Dates and locations are set for the 2023 Cup Series season. NASCAR has dropped the full list of events, which includes a one-week off week and the first-ever All-Star race at North Wilkesboro Speedway.
NASCAR dropped the full schedule on September 14 and set the stage for a racing year. Teams will kick off the pre-season by heading to the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum for the Busch Light Clash on Sunday, February 5, and then prepare for a trip to Florida for the Duels in Daytona (February 16) and the season opener. Daytona 500 (February 19).
There will be some minor changes during the regular season, such as the Richmond Raceway and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway swapping summer dates. However, the match schedule will remain the same. It will start with the Southern 500 and end at Phoenix Raceway. The cut-off races – Bristol Motor Speedway, Charlotte Roval, Martinsville Speedway – will remain the same.
Like 2022, the NASCAR Cup Series schedule includes an extension to races on the West Coast. This includes the final two-mile race at Auto Club Speedway on February 26. This venue will become a short track after the 2023 season, so this will be the last fight to feature a mid-range formation.
2023 Cup Series Schedule
|Clash at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum||Sunday 5 February|
|Duel at the Daytona International Speedway||Thursday 16 February|
|Daytona 500||Sunday 19 February|
|Auto Club Speedway||Sunday 26 February|
|Las Vegas Motor Speedway||Sunday March 5|
|Phoenix Racecourse||Sunday 12 March|
|Atlanta Motor Speedway||Sunday March 19|
|Circuit of the Americas||Sunday March 26|
|Richmond Raceway||Sunday 2 April|
|Bristol Motor Speedway (dirt)||Sunday April 9|
|Martinsville Speedway||Sunday April 16|
|Talladega Superspeedway||Sunday 23 April|
|Dover International Highway||Sunday 30 April|
|Kansas Speedway||Sunday 7 May|
|Darlington Racecourse||Sunday 14 May|
|All-Star Race at North Wilkesboro Speedway||Sunday May 21|
|Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway||Sunday 28 May|
|global technology racetrack||Sunday 4 June|
|Sonoma Race Track||Sunday 11 June|
|Nashville Superspeedway||Sunday 25 June|
|Chicago Street Race||Sunday 2 July|
|Atlanta Motor Speedway||Sunday July 9|
|New Hampshire Motor Speedway||Sunday 16 July|
|Pocono Race Track||Sunday 23 July|
|Richmond Raceway||Sunday 30 July|
|Michigan International Highway||Sunday August 6|
|Indianapolis Road Cycle||Sunday August 13|
|Watkins Glen International||Sunday 20 August|
|Daytona International Speedway||Saturday 26 August|
|Darlington Racecourse||Sunday 3 September|
|Kansas Speedway||Sunday 10 September|
|Bristol Motor Speedway||Saturday 16th September|
|Texas Motor Speedway||Sunday 24 September|
|Talladega Superspeedway||Sunday 1 October|
|Charlotte Ruffal||Sunday October 8|
|Las Vegas Motor Speedway||Sunday 15 October|
|Homestead – Miami Speedway||Sunday October 22|
|Martinsville Speedway||Sunday 29 October|
|Phoenix Racecourse||Sunday 5 November|
Big change is happening in Texas
With North Wilkesboro Speedway taking over the role of host track for the All-Star Race, there were immediate questions about the future of Texas Motor Speedway. Will the track in the Dallas-Fort Worth area have two points-paying races?
The answer is no. The drivers will head to Texas Motor Speedway on Sunday, September 24, for the opening round of the Round of 12. That will be. 2023 marks the first time since the 2004 season that the circuit will host only one race.
Elliot Sadler won the points drive race in the #38 Ford, then two other drivers joined the list of winners in Texas the following season. Now the track will return to hosting only one race during the 2023 season.
The drivers will continue to head to Texas twice during the 2023 season. They will only visit the Circuit of the Americas outside of Austin for the third consecutive season. The first year which included the road course was marred by heavy rain, accidents and angry comments from drivers. The second year, for comparison, was successful with fierce battles between AJ Allmendinger, Ross Chastain, Alex Bowman and other drivers.
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