NASCAR released its 2013 Truck Series schedule on Wednesday and as The Observer first reported on Nov. 12, the 22-race schedule will include a stop at the half-mile dirt track at Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, Ohio.
The dirt race is set for Wednesday, July 24, before the Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The race is expected to feature four heat races and a 100-lap main event, sources said.
The race would be the first on dirt for any of NASCARs three national series Sprint Cup, Nationwide and Trucks - since a Cup series event in 1970 in Raleigh, N.C.
The track, owned by Cup driver Tony Stewart, does not have energy-absorbing SAFER barriers installed and no permanent medical facility on property. Changes will be made to the track for safety, but the barriers will not be required, Stewart said.
In late 2004, NASCAR announced a policy that would go into effect in 2005 that SAFER barriers would be installed at all oval tracks hosting its three national series.
The Truck series will also compete in Canada in 2013, at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, a 2.459-mile, 10-turn road course in Bowmanville, Ontario.
2013 NASCAR CAMPING WORLD TRUCK SERIES SCHEDULE
2/22 Daytona International Speedway
4/6 Martinsville Speedway
4/14 Rockingham Speedway
4/20 Kansas Speedway
5/17 Charlotte Motor Speedway
5/31 Dover International Speedway
6/7 Texas Motor Speedway
6/27 Kentucky Speedway
7/13 Iowa Speedway
7/24 Eldora Speedway
8/3 Pocono Raceway
8/17 Michigan International Speedway
8/21 Bristol Motor Speedway
9/1 Canadian Tire Motorsport Park
9/8 Iowa Speedway
9/13 Chicagoland Speedway
9/28 Las Vegas Motor Speedway
10/19 Talladega Superspeedway
10/26 Martinsville Speedway
11/1 Texas Motor Speedway
11/8 Phoenix International Raceway
11/15 Homestead-Miami Speedway