Nationwide, Truck Schedules Reduced

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The 2012 NASCAR Nationwide Series will have one less race. It will be down from the 34-race schedule in 2011 to 33 races

Nashville Superspeedway, which had two races this year, opted not to have any NASCAR races in 2012, and one of those races will go to Kentucky Speedway.

The race at Montreal, Canada, is back on the schedule after months of speculation that it might be dropped after the promoter did not get financial incentives from the government to market the race.

NASCAR has also reduced the number of races in the Camping World Truck Series from 25 to 22 for 2012.

NASCAR VP Steve O’Donnell indicated that officials will continue looking at other tracks.

“Looking ahead, interest in the Truck Series continues to grow in a number of different markets and we’re excited about what the future holds for next season and beyond,” O’Donnell said in a news release.

Nashville Superspeedway, which had two dates, has closed. The series also won’t return to Lucas Oil Raceway, New Hampshire Motor Speedway and Darlington Raceway.

The series will go to Rockingham Speedway for the first time and it added a second date at Iowa Speedway.

Racing Trivia Question: What is the relationship between Austin Dillon, the 2011 Camping World Truck Series Champion and Richard Childress?

Last Week’s Question: Which city will host the 2011 Sprint Cup Banquet?

Answer: It will be held in Las Vegas on Friday, Dec. 2. It will be shown on the Speed Channel beginning at 9 p.m. ET.

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