NASCAR 2023 schedule: Chicago, North Wilkesboro between cup series changes

by Bob Bocras
NASCAR FOX Sports writer

NASCAR It released its national 2023 schedule on Wednesday, and while the two new additions to the Cup calendar were already known, one of the tracks that lost the race was confirmed.

Texas Motor Speedway will only have one Cup event – the NASCAR Playoffs. NASCAR announced last week that The 2023 All-Star event will move from Texas to North Wilkesboro (NC) Speedway. Another major change to the cup schedule has already been announced, such as The Road America race will move from the Wisconsin track to the streets of Chicago.

Other notable elements of the trophy table:

The match schedule remains unchanged.

– The Martinsville race in April goes from Saturday night through Sunday. There are only two races on Saturday night: the traditional final race of the regular season in Daytona and the Bristol Night Race in September. The rest of the cup schedule is Sunday events.

NASCAR announces first street race in Chicago in 2023

NASCAR announces first street race in Chicago in 2023

NASCAR has announced its first-ever street tournament in Chicago as part of the 2023 Cup Series schedule.

Other series changes:

– The Xfinity series The race that was over the weekend at Texas All Star moves to Sonoma, and the Talladega race moves to Chicago Street Stadium. The Sonoma and Chicago additions give the Xfinity Series eight road laps, where it will continue to make a trip to Road America.

The Trucks are keeping their race from the Texas All-Star weekend, and will be paired with the IndyCar race in Texas. The Sonoma Truck Racing moves to North Wilkesboro as a support race for the All-Star Cup weekend. Truck racing moves from Knoxville, Iowa to the Milwaukee Mile.

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Here are the tables:

NASCAR Cup Series

*February 5: Clash at Los Angeles Coliseum
* February 16: Duels at Daytona
*February 19: Daytona 500
* February 26: Fontana
* March 5: Las Vegas
* March 12: Phoenix
* March 19: Atlanta
* March 26: Austin
*April 2: Richmond
*APRIL 9: Bristol dirt
*April 16: Martinsville
*April 23: Talladega
*April 30: Dover
* May 7: Kansas
* May 14: Darlington
May 21: All-Stars in North Wilkesboro
* May 28: Charlotte
*June 4: Gateway (Madison, Illinois).
June 11: Sonoma
*June 18: Off
* June 25: Nashville Superspeedway
* July 2nd: Chicago Street Course
*July 9: Atlanta
* July 16: New Hampshire
July 23: Pocono
July 30: Richmond
August 6: Michigan
* August 13: Indianapolis Trail Course
August 20: Watkins Glen
* August 26: Daytona

Cup Series Qualifiers

* September 3rd: Darlington
* September 10: Kansas
* September 16: Bristol
* September 24: Texas
* October 1st: Talladega
*October 8: Charlotte Road Course
*October 15: Las Vegas
*October 22: Homestead – Miami
* October 29: Martinsville
*November 5: Phoenix

NASCAR Xfinity Series

*February 18: Daytona
* February 25: Fontana
* March 4th: Las Vegas
* March 11: Phoenix
* March 18: Atlanta
* March 25: Austin
*April 1: Richmond
*April 15: Martinsville
*April 22: Talladega
*April 29: Dover
*May 13: Darlington
* May 27: Charlotte
*June 3rd: Portland
*June 10: Sonoma
*June 24: Nashville
* July 1st: Course on Chicago Street
* July 8: Atlanta
* July 15: New Hampshire
July 22: Pocono
*July 29: Rhode America
* August 5: Michigan
* August 12: Indianapolis Highway Course
August 19: Watkins Glen
August 25: Daytona
*September 2: Darlington
* September 9: Kansas

Xfinity Series Qualifiers

* September 15th: Bristol
* September 23: Texas
*October 7: Charlotte Road Course
* October 14: Las Vegas
*October 21: Homestead – Miami
* October 28: Martinsville
*November 4th: Phoenix

NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series

*February 17: Daytona
* March 3rd: Las Vegas
* March 18: Atlanta
* March 25: Austin
*April 1: Texas
*April 8: Bristol dirt
*April 14: Martinsville
* May 6: Kansas
* May 12: Darlington
*May 20: North Wilkesboro
May 26: Charlotte
*June 3rd: The Gate
*June 23: Nashville
July 8: Mid-Ohio
July 22: Pocono
July 29: Richmond

Truck Series Qualifiers

* August 11: Indianapolis Racetrack Park
* August 27: Milwaukee
* September 8: Kansas
* September 14: Bristol
* September 30: Talladega
*October 21: Homestead – Miami
*November 3rd: Phoenix

Bob Pokras covers NASCAR for FOX Sports. He’s spent decades covering motorsports, including the past 30 Daytona 500s, with stints at ESPN, Sporting News, NASCAR Scene and The (Daytona Beach) News-Journal. Follow him on Twitter @Popocrasand subscribe to Newsletter from FOX Sports NASCAR with Bob Pokras.

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