2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Preview

With 2017 now behind us, the 2018 season comes into the sights of drivers, teams, and fans. In 2018, the schedule for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series will have a similar look to start, but races have been shaken up in the second half of the season.

 

Advance Auto Parts Clash

Daytona International Speedway – 2.5-mile tri-oval

Sunday, February 11 at 3 p.m. ET

Broadcast: Fox Sports 1, Motor Racing Network

Defending Winner: Joey Logano

 

Can-Am Duel 1

Daytona International Speedway – 2.5-mile tri-oval

Thursday, February 15 at 7 p.m. ET

Broadcast: Fox Sports 1, Motor Racing Network

Defending Winner: Chase Elliott

 

Can-Am Duel 2

Daytona International Speedway – 2.5-mile tri-oval

Thursday, February 15 at 7 p.m. ET

Broadcast: Fox Sports 1, Motor Racing Network

Defending Winner: Denny Hamlin

 

Daytona 500

Daytona International Speedway – 2.5-mile tri-oval

Sunday, February 18 at 2:30 p.m. ET

Broadcast: Fox Sports 1, Motor Racing Network

Defending Winner: Kurt Busch

 

Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500

Atlanta Motor Speedway – 1.54-mile quad-oval

Sunday, February 25 at 2 p.m. ET

Broadcast: Fox, Performance Racing Network

Defending Winner: Brad Keselowski

 

Pennzoil 400

Las Vegas Motor Speedway – 1.5-mile tri-oval

Sunday, March 4, 3:30 p.m. ET

Broadcast: Fox, Performance Racing Network

Defending Winner: Martin Truex, Jr.

 

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series at Phoenix

Phoenix Raceway – 1.0-mile tri-oval

Sunday, March 11 at 3:30 p.m. ET

Broadcast: Fox, Motor Racing Network

Defending Winner: Ryan Newman

 

Auto Club 400

Auto Club Speedway – 2.0-mile D-shaped oval

Sunday, March 18 at 3:30 p.m. ET

Broadcast: Fox, Motor Racing Network

Defending Winner: Kyle Larson

 

STP 500

Martinsville Speedway – .526-mile oval

Sunday, March 25 at 2 p.m. ET

Broadcast: Fox Sports 1, Motor Racing Network

Defending Winner: Brad Keselowski

 

O’Reilly Auto Parts 500

Texas Motor Speedway – 1.5-mile quad-oval

Sunday, April 8 at 2 p.m. ET

Broadcast: Fox Sports 1, Performance Racing Network

Defending Winner: Jimmie Johnson

 

Food City 500

Bristol Motor Speedway – .533-mile oval

Sunday, April 15 at 2 p.m. ET

Broadcast: Fox, Performance Racing Network

Defending Winner: Jimmie Johnson

 

Toyota Owners 400

Richmond Raceway – .75-mile D-shaped oval

Saturday, April 21 at 6:30 p.m. ET

Broadcast: Fox, Motor Racing Network

Defending Winner: Joey Logano

 

Geico 500

Talladega Superspeedway – 2.66-mile tri-oval

Sunday, April 29 at 2 p.m. ET

Broadcast: Fox, Motor Racing Network

Defending Winner: Ricky Stenhouse, Jr.

 

AAA 400 Drive for Autism

Dover International Speedway – 1.0-mile oval

Sunday, May 6 at 2 p.m. ET

Broadcast: Fox Sports 1, Motor Racing Network

Defending Winner: Jimmie Johnson

 

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Race at Kansas

Kansas Speedway – 1.5-mile tri-oval

Saturday, May 12 at 8 p.m. ET

Broadcast: Fox Sports 1, Motor Racing Network

Defending Winner: Martin Truex, Jr.

 

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series All-Star Open

Charlotte Motor Speedway – 1.5-mile quad-oval

Saturday, May 19 at 6 p.m. ET

Broadcast: Fox Sports 1, Motor Racing Network

Defending Winner:

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series All-Star Race

Charlotte Motor Speedway – 1.5-mile quad-oval

Saturday, May 19 at 8 p.m. ET

Broadcast: Fox Sports 1, Motor Racing Network

Defending Winner: Kyle Busch

 

Coca-Cola 600

Charlotte Motor Speedway – 1.5-mile quad-oval

Sunday, May 27 at 6 p.m. ET

Broadcast: Fox, Performance Racing Network

Defending Winner: Austin Dillon

 

Pocono 400

Pocono Raceway – 2.5-mile triangle

Sunday, June 3 at 2 p.m. ET

Broadcast: Fox Sports 1, Motor Racing Network

Defending Winner: Ryan Blaney

 

FireKeepers Casino 400

Michigan International Speedway – 2.0-mile D-shaped oval

Sunday, June 10 at 2 p.m. ET

Broadcast: Fox, Motor Racing Network

Defending Winner: Kyle Larson

 

Toyota/Save Mart 350

Sonoma Raceway – 1.99-mile road course

Sunday, June 24 at 3 p.m. ET

Broadcast: Fox Sports 1, Performance Racing Network

Defending Winner: Kevin Harvick

 

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series at Chicagoland

Chicagoland Speedway – 1.5-mile tri-oval

Sunday, July 1 at 2:30 p.m. ET

Broadcast: NBCSN, Motor Racing Network

Defending Winner: Martin Truex, Jr.

 

Coke Zero 400

Daytona International Speedway – 2.5-mile tri-oval

Saturday, July 7 at 7 p.m. ET

Broadcast: NBC, Motor Racing Network

Defending Winner: Ricky Stenhouse, Jr.

 

Quaker State 400 Presented by Advance Auto Parts

Kentucky Speedway – 1.5-mile tri-oval

Saturday, July 14 at 7:30 p.m. ET

Broadcast: NBCSN, Performance Racing Network

Defending Winner: Martin Truex, Jr.

 

New Hampshire 301

New Hampshire Motor Speedway – 1.0-mile oval

Sunday, July 22 at 2 p.m. ET

Broadcast: NBCSN, Performance Racing Network

Defending Winner: Denny Hamlin

 

Overton’s 400

Pocono Raceway – 2.5-mile triangle

Sunday, July 29 at 2:30 p.m. ET

Broadcast: NBCSN, Motor Racing Network

Defending Winner: Kyle Busch

 

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Race at the Glen

Watkins Glen International – 2.45-mile road course

Sunday, August 5 at 2:30 p.m. ET

Broadcast: NBC, Motor Racing Network

Defending Winner: Martin Truex, Jr.

 

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Race at Michigan

Michigan International Speedway – 2.0-mile D-shaped oval

Sunday, August 12 at 2:30 p.m. ET

Broadcast: NBCSN, Motor Racing Network

Defending Winner: Kyle Larson

 

Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race

Bristol Motor Speedway – .533-mile oval

Saturday, August 18 at 7:30 p.m. ET

Broadcast: NBCSN, Performance Racing Network

Defending Winner: Kyle Busch

 

Bojangles’ Southern 500

Darlington Raceway – 1.3-mile oval

Sunday, September 2 at 6 p.m. ET

Broadcast: NBCSN, Motor Racing Network

Defending Winner: Denny Hamlin

 

Big Machine Brickyard 400

Indianapolis Motor Speedway – 2.5-mile rectangle

Sunday, September 9 at 2 p.m. ET

Broadcast: NBCSN

Defending Winner: Kasey Kahne

 

2018 Playoffs

 

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Race at Las Vegas

Las Vegas Motor Speedway – 1.5-mile tri-oval

Sunday, September 16 at 3 p.m. ET

Broadcast: NBCSN, Performance Racing Network

Defending Winner: N/A

 

Federated Auto Parts 400

Richmond Raceway – .75-mile D-shaped oval

Saturday, September 22 at 7:30 p.m. ET

Broadcast: NBCSN, Motor Racing Network

Defending Winner: Kyle Larson

 

Bank of America 500

Charlotte Motor Speedway – 2.42-mile Roval

Sunday, September 30 at 2 p.m. ET

Broadcast: NBC, Performance Racing Network

Defending Winner: Martin Truex, Jr.

 

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Race at Dover

Dover International Speedway – 1.0-mile oval

Sunday, October 7 at 2 p.m. ET

Broadcast: NBCSN, Motor Racing Network

Defending Winner: Kyle Busch

 

Alabama 500

Talladega Superspeedway – 2.66-mile tri-oval

Sunday, October 14 at 2 p.m. ET

Broadcast: NBC, Motor Racing Network

Defending Winner: Brad Keselowski

 

Hollywood Casino 400

Kansas Speedway – 1.5-mile tri-oval

Sunday, October 21 at 2 p.m. ET

Broadcast: NBC, Motor Racing Network

Defending Winner: Martin Truex, Jr.

 

First Data 500

Martinsville Speedway – .526-mile oval

Sunday, October 28 at 2:30 p.m. ET

Broadcast: NBCSN, Motor Racing Network

Defending Winner: Kyle Busch

 

AAA Texas 500

Texas Motor Speedway – 1.5-mile quad-oval

Sunday, November 4 at 3 p.m. ET

Broadcast: NBCSN, Performance Racing Network

Defending Winner: Kevin Harvick

 

Can-Am 500

Phoenix Raceway – 1.0-mile tri-oval

Sunday, November 11 at 2:30 p.m. ET

Broadcast: NBC, Motor Racing Network

Defending Winner: Matt Kenseth

 

Ford EcoBoost 400

Homestead-Miami Speedway – 1.5-mile oval

Sunday, November 18 at 3 p.m. ET

Broadcast: NBC, Motor Racing Network

Defending Winner: Martin Truex, Jr.

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