2023 NASCAR schedule revealed


As in 2022, this 75th NASCAR season will start with a Gala event outside the Championship, the Clash. The prestigious enclosure of the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum will once again be invaded by the motorized Gladiators of the Cup on February 5.

The Clash at the LA Colisuem Memorial © Meg Oliphant/Getty Images

Two weeks later, according to a well-established tradition, the regular season will start at Daytona International Speedway for the most prestigious race of the season, the 65th edition of the Daytona 500.

The Easter weekend of April 9 will again be placed under the sign of clay with the Bristol Dirt Race before a return to the past on Sunday May 21 with the NASCAR All-Star Race at North Wilkesboro Speedway. This North Carolina track is a historic cradle of the discipline and owes its great comeback to the efforts of Dale Earnhardt Jr.

Dale Earnhardt Sr. driving the legendary Goodwrench Chevrolet #3 in 1992 at North Wilkesboro Speedway © Dozier Mobley/Getty Images

On June 4 the championship returns to World Wide Technology Raceway in St. Louis after a highly regarded first this season. After a week-long Father’s Day break on June 18, the championship will resume at the Nashville Superspeedway. In three years, this meeting in the temple of music has become one of the most anticipated of the season.

The Sonoma race scheduled for June 11, the same weekend as the centenary edition of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, unfortunately leaves little chance of seeing a regular Championship driver such as Chase Elliott or Kyle Larson at the start of the classic. Le Mans in the Chevrolet Camaro entered by Hendrick Motorsports as part of the Garage 56 program. Unless these drivers have already secured their place in the Playoffs with a victory earlier in the season…

The Garage 56 NASCAR to Le Mans project © Blackbook Motorsport Forum

Among the great novelties of this vintage, Chicago will host the first city race in the history of the discipline on July 1st.

The Playoffs will begin again at Darlington Raceway and kick off the finals on an unchanged schedule from 2022 which will culminate in the Grand Finals at Phoenix Raceway on November 5.

In the end, only one will remain © Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images

2023 NASCAR Cup Series schedule:

  • Sunday February 5 – The Clash at the LA Memorial Coliseum – Non Championship
  • Thursday February 16 – Duel and Daytona – Non-Championship
  • 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 Austin
  • Sunday, April 2 – Richmond
  • Sunday April 9 – Bristol Dirt Race
  • Sunday April 16 – Martinsville
  • Sunday April 23 – Talaldega
  • Sunday 30 April – Dover
  • Sunday, May 7 – Kansas
  • Sunday May 14 – Darlington
  • Sunday May 21 – North Wikesoro – All-Star Race – Non-Championship
  • Sunday May 28 – Charlotte
  • Sunday June 4 – WWTR St Louis
  • Sunday, June 11 – Sonoma
  • Sunday, June 25 – Nashville
  • 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 – Indy Road Course
  • Sunday August 20 – Watkins Glen
  • Saturday August 26 – Daytona 400
  • Sunday September 3 – Darlington – Round of 16
  • Sunday September 10 – Kansas – Round of 16
  • Saturday September 16 – Bristol – Round of 16
  • Sunday September 24 – Texas – Round of 12
  • Sunday October 1 – Talladega – Round of 12
  • Sunday October 8 – Charlotte Roval – Round of 12
  • Sunday October 15 – Las Vegas – Round of 8
  • Sunday October 22 – Homestead Miami – Round of 8
  • Sunday October 29 – Martinsville – Round of 8
  • Sunday November 5 – Phoenix – Final

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