DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Dec. 24,
2008) – NASCAR announced today the schedule for the 23rd season of
the NASCAR Camping World Series East, which will take the series to
some of the top short-tracks on the East Coast.
features 12 dates at 11 different tracks across nine states.
NASCAR Camping World Series East calendar continues to feature key
markets and top racetracks throughout the eastern United States,"
said George Silbermann, NASCAR managing director of racing
operations. "The championship represents a challenging mixture of
short tracks, road courses, speedways and NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
Camping World Series East will make its first appearance at
Tri-County Motor Speedway in Hudson, N.C., on Saturday, April, 25.
The .400-mile oval joined the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series last
For the fourth
year in a row the NASCAR Camping World Series East season will open
at Greenville-Pickens Speedway in Greenville, S.C. on Saturday,
April 11. Rookie drivers have taken home the wins at the half-mile
oval the last two seasons – Austin Dillon in 2008 and Joey Logano in
Camping World Series East will close out the 2009 schedule at Dover
International Speedway on Friday, Sept. 25 during NASCAR Sprint Cup
Series weekend at the “Monster Mile.” Matt Kobyluck clinched his
first NASCAR Camping World Series East title at Dover in 2008.
will once again be highlighted by the annual combination event
between NASCAR’s top developmental series – the NASCAR Camping World
Series East and West – at Iowa Speedway on May, 17. The race
attracted NASCAR Sprint Cup Series drivers Kevin Harvick and Kasey
Kahne in its first two editions, but was won by a NASCAR Camping
World Series regular each year – Brian Ickler (2008) and Logano
A fixture on
the NASCAR Camping World Series East schedule since the Loudon, N.H.
track opened in 1990, New Hampshire Motor Speedway will once again
be the site for a pair of races on NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
weekends. New England native Eddie MacDonald swept both NHMS races
in 2008. The 2009 NASCAR Camping World Series East race dates are
Friday, June 26 and Friday, Sept. 18.
· The series
returns to historic South Boston (Va.) Speedway for the third
consecutive year with a Saturday, May 30 date. Kobyluck won the
inaugural NASCAR Camping World Series East event at the .400 oval in
2007 and Brian Ickler is the defending race winner.
· The series
will return to the Watkins Glen (N.Y.) International for the 14th
time on Saturday, June 6. There have been 10 different winners in 13
all-time races at 2.45-mile road course. The event will be part of a
weekend of racing that includes the Grand-Am Rolex Sport Car Series.
July 11 will see the NASCAR Camping World Series East return to
Thompson (Conn.) International Speedway for the 26th time in series
history. Trevor Bayne earned his first career victory at the
.625-mile oval in 2008.
· Music City
Motorplex in Nashville, Tenn., will welcome back the NASCAR Camping
World Series East for the third year in a row on Saturday, July 18.
Kobyluck took home the guitar trophy in 2008 with his win on the
International Speedway in Beaver Falls, N.Y., will play host to the
NASCAR Camping World Series East for the eighth year in a row on
Saturday, Aug. 1. Kobyluck has won three of the seven previous races
at the half-mile oval, including last year.
· The second
road course race of the year will take place at Lime Rock Park on
Saturday, Aug. 15 in Lakeville, Conn. Kobyluck, who swept both road
course events in 2008, is the defending race winner at Lime Rock, a
1.53-mile course which has held 16 NASCAR Camping World Series East
races since 1993.
NASCAR CAMPING WORLD SERIES EAST SCHEDULE
Track (Length) - Location
Sat., April 11 - Greenville-Pickens Speedway (.5-Mile) - Greenville,
Sat., April 25 - Tri-County Motor Speedway (.4-Mile) - Hudson, N.C.
Sun., May 17 - Iowa Speedway (.875-Mile) - Newton, Iowa
Sat., May 30 - South Boston Speedway (.4-Mile) - South Boston, Va.
Sat., June 6 - Watkins Glen International (2.45-Mile road course) -
Watkins Glen, N.Y.
Fri., June 26 - New Hampshire Motor Speedway (1.058-Mile) - Loudon,
Sat., July 11 - Thompson International Speedway (.625-Mile) -
Sat., Aug. 1 - Adirondack International Speedway (.5-Mile) - Beaver
Sat., Aug. 15 - Lime Rock Park (1.53-Mile road course) - Lakeville,
Fri., Sept. 18 - New Hampshire Motor Speedway (1.058-Mile) - Loudon,
Fri., Sept. 25 - Dover International Speedway (1-Mile) - Dover, Del.