The ARCA governing body has released the 2012 ARCA Racing Series schedule which coincides with the series’ 60th Anniversary season with twenty events - up from 19 in 2011.
A lot of diversity as the official schedule will comprise the diverse combination of speedways, short tracks, dirt tracks, and a road course. As usual, Daytona International Speedway will host the season-opening Lucas Oil Slick Mist 200 on Saturday, February 18 and will conclude with the series' championship event at Kansas Speedway on Friday, October 19.
ARCA's first visit to Mobile International Speedway in Alabama will be the season's second race on Saturday, March 10. Another new track - Minnesota's Elko Speedway - appears on the ARCA schedule for the first time, with a race on Saturday, June 2.
2012 ARCA Racing Series schedule:
Saturday, February 18 - Daytona International Speedway
Saturday, March 10 - Mobile International Speedway
Sunday, April 29 - Salem Speedway
Friday, May 4 - Talladega Superspeedway
Sunday, May 20 - Toledo Speedway
Saturday, June 2 - Elko Speedway
Saturday, June 9 - Pocono Raceway
Friday, June 15 - Michigan International Speedway
Sunday, June 24 - Winchester Speedway
Sunday, July 1 - New Jersey Motorsports Park
Friday, July 13 - Iowa Speedway
Saturday, July 21 - Chicagoland Speedway
To be determined - Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis
Saturday, August 4 - Pocono Raceway
Saturday, August 11 - Berlin Raceway
Sunday, August 19 - Illinois State Fairgrounds
Sunday, August 26 - Madison International Speedway
Monday, September 3 - DuQuoin State Fairgrounds
Saturday, September 15 - Salem Speedway
Friday, October 19 - Kansas Speedway