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2024 NASCAR Stage Lengths Announced For All Three Series

NASCAR stage racing encourages drivers to stay competitive throughout the whole race, awarding valuable points to the top 10 teams that get across the line in first when the green-checkered flag is waved throughout the race. The sanctioning body recently revealed the stage lengths for all three of stock car racing’s premier divisions for the 2024 racing season, including the Cup Series, Xfinity Series and Truck Series.

As with previous years, the first two stages are the shortest, while the third (and final) stage is longer than the rest to give drivers the opportunity to test their long-game strategy heading to the checkered flag. Note that the only race to feature four NASCAR stage segments is the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte, which is the longest Cup Series race. Only the top 10 drivers are rewarded Playoff points when the stage caution is called.

As a reminder, Ford will bring a new competitor to the NASCAR Cup and Xfinity divisions in 2024 in the form of the Ford Mustang Dark Horse, which is based on the seventh-generation street-legal 2024 Ford Mustang. Meanwhile, Blue Oval racers in the Truck Series will continue to pilot Ford F-150 race trucks this season.

Changes are on the way to the Next Gen race cars – even the Chevy and Toyota competitors – in the form of modified rear diffusers and spoilers specifically designed to improve the racing product at short tracks and road courses.

Check out the tables below for full NASCAR stage lengths for all three series. Note that the lap number listed indicates the lap number on which the stage will end.

2024 NASCAR Cup Series Stage Lengths
Track Stage 1 End Lap Stage 2 End Lap Final Stage End Lap
Daytona 65 130 200
Atlanta 60 160 260
Las Vegas 80 165 267
Phoenix 60 185 312
Bristol 125 250 500
COTA 15 30 68
Richmond 70 230 400
Martinsville 80 180 400
Texas 80 165 267
Talladega 60 120 188
Dover 120 250 400
Kansas 80 165 267
Darlington 90 185 293
Charlotte 100 200 300(Stage 4: 400)
Gateway 45 140 240
Sonoma 25 55 110
Iowa 70 210 350
New Hampshire 70 185 301
Nashville 90 185 300
Chicago Street Course 20 45 75
Pocono 30 95 160
Indianapolis 50 100 160
Richmond 70 230 400
Michigan 45 120 200
Daytona 35 95 160
Darlington 115 230 367
Atlanta 60 160 260
Watkins Glen 20 40 90
Bristol 125 250 500
Kansas 80 165 267
Talladega 60 120 188
Charlotte Roval 25 50 109
Las Vegas 80 165 267
Homstead-Miami 80 165 267
Martinsville 130 260 500
Phoenix 60 185 312
2024 NASCAR Xfinity Series Stage Lengths
Track Stage 1 End Lap Stage 2 End Lap Final Stage End Lap
Daytona 30 60 120
Atlanta 40 80 163
Las Vegas 45 90 200
Phoenix 45 90 200
COTA 14 30 46
Richmond 75 150 250
Martinsville 60 120 250
Texas 45 90 200
Talladega 25 50 113
Dover 45 90 147
Darlington 45 90 200
Charlotte 45 90 200
Portland 25 50 75
Sonoma 20 45 79
Iowa 75 150 250
New Hampshire 45 90 200
Nashville 45 90 188
Chicago Street Course 15 30 50
Pocono 20 40 90
Indianapolis 30 60 100
Michigan 30 60 125
Daytona 30 60 100
Darlington 45 90 147
Atlanta 40 80 163
Watkins Glen 20 40 82
Bristol 85 170 300
Kansas 45 90 200
Talladega 25 50 113
Charlotte Roval 20 40 67
Las Vegas 45 90 200
Homstead-Miami 45 90 200
Martinsville 60 120 250
Phoenix 45 90 200
2024 NASCAR Truck Series Stage Lengths
Track Stage 1 End Lap Stage 2 End Lap Final Stage End Lap
Daytona 20 40 100
Atlanta 30 60 130
Las Vegas 30 60 134
Bristol 65 130 250
COTA 12 26 42
Martinsville 50 100 200
Texas 40 80 167
Kansas 30 60 134
Darlington 45 90 147
North Wilkesboro 70 140 250
Charlotte 30 60 134
Gateway 35 70 160
Nashville 45 95 150
Pocono 15 30 70
Indianapolis Raceway Park 60 120 200
Richmond 70 140 250
Milkwaukee 55 110 175
Bristol 55 110 200
Kansas 30 60 134
Talladega 20 40 85
Homestead-Miami 30 60 134
Martinsville 50 100 200
Phoenix 45 90 150

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Alexandra is a Colorado-based journalist with a passion for all things involving horsepower, be it automotive or equestrian.

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Comments

  1. Isaac

    Stages suck. Set your car up and race. They also need to get back to racing real cars like IMSA does.

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  2. Chris

    Stage racing has done exactly what it was designed for. Being a longtime fan, I was skeptical at first but it makes for more exciting racing the whole of the race, as opposed to just nearing the end.

    Reply

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