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NASCAR is adding Mid-Ohio to the Nationwide Series next season as the third road course on the 2013 schedule.
The Aug. 17 race will mark NASCAR's return to Ohio, home state of series sponsor Nationwide Insurance. NASCAR last raced in Ohio in 2008 with the Truck Series.
Mid-Ohio joins a June stop at Road America in Wisconsin and an August race at Watkins Glen, N.Y., as the road course events. It replaces Montreal on the 33-race schedule.
The season opens at Daytona on Feb. 23, closes at Homestead on Nov. 16 and returns to Indianapolis Motor Speedway in July. There are six stand-alone races -- two at Iowa, and one each at Chicagoland, Kentucky, Road America and Mid-Ohio.
Chevrolet will debut the Camaro in the series next season.
JENNA FRYER, AP Auto Racing Writer