NASCAR releases 2016 Sprint Cup and Xfinity series schedules

The 2016 NASCAR will kick off at Daytona on Feb. 21.

The 2016 NASCAR will kick off at Daytona on Feb. 21.

It took a bit longer than in year’s past but NASCAR revealed the 2016 schedules for its top two touring series Monday. Perhaps part of the delay was negotiations the sanctioning body was having. As part of Monday’s schedule release, NASCAR said it has reached agreements with 23 tracks to field NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races for the next five years. There will also be 24 tracks that will host NASCAR Xfinity Series races through 2020.

Monday’s announcement marks the final time that a NASCAR “Sprint” Cup schedule will be announced. Next season, 2016, will be Sprint’s final year as the entitlement sponsor of the top series and a replacement as not been named.

NASCAR begin the 2016 season at the newly renovated Daytona International Speedway. DAYTONA Rising, the speedway’s $400 million redevelopment project, will be complete when both the NASCAR Xfinity Series and NASCAR Sprint Cup Series start their season at Daytona Speedweeks. The 2016 DAYTONA 500 will be held on February 21. MORE>>>

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