The 2016 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series schedule has been announced, and is highlighted by a return to Eldora Speedway for one of only two Wednesday night events, with the other being at Bristol during August.
The season will start in Daytona during Speedweeks, then will travel to Atlanta for a doubleheader with the Xfinity Series.
The Trucks will take place in Iowa Speedway's first ever national series companion weekend, when they join the Xfinity series on June 18-19. Other notable schedule changes are:
-The Dover International Speedway event moves two weekends earlier in the schedule (May 13).
-The first visit to Texas Motor Speedway moves one week later to June 10.
-The Gateway Motorsports Park event moves two weekends later in the schedule to June 25.
-The Canadian Tire Motorsport Park event returns to the Sunday of Labor Day (U.S.) weekend, on Sept. 4
"For more than 20 years, the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series has been home to some of the closest side-by-side racing in the sport, and we’re committed to delivering that to our fans for many years to come," said Steve O’Donnell, NASCAR executive vice president and chief racing development officer. "We expect that the stability of five-year agreements will benefit the entire industry, and anticipate the continuation of compelling NASCAR Camping World Truck Series championship battles, like the one we’re watching unfold in 2015."
The season will end with five races over five weekends, including the traditional triple-header events with the Xfinity Series and Sprint Cup Series for the final three races of the season, which take place at Texas, Phoenix and Homestead-Miami.
As part of the schedule release, it was also announced that all the tracks had reached five-year sanctioning agreements with NASCAR, which is the same amount of time as the agreements for the Sprint Cup and Xfinity series.
Fox Sports will have television coverage of every Truck Series event in 2016.