NASCAR Announces Camping World Truck Series Schedule
Austin Dillon will look to defend his NASCAR Camping World Truck Series championship at Homestead-Miami Speedway in 2012 (photo courtesy: GETTY IMAGES SPORT)
NASCAR today announced the 2012 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series schedule, which again concludes with the season-ending championship race at Homestead-Miami Speedway. The season champion will be crowned on Friday, November 16, marking the 11th consecutive year that Homestead-Miami Speedway will host the season finale.
“We hear from fans all the time that they love the style of racing that the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series provides at Homestead-Miami Speedway,” said track President Matthew Becherer. “We are thrilled to have that race kick off Ford Championship Weekend once again.”
“The 2012 schedule has a great mix of tracks that will continue to deliver great racing for our fans," said Steve O’Donnell, NASCAR senior vice president of racing operations. "We're excited to bring the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series to the famed Rockingham Speedway, along with the addition of a second date at Iowa Speedway. 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.”
Next season’s schedule, which features 22 races, opens with the traditional Daytona International Speedway Friday night bout, on Feb. 24.
The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series will race at Rockingham for the first time in its 17-year history; marking the first time the 1.017-mile track will host a NASCAR national series race since February of 2004.
Austin Dillon, who at 21 became the youngest champion in the 17-year history of the Truck Series, will look to defend his crown next November.