Winston Cup even more gruelling for 2001

The NASCAR Winston Cup's reputation as motor racing's most gruelling championship took on fresh impetus with the release of an expanded 2001 schedule.

Winston Cup even more gruelling for 2001

From the Pepsi 400 at Daytona on July 7th until the season-closer at Atlanta on November 18th, the good ol' boys will race on 20 consecutive weekends...

With the addition of the 1.5-mile Chicagoland and Kansas Speedways to the schedule, the championship will now consist of 36 points races. Two non-points races, the Bud Shootout at Daytona and The Winston at Charlotte's Lowe's Motor Speedway, bring the schedule up to 38 weekends of racing in the series already nicknamed 'The Divorce Racing Championship'.

Besides the addition of Chicago and Kansas, the only other real change to the schedule is the Brickyard 400 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway moving from its traditional Saturday to a Sunday slot.



Feb 11 Daytona International Speedway (Bud Shootout*)
Feb 15 Daytona International Speedway (Gatorade 125s**)
Feb 18 Daytona International Speedway
Feb 25 North Carolina Speedway
Mar 4 Las Vegas Motor Speedway
Mar 11 Atlanta Motor Speedway
Mar 18 Darlington Raceway
Mar 25 Bristol Motor Speedway
Apr 1 Texas Motor Speedway
Apr 8 Martinsville Speedway
Apr 22 Talladega Superspeedway
Apr 29 California Speedway
May 5 Richmond International Raceway
May 19 Lowe's Motor Speedway (The Winston*)
May 27 Lowe's Motor Speedway
Jun 3 Dover Downs Int'l Speedway
Jun 10 Michigan International Speedway
Jun 17 Pocono Raceway
Jun 24 Sears Point Raceway
July 7 Daytona International Speedway
Jul 15 Chicagoland Speedway
Jul 22 New Hampshire Int'l Speedway
Jul 29 Pocono Raceway
Aug 5 Indianapolis Motor Speedway
Aug 12 Watkins Glen International
Aug 19 Michigan International Speedway
Aug 25 Bristol Motor Speedway
Sep 2 Darlington Raceway
Sep 8 Richmond International Raceway
Sep 16 New Hampshire Int'l Speedway
Sep 23 Dover Downs Int'l Speedway
Sep 30 Kansas Speedway
Oct 7 Lowe's Motor Speedway
Oct 14 Martinsville Speedway
Oct 21 Talladega Superspeedway
Oct 28 Phoenix International Raceway
Nov 4 North Carolina Speedway
Nov 11 Homestead-Miami Speedway
Nov 18 Atlanta Motor Speedway

*Denotes non-point events
** Denotes Daytona 500 qualifying events
calendar subject to change

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