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NASCAR releases 2015 schedule; BMS gets April date

staff and wire reports • Aug 27, 2014 at 11:38 AM

BRISTOL, Tenn. — NASCAR made officially official on Tuesday what was announced this past weekend at Bristol Motor Speedway.

The spring race at the World's Fastest Half-Mile is moving to April next year, ending an almost decade-long span of March dates.

NASCAR released its complete 2015 slate on Tuesday, and BMS is on the schedule for April 18 (Nationwide Series) and April 19 (Sprint Cup Series) and Aug. 19 (Camping World Truck Series), Aug. 21 (Nationwide) and Aug. 22 (Sprint Cup).

In another significant change, Darlington Raceway returns to its traditional Labor Day weekend date next season. To get Darlington back to Labor Day weekend after an 11-year absence, Atlanta Motor Speedway gave up the date. Atlanta now goes to the second race of the season on March 1.

NASCAR goes from Atlanta to a West Coast swing through Phoenix, Las Vegas and Fontana, Calif.

The season still opens at Daytona International Speedway with the Daytona 500 on Feb. 22. Daytona's second race date moves from its traditional Saturday night slot to Sunday, July 5.

There were no changes to the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship, which again begins at Chicagoland Speedway and ends at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

The schedules:

Sprint Cup SeriesFeb. 14 — Daytona International Speedway (Sprint Unlimited)Feb. 15 — Daytona International Speedway (Daytona 500 Qualifying)Feb. 19 — Daytona International Speedway (Duel)Feb. 22 — Daytona 500March 1 — Atlanta Motor SpeedwayMarch 8 — Las Vegas Motor SpeedwayMarch 15 — Phoenix International RacewayMarch 22 — Auto Club SpeedwayMarch 29 — Martinsville SpeedwayApril 11 — Texas Motor SpeedwayApril 19 — Bristol Motor SpeedwayApril 25 — Richmond International RacewayMay 3 — Talladega SuperspeedwayMay 9 — Kansas SpeedwayMay 16 — Charlotte Motor Speedway (NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race)May 24 — Charlotte Motor SpeedwayMay 31 — Dover International SpeedwayJune 7 — Pocono RacewayJune 14 — Michigan International SpeedwayJune 28 — Sonoma RacewayJuly 5 — Daytona International SpeedwayJuly 11 — Kentucky SpeedwayJuly 19 — New Hampshire Motor SpeedwayJuly 26 — Indianapolis Motor SpeedwayAug. 2 — Pocono RacewayAug. 9 — Watkins Glen InternationalAug. 16 — Michigan International SpeedwayAug. 22 — Bristol Motor SpeedwaySept. 6 — Darlington RacewaySept. 12 — Richmond International RacewaySept. 20 — Chicagoland SpeedwaySept. 27 — New Hampshire Motor SpeedwayOct. 4 — Dover International SpeedwayOct. 10 — Charlotte Motor SpeedwayOct. 18 — Kansas SpeedwayOct. 25 — Talladega SuperspeedwayNov. 1 — Martinsville SpeedwayNov. 8 — Texas Motor SpeedwayNov. 15 — Phoenix International RacewayNov. 22 — Homestead-Miami Speedway

Nationwide SeriesFeb. 21 — Daytona International SpeedwayFeb. 28 — Atlanta Motor SpeedwayMarch 7 — Las Vegas Motor SpeedwayMarch 14 — Phoenix International RacewayMarch 21 — Auto Club SpeedwayApril 10 — Texas Motor SpeedwayApril 18 — Bristol Motor SpeedwayApril 24 — Richmond International RacewayMay 2 — Talladega SuperspeedwayMay 17 — Iowa SpeedwayMay 23 — Charlotte Motor SpeedwayMay 30 — Dover International SpeedwayJune 13 — Michigan International SpeedwayJune 20 — Chicagoland SpeedwayJuly 4 — Daytona International SpeedwayJuly 10 — Kentucky SpeedwayJuly 18 — New Hampshire Motor SpeedwayJuly 25 — Indianapolis Motor SpeedwayAug. 1 — Iowa SpeedwayAug. 8 — Watkins Glen InternationalAug. 15 — Mid-Ohio Sports Car CourseAug. 21 — Bristol Motor SpeedwayAug. 29 — Road AmericaSept. 5 — Darlington RacewaySept. 11 — Richmond International RacewaySept. 19 — Chicagoland SpeedwaySept. 26 — Kentucky SpeedwayOct. 3 — Dover International SpeedwayOct. 9 — Charlotte Motor SpeedwayOct. 17 — Kansas SpeedwayNov. 7 — Texas Motor SpeedwayNov. 14 — Phoenix International RacewayNov. 21 — Homestead-Miami Speedway

Camping World Truck SeriesFeb. 20 — Daytona International SpeedwayFeb. 28 — Atlanta Motor SpeedwayMarch 28 — Martinsville SpeedwayMay 8 — Kansas SpeedwayMay 15 — Charlotte Motor SpeedwayMay 29 — Dover International SpeedwayJune 5 — Texas Motor SuperspeedwayJune 13 — Gateway Motorsports ParkJune 19 — Iowa SpeedwayJuly 9 — Kentucky SpeedwayJuly 22 — Eldora SpeedwayAug. 1 — Pocono RacewayAug. 15 — Michigan International SpeedwayAug. 19 — Bristol Motor SpeedwayAug. 30 — Canadian Tire Motorsport ParkSept. 18 — Chicagoland SpeedwaySept. 26 — New Hampshire Motor SpeedwayOct. 3 — Las Vegas Motor SpeedwayOct. 24 — Talladega SuperspeedwayOct. 31 — Martinsville SpeedwayNov. 6 — Texas Motor SpeedwayNov. 13 — Phoenix International RacewayNov. 20 — Homestead-Miami Speedway

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