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2023 NASCAR schedule: Chicago, North Wilkesboro amongst Cup Sequence modifications

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By Bob Pockrass
FOX Sports activities NASCAR Author

NASCAR launched its 2023 nationwide sequence schedule Wednesday, and whereas the 2 new additions to the Cup calendar already had been recognized, one of many tracks dropping a race was confirmed.

Texas Motor Speedway could have just one Cup occasion — within the NASCAR playoffs. NASCAR introduced final week that the 2023 All-Star occasion will transfer from Texas to North Wilkesboro (N.C.) Speedway. The opposite main change on the Cup schedule had already been introduced, because the Street America race will transfer from the Wisconsin monitor to the streets of Chicago.

Different notable components on the Cup schedule:

— The playoff schedule stays unchanged.

— The Martinsville race in April strikes from a Saturday night time to Sunday. There are solely two Saturday night time races: the normal regular-season finale at Daytona and the Bristol night time race in September. The remainder of the Cup schedule is Sunday occasions.

NASCAR proclaims first road course race in Chicago in 2023

NASCAR introduced the first-ever road course in Chicago as a part of the 2023 Cup Sequence schedule.

Different sequence modifications:

— The Xfinity Sequence race that was through the Texas All-Star weekend strikes to Sonoma, and the Talladega playoff race strikes to the Chicago road course. The additions of Sonoma and Chicago give the Xfinity sequence eight highway programs, as it can proceed to make a visit to Street America.

— The vans preserve their race from the Texas All-Star weekend, and will probably be paired with an IndyCar race at Texas. The truck race at Sonoma strikes to North Wilkesboro as a help race for the Cup All-Star weekend. The truck race from Knoxville (Iowa) strikes to The Milwaukee Mile.

Dale Earnhardt Jr. describes the feelings of racing at North Wilkesboro

Dale Earnhardt Jr. describes the emotions of racing at North Wilkesboro

“I nearly needed to cry. It was so emotional,” Dale Earnhardt Jr. stated of his emotions whereas racing once more at North Wilkesboro Speedway.

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Listed here are the schedules:

NASCAR Cup Sequence

* Feb. 5: Conflict at L.A. Coliseum
* Feb 16: Duels at Daytona
* Feb 19: Daytona 500
* Feb. 26: Fontana
* March 5: Las Vegas
* March 12: Phoenix
* March 19: Atlanta
* March 26: Austin
* April 2: Richmond
* April 9: Bristol dust
* April 16: Martinsville
* April 23: Talladega
* April 30: Dover
* Might 7: Kansas
* Might 14: Darlington
* Might 21: All-Star at North Wilkesboro
* Might 28: Charlotte
* June 4: Gateway (Madison, Sick.)
* June 11: Sonoma
* June 18: Off
* June 25: Nashville Superspeedway
* July 2: Chicago road course
* July 9: Atlanta
* July 16: New Hampshire
* July 23: Pocono
* July 30: Richmond
* Aug. 6: Michigan
* Aug. 13: Indianapolis highway course
* Aug. 20: Watkins Glen
* Aug. 26: Daytona

Cup Sequence playoffs

* Sept. 3: Darlington
* Sept. 10: Kansas
* Sept. 16: Bristol
* Sept. 24: Texas
* Oct. 1: Talladega
* Oct. 8: Charlotte highway course
* Oct. 15: Las Vegas
* Oct. 22: Homestead-Miami
* Oct. 29: Martinsville
* Nov. 5: Phoenix

NASCAR Xfinity Sequence

* Feb. 18: Daytona
* Feb. 25: Fontana
* March 4: Las Vegas
* March 11: Phoenix
* March 18: Atlanta
* March 25: Austin
* April 1: Richmond
* April 15: Martinsville
* April 22: Talladega
* April 29: Dover
* Might 13: Darlington
* Might 27: Charlotte
* June 3: Portland
* June 10: Sonoma
* June 24: Nashville
* July 1: Chicago road course
* July 8: Atlanta
* July 15: New Hampshire
* July 22: Pocono
* July 29: Street America
* Aug. 5: Michigan
* Aug. 12: Indianapolis highway course
* Aug. 19: Watkins Glen
* Aug. 25: Daytona
* Sept. 2: Darlington
* Sept. 9: Kansas

Xfinity Sequence playoffs

* Sept. 15: Bristol
* Sept. 23: Texas
* Oct. 7: Charlotte highway course
* Oct. 14: Las Vegas
* Oct. 21: Homestead-Miami
* Oct. 28: Martinsville
* Nov. 4: Phoenix

NASCAR Craftsman Truck Sequence

* Feb. 17: Daytona
* March 3: Las Vegas
* March 18: Atlanta
* March 25: Austin
* April 1: Texas
* April 8: Bristol dust
* April 14: Martinsville
* Might 6: Kansas
* Might 12: Darlington
* Might 20: North Wilkesboro
* Might 26: Charlotte
* June 3: Gateway
* June 23: Nashville
* July 8: Mid-Ohio
* July 22: Pocono
* July 29: Richmond

Truck Sequence playoffs

* Aug. 11: Indianapolis Raceway Park
* Aug. 27: Milwaukee
* Sept. 8: Kansas
* Sept. 14: Bristol
* Sept. 30: Talladega
* Oct. 21: Homestead-Miami
* Nov. 3: Phoenix

Bob Pockrass covers NASCAR for FOX Sports activities. He has spent many years protecting motorsports, together with the previous 30 Daytona 500s, with stints at ESPN, Sporting Information, NASCAR Scene journal and The (Daytona Seaside) Information-Journal. Observe him on Twitter @bobpockrass, and join the FOX Sports activities NASCAR Publication with Bob Pockrass.


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