NASCAR Announces Start Times and Networks for 2023 Season

Number of Races on Broadcast Increases for Second Consecutive Year

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Nov. 9, 2022) – NASCAR, FOX Sports, and NBC Sports jointly announced 2023 race start times and networks for the NASCAR Cup Series, NASCAR Xfinity Series and NASCAR CRAFTSMAN Truck Series.

Twenty-one NASCAR Cup Series races will air on FOX or NBC broadcast networks in 2023, the highest number of broadcast races since 2009. The 2023 schedule marks the second consecutive year of growth on network television with one more race airing on broadcast than in 2022.

Eleven races will air on FOX, including the Busch Light Clash at the Coliseum (Sunday, Feb. 5, 8 p.m. ET), the DAYTONA 500 (Sunday, Feb. 19, 2:30 p.m. ET), and the next five points races to start the season. The Bristol Dirt Race returns to FOX in primetime on Easter (Sunday, April 9, 7 p.m. ET), while Talladega Superspeedway (Sunday, April 23, 3 p.m. ET), the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway (Sunday, May 28, 6 p.m. ET) and Sonoma Raceway (Sunday, June 11, 3:30 p.m. ET) are the final NASCAR Cup Series races on broadcast in FOX Sports’ portion of the season. FS1 will present eight NASCAR Cup Series races, beginning with the Duel at DAYTONA (Thursday, Feb. 16, 7:30 p.m. ET) and Richmond Raceway (Sunday, April 2, 3:30 p.m. ET).

In 2022, the NASCAR Cup Series experienced its highest viewership and share during the FOX segment of the schedule since 2017.

Ten broadcast races will air on NBC, one more than in 2022, including the kickoff of the NBC Sports portion of the season at Nashville Superspeedway in primetime (Sunday, June 25, 7 p.m. ET) and the NASCAR Cup Series’ first-ever Chicago Street Race (Sunday, July 2, 5:30 p.m. ET). The Indianapolis Motor Speedway Road Course (Sunday, Aug. 13, 2:30 p.m. ET) and regular season finale at Daytona International Speedway (Saturday, Aug. 26, 7 p.m. ET) will be the other regular season races airing on the network. Once again, the final six playoff races will air on NBC beginning with Talladega Superspeedway on Sunday, Oct. 1, at 2 p.m. ET and culminating with the championship race at Phoenix Raceway on Sunday, Nov. 5, at 3 p.m. ET.

“Over the last few years, we’ve worked closely with our broadcast partners, tracks, teams, drivers, and industry stakeholders to deliver some of the most bold and innovative schedules in NASCAR’s history – 2023 is no exception,” said Brian Herbst, NASCAR senior vice president of media and productions. “We will always look for opportunities to expand the distribution of our world-class racing product to NASCAR’s loyal fanbase – by adding more broadcast and primetime races in 2023, our media partners are continuing their commitment to reach as many viewers as possible through their network platforms. This commitment was on full display in 2022, with a 4% year-over-year viewership increase for the NASCAR Cup Series and we look forward to continuing the momentum in 2023.”

Overall, 10 NASCAR Cup Series races will air in primetime during the 2023 season. The Busch Light Clash at the Coliseum, the Bristol Dirt Race, NASCAR All-Star Race at North Wilkesboro Speedway (Sunday, May 21, at 8 p.m. ET, FS1), Charlotte Motor Speedway, Nashville Superspeedway, Chicago Street Race, Atlanta Motor Speedway (Sunday, July 9, at 7 p.m. ET, USA Network), Daytona International Speedway, Darlington Raceway (Sunday, Sept. 2, at 6 p.m. ET, USA Network), and Bristol Motor Speedway (Saturday, Sept. 16, at 7:30 p.m. ET, USA Network) highlight racing under the lights next year.

Additionally, five NASCAR Xfinity Series races will air live on broadcast in 2023. FOX will be home to the classic NASCAR action from Darlington Raceway (Saturday, May 13, 1:30 p.m. ET), while NBC will carry the Xfinity Series four times, including from Road America (Saturday, July 29, 3 p.m. ET), Michigan International Speedway (Saturday, Aug. 5, 3:30 p.m. ET), Kansas Speedway (Saturday, Sept. 9, 3 p.m. ET) and Homestead-Miami Speedway (Saturday, Oct. 21, 3 p.m. ET).

USA Network enters its second season as NBC Sports’ cable home for NASCAR and will present 25 NASCAR Cup Series and NASCAR Xfinity Series races in 2023. NASCAR Xfinity Series racing will begin from Nashville Superspeedway on Saturday, June 24, at 3:30 p.m. ET, while USA’s coverage of the Cup Series premieres at Atlanta Motor Speedway on Sunday, July 9, at 7 p.m. ET. This season, six Cup Series races on USA Network delivered year-over-year viewership gains versus NBCSN races in 2021 and USA Network was also the most-watched cable network on television for seven races.

CRAFTSMAN will make its triumphant return to the Trucks Series in 2023 with 22 races scheduled on FS1. The return to North Wilkesboro (Sunday, May 20, 1:30 p.m. ET) will air on FOX. Thirteen NASCAR CRAFTSMAN Truck Series races will run in primetime, highlighted by the playoffs opener at Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis on Friday, Aug. 11, at 9 p.m. ET and the championship at Phoenix Raceway on Friday, Nov. 3, at 10 p.m. ET.

Complete times and network schedules for all three national series are below. All times eastern and subject to change. Playoffs races are in bold.

2023 NASCAR Cup Series Schedule

DateRace / TrackNetworkStart Time (ET)Radio
Sunday, February 5Clash (L.A. Memorial Coliseum)FOX8:00 p.m.MRN/SiriusXM
Thursday, February 16Duel at DaytonaFS17:00 p.m.MRN/SiriusXM
Sunday, February 19DAYTONA 500FOX2:30 p.m.MRN/SiriusXM
Sunday, February 26Auto ClubFOX3:30 p.m.MRN/SiriusXM
Sunday, March 5Las VegasFOX3:30 p.m.PRN/SiriusXM
Sunday, March 12PhoenixFOX3:30 p.m.MRN/SiriusXM
Sunday, March 19AtlantaFOX3:00 p.m.PRN/SiriusXM
Sunday, March 26COTAFOX3:30 p.m.PRN/SiriusXM
Sunday, April 2RichmondFS13:30 p.m.MRN/SiriusXM
Sunday, April 9Bristol DirtFOX7:00 p.m.PRN/SiriusXM
Sunday, April 16MartinsvilleFS13:00 p.m.MRN/SiriusXM
Sunday, April 23TalladegaFOX3:00 p.m.MRN/SiriusXM
Sunday, April 30DoverFS12:00 p.m.PRN/SiriusXM
Sunday, May 7KansasFS13:00 p.m.MRN/SiriusXM
Sunday, May 14DarlingtonFS13:00 p.m.MRN/SiriusXM
Sunday, May 21NASCAR All-Star Race (North Wilkesboro)FS18:00 p.m.MRN/SiriusXM
Sunday, May 28CharlotteFOX6:00 p.m.PRN/SiriusXM
Sunday, June 4World Wide Technology RacewayFS13:30 p.m.MRN/SiriusXM
Sunday, June 11SonomaFOX3:30 p.m.PRN/SiriusXM
Sunday, June 25Nashville SuperspeedwayNBC7:00 p.m.PRN/SiriusXM
Sunday, July 2Chicago Street RaceNBC5:30 p.m.MRN/SiriusXM
Sunday, July 9AtlantaUSA7:00 p.m.PRN/SiriusXM
Sunday, July 16New HampshireUSA2:30 p.m.PRN/SiriusXM
Sunday, July 23PoconoUSA2:30 p.m.MRN/SiriusXM
Sunday, July 30RichmondUSA3:00 p.m.MRN/SiriusXM
Sunday, August 6MichiganUSA2:30 p.m.MRN/SiriusXM
Sunday, August 13Indianapolis Road CourseNBC2:30 p.m.IMS/SiriusXM
Sunday, August 20Watkins GlenUSA3:00 p.m.MRN/SiriusXM
Saturday, August 26DaytonaNBC7:00 p.m.MRN/SiriusXM
Sunday, September 3DarlingtonUSA6:00 p.m.MRN/SiriusXM
Sunday, September 10KansasUSA3:00 p.m.MRN/SiriusXM
Saturday, September 16BristolUSA7:30 p.m.PRN/SiriusXM
Sunday, September 24TexasUSA3:30 p.m.PRN/SiriusXM
Sunday, October 1TalladegaNBC2:00 p.m.MRN/SiriusXM
Sunday, October 8Charlotte RovalNBC2:00 p.m.PRN/SiriusXM
Sunday, October 15Las VegasNBC2:30 p.m.PRN/SiriusXM
Sunday, October 22Homestead-MiamiNBC2:30 p.m.MRN/SiriusXM
Sunday, October 29MartinsvilleNBC2:00 p.m.MRN/SiriusXM
Sunday, November 5PhoenixNBC3:00 p.m.MRN/SiriusXM

2023 NASCAR Xfinity Series Schedule

DateLocationNetworkStart TimeRadio
Saturday, February 18DaytonaFS15:00 p.m.MRN/SiriusXM
Saturday, February 25Auto ClubFS15:00 p.m.MRN/SiriusXM
Saturday, March 4Las VegasFS14:30 p.m.PRN/SiriusXM
Saturday, March 11PhoenixFS14:30 p.m.MRN/SiriusXM
Saturday, March 18AtlantaFS15:00 p.m.PRN/SiriusXM
Saturday, March 25COTAFS15:00 p.m.PRN/SiriusXM
Saturday, April 1RichmondFS11:00 p.m.MRN/SiriusXM
Saturday, April 15MartinsvilleFS17:30 p.m.MRN/SiriusXM
Saturday, April 22TalladegaFS14:00 p.m.MRN/SiriusXM
Saturday, April 29DoverFS11:30 p.m.PRN/SiriusXM
Saturday, May 13DarlingtonFOX1:30 p.m.MRN/SiriusXM
Saturday, May 27CharlotteFS11:00 p.m.PRN/SiriusXM
Saturday, June 3PortlandFS14:30 p.m.MRN/SiriusXM
Saturday, June 10SonomaFS18:00 p.m.PRN/SiriusXM
Saturday, June 24Nashville SuperspeedwayUSA3:30 p.m.PRN/SiriusXM
Saturday, July 1Chicago Street RaceUSA5:00 p.m.MRN/SiriusXM
Saturday, July 8AtlantaUSA8:00 p.m.PRN/SiriusXM
Saturday, July 15New HampshireUSA3:00 p.m.PRN/SiriusXM
Saturday, July 22PoconoUSA5:30 p.m.MRN/SiriusXM
Saturday, July 29Road AmericaNBC3:00 p.m.MRN/SiriusXM
Saturday, August 5MichiganNBC3:30 p.m.MRN/SiriusXM
Saturday, August 12Indianapolis Road CourseUSA5:30 p.m.IMS/SiriusXM
Saturday, August 19Watkins GlenUSA3:30 p.m.MRN/SiriusXM
Friday, August 25DaytonaUSA7:30 p.m.MRN/SiriusXM
Saturday, September 2DarlingtonUSA3:30 p.m.MRN/SiriusXM
Saturday, September 9KansasNBC3:00 p.m.MRN/SiriusXM
Friday, September 15BristolUSA7:30 p.m.PRN/SiriusXM
Saturday, September 23TexasUSA3:30 p.m.PRN/SiriusXM
Saturday, October 7Charlotte RovalUSA3:30 p.m.PRN/SiriusXM
Saturday, October 14Las VegasUSA3:30 p.m.PRN/SiriusXM
Saturday, October 21Homestead-MiamiNBC3:00 p.m.MRN/SiriusXM
Saturday, October 28MartinsvilleUSA3:30 p.m.MRN/SiriusXM
Saturday, November 4PhoenixUSA7:00 p.m.MRN/SiriusXM

2023 NASCAR CRAFTSMAN Truck Series Schedule

DateLocationNetworkStart TimeRadio
Friday, February 17DaytonaFS17:30 p.m.MRN/SiriusXM
Friday, March 3Las VegasFS19:00 p.m.MRN/SiriusXM
Saturday, March 18AtlantaFS12:00 p.m.MRN/SiriusXM
Saturday, March 25COTAFS11:30 p.m.MRN/SiriusXM
Saturday, April 1TexasFS14:30 p.m.MRN/SiriusXM
Saturday, April 8Bristol DirtFS18:00 p.m.MRN/SiriusXM
Friday, April 14MartinsvilleFS17:30 p.m.MRN/SiriusXM
Saturday, May 6KansasFS18:00 p.m.MRN/SiriusXM
Friday, May 12DarlingtonFS17:30 p.m.MRN/SiriusXM
Saturday, May 20North WilkesboroFOX1:30 p.m.MRN/SiriusXM
Friday, May 26CharlotteFS18:30 p.m.MRN/SiriusXM
Saturday, June 3World Wide Technology RacewayFS11:30 p.m.MRN/SiriusXM
Friday, June 23Nashville SuperspeedwayFS18:00 p.m.MRN/SiriusXM
Saturday, July 8Mid-OhioFS11:30 p.m.MRN/SiriusXM
Saturday, July 22PoconoFS112:00 p.m.MRN/SiriusXM
Saturday, July 29RichmondFS17:30 p.m.MRN/SiriusXM
Friday, August 11Lucas Oil Raceway at IndianapolisFS19:00 p.m.MRN/SiriusXM
Sunday, August 27MilwaukeeFS14:00 p.m.MRN/SiriusXM
Friday, September 8KansasFS19:00 p.m.MRN/SiriusXM
Thursday, September 14BristolFS19:00 p.m.MRN/SiriusXM
Saturday, September 30TalladegaFS11:00 p.m.MRN/SiriusXM
Saturday, October 21Homestead-MiamiFS112:00 p.m.MRN/SiriusXM
Friday, November 3PhoenixFS110:00 p.m.MRN/SiriusXM

About NASCAR

The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) is the sanctioning body for the No. 1 form of motorsports in the United States and owner of 16 of the nation’s major motorsports entertainment facilities. NASCAR consists of three national series (NASCAR Cup Series™, NASCAR Xfinity Series™, and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series™), four regional series (ARCA Menards Series, ARCA Menards Series East & West and the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour), one local grassroots series (NASCAR Advance Auto Parts Weekly Series) and three international series (NASCAR Pinty’s Series, NASCAR Peak Mexico Series, NASCAR Whelen Euro Series). The International Motor Sports Association™ (IMSA®) governs the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship™, the premier U.S. sports car series. NASCAR also owns Motor Racing Network, Racing Electronics, and ONE DAYTONA. Based in Daytona Beach, Florida, with offices in eight cities across North America, NASCAR sanctions more than 1,200 races in more than 30 U.S. states, Canada, Mexico and Europe. For more information visit www.NASCAR.com and www.IMSA.com, and follow NASCAR on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat (‘NASCAR’).



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