NASCAR releases 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series schedule

The 2014 NASCAR season will kick off with the Daytona 500 on Feb. 21, 2015. (Getty Images)
The 2014 NASCAR season will kick off with the Daytona 500 on Feb. 23, 2014. (Getty Images)
The 2014 NASCAR season will kick off with the Daytona 500 on Feb. 23, 2014. (Getty Images)

NASCAR announced Tuesday the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series schedule for the 2014 season and there are no major changes beyond some swaps in the spring race dates. The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series schedule will consist of 36 points races as well as two additional weekends featuring non-points events. The Sprint Unlimited (Feb. 15) and two Daytona 500 qualifying races (both on Feb. 20) will take place before the season officially gets underway. The NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race at Charlotte Motor Speedway will take place on May 17, broadcast on FOX Sports 1.

In addition to the schedule unveiling, NASCAR also said its Air Titan track drying system will be available at every NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race weekend throughout the 2014 season.

“This season has delivered plenty of drama and excitement, and we’re anticipating even more for our fans in 2014 now that the Gen-6 car has competed at every track,” said Steve O’Donnell, senior vice president of racing operations in a press release. MORE>>>

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