The 2013 Sprint Cup schedule: what’s new is, well, largely the same

As tracks started announcing their upcoming race dates, the 2013 schedule was beginning to be pieced together, and NASCAR gave the complete answer on Tuesday when it released the official 2013 Sprint Cup Series schedule. And it's pretty much the same as this year's schedule.

All 10 Chase tracks remain the same, and eight of them keep their order in the Chase. The only swap comes between Kansas and Talladega, as Kansas moves up to the fourth Chase race after being the sixth Chase race this year.

With Easter weekend falling on the final weekend of March, the spring Martinsville race remains on the first Sunday in April. The last off weekend of the season will be Sunday, July 21st.

The complete 2013 Nationwide and Camping World Truck Series schedules will be released later in the fall. The complete Cup Series schedule is below:

February 16: Shootout (Saturday night)
February 24: Daytona 500
March 3: Phoenix
March 10: Las Vegas
March 17: Bristol
March 24: Auto Club
April 7: Martinsville
April 13: Texas (Saturday night)
April 21: Kansas
April 27: Richmond (Saturday night)
May 5: Talladega
May 11: Darlington (Saturday night)
May 18: All Star Race
May 26: Charlotte (Sunday night)
June 2: Dover
June 9: Pocono
June 16: Michigan
June 23: Sonoma
June 29: Kentucky (Saturday night)
July 6: Daytona (Saturday night)
July 14: New Hampshire
July 28: Indianapolis
August 4: Pocono
August 11: Watkins Glen
August 18: Michigan
August 24: Bristol (Saturday night)
September 1: Atlanta (Sunday night)
September 7: Richmond (Saturday night)
September 15: Chicagoland
September 22: New Hampshire
September 29: Dover
October 6: Kansas
October 12: Charlotte (Saturday night)
October 20: Talladega
October 27: Martinsville
November 3: Texas
November 10: Phoenix
November 17: Homestead

NASCAR video from Yahoo! Sports:

Other popular content on the Yahoo! network:
Video: Green Bay TV station uses 'Replacement Weather Guy' to make a point
The Qatar Investment Authority's review of FIFA 13
Prep QB in critical condition after suffering traumatic brain injury during game
Y! News: Mitt Romney lowers debate expectations

What to Read Next