Last weekend the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series was at Iowa Speedway and a lot of the talk surrounded the number of races in the 2012 season and what the 2013 schedule might look like when it comes out soon.
This year the Trucks only have 22 races. This is down from 25 which was the number of races from 2003 to 2011. The most races the series ever had in one season was 27 in 1998 and the least was 20 in the inaugural 1995 season.
The drivers would like to see the number of races for 2013 go back up.
The season started back in February at Daytona and five month later there have only been nine races. February, March, and May only had one race weekend and there have only been back-to-back races so far twice.
The schedule picks up in intensity in August as there will be four races out of the five weeks and drivers are looking forward to that happening.
"I'm looking forward to the rest of the season," Ty Dillon, driver of the No. 3 Richard Childress Racing truck said. "I'm really excited to get to some races where we race back-to-back weekends and stop having long weekends off."
Also the 2012 schedule does not feature a road course for the truck series. The Sprint Cup Series has two and the Nationwide Series has three. Along with road courses, drivers would like to see more short tracks added to the schedule.
The truck series at its inception was competed almost solely on short tracks. A look at the 2012 schedule shows only five of the 22 races will be competed on short tracks, meaning less than 1 mile in length. There has already been one race at Martinsville and Iowa and coming up the trucks will head back to those two tracks for a second race and also go to Bristol.
"Everybody is curious for a couple weeks when it does come out," Peters said. "I can't wait. Hopefully, we get that mixture of short tracks and road courses."
A more diverse schedule and one with less off weeks would be nice for the Camping World Truck Series in 2013.
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