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Ohio track gets Nationwide stop; NHMS race is slated for July 13

NASCAR today announced the 2013 schedule for the NASCAR Nationwide Series, a lineup that includes a trip to the 2.4-mile, 15-turn road course Mid-Ohio for the first time in series history.

The inclusion of the Lexington, Ohio, track marks the return of NASCAR national series racing to Ohio, the home state of the series' entitlement sponsor, Nationwide Insurance. The NASCAR Nationwide Series will visit the track on Aug. 17.

"With Mid-Ohio on the schedule, the NASCAR Nationwide Series has another opportunity to lead the way at a new venue," said Steve O'Donnell, NASCAR senior vice president of racing operation. "This gives us the opportunity to bring the series' signature side-by-side racing to a new fan base, and build enthusiasm among race fans that have yet to experience the unparalleled experience of attending a NASCAR event."

As normal, the 33-race schedule will begin at Daytona International Speedway Feb. 23 and finish up at Homestead-Miami Speedway on Nov.16. The series will visit Indianapolis Motor Speedway for the second consecutive year on July 27.

The Kentucky race on June 28 is the qualifying event for the 2013 "Dash 4 Cash" bonus program.

The subsequent four races make up the 2013 "Dash 4 Cash" events: Daytona (July 5), New Hampshire Motor Speedway (July 13), Chicagoland (July 21) and Indianapolis.

2013 NASCAR NATIONWIDE SERIES

Feb. 23: Daytona International Speedway

March 2: Phoenix International Raceway

March 9: Las Vegas Motor Speedway

March 16: Bristol Motor Speedway

March 23: Auto Club Speedway

April 12: Texas Motor Speedway

April 26: Richmond International Raceway

May 4: Talladega Superspeedway

May 10: Darlington Raceway

May 25: Charlotte Motor Speedway

June 1: Dover International Speedway

June 8: Iowa Speedway

June 15: Michigan International Speedway

June 22: Road America

June 28: Kentucky Speedway

July 5: Daytona International Speedway

July 13: New Hampshire Motor Speedway:

July 21: Chicagoland Speedway

July 27: Indianapolis Motor Speedway

Aug. 3: Iowa Speedway

Aug. 10: Watkins Glen International

Aug. 17: Mid-Ohio

Aug. 23: Bristol Motor Speedway

Aug. 31: Atlanta Motor Speedway

Sept. 6: Richmond International Raceway

Sept. 14: Chicagoland Speedway

Sept. 21: Kentucky Speedway

Sept. 28: Dover International Speedway

Oct. 5: Kansas Speedway

Oct. 11: Charlotte Motor Speedway

Nov. 2: Texas Motor Speedway

Nov. 9: Phoenix International Raceway

Nov. 16: Homestead-Miami Speedway..

        

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