DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — The 2013 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series schedule will include the first dirt track race for the series and its initial international race.
On July 24, the trucks will make their dirt debut at Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio, the half-mile track owned by three-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Tony Stewart. This event will be the first of two Wednesday night races for the series, joining Bristol Motor Speedway’s popular mid-week race on Aug. 21.
Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, a 2.459-mile, 10-turn road course in Bowmanville, Ontario, will host its inaugural truck event on Sept. 1, becoming the first road-course track for the series since 2000, and ensuring a NASCAR national series presence in Canada for a seventh-consecutive season.
“It’s very important that we maintain our national series presence in Canada,” O’Donnell said. “We’ve accomplished that goal while also bringing a world-class venue like Canadian Tire Motorsport Park on board. The Canadian fan base is so passionate and has a high regard for NASCAR. We’re excited to increase our role with our great partners at Canadian Tire while also introducing the truck series to our fans in Canada.”
CTMP, which has hosted NASCAR Canadian Tire Series events since 2007, becomes the fifth different track to hold a NASCAR Camping World Truck Series road-course event, and first since Watkins Glen Int’l on June 24, 2000.
Also beginning in 2013 as was recently announced by NASCAR, at road courses and tracks measuring 1.1 miles in length or less, the driver age restriction will be lowered to 16 years old. Currently, the minimum age to compete at the national series level is 18.
The balance of the 2013 NASCAR Camping World Truck schedule, the series’ 19th season, maintains a familiar feel, opening with Daytona Int’l Speedway Feb. 22 and culminating Nov. 15 at Homestead-Miami Speedway.
2013 NASCAR CAMPING WORLD TRUCK SERIES SCHEDULE
Feb. 22 Daytona Int’l Speedway Daytona Beach, Fla.
April 6 Martinsville Speedway Martinsville, Va.
April 14 Rockingham Speedway Rockingham, N.C.
April 20 Kansas Speedway Kansas City, Kan.
May 17 Charlotte Motor Speedway Concord, N.C.
May 31 Dover Int’l Speedway Dover, Del.
June 7 Texas Motor Speedway Ft. Worth, Texas
June 27 Kentucky Speedway Sparta, Ky.
July 13 Iowa Speedway Newton, Iowa
July 24 Eldora Speedway Rossburg, Ohio
Aug. 3 Pocono Raceway Long Pond, Pa.
Aug. 17 Michigan Int’l Speedway Brooklyn, Mich.
Aug. 21 Bristol Motor Speedway Bristol, Tenn.
Sept. 1 Canadian Tire Motorsport Park Bowmanville, Ontario
Sept. 8 Iowa Speedway Newton, Iowa
Sept. 13 Chicagoland Speedway Joliet, Ill.
Sept. 28 Las Vegas Motor Speedway Las Vegas, Nev.
Oct. 19 Talladega Superspeedway Talladega, Ala.
Oct. 26 Martinsville Speedway Martinsville, Va.
Nov. 1 Texas Motor Speedway Ft. Worth, Texas
Nov. 8 Phoenix Int’l Raceway Avondale, Ariz.
Nov. 15 Homestead-Miami Speedway Homestead, Fla.