Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Going Back in Time

Not the way you may be thinking. It seems that NASCAR has decided to harken to the fans suggestions once again and go back to the old start times for races. The times will all be no earlier than 1 p.m. and no later than 7:30 p.m. EASTERN time. And the green flag is suppose to fly within 20 minutes of the start time.

So while this may not make some fans happy, it certainly does make this fan extremely happy. I was getting tired of trying to remember when that week's race was suppose to start.

So from a long time fan, Thanks NASCAR for making this race fan happy!

Below is the 2010 schedule with start times from

2010 Cup Series Schedule
All times Eastern
Date Track TV Time

Feb. 14 Daytona FOX 1 p.m.
Feb. 21 Fontana FOX 3 p.m.
Feb. 28 Las Vegas FOX 3 p.m.
March 7 Atlanta FOX 1 p.m.
March 21 Bristol FOX 1 p.m.
March 28 Martinsville FOX 1 p.m.
Aprril 10 Phoenix FOX 7:30 p.m.
April 18 Texas FOX 1 p.m.
April 25 Talladega FOX 1 p.m.
May 1 Richmond FOX 7:30 p.m.
May 8 Darlington FOX 7:30 p.m.
May 16 Dover FOX 1 p.m.
May 30 Charlotte FOX 5:45 p.m.
June 6 Pocono TNT 1 p.m.
June 13 Michigan TNT 1 p.m.
June 20 Sonoma TNT 3 p.m.
June 27 Loudon TNT 1 p.m.
July 3 Daytona TNT 7:30 p.m.
July 10 Chicago TNT 7:30 p.m.
July 25 Indianapolis ESPN 1 p.m.
Aug. 1 Pocono ESPN 1 p.m.
Aug. 8 Watkins Glen ESPN 1 p.m.
Aug. 15 Michigan ESPN 1 p.m.
Aug. 21 Bristol ESPN 7:30 p.m.
Sept. 5 Atlanta ESPN 7:30 p.m.
Sept. 11 Richmond ABC 7:30 p.m.
Sept. 19 Loudon ABC 1 p.m.
Sept. 26 Dover ABC 1 p.m.
Oct. 3 Kansas ABC 1 p.m.
Oct. 10 Fontana ABC 3 p.m.
Oct. 16 Charlotte ABC 7:30 p.m.
Oct. 24 Martinsville ABC 1 p.m.
Oct. 31 Talladega ABC 1 p.m.
Nov. 7 Texas ABC 1 p.m.
Nov. 14 Phoenix ABC 3 p.m.
Nov. 21 Homestead ABC 1 p.m.


  1. sounds good...not surprising since it came from the fans rather than NASCAR, LOL!

  2. I am happy with it too TSFan. Apparently you can apply to be on NASCAR's fan board - I saw a link to it on twitter. Will see if I can find again.

  3. tezgm99 I say if the fans want it let 'em have it their way. After all, it is their money that helps to keep the stands filled.

    Klvalus, I think I saw something about on a few months back. Let me know if you find anything more on it.

  4. It wuld be nice to see the races start earlier again. Now if they can only put some excitement into the races.

  5. LOL, PH!!!! I could have cared less if I slept thru last night's race or not! And isn't it Charlotte the race that RAGAN wanted the east coast bloggers to get together for? The "get together" part would be fun but you might have to keep me awake for the race part!lol