2012 Nationwide Series Schedule is Released

The 2012 Nationwide Series schedule will only have 33 races, down one from the 34 race schedule in 2011.

Daytona will host the season opener once again, kicking off the season on February 25th with Homestead hosting the finale on November 17th.

NASCAR ended months of speculation when they released the schedule Wednesday, confirming that Montreal will host a race in 2012.

Nashville Superspeedway, which hosted two races in 2011, has no races in 2012. Kentucky took one of their dates and will host two races.

Lucas Oil Raceway’s race has been moved to Indianapolis Motor Speedway, as anticipated.

Here is the 2012 Nationwide Series schedule:

Feb. 25 Daytona International Speedway
March 3 Phoenix International Raceway
March 10 Las Vegas Motor Speedway
March 17 Bristol Motor Speedway
March 24 Auto Club Speedway
April 13 Texas Motor Speedway
April 27 Richmond International Raceway
May 5 Talladega Superspeedway
May 11 Darlington Raceway
May 20 Iowa Speedway
May 26 Charlotte Motor Speedway
June 2 Dover International Speedway
June 16 Michigan International Speedway
June 23 Road America
June 29 Kentucky Speedway
July 6 Daytona International Speedway
July 14 New Hampshire Motor Speedway
July 22 Chicagoland Speedway
July 28 Indianapolis Motor Speedway
Aug. 4 Iowa Speedway
Aug. 11 Watkins Glen International
Aug. 18 Circuit Gilles Villeneuve
Aug. 24 Bristol Motor Speedway
Sept. 1 Atlanta Motor Speedway
Sept. 7 Richmond International Raceway
Sept. 15 Chicagoland Speedway
Sept. 22 Kentucky Speedway
Sept. 29 Dover International Speedway
Oct. 12 Charlotte Motor Speedway
Oct. 20 Kansas Speedway
Nov. 3 Texas Motor Speedway
Nov. 10 Phoenix International Raceway
Nov. 17 Homestead-Miami Speedway

So which race weekend will you be locking up tickets for?