1.5

July 21

NEW ENGLAND 300, New Hampshire International Speedway, Loudon, NH

TNT

TBA

TBA

MRN

300

317.4

1.058

July 28

Pocono Raceway, Long Pond, PA

TNT

TBA

TBA

MRN

200

500

2.5

Aug 4

BRICKYARD 400, Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Indianapolis, IN

NBC

TBA

TBA

IMS

160

400

2.5

Aug 11

Watkins Glen International, Watkins Glen, NY

NBC

TBA

TBA

MRN

90

220.5

2.45

Aug 18

PEPSI 400, Michigan International Speedway, Brooklyn, MI

TNT

TBA

TBA

MRN

200

400

2

Aug 24

SHARPIE 500, Bristol Motor Speedway, Bristol, TN

TNT

TBA

TBA

PRN

500

266.5

0.533

Sep 1

MOUNTAIN DEW SOUTHERN 500, Darlington Raceway, Darlington, SC

TNT

TBA

TBA

MRN

367

500

1.366

Sep 7

CHEVROLET MONTE CARLO 400, Richmond Int'l Raceway, Richmond, VA

TNT

TBA

TBA

MRN

400

300

0.75

Sep 15

NEW HAMPSHIRE 300, New Hampshire International Speedway, Loudon, NH

NBC

TBA

TBA

MRN

300

317.4

1.058

Sep 22

Dover Downs International Speedway, Dover, DE

TNT

TBA

TBA

MRN

400

400

1

Sep 29

PROTECTION ONE 400, Kansas Speedway, Kansas City, KS

NBC

TBA

TBA

MRN

267

400

1.5

Oct 6

EA SPORTS THUNDER 500, Talladega Superspeedway, Talladega, AL

NBC

TBA

TBA

PRN

334

500

1.5

Oct 13

UAW-GM QUALITY 500, Lowe's Motor Speedway, Charlotte, NC

NBC

TBA

TBA

MRN

500

263

0.526

Oct 20

Martinsville Speedway, Martinsville, VA

NBC

TBA

TBA

MRN

188

500

2.66

Oct 27

NAPA 500, Atlanta Motor Speedway, Atlanta, GA

NBC

TBA

TBA

MRN

312

312

1

Nov 3

POP SECRET MICROWAVE POPCORN 400, North Carolina Speedway, Rockingham, NC

TNT

TBA

TBA

MRN

393

400

1.017

Nov 10

Phoenix International Raceway, Phoenix, AZ

NBC

TBA

TBA

MRN

267

400.5

1.5

Nov 17

Homestead-Miami Speedway, Miami, FL

NBC

TBA

TBA

PRN

325

500.5

1.54

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