NASCAR releases its 2023 Cup schedule, which mostly doesn't change.
N.C.'s Charlotte On Wednesday, NASCAR unveiled its 2023 schedule, which has only one significant date change and previously planned events at the new downtown Chicago street circuit and a return to North Wilkesboro in North Carolina.
The 10 playoff tracks are the same, the exhibition Clash will once again take place at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, and the Daytona 500 will kick off the season on February 19. The Cup Series calendar is substantially same from that of 2022.
The joint NASCAR and IndyCar weekend at Indianapolis Motor Speedway was shifted from July to August, and a second stop at Richmond Raceway was relocated from August to July. The race will take place on Indy's road course once more.
The final race at the 2-mile Auto Club Speedway in Southern California will take place on Feb. 26 according to NASCAR. The pandemic halted any attempts by NASCAR to turn the facility into a short track.
The annual All-Star race will now take place on May 21 at North Wilkesboro Speedway, Speedway Motorsports confirmed last week. The All-Star Race was held at Texas Motor Speedway the previous two years, and with the move to North Wilkesboro, Texas will host just one Cup race for the first time since 2004.
Only two Cup races—at Daytona in August and Bristol in September—will be staged on Saturday evenings the following season. On Sunday, July 9, Atlanta Motor Speedway will also host one of its two Cup races in the evening.