NASCAR schedule 2013: Nationwide Series adds race at Mid-Ohio road course

Mid-Ohio also hosts sports cars and IndyCar racing. - Brian Cleary

The Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course will replace Montreal on the 2013 NASCAR Nationwide Series schedule, NASCAR announced Tuesday in a news conference at Nationwide Insurance headquarters in Columbus.

Mid-Ohio is part of a 33-race Nationwide schedule with no other significant changes. There will be six standalone races next season, including two at Iowa and one each at Road America, Kentucky, Chicagoland and Mid-Ohio.

The move to Mid-Ohio is due in large part to sponsor Nationwide, which now gets a race close to its base of operations. But for the first time since 2004, the Nationwide Series will have no international races. It staged events in Mexico City from 2005-08 and in Montreal from 2007-12.

Montreal was removed from the schedule because organizers said they needed a Sprint Cup Series race date to break even.

Here's a look at the 2013 Nationwide Series schedule:

Feb. 23: Daytona International Speedway
March 2: Phoenix International Raceway
March 9: Las Vegas Motor Speedway
March 16: Bristol Motor Speedway
March 23: Auto Club Speedway
April 12: Texas Motor Speedway
April 26: Richmond International Raceway
May 4: Talladega Superspeedway
May 10: Darlington Raceway
May 25: Charlotte Motor Speedway
June 1: Dover International Speedway
June 8: Iowa Speedway (standalone)
June 15: Michigan International Speedway
June 22: Road America (standalone)
June 28: Kentucky Speedway
July 5: Daytona International Speedway
July 13: New Hampshire Motor Speedway
July 21: Chicagoland Speedway (standalone)
July 27: Indianapolis Motor Speedway
Aug. 3: Iowa Speedway (standalone)
Aug. 10: Watkins Glen International
Aug. 17: Mid-Ohio (standalone)
Aug. 23: Bristol Motor Speedway
Aug. 31: Atlanta Motor Speedway
Sept. 6: Richmond International Raceway
Sept. 14: Chicagoland Speedway
Sept. 21: Kentucky Speedway (standalone)
Sept. 28: Dover International Speedway
Oct. 5: Kansas Speedway
Oct. 11: Charlotte Motor Speedway
Nov. 2: Texas Motor Speedway
Nov. 9: Phoenix International Raceway
Nov. 16: Homestead-Miami Speedway

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