The good news it's a 25 race schedule, that's brings about realignment, shifting race dates and the welcome addition of Pocono Raceway to replace the Auto Club Speedway race.
The Truck's racing season will still open at Daytona and end at Homestead as usual.
We now will have a longer break at the beginning of the season, as the Fontana truck race is gone. They start the season Feb. 12 at Daytona and are off till March 6 at Atlanta. The Kansas Speedway race has been moved up one week, to May 2nd and the Trucks will be racing on Sunday.
I've listed two other races days, that could be added with Sunday race days aligned with both Nationwide and Cup but keep reading they are at the end.
Next the Dover Truck race will be held May 14, it has been moved up two weeks earlier and realigned with the Nationwide and Cup races.
Now both the Iowa and Gateway races have been moved up two months earlier and aligned with the Nationwide races at these tracks.
The new race dates are Iowa on August 11 and Gateway on August 17. I like this change, it's win-win for the tracks and the fans.
The only new race in 2010 is on the Truck schedule, was surprised by this one and it's the "Tricky Triangle" Pocono raceway.
Pocono replaces the the Auto Club Speedway race. I like the move. Im glad Fontana is gone, it will be exciting to see the Trucks at Pocono and I can't wait.
By adding the race, it pushes back the Nashville race date back a week to Aug 7th.
Then the Kentucky race date moves from July to Sept. 3 and replaces the Iowa race date. Basically these two swapped race dates, but why won't they align it with the Nationwide race date to June 11.
For now the June 18, Milwaukee Mile race remains on the schedule. But with any professional sporting event, all dates are subject to change.
Now here's a few other tweaks they could have done to the schedule along with two tracks I would love to see on the schedule.
It's too bad they didn't take the Texas Spring race, align it with Cup on April 17. Then move move the Nashville truck race from Aug. 7 to June 4 aligning it with the Nationwide Series. It be another win-win deal for the track and fans.
Because I mentioned earlier about aligning the Trucks with the Nationwide at Kentucky. To do this just move the Michigan race from the first race to the second race on Aug 13. Which would align it with both the Nationwide and Cup.
Lastly, I would have loved to see Darlington and Richmond added to the schedule, they would be aligned in both races with the Nationwide and Cup.
Hold the Darlington race on Sunday, May 9 and then Richmond on Sunday, Sept. 12. Both these tracks would be great additions, were in the past they've raced at. Previous the series raced at Darlington from 2001 to 2004, then Richmond from 1995 to 2005 and still miss these to venues were they put on some classic races.
But in all, I'm glad it's still 25 race schedule, like the addition of Pocono and the realignment changes made to the 2010 schedule.
Regardless the fact they could have tweaked it a little more.
Here's the 2010 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Schedule
2/12 - Daytona International Speedway
3/6 - Atlanta Motor Speedway
3/27 - Martinsville Speedway
5/2 - Kansas Speedway
5/14 - Dover International Speedway
5/21 - Lowe's Motor Speedway
6/4 - Texas Motor Soeedway
6/12 - Michigan International Speedway
6/18 - The Milwaukee Mile
6/26 - Memphis Motorsports park
7/11 - Iowa Speedway
7/16 - Gateway International Raceway
7/23 - O'Reilly Raceway Park
7/31 - Pocono Raceway
8/7 - Nashville Superspeedway
8/18 - Bristol Motor Speedway
8/27 - Chicagoland Speedway
9/3 - Kentucky Speedway
9/18 - New Hampshire Motor Speedway
9/25 - Las vegas Motor Speedway
10/23 - Martinsville Speedway
10/30 - Talladega Superspeedway
11/5 - Texas Motor Speedway
11/12 - Phoenix International Raceway
11/19 - Homestead-Miami Speedway