ARCA Racing Series releases 2019 schedule
After a busy year for the series, ARCA released its 2019 schedule with a return to an old track on the schedule and a new date for an existing track.
The ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards 2019 schedule features 20 races at 18 different race tracks in 13 states.
Once again the season will kick off at Daytona International Speedway in February and conclude with the finale at Kansas Speedway in October.
Five Flags Speedway in Pensacola, Fla., will return to the ARCA schedule for the first time since 1992.
Also new on the schedule next season will be second event to be held at Pocono Raceway and Salem Speedway for the first time. Pocono Raceway will host races on May 31 and July 26 while Salem Speedway will welcome the series on April 14 and Sept. 14, respectively.
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Fairgrounds Speedway in Nashville welcomed the return of the ARCA Racing Series to the track in 2015 after a 23-year absence and usually held its race in April. The date for 2019 will move to May 4.
Among other regular stops for the series in 2019 will include the 77th visit to the series' home track, Toledo Speedway, and the two annual dirt track events at Springfield and DuQuoin.
As has been the case since 1984, the races held on tracks longer than one mile will be included in the General Tire Superspeedway Challenge, while the events on tracks one mile in length and shorter will comprise the Sioux Chief Short Track Challenge. There are nine Superspeedway Challenge races and eleven Short Track Challenge races.
Each of the series' 20 events will be televised on either Fox Sports 1 or MAVTV. The complete television schedule will be released at a later date.
The complete 2019 ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards schedule:
2/9 - Daytona International Speedway, Daytona Beach, Florida
3/9 - Five Flags Speedway, Pensacola, Florida
4/14 - Salem Speedway, Salem, Indiana
4/26 - Talladega Superspeedway, Talladega, Alabama
5/4 - Fairgrounds Speedway, Nashville, Tennessee
5/19 - Toledo Speedway, Toledo, Ohio
5/23 - Charlotte Motor Speedway, Concord, North Carolina
5/31 - Pocono Raceway, Long Pond, Pennsylvania
6/7 - Michigan International Speedway, Brooklyn, Michigan
6/14 - Madison International Speedway, Madison, Wisconsin
6/22 - Gateway Motorsports Park, Madison, Illinois
6/27 - Chicagoland Speedway, Joliet, Illinois
7/13 - Elko Speedway, Elko, Minnesota
7/19 - Iowa Speedway, Newton, Iowa
7/26 - Pocono Raceway, Long Pond, Pennsylvania
8/18 - Illinois State Fairgrounds, Springfield, Illinois
8/31 - DuQuoin State Fairgrounds, DuQuoin, Illinois
9/14 - Salem Speedway, Salem, Indiana
10/5 - Lucas Oil Raceway, Brownsburg, Indiana
10/18 - Kansas Speedway, Kansas City, Kansas
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