NASCAR 2023: Dates, Times & TV Networks For All Cup Series Races

It’s time to turn the engines back on and accelerate hard once more. The stock car racing industry is aggressively pushing into the future in ways that its founders and shapers could hardly have imagined as it approaches NASCAR’s 75th anniversary in 2023.

This is an opportunity for the industry to celebrate its heritage and the ways in which it has expanded since its founding in 1948. The 2023 calendar reflecting what is ageless about NASCAR while also bringing it up to — and possibly even a bit beyond — the times makes sense in light of this.

The 2023 Cup Series calendar largely resembles the 2022 schedule in every way. The Clash at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum returns for the second year in a row, as does the Dirt Race at Bristol Motor Speedway on Easter Sunday night. Just like 2022, there is only a single off-week in the middle of June, and the 10-race playoffs remain unaltered.

Yet with the arrival of two new racetracks, there are two very noticeable changes: one brings back an old favourite after a long absence, while the other introduces an entirely new idea to one of the biggest cities in America.

  • The NASCAR All-Star Race has been moved from Texas Motor Speedway to the legendary North Wilkesboro Speedway in Wilkes County, N.C. on May 22. North Wilkesboro makes its long-awaited return to the Cup schedule after originally hosting Cup races annually from 1949 until the track was shut down following the 1996 season.
  • NASCAR returns to Chicago with the Cup Series’ first-ever race on a street course on July 2. The 12-turn, 2.2-mile course will integrate parts of Lake Shore Drive, Michigan Avenue, Columbus Drive and other parts of the city’s downtown area. The street course will take Road America’s place on the schedule.

Beginning on February 5, 2023, the NASCAR Cup Series will run for nine months until a new champion is announced on November 5.

The Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum’s Clash exhibition will serve as the event’s opening act for the second year running. After that, drivers will return home to prepare for the 65th running of the Daytona 500 on February 19.

At the storied North Wilkesboro Speedway on May 21, the Cup Series will host 36 points races overall in addition to the Clash and the NASCAR All-Star Race. The regular season ends with a second race at Daytona International Speedway on Aug. 26 before the 10-race playoffs begin at Darlington Raceway on Sept. 3.

On November 5, the 2023 champion will be announced at Phoenix Raceway. Although 2014 winner Kevin Harvick will aim to take the checkered flag with a second championship trophy before retiring, Joey Logano will make an attempt to defend his crown.

NASCAR schedule 2023

Date Race Track Start time TV channel Radio Winner
Feb. 5 The Clash Los Angeles Coliseum 6 p.m. Fox MRN Martin Truex Jr.
Feb. 16 Daytona 500 Duels Daytona International Speedway 7 p.m. FS1 MRN Joey Logano, Aric Almirola
Feb. 19 Daytona 500 Daytona International Speedway 2:30 p.m. Fox MRN Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
Feb. 26 Pala Casino 400 Auto Club Speedway 3:30 p.m. Fox MRN Kyle Busch
Mar. 5 Pennzoil 400 Las Vegas Motor Speedway 3:30 p.m. Fox PRN
Mar. 12 United Rentals Work United 500 Phoenix Raceway 3:30 p.m. Fox MRN
Mar. 19 Ambetter Health 400 Atlanta Motor Speedway 3 p.m. Fox PRN
Mar. 26 EchoPark Automotive Grand Prix Circuit of the Americas 3:30 p.m. Fox PRN
Apr. 2 Toyota Owners 400 Richmond Raceway 3:30 p.m. FS1 MRN
Apr. 9 Food City Dirt Race Bristol Motor Speedway 7 p.m. Fox PRN
Apr. 16 NASCAR Cup Series Race at Martinsville Martinsville Speedway 3 p.m. FS1 MRN
Apr. 23 GEICO 500 Talladega Superspeedway 3 p.m. Fox MRN
Apr. 30 NASCAR Cup Series Race at Dover Dover Motor Speedway 2 p.m. FS1 PRN
May 7 AdventHealth 400 Kansas Speedway 3 p.m. FS1 MRN
May 14 Goodyear 400 Darlington Raceway 3 p.m. FS1 MRN
May 21 NASCAR All-Star Open North Wilkesboro Speedway 5 p.m. FS1 MRN
May 21 NASCAR All-Star Race North Wilkesboro Speedway 8 p.m. FS1 MRN
May 28 Coca-Cola 600 Charlotte Motor Speedway 6 p.m. Fox PRN
June 4 Enjoy Illinois 300 World Wide Technology Raceway 3:30 p.m. FS1 MRN
June 11 Toyota/Save Mart 350 Sonoma Raceway 3:30 p.m. Fox PRN
June 25 Ally 400 Nashville Superspeedway 7 p.m. NBC PRN
July 2 NASCAR Cup Series Race at Chicago Chicago Street Course 5:30 p.m. NBC MRN
July 9 Quaker State 400 Atlanta Motor Speedway 7 p.m. USA PRN
July 16 Crayon 301 New Hampshire Motor Speedway 2:30 p.m. USA PRN
July 23 M&M’s Fan Appreciation 400 Pocono Raceway 2:30 p.m. USA MRN
July 30 NASCAR Cup Series Race at Richmond Richmond Raceway 3 p.m. USA MRN
Aug. 6 FireKeepers Casino 400 Michigan International Speedway 2:30 p.m. USA MRN
Aug. 13 Verizon 200 at the Brickyard Speedway Road Course 2:30 p.m. NBC IMS
Aug. 20 Go Bowling at the Glen Watkins Glen International 3 p.m. USA MRN
Aug. 26 Coke Zero Sugar 400 Daytona International Speedway 7 p.m. NBC MRN

NASCAR schedule 2023: Playoff races

(All times Eastern)

Date Race Track Start time TV channel Radio Winner
Sept. 3 Southern 500 Darlington Raceway 6 p.m. USA MRN
Sept. 10 Hollywood Casino 400 Kansas Speedway 3 p.m. USA MRN
Sept. 16 Bass Pro Shops Night Race Bristol Motor Speedway 7:30 p.m. USA PRN
Sept. 24 AutoTrader EchoPark Automotive 400 Texas Motor Speedway 3:30 p.m. USA PRN
Oct. 1 YellaWood 500 Talladega Superspeedway 2 p.m. NBC MRN
Oct. 8 Bank of America Roval 400 Charlotte Motor Speedway Roval 2 p.m. NBC PRN
Oct. 15 South Point 400 Las Vegas Motor Speedway 2:30 p.m. NBC PRN
Oct. 22 NASCAR Cup Series Race at Homestead-Miami Homestead-Miami Speedway 2:30 p.m. NBC MRN
Oct. 30 Xfinity 500 Martinsville Speedway 2 p.m. NBC MRN
Nov. 6 NASCAR Cup Series Championship Phoenix Raceway 3 p.m. NBC MRN

Are all Cup races shown on TV?

Yes. Every race from the exhibition Clash on Feb. 5 through June 11 will be televised on Fox or Fox Sports 1. Beginning June 25, all races, including the championship race, will be televised on NBC or USA Network.

Can Cup races be live-streamed?

All races televised on FOX and FS1 can be streamed on Fox Sports Live and the Fox Sports app. Races televised on NBC and USA can be streamed on Peacock, the NBC Sports website and the NBC Sports app.