TOLEDO, Ohio — The ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards will run 20 races in 13 states during its 66th consecutive season of competition next year.
The schedule is highlighted by a return to Charlotte Motor Speedway after a 14-year hiatus.
ARCA will also return to Gateway Motorsports Park and Berlin Raceway.
“We are pleased to announce our complete 20-race, 2018 schedule,” said ARCA President Ron Drager. “From superspeedways recognized among the most famed tracks in the world, to historic short tracks and mile dirt tracks, the schedule highlights the long standing diversity of the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards. We’re especially pleased to welcome back to the schedule Charlotte Motor Speedway, Gateway Motorsports Park and Berlin Raceway.”
The series will kick off with the 55th running of the Lucas Oil 200 Driven by General Tire at Daytona Feb. 10. And for the seventh consecutive year, the ARCA Racing Series champion will be crowned under the lights Oct. 19 at Kansas Speedway. In between Daytona and Kansas the tour will host events on seven superspeedways, nine paved short tracks and two dirt tracks.
The series will race at conjunction event venues with all three of NASCAR’s top-tier divisions — Monster Energy NASCAR Cup, the NASCAR Xfinity Series and the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. Other companion weekends feature the Verizon IndyCar Series.
2018 ARCA Racing Series Schedule
Feb. 10 Daytona Int’l Speedway Daytona Beach, Fla.
April 7 Fairgrounds Speedway Nashville Nashville, Tenn.
April 22 Salem Speedway Salem, Ind.
April 27 Talladega Superspeedway Talladega, Ala.
May 20 Toledo Speedway Toledo, Ohio
May 24 Charlotte Motor Speedway Concord, N.C.
June 1 Pocono Raceway Long Pond, Pa.
June 8 Michigan Int’l Speedway Brooklyn, Mich.
June 15 Madison Int’l Speedway Madison, Wis.
June 22 Gateway Int’l Raceway Madison, Ill.
June 28 Chicagoland Speedway Joliet, Ill.
July 7 Iowa Speedway Newton, Iowa
July 14 Elko Speedway Elko, Minn.
July 21 Berlin Raceway Marne, Mich.
July 27 Pocono Raceway Long Pond, Pa.
Aug. 19 Illinois State Fairgrounds Springfield, Ill.
Sept. 3 DuQuoin State Fairgrounds DuQuoin, Ill.
Sept. 7 Lucas Oil Raceway Clermont, Ind.
Sept. 15 Salem Speedway Salem, Ind.
Oct. 19 Kansas Speedway Kansas City, Kan.