2018 Stage Lengths Set In NASCAR’s Three Top Series | Dover International Speedway


February 7, 2018

2018 Stage Lengths Set In NASCAR’s Three Top Series

NASCAR has announced the 2018 stage lengths for its three national series.

In the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, all 2018 stage lengths will remain consistent with 2017. The stage lengths at Dover International Speedway for the “AAA 400 Drive for Autism” on Sunday, May 6 and the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoff race on Sunday, Oct. 7 will be 120 laps for the first two stages and 160 laps for the final sprint to the finish.

Kyle Busch won the “Apache Warrior 400” Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race last October at Dover International Speedway.

Following feedback from NASCAR XFINITY Series race teams, there will be slight updates to the stage lengths at both Dover and ISM Raceway in Phoenix. For the Dover events, the stages will end on Lap 45, Lap 90 and Lap 200. At both Phoenix races, the stages will end at Lap 45, Lap 90 and Lap 200.

The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Dover International Speedway on Friday, May 4 will have its stages end at Lap 45, Lap 90 and Lap 200.

“Our primary goal every season is providing the best race for our fans, and to that end, we will remain consistent in terms of stage lengths for the majority of our national series events,” said Scott Miller, NASCAR senior vice president of competition. “Last year’s debut of the race format was a strong one, and we look forward to building on that foundation in 2018, starting with Speedweeks at Daytona.”

The race and stage lengths for the Charlotte Motor Speedway road course race in the Playoffs will be announced at a later date.




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