Texas Motor Speedway Announces 2012 Race Schedule
Texas Motor Speedway has announced their 2012 race schedule.
TMS for the second consecutive year will have a Saturday night Sprint Cup Race, Saturday night Indy races and a Sprint Cup "Chase to the Cup" race.
The Samsung Mobile 500 will mark the first Saturday night race of the 2012 Sprint Cup season on April 14 while the AAA Texas 500 returns Sunday, November 4, as the eighth stop in the 10-race Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup playoff format. The Firestone Twin 275s – the first twin races in IndyCar Series history that debuted last year – will follow the Indianapolis 500 and an off week on Saturday, June 9.
“We revamped the majority of our schedule in 2011 in an effort to give our fans some variety and uniqueness to our season, and they wanted very much of the same for 2012,” said Texas Motor Speedway President Eddie Gossage, who is in the final stages of the completion of the 2012 race sanction agreements with NASCAR and INDYCAR. “The first-ever Saturday night Cup race was a big success, the IndyCar twins format added a unique twist and the day-to-night appeal of the AAA Texas 500 for the Chase remains a fan favorite in the fall. The Texas Motor Speedway season has a little of everything for our fans.”
The 2012 schedule will once again feature two visits by all three major series in NASCAR – Sprint Cup, Nationwide and the Camping World Truck Series – and sandwich the single visit by the IndyCar Series in the summer.