NASCAR announces 2023 national series schedules

Schedules will highlight NASCAR’s 75th Diamond Anniversary Season and include new venues in all three series.

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — NASCAR today announced the 2023 schedules for the NASCAR Cup Series, NASCAR Xfinity Series and NASCAR CRAFTSMAN Truck Series. During the organization‘s 75th anniversary season, NASCAR‘s national series will visit an exciting mix of history-rich venues, short tracks and road courses, with the sport reaching a new level of excitement with the already-announced Chicago Street Race — a bold, first-of-its-kind addition in a globally renowned city.

“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,” said Ben Kennedy, NASCAR Senior Vice President of Racing Development and Strategy. “The 2023 schedules are a product of continued collaboration across our industry and partners. We are incredibly proud of what our sport will have to offer fans next season, and excited to celebrate this milestone season with the most diverse compilation of tracks in motorsports.”

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The 2023 Cup season will get underway with “round two” of the Busch Light Clash at the Coliseum, which will take place in East Coast primetime on Sunday, Feb. 5 on FOX. Two weeks later, on Sunday, Feb. 19, the 65th annual DAYTONA 500 will unfold live on FOX from Daytona International Speedway.

Additional highlights to the NASCAR Cup Series schedule include:

  • NASCAR will head west for the final race on the two-mile version of Auto Club Speedway (Sunday, Feb. 26) before visiting Las Vegas Motor Speedway (Sunday, Mar. 5) and Phoenix Raceway (Sunday, Mar. 12).
  • As previously announced, NASCAR‘s annual All-Star Race (Sunday, May 21) will be hosted by North Wilkesboro Speedway — the first time the track will welcome the Cup Series since 1996.
  • The NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs will once again begin at Darlington Raceway (Sunday, Sept. 3), with the NASCAR Championship Race set for Phoenix Raceway on Sunday, Nov. 5.

As for the NASCAR Xfinity Series, a pair of road courses join the schedule for the first time in its four-decade history, as Names Will Be Made at Sonoma Raceway (June 10) and the Chicago Street Race (July 1). Bristol Motor Speedway will host the Xfinity Series Playoffs opener (Friday, Sept. 15) and the series will culminate with its championship race at Phoenix Raceway on Saturday, Nov. 4.

What‘s old is new for the ‘Tough Trucks‘ as CRAFTSMAN returns to the series, as does a race at the historic Milwaukee Mile. Trucks will make a return to the Milwaukee Mile Speedway for the second race of the Round of 10 on Sunday, August 27. The visit will mark the first time the Trucks have returned to Brew City since 2009.

In addition, the CRAFTSMAN Truck Series will get the festivities started on All-Star weekend when trucks join the stars from the NASCAR Cup Series at the famed North Wilkesboro Speedway for the first time since 1996, on Saturday, May 20.

The CRAFTSMAN Truck Series Playoffs will get underway on Friday, Aug. 11 at Lucas Oil Indianapolis Raceway Park, and like the Cup Series and Xfinity Series, will crown a champion at Phoenix Raceway (Friday, Nov. 3) for the fourth consecutive year.

For tickets to 2023 NASCAR events, please visit www.nascar.com/2023schedule.

The FOX Sports and NBC Sports family of networks will again broadcast the 2023 NASCAR season. Networks and start times will be announced at a later date.

Below are the full 2023 NASCAR National Series schedules (*Playoff races in bold font):

2023 NASCAR CUP SERIES SCHEDULE

Date Race / Track
Sunday, February 5 Clash (L.A. Memorial Coliseum)
Thursday, February 16 Duel at Daytona
Sunday, February 19 DAYTONA 500
Sunday, February 26 Auto Club
Sunday, March 5 Las Vegas
Sunday, March 12 Phoenix
Sunday, March 19 Atlanta
Sunday, March 26 COTA
Sunday, April 2 Richmond
Sunday, April 9 Bristol Dirt
Sunday, April 16 Martinsville
Sunday, April 23 Talladega
Sunday, April 30 Dover
Sunday, May 7 Kansas
Sunday, May 14 Darlington
Sunday, May 21 North Wilkesboro (All-Star Race)
Sunday, May 28 Charlotte
Sunday, June 4 World Wide Technology Raceway
Sunday, June 11 Sonoma
Sunday, June 25 Nashville Superspeedway
Sunday, July 2 Chicago Street Race
Sunday, July 9 Atlanta
Sunday, July 16 New Hampshire
Sunday, July 23 Pocono
Sunday, July 30 Richmond
Sunday, August 6 Michigan
Sunday, August 13 Indianapolis Road Course
Sunday, August 20 Watkins Glen
Saturday, August 26 Daytona
Sunday, September 3 Darlington*
Sunday, September 10 Kansas*
Saturday, September 16 Bristol*
Sunday, September 24 Texas*
Sunday, October 1 Talladega*
Sunday, October 8 Charlotte Roval*
Sunday, October 15 Las Vegas*
Sunday, October 22 Homestead-Miami*
Sunday, October 29 Martinsville*
Sunday, November 5 Phoenix (Championship)*

2023 NASCAR XFINITY SERIES SCHEDULE

Date Race / Track
Saturday, February 18 Daytona
Saturday, February 25 Auto Club
Saturday, March 4 Las Vegas
Saturday, March 11 Phoenix
Saturday, March 18 Atlanta
Saturday, March 25 COTA
Saturday, April 1 Richmond
Saturday, April 15 Martinsville
Saturday, April 22 Talladega
Saturday, April 29 Dover
Saturday, May 13 Darlington
Saturday, May 27 Charlotte
Saturday, June 3 Portland
Saturday, June 10 Sonoma
Saturday, June 24 Nashville Superspeedway
Saturday, July 1 Chicago Street Race
Saturday, July 8 Atlanta
Saturday, July 15 New Hampshire
Saturday, July 22 Pocono
Saturday, July 29 Road America
Saturday, August 5 Michigan
Saturday, August 12 Indianapolis Road Course
Saturday, August 19 Watkins Glen
Friday, August 25 Daytona
Saturday, September 2 Darlington
Saturday, September 9 Kansas
Friday, September 15 Bristol*
Saturday, September 23 Texas*
Saturday, October 7 Charlotte Roval*
Saturday, October 14 Las Vegas*
Saturday, October 21 Homestead-Miami*
Saturday, October 28 Martinsville*
Saturday, November 4 Phoenix (Championship)*

2023 NASCAR CRAFTSMAN TRUCK SERIES SCHEDULE

Date Race / Track
Friday, February 17 Daytona
Friday, March 3 Las Vegas
Saturday, March 18 Atlanta
Saturday, March 25 COTA
Saturday, April 1 Texas
Saturday, April 8 Bristol Dirt
Friday, April 14 Martinsville
Saturday, May 6 Kansas
Friday, May 12 Darlington
Saturday, May 20 North Wilkesboro
Friday, May 26 Charlotte
Saturday, June 3 World Wide Technology Raceway
Friday, June 23 Nashville Superspeedway
Saturday, July 8 Mid-Ohio
Saturday, July 22 Pocono
Saturday, July 29 Richmond
Friday, August 11 Lucas Oil IRP*
Sunday, August 27 Milwaukee*
Friday, September 8 Kansas*
Thursday, September 14 Bristol*
Saturday, September 30 Talladega*
Saturday, October 21 Homestead-Miami*
Friday, November 3 Phoenix (Championship)*