DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Oct. 2, 2006) – The 26th season of NASCAR Busch Series competition will begin on Saturday, Feb. 17 at Daytona International Speedway, include two international stops, and end Saturday, Nov. 17 at Homestead-Miami Speedway. The 2007 schedule features a second international event on Aug. 4 at the Circuit Gilles Villenueve road course in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. For a third consecutive year, the schedule also includes a race at the Autodomo Hermanos Rodriguez road course in Mexico City, Mexico on March 4. The NASCAR Busch Series is scheduled for 26 combination events with the NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series in 2007. The NASCAR Busch Series will race together with the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series twice. There are 26 race tracks on the current schedule divided among 21 states, Canada and Mexico. There will be eight NASCAR Busch Series “stand-alone” events: Mexico City (March 4), Nashville (April 7 and June 9), Kentucky (June 16), Milwaukee (June 23), Indianapolis (July 28), Montreal and Memphis (Oct. 27). The 2007 schedule contains some changes in the order of events from 2006: • In April, Nashville Superspeedway’s race will precede Texas Motor Speedway’s event (April 14), a change necessitated by where Easter Sunday falls on the calendar. (The Texas weekend also features a Sunday NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series event.) • The order of a six-week midsummer string of events has also been altered. In 2007, New Hampshire International Speedway will have a June 30 race, followed on the schedule by Daytona (July 6), Chicagoland Speedway (July 14), Gateway International Raceway near St. Louis (July 21), O’Reilly Raceway Park at Indianapolis and Circuit Gilles Villenueve. The 2006 schedule had a Daytona-Chicago-New Hampshire-Martinsville-St. Louis-Indianapolis order. 2007 NASCAR BUSCH SERIES SCHEDULE Date Site Feb 17 Daytona International Speedway Feb 24 California Speedway Mar 4 Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez Mar 10 Las Vegas Motor Speedway Mar 17 Atlanta Motor Speedway Mar 24 Bristol Motor Speedway Apr 7 Nashville Superspeedway Apr 14 Texas Motor Speedway Apr 20 Phoenix International Raceway Apr 28 Talladega Superspeedway May 4 Richmond International Raceway May 11 Darlington Raceway May 26 Lowe’s Motor Speedway Jun 2 Dover International Speedway Jun 9 Nashville Superspeedway Jun 16 Kentucky Speedway Jun 23 The Milwaukee Mile Jun 30 New Hampshire International Speedway Jul 6 Daytona International Speedway Jul 14 Chicagoland Speedway Jul 21 Gateway International Raceway Jul 28 O’Reilly Raceway Park Aug 4 Circuit Gilles Villenueve Aug 11 Watkins Glen International Aug 18 Michigan International Speedway Aug 24 Bristol Motor Speedway Sep 1 California Speedway Sep 7 Richmond International Raceway Sep 22 Dover International Speedway Sep 29 Kansas Speedway Oct 12 Lowe’s Motor Speedway Oct 27 Memphis Motorsports Park Nov 3 Texas Motor Speedway Nov 10 Phoenix International Raceway Nov 17 Homestead-Miami Speedway Starting times and television information will be available at a later date.