The 2022 NASCAR Cup Series schedule is here! While 2021 saw huge sweeping changes to the NCS schedule, 2022 also carries a few more changes as well.
What Are the Notable Changes With the 2022 NCS Schedule?
The season-opening exhibition race, the Busch Clash, officially moves away from Daytona International Speedway. Instead, the race will be contested at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, as previously reported by The Athletic.
The Series will race on Easter Sunday for the first time since 1989. And the 2022 schedule will only have one off weekend, which comes between the June 12th race at Sonoma and June 26th race at Nashville.
To put it in perspective, the 2021 NASCAR Cup Series schedule had three off weekends.
World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway will get it’s first-ever NASCAR Cup Series date on June 5th.
Richmond Raceway has been bumped from the Playoffs schedule, and taking it’s place will be Homestead-Miami Speedway. Homestead, of course, served as the season-finale track in the NASCAR Cup Series from 2002 to 2019. Now, after a couple of seasons in the early portion of the schedule, Homestead returns to the Playoffs.
Here is the 2022 NASCAR Cup Series schedule (times, race names and tv /radio will be added as they are announced):
|Race No.||Date||Race Name||Track||Time||TV / Radio|
|--||Feb. 6||Busch Clash||Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum||6:00 PM ET||FOX / MRN|
|--||Feb. 17||Duels at Daytona||Daytona International Speedway||7:00 PM ET||FS1 / MRN|
|1||Feb. 20||Daytona 500||Daytona International Speedway||2:30 PM ET||FOX / MRN|
|2||Feb. 27||Wise Power 400||Auto Club Speedway||3:30 PM ET||FOX / MRN|
|3||Mar. 6||Pennzoil 400||Las Vegas Motor Speedway||3:30 PM ET||FOX / PRN|
|4||Mar. 13||Ruoff Mortgage 500K||Phoenix Raceway||3:30 PM ET||FOX / MRN|
|5||Mar. 20||Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500||Atlanta Motor Speedway||3:00 PM ET||FOX / PRN|
|6||Mar. 27||EchoPark Automotive Texas Grand Prix||Circuit of the Americas||3:30 PM ET||FOX / PRN|
|7||Apr. 3||Toyota Owners 400||Richmond Raceway||3:30 PM ET||FOX / MRN|
|8||Apr. 9||Blue Emu Maximum Pain Relief 400||Martinsville Speedway||7:30 PM ET||FS1 / MRN|
|9||Apr. 17||Food City Dirt Race||Bristol Motor Speedway (Dirt)||7:00 PM ET||FOX / PRN|
|10||Apr. 24||GEICO 500||Talladega Superspeedway||3:00 PM ET||FOX / MRN|
|11||May 1||Duramax Drydene 400||Dover International Speedway||3:00 PM ET||FS1 / MRN|
|12||May 8||Goodyear 400||Darlington Raceway||3:30 PM ET||FS1 / MRN|
|13||May 15||TBA||Kansas Speedway||3:00 PM ET||FS1 / MRN|
|--||May 22||NASCAR Cup Series All-Star Race||Texas Motor Speedway||8:00 PM ET||FS1 / MRN|
|14||May 29||Coca-Cola 600||Charlotte Motor Speedway||6:00 PM ET||FOX / PRN|
|15||Jun. 5||TBA||World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway||3:30 PM ET||FS1 / MRN|
|16||Jun. 12||Toyota / Save Mart 350||Sonoma Raceway||4:00 PM ET||FS1 / PRN|
|17||Jun. 26||Ally 400||Nashville Superspeedway||5:00 PM ET||NBC / MRN|
|18||Jul. 3||Kwik Trip 250 Presented by Jockey||Road America||3:00 PM ET||USA / MRN|
|19||Jul. 10||Quaker State 400 Presented by Walmart||Atlanta Motor Speedway||3:00 PM ET||USA / PRN|
|20||Jul. 17||Ambetter 301||New Hampshire Motor Speedway||3:00 PM ET||USA / PRN|
|21||Jul. 24||Explore the Pocono Mountains 350||Pocono Raceway||3:00 PM ET||USA / MRN|
|22||Jul. 31||Verizon 200 at the Brickyard||Indianapolis Motor Speedway Road Course||2:30 PM ET||NBC / IMS|
|23||Aug. 7||FireKeepers Casino 400||Michigan International Speedway||3:00 PM ET||USA / MRN|
|24||Aug. 14||Federated Auto Parts Salute to American Heroes 400||Richmond Raceway||3:00 PM ET||USA / MRN|
|25||Aug. 21||Go Bowling at the Glen||Watkins Glen International||3:00 PM ET||USA / MRN|
|26||Aug. 27||Coke Zero Sugar 400||Daytona International Speedway||7:00 PM ET||NBC / MRN|
|Playoffs||Round of 16 Begins|
|27||Sept. 4||Cook Out Southern 500||Darlington Raceway||6:00 PM ET||USA / MRN|
|28||Sept. 11||Hollywood Casino 400||Kansas Speedway||3:00 PM ET||USA / MRN|
|29||Sept. 17||Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race||Bristol Motor Speedway||7:30 PM ET||USA / PRN|
|Playoffs||Round of 12 Begins|
|30||Sept. 25||Autotrader EchoPark Automotive 500||Texas Motor Speedway||3:30 PM ET||USA / PRN|
|31||Oct. 2||YellaWood 500||Talladega Superspeedway||2:00 PM ET||NBC / MRN|
|32||Oct. 9||Bank of America ROVAL 400||Charlotte Motor Speedway ROVAL||2:00 PM ET||NBC / PRN|
|Playoffs||Round of 8 Begins|
|33||Oct. 16||South Point 400||Las Vegas Motor Speedway||2:30 PM ET||NBC / PRN|
|34||Oct. 23||Dixie Vodka 400||Homestead-Miami Speedway||2:30 PM ET||NBC / MRN|
|35||Oct. 30||Xfinity 500||Martinsville Speedway||2:00 PM ET||NBC / MRN|
|36||Nov. 6||NASCAR Cup Series Championship||Phoenix Raceway||3:00 PM ET||NBC / MRN|