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NASCAR Releases 2022 Cup Series Schedule

NASCAR Releases 2022 Cup Series Schedule
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NASCAR Drops 2022 Schedule for Cup Series

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Tuesday morning, NASCAR released the 2022 schedule for the premier division, the Cup Series. While not as radically different as the 2021 Series schedule, 2022 does include a few major changes. In total, the coming season includes 39 different events spanned across 10 months of competition.

By far the biggest change is the opening race, as the Clash will move to the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on February 6. Rather than on the 2.5-mile Daytona International Speedway, this exhibition event will take place on a 1/4-mile asphalt short track inside the famed venue. This race falls a week before Super Bowl LVI, which will take place in nearby SoFi Stadium.

Another new addition to the Cup Series lineup of tracks is World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway. The 1.25-mile oval in East St. Louis, Illinois gains their first-ever Cup Series race from Pocono losing one date. The 2022 NASCAR Playoffs also have a bit of shakeup, as Homestead-Miami Speedway is now in the Round of 8. The Florida track takes the place of the fall Richmond race, which now moves back into August.

Only three races are scheduled for Saturday night events. In addition to Bristol Dirt now being a night race on Easter Sunday, 2022 will only have four night races.

Schedule by Month

February

Clash at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum (Sunday, 2/6)

Duels at Daytona (Thursday, 2/17)

54th Annual Daytona 500 (Sunday, 2/20)

Auto Club Speedway (Sunday, 2/27)

March

Las Vegas Motor Speedway (Sunday, 3/6)

Phoenix Raceway (Sunday, 3/13)

Atlanta Motor Speedway (Sunday, 3/20)

Circuit of the Americas (Sunday, 3/27)

April

Richmond Raceway (Sunday, 4/3)

Martinsville Speedway (Saturday, 4/9)

Bristol Dirt (Sunday, 4/17 at night)

Talladega Superspeedway (Sunday, 4/24)

May

Dover International Speedway (Sunday, May 1)

Darlington Raceway (Sunday, 5/8)

Kansas Speedway (Sunday, 5/15)

All-Star Race at Texas Motor Speedway (Sunday, 5/22)

63rd Annual Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway (Sunday, 5/29)

June

World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway (Sunday, 6/5)

Sonoma Raceway (Sunday, 6/12)

One-week break between FOX/NBC halves of the season

Nashville Superspeedway (Sunday, 6/26)

July

Road America (Sunday, 7/3)

Atlanta Motor Speedway (Sunday, 7/10)

New Hampshire Motor Speedway (Sunday, 7/17)

Pocono Raceway (Sunday, 7/24)

Indianapolis Road Course (Sunday, 7/31)

August

Michigan International Speedway (Sunday, 8/7)

Richmond Raceway (Sunday, 8/14)

Watkins Glen International (Sunday, 8/21)

Daytona International Speedway-regular season finale (Saturday, 8/27)

September

73rd Annual Southern 500 from Darlington Raceway (Sunday, 9/4)

Kansas Speedway (Sunday, 9/11)

Bristol Motor Speedway Night Race (Saturday, 9/17)

Texas Motor Speedway (Sunday, 9/25)

October

Talladega Superspeedway (Sunday, 10/2)

Charlotte Roval (Sunday, 10/9)

Las Vegas Motor Speedway (Sunday, 10/16)

Homestead-Miami Speedway (Sunday, 10/23)

Martinsville Speedway (Sunday, 10/30)

November

Phoenix Raceway Championship race (Sunday, 11/6)

 

Times for all of these races are still TBD, stay tuned for future announcements regarding start times. In addition, NASCAR will announce the 2022 Xfinity and Camping World Truck Series schedules at a later date. As the 2021 season winds down, early February will be here before we all know it, as the Clash at the Coliseum will be the debut for the Next Gen car.

Written by Peter Stratta

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