2023 NASCAR Cup Series schedule officially revealed

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2023 NASCAR Cup Series schedule officially revealed originally appeared on NBC Sports Chicago

There are still eight weeks left in the 2022 NASCAR season, but it’s never too early to look ahead.

NASCAR revealed the full schedule for 2023 on Wednesday, including race dates for the three top series (Cup, Xfinity, Truck).

There were several changes made, including a historic All-Star Race venue and a brand new street circuit. The schedule will again consist of 36 points-paying Cup races with two exhibition events, with 33 Xfinity races and 23 Truck races.

Here’s a full look at the 2023 schedule for the Cup, Xfinity and Truck Series:

2023 NASCAR schedule: Cup, Xfinity and Truck Series

The Cup Series season begins with the Clash at the Coliseum on Feb. 5, 2023, which will run inside the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum for the second straight year. There will be just two Saturday night races (Daytona in August, Bristol in September), with every other race being run on a Sunday. And for the fourth straight year, the championship will be decided at Phoenix Raceway on Nov. 5, 2023.

Here’s the full Cup Series schedule:

  1. Clash at the Coliseum, Feb. 5*

  2. Daytona 500, Feb. 19

  3. Fontana, Feb. 26

  4. Las Vegas, March 5

  5. Phoenix, March 12

  6. Atlanta, March 19

  7. Circuit of the Americas, March 26

  8. Richmond, April 2

  9. Bristol Dirt Race, April 9

  10. Martinsville, April 16

  11. Talladega, April 23

  12. Dover, April 30

  13. Kansas, May 7

  14. Darlington, May 14

  15. North Wilkesboro (All-Star Race), May 21*

  16. Charlotte, May 28

  17. Gateway, June 4

  18. Sonoma, June 11

  19. Nashville, June 25

  20. Chicago Street Race, July 2

  21. Atlanta, July 9

  22. New Hampshire, July 16

  23. Pocono, July 23

  24. Richmond, July 30

  25. Michigan, Aug. 6

  26. Indianapolis Road Course, Aug. 13

  27. Watkins Glen, Aug. 20

  28. Daytona, Aug. 26

  29. Darlington, Sept. 3**

  30. Kansas, Sept. 10**

  31. Bristol Night Race, Sept. 16**

  32. Texas, Sept. 24**

  33. Talladega, Oct. 1**

  34. Charlotte ROVAL, Oct. 8**

  35. Las Vegas, Oct. 15**

  36. Homestead-Miami, Oct. 22**

  37. Martinsville, Oct. 29**

  38. Phoenix, Nov. 5**

Here’s the Xfinity Series schedule:

  1. Daytona, Feb. 18

  2. Fontana, Feb. 25

  3. Las Vegas, March 4

  4. Phoenix, March 11

  5. Atlanta, March 18

  6. Circuit of the Americas, March 25

  7. Richmond, April 1

  8. Martinsville, April 15

  9. Talladega, April 22

  10. Dover, April 29

  11. Darlington, May 13

  12. Charlotte, May 27

  13. Portland, June 3

  14. Sonoma, June 10

  15. Nashville, June 24

  16. Chicago Street Race, July 1

  17. Atlanta, July 8

  18. New Hampshire, July 15

  19. Pocono, July 22

  20. Road America, July 29

  21. Michigan, Aug. 5

  22. Indianapolis Road Course, Aug. 12

  23. Watkins Glen, Aug. 19

  24. Daytona, Aug. 25

  25. Darlington, Sept. 2

  26. Kansas, Sept. 9

  27. Bristol, Sept. 15**

  28. Texas, Sept. 23**

  29. Charlotte ROVAL, Oct. 7**

  30. Las Vegas, Oct. 14**

  31. Homestead-Miami, Oct. 21**

  32. Martinsville, Oct. 28**

  33. Phoenix, Nov. 4**

Here’s the Craftsman Truck Series schedule:

  1. Daytona, Feb. 17

  2. Las Vegas, March 3

  3. Atlanta, March 18

  4. Circuit of the Americas, March 25

  5. Texas, April 1

  6. Bristol Dirt Race, April 8

  7. Martinsville, April 14

  8. Kansas, May 6

  9. Darlington, May 12

  10. North Wilkesboro, May 20

  11. Charlotte, May 26

  12. Gateway, June 3

  13. Nashville, June 23

  14. Mid-Ohio, July 8

  15. Pocono, July 22

  16. Richmond, July 29

  17. Indianapolis Raceway Park, Aug. 11**

  18. Milwaukee, Aug. 27**

  19. Kansas, Sept. 8**

  20. Bristol Night Race, Sept. 14**

  21. Talladega, Sept. 30**

  22. Homestead-Miami, Oct. 21**

  23. Phoenix, Nov. 3**

*exhibition race, **playoff race

What’s different on the 2023 NASCAR schedule?

There weren’t massive changes on the schedules for 2023, but there were several tracks that were added and removed: 

  • New tracks on the Cup schedule: North Wilkesboro (All-Star Race), Chicago Street Race

    • Texas loses one race, Road America is off the schedule

  • New tracks on the Xfinity schedule: Sonoma, Chicago Street Race

    • Texas and Talladega lose one race

  • New tracks on the Truck schedule: North Wilkesboro, Milwaukee

    • Sonoma and Knoxville are off the schedule

Here are several other changes for the 2023 Cup Series schedule:

  • Martinsville and Bristol Dirt swapped their spring race weekends, so that the Bristol Race remains on Easter Sunday night

  • The spring Martinsville race will be run on Sunday instead of Saturday night

  • The summer Atlanta race will be run on Sunday night instead of Sunday afternoon

  • Richmond and Indianapolis swapped their summer race weekends