Monday, December 1, 2014




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2015 NASCAR SPRINT CUP SERIES SCHEDULE
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DATE      RACE NAME                SITE            TIME (ET)   T.V.
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Feb. 14   Sprint Unlimited         Daytona         TBA         FOX
Feb. 19   Duel 1                   Daytona         TBA         FOX SPORTS 1
Feb. 19   Duel 2                   Daytona         TBA         FOX SPORTS 1
Feb. 22   Daytona 500              Daytona         TBA         FOX
March 1   NSCS at Atlanta          Atlanta         TBA         FOX
March 8   NSCS at Las Vegas        Las Vegas       TBA         FOX
March 15  NSCS at Phoenix          Phoenix         TBA         FOX
March 22  NSCS at California       Fontana         TBA         FOX
March 29  NSCS at Martinsville     Martinsville    TBA         FOX
April 11  NSCS at Texas            Texas           TBA         FOX
April 19  NSCS at Bristol          Bristol         TBA         FOX
April 25  NSCS at Richmond         Richmond        TBA         FOX SPORTS 1
May 3     NSCS at Talladega        Talladega       TBA         FOX 
May 9     NSCS at Kansas           Kansas          TBA         FOX SPORTS 1
May 16    NSCS Showdown            Lowe's          TBA         FOX SPORTS 1
May 16    NSCS All-Star Race       Lowe's          TBA         FOX SPORTS 1
May 24    NSCS at Charlotte        Lowe's          TBA         FOX
May 31    NSCS at Dover            Dover           TBA         FOX SPORTS 1
June 7    NSCS at Pocono           Pocono          TBA         FOX SPORTS 1
June 14   NSCS at Michigan         Michigan        TBA         FOX SPORTS 1
June 28   NSCS at Sonoma           Infineon        TBA         FOX SPORTS 1
July 5    NSCS at Daytona          Daytona         TBA         NBC
July 11   NSCS at Kentucky         Kentucky        TBA         NBCSN
July 19   NSCS at New Hampshire    New Hampshire   TBA         NBCSN
July 26   NSCS at Indianapolis     Indianapolis    TBA         NBCSN
Aug. 2    NSCS at Pocono           Pocono          TBA         NBCSN
Aug. 9    NSCS at Watkins Glen     Watkins Glen    TBA         NBCSN
Aug. 16   NSCS at Michigan         Michigan        TBA         NBCSN
Aug. 22   NSCS at Bristol          Bristol         TBA         NBCSN
Sept. 6   NSCS at Darlington       Darlington      TBA         NBC
Sept. 12  NSCS at Richmond         Richmond        TBA         NBCSN
Sept. 20  NSCS at Chicagoland      Chicagoland     TBA         NBCSN
Sept. 27  NSCS at New Hampshire    New Hampshire   TBA         NBCSN
Oct. 4    NSCS at Dover            Dover           TBA         NBCSN
Oct. 10   NSCS at Charlotte        Lowe's          TBA         NBC
Oct. 18   NSCS at Kansas           Kansas          TBA         NBC
Oct. 25   NSCS at Talladega        Talladega       TBA         NBCSN
Nov. 1    NSCS at Martinsville     Martinsville    TBA         NBCSN
Nov. 8    NSCS at Texas            Texas           TBA         NBC
Nov. 15   NSCS at Phoenix          Phoenix         TBA         NBC
Nov. 22   NSCS at Homestead-Miami  Homestead-Miami TBA         NBC


It is fitting that the Sprint Unlimited is on Valentine's Day, since the start of the season is the "sweetest" day for NASCAR fans. 

Here's what I'm thinking about in the coming year:

* I am seriously hoping to see the 48 car team get its mojo back. Come on, Jimmie and Chad!

* I'm curious to see how Carl fits into JGR and if Matt returns to his 2013 form.

* I looking forward to seeing Kyle Larson win a race....or two or three.

* I'm anxious to see how Chase Elliott does in the Cup races he'll run...and who he will be 
driving for - surely, it will be Hendrick.

* I'm interested in seeing how all the personnel changes work out, especially drivers and crew chiefs, especially Dale Jr. and Greg Ives.

* I want to see Danica running in the top ten on a regular basis. And if not, what then? She's in a contract year. 

* Can Kevin and the 4 team and the two Penske drivers maintain their superior 
performance into 2015? Can Jeff Gordon? Will Kasey Kahne get it together with a new crew chief?

* What is going to happen with Kurt and the investigation into his alleged domestic violence 
charges?

* How long will it take me to learn to say Xfinity series instead of Nationwide?

* Will the rookies in 2015 do as well as those in 2014? Who all will be in that class?

* Sam Hornish, Jr. has one more chance. Will he make the most of it?

* Will Roush be able to up their game with two young drivers and an almost-past-his prime 
driver?

I am champing at the bit to find out all these things. February 14 can't come too soon!