NASCAR Releases 2023 Schedule

As the 2022 season begins to wind down, NASCAR has released the schedule for the 2023 reason which features a return to dirt, racing on the streets, a final race at a historic track, and a return to an old historic track.

The Cup Series gets the season started on FebrUary 5 with the annual Clash which will make a return to the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum after its fun filled debut this year.

The. Things kick off in earnest with Speedweeks in Daytona with all three series running to kick off the regular racing season; culminating with the Daytona 500.  The 2023 season also marks 75 years of NASCAR.  NASCAR Senior Vice President of Racing Development and Strategy Ben Kennedy spoke on the historic upcoming season saying, “as we prepare to celebrate our 75th anniversary season, we are committed to delivering a schedule that acknowledges the deep history and tradition of our sport while establishing a bold future that brings the best racing in the world to new markets and new fans.”

Earlier this year it was revealed that street racing in NASCAR was moving past the iRacing simulator and becoming a reality.  But with the release of the schedule, racing fans have discovered that the street race in Chicago is not a stand alone event but the Xfinity Series

drivers will also be running the streets of Chicago.  It will mark the first time a stock car has raced on the streets of any city in a sanctioned NASCAR event.

NASCAR has not raced on the short track in North Wilkesboro since 1996.  But they will be making a return to the historic track in May with the Truck Series and the annual All Star race in the Cup Series.

Armed with a new name – rather the return of an old name –  when Craftsman takes over sponsorship, the Truck Series makes a return to the Milwaukee Mile late in August in a stand along event and will serve as one of the races in the first round of the playoffs.

This year it was the Truck Series that joined the Cup Series on the road course in the Napa Valley at Sonoma, next year the Xfinity Series will join the Cup drivers in wine country.

There are no changes in the 2023 season for the playoff races for the Cup Series, it will again begin at Darlington and end in Phoenix.

2023 NASCAR Cup Series schedule:
Feb 5 – Clash at the LA Memorial Coliseum
Feb 16 – Duel Races at Daytona
Feb 19 – Daytona 500
Feb 26 – Auto Club Speedway
March 5 – Las Vegas Motor Speedway
March 12 – Phoenix Raceway
March 19 – Atlanta Motor Speedway
March 26 – COTA
April 2 – Richmond Raceway
April 9 – Dirt Race at Bristol
April 16 – Martinsville Speedway
April 23 – Talladega Superspeedway
April 30 – Dover Speedway
May 7 – Kansas Speedway
May 14 – Darlington Raceway
May 21 – All Star Race at North Wilkesboro
May 28 – Charlotte Motor Speedway
June 4 – World Wide Technology Raceway
June 11 – Sonoma Raceway
June 25 – Nashville Superspeedway
July 2 – street race in Chicago
July 9 – Atlanta Motor Speedway
July 16 – New Hampshire Speedway
July 23 – Pocono Raceway
July 30 – Richmond Raceway
Aug 6 – Michigan Speedway
Aug 13 – Indianapolis Road Course
Aug 20 – the road race at Watkins Glen
Aug 26 – Daytona to end the regular season
Sept 2 – Darlington Raceway to begin the playoffs
Sept 10 – Kansas Speedway
Sept 16 – Bristol Motor Speedway
Sept 24 – Texas Motor Speedway
Oct 1 – Talladega Superspeedway
Oct 8 – The roval at Charlotte Motor Speedway
Oct 15 – Las Vegas Motor Speedway
Oct 22 – Homestead-Miami Speedway
Oct 29 – Martinsville Speedway
Nov 5 – Phoenix Raceway – Championship race


Xfinity Series 2023 schedule:
Feb 18 – Daytona Superspeedway
Feb 25 – Auto Club Speedway
March 4 – Las Vegas Motor Speedway
March 11 – Phoenix Raceway
March 18 – Atlanta Motor Speedway
March 25 – COTA
April 1 – Richmond Raceway
April 15 – Martins fille Speedway
April 22 – Talladega Superspeedway
April 29 – Dover Speedway
May 13 – Darlington Speedway

May 27 – Charlotte Motor Speedway
June 3 – Portland road course race
June 10 – Sonoma Speedway
June 24 – Nashville Superspeedway
July 1 – street race in Chicago
July 8 – Atlanta Motor Speedway
July 15 – New Hampshire Speedway
July 22 – Pocono Raceway
July 29 – Road America
Aug 5 – Michigan Speedway
Aug 12 – Indianapolis Road Course
Aug 19 – Watkins Glen
Aug 25 – Daytona Superspeedway
Sept 2 – Darlington Raceway
Sept 9 – Kansas Speedway to end the regular season
Sept 15 – Bristol – first race of the playoffs
Sept 23 – Texas Motor Speedway
Oct 7 – the Roval at Charlotte Motor Speedway
Oct 14 – Las Vegas Motor Speedway
Oct 21 – Homestead-Miami Speedway
Oct 28 – Martinsville Speedway
Nov 4 – Phoenix Raceway – championship race


2023 Craftsman Truck Series schedule:
Feb 17 – Daytona
March 3 – Las Vegas Motor Speedway
March 18 – Atlanta Motor Speedway
March 25 – COTA
April 1 – Texas Motor Speedway
April 8 – on the dirt at Bristol
April 14 – Martinsville Speedway
May 6 – Kansas Speedway
May 12 – Darlington Raceway
May 20 – North Wilkesboro
May 26 – Charlotte Motor Speedway
June 3 – World Wide Technology Raceway
June 23 – Nashville Superspeedway
July 8 – Mid-Ohio
July 22 – Pocono Raceway
July 29 – Richmond Raceway to end the regular season
Aug 11 – Lucas Oil Indianapolis Raceway Park
Aug 27 – Milwaukee Mile
Sept 8 – Kansas Speedway
Sept 14 – Bristol Speedway
Sept 30 – Talladega Superspeedway
Oct 21 – Homestead-Miami Speedway
Nov 3 – Phoenix Raceway – championship race

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