2015 schedule to be announced Tuesday

Bristol’s spring race weekend will move from March to April 18-19 for the 2015 season. (Getty Images)

Bristol’s spring race weekend will move from March to April 18-19 for the 2015 season. (Getty Images)

BRISTOL, Tenn. –Bristol’s spring race weekend will move from March to April 18-19 for the 2015 season.

The announcement was made Friday by NASCAR Vice President and Chief Communication Officer Brett Jewkes, who also said that the complete 2015 NASCAR schedules for all three national touring series will be announced concurrently this Tuesday on Fox Sports 1’s Race Hub and on NBC Sports Network’s NASCAR America show.

The April 18-19 weekend, an open date on the 2014 schedule, would fall between races at Darlington and Richmond on the existing schedule and is designed to provide better spring weather for fans.

“This is a great day in the history of Bristol Motor Speedway thanks to our passionate fans,” BMS general manager Jerry Caldwell said. “They’ve repeatedly asked that we be moved to a more traditional spring date.”

“The April date better accommodates our guests traveling in their RVs from northern climates and provides our loyal Bristol fans with the best possible Food City 500 experience,” said Food City president and CEO Steve Smith. “It’s been a tough last few years with some of the inconsistent weather we’ve had.”

Jewkes suggested that the 2015 schedule in its entirety will be more fan-friendly.

“There will be some good changes to the schedule that will benefit all of the stakeholders and our great fans,” he said.

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