NASCAR unveils stage lengths for 2017 season

By Staff Report/NASCAR Wire Service,
Last Updated: Thursday, February 16, 2017, 5:17 PM EST

NASCAR today announced the 2017 stage lengths for each race in all three of its national series – the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, the NASCAR XFINITY Series and the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series.

In determining the lengths for each stage, NASCAR said a number of factors went into the ultimate decision.

“Every track is unique for its characteristics in length, surface and overall racing conditions,” said Scott Miller, NASCAR senior vice president of competition. “We worked closely with race teams on expected fuel and tire runs over the entirety of an event when considering stage lengths. And in the end, stage lengths were decided based upon what would provide the best race for fans.”

NASCAR had already announced the stage lengths for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season-opening DAYTONA 500 (Feb. 26 at 2 p.m. ET on FOX, MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio). For the storied race, the stages are scheduled to end on lap 60, lap 120 and lap 200. 

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series

Track

Stage 1

Stage 2

Final Stage

(ends on lap)

(ends on lap)

(ends on lap)

Daytona International Speedway

60

120

200

Atlanta Motor Speedway

85

170

325

Las Vegas Motor Speedway

80

160

267

Phoenix International Raceway

75

150

312

Auto Club Speedway

60

120

200

Martinsville Speedway

130

260

500

Texas Motor Speedway

85

170

334

Bristol Motor Speedway

125

250

500

Richmond International Raceway

100

200

400

Talladega Superspeedway

55

110

188

Kansas Speedway

80

160

267

Charlotte Motor Speedway

115

230

400

Dover International Speedway

120

240

400

Pocono Raceway

50

100

160

Michigan International Raceway

60

120

200

Sonoma Raceway

25

50

110

Daytona International Speedway

40

80

160

Kentucky Speedway

80

160

267

New Hampshire Motor Speedway

75

150

301

Indianapolis Motor Speedway

50

100

160

Pocono Raceway

50

100

160

Watkins Glen International

20

40

90

Michigan International Raceway

60

120

200

Bristol Motor Speedway

125

250

500

Darlington Raceway

100

200

367

Richmond International Raceway

100

200

400

Chicagoland Speedway

80

160

267

New Hampshire Motor Speedway

75

150

300

Dover International Speedway

120

240

400

Charlotte Motor Speedway

90

180

334

Talladega Superspeedway

55

110

188

Kansas Speedway

80

160

267

Martinsville Speedway

130

260

500

Texas Motor Speedway

85

170

334

Phoenix International Raceway

75

150

312

Homestead-Miami Speedway

80

160

267